The debate immediately began as to whether or not McGregor had actually dropped Malignaggi with a big punch, as it appeared he had been stumbling somewhat before the shot landed. We were anxious about him.
Conor didn't confirm whether Mick was going to play him out to the ring, but said, "I'm going to bring him in as a thank you for the support".
McGregor is an underdog at the sportsbooks, but throughout the buildup to the fight, he has been extremely confident in his odds to win the fight against Mayweather.
Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather takes place on Saturday, August 26 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. One, by McGregor's personal photographer David Fogarty, showed Malignaggi on the canvas near the ropes with the UFC lightweight champion looking over him.
Since his departure, Malignaggi has been critical - that's putting it mildly - of the way he's been portrayed by McGregor on social media.
McGregor said he posted only the first photo intentionally, claiming the second photo of the grounded Malignaggi "got leaked". Straight after it we were anxious.
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Tell us what you think. "And then the train just kind of rolls with it and it keeps picking up steam as the predictions keep coming true", he said. He was badly, badly concussed after those rounds. Boxing has been dear to my heart my whole, entire life. If he does, its going to be a quick night for me.
But McGregor, a two-weight UFC champion who has previously claimed he would beat Mayweather inside four rounds, remains confident he can shock the world.
"He tried his best, but he got his ass whooped", said McGregor. You spar, and let me put in sneaky pictures, or make sneaky videos in Van Heerden's case and let me spin it.