Full Story VIA Washington Post:  Because of the whole he’s-not-an-actual-boxer thing, MMA  star Conor McGregor needed some serious sparring competition to get him  ready for his Aug. 26 boxing match against Floyd Mayweather. No tomato  can would do; McGregor would need to get a steady diet of ring time  against solid competition.

Enter Paulie Malignaggi, a  recently retired two-weight world champion boxer whose tenure as  McGregor’s sparring partner lasted all of a few days this week. On  Thursday night, he told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that he was quitting after the MMA fighter’s camp released photos that  depicted the sparring in an unfavorable light to Malignaggi and an  untruthful light to what actually happened in the ring.

Here’s one, taken by McGregor’s official photographer, showing McGregor landing a left to Malignaggi’s face: