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Floyd Mayweather on McGregor-Malignaggi sparring session: ‘Honestly, it should not have even went 12-rounds’

Floyd Mayweather has watched the sparring video leaked by UFC head Dana White between Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi. He discussed the 12-round sparring session on a conference call on Thursday night:

“It was real interesting, but a lot of “rabbit punching.” Illegal rabbit punches behind the head. A lot of shots was illegal.  A lot of grappling, a lot wrestling; a lot of illegal shots. That’s just my honest personal opinion,” Mayweather said.

Mayweather went on to discuss the controversial knockdown in the sparring session:

“Some may call it a knockdown; some may not call it a knockdown. At the end day, it only counts once you get under the lights. That’s just the gym,” Mayweather said.

“We sitting here judging Paulie(Malignaggi), a guy that’s been retired, commentating and traveling the world; not going to the gym at all, and going in there with an athlete period that’s just working out everyday. Honestly, it should not have even went 12-rounds with a young guy that’s active,” Mayweather said.

Mayweather-McGregor will battle on August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Showtime PPV.

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