#Paulie Malignaggi's constant #Trash Talk of #Conor McGregor may have just landed him a big money fight with the UFC superstar for a possible boxing match in 2018. Malignaggi has been relentless with his verbal attacks towards McGregor since his defeat to Floyd Mayweather Jr this past August. Their well-publicized beef first escalated after the two had a falling out in McGregor’s training camp in the lead-up to his fight with Mayweather.

Photos and short clips of Malignaggi getting beat up when sparring with McGregor were released by his team, which prompted Malignaggi to leave McGregor’s training camp. Though both fighters have given a different account of what happened in their two sparring sessions together, there is a great possibility we’ll find out the truth sometime in 2018 as a possible bout between McGregor vs Malignaggi could be a reality.

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Fight talks are underway for McGregor vs Malignaggi

Malignaggi recently revealed in an interview with Fighthype.com, that there are negotiations taking place between his team and McGregor’s team as they work out the details for a possible fight in 2018. Malignaggi is represented by powerful boxing manager Al Haymon, who according to Malignaggi has reached out to UFC President Dana White. Malignaggi is currently retired but is very interested to settle his score with McGregor in what he strongly feels is an easy fight for easy money. McGregor has not ruled out a return to boxing following his defeat to Mayweather, but his team has stated that a return to the UFC is more likely to be next for Conor.

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A big offer to consider

However, Malignaggi is very confident that his team will present an offer to McGregor that will be hard to turn down, considering the pay structure in boxing is much different compared to the UFC. The UFC is mostly a monopolized sport, but boxing is a sport that is run by different entities. Boxers get a better percentage of their purses, which results in bigger paydays for boxers compared to MMA fighters.

McGregor may strongly consider a fight with Malignaggi because it may actually be the biggest fight out there for him, as a fight with UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson would be a dangerous test and nowhere near the payscale Conor would receive in a possible boxing fight with Malignaggi.

“This fight is the biggest fight he has,” Malignaggi said in an interview with Fighthype. “The only way this fight doesn’t happen is because this guy (McGregor) has no balls.”