Paulie Malignaggi Heckles Conor McGregor at Vegas Press Event and Things Get Pretty Heated (Video)

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The feud between Conor McGregor and former sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi seemed to be dying down over the last week. However, as of Tuesday it’s officially rekindled.

Malignaggi, the former boxing champ who got into a dispute with McGregor’s camp over leaked photos and video of one of their sparring sessions, showed up at McGregor’s grand arrival press event in Vegas on Tuesday and proceeded to heckle the UFC star-turned boxer.

You can’t tell what’s being said at first, as Malignaggi gets into it with McGregor’s manger Audie Attar. However, once McGregor steps in, you hear him telling Malignaggi to “get over it,” and then Malignaggi shouting at McGregor to “bring your balls!”

After security broke up the heated exchange, a few reporters stuck around to find out what Malignaggi meant by “bring your balls.” He explained that he was talking about the way McGregor handles pressure.

“That’s why I reminded him, bring his balls, because in the gym, in that last sparring, he knows what I was telling him,” Maliganggi said. “Every round, I reminded him about how he had no balls. Because as the sh-t gets tougher, he shows he has no balls.

“You saw what he did in the Nate Diaz fight,” Malignaggi continued. “Who jumps in, and takes the fight to the ground against a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, when you know your only chance to win is a stand-up fight? Who takes the fight to the ground, knowing you’re gonna get taken out? You gotta stand up, but you might get punished for three more rounds, and you might not land that big shot.

“The punishment is the risk you have to take to win,” Malignaggi explained. “Or you take the easy way out like somebody with no balls would do.”

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McGregor takes on Floyd Mayweather on Saturday at 8:45 PT.

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