Malignaggi is now a boxing pundit, often seen on Sky Sports (Picture: Getty)

Paulie Malignaggi has revealed he is not in talks to fight Conor McGregor despite the current rumours circling the pair of them.

Malignaggi helped McGregor with sparring preparation in the build up to the Irishman’s 2017 boxing fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

However, the situation turned sour for Malignaggi when McGregor and Dana White released some of sparring footage which showed the former welterweight world champion allegedly knocked down by McGregor.

The two have been in a feud ever since, and it was reported recently that the two were in talks to settle their differences once and for all in an official bout.

When asked if they two fighters were negotiating a fight, Malignaggi told The Daily Express: ‘Not true, but of course, Conor is the king of bulls**t so I would not be surprised if this Conor having his team put out rumours just to keep his name in the headlines.

‘Tenshin Nasukawa shut him down by telling him he needs to make 58 kilos for a fight. Now suddenly, the next day, he is another headline negotiating?

‘I assure you he will never fight me. No balls wasn’t a catchphrase, it is a fact.

‘I’m sure the footage will be cut around to show what they want to show you. He doesn’t have much, though.

McGregor lost his last fight in October to Khabib (Picture: Getty)

‘Having said that, even with the not much they have, they’ve convinced basically everyone of this bulls**t narrative.

‘It’s actually good fun to watch. I assure everyone it is, but he’s trying to perpetuate a lie.

‘Me not being in shape or sharp aside, it was good action. And he has to thank his lucky stars that’s the shape I was in. Because despite 16oz gloves and headgear, that’s the only reason he doesn’t get stopped even in sparring.’

For now, Malignaggi remains retired while McGregor is yet to schedule in his next fight.

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