‘Suckers!’ – The Mayweather / Malignaggi / McGregor conspiracy

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Lucas Noonan / UFC

Video taken this week of the final preparations undertaken by Floyd Mayweather prior to his clash with Conor McGregor have thrown up a considerable curveball.

Unexpectedly and potentially off-the-cuff, Mayweather and Paulie Malignaggi have claimed they colluded together to place the former world champion in McGregor’s camp.

Despite the fact McGregor has already stated he offered Malignaggi a straight-up fight with a referee present, ‘The Magic Man’ and Mayweather have insisted they arranged a deal to spy on the Irishman.

Malignaggi enjoyed two sessions with McGregor, both of which the latter says he schooled the boxer in, although these claims have been widely condemned from the other side.

In the latest twist, Mayweather and Malignaggi’s video clowning, documented below by FightHype.com, have led to calls for the semi-retired ex-champion to be removed from the Showtime broadcast.

The 36-year-old is due to take his place in the commentary position for Mayweather v McGregor on Saturday night, whilst some see it as a conflict of interest.

Mayweather and Malignaggi could have made up the camera story, though, which would seem the most likely scenario.

Judge for yourself.