MMA star Conor McGregor has called on former professional boxer Paulie Malignaggi to stop being a “b*tch”.
The Irishman has also added that he actually likes Malignaggi despite the ongoing feud between the fighters.
Malignaggi aided McGregor by being a sparring partner in the build up to the latter’s 2017 boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
However, when McGregor and Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White released images and footage of the sparring which cast Malignaggi is a bad light, including an alleged knockdown of the New Yorker, the relationship deteriorated.
The two fighters have been in a feud ever since, with Malignaggi recently labelling McGregor as the “king of bulls**t”.
But the MMA fighter has hit back on Instagram, stating: “I like Paulie Malinaggi.
“I told him here to his face. ‘Don’t be b*tching.’ Common knowledge I would think for a fighting man. Don’t be a b*tch, b*tching.”
‘Notorious’ also took a swipe at Khabib Nurmagomedov, the Russian who defeated McGregor in a UFC lightweight title match in October last year.
He added, “The same thing I said to Khabib at the end of round 3. My round. Don’t be b*tching!
“Every single round b*tching to the referee. He was even b*tching in the fourth round from mount position. It baffled me.
“If anyone should have been saying anything to the referee, it should have been me in that 1st round. That round he held onto my legs for four minutes straight. With zero activity.
“But a fight is a fight who gives a f**k. Crying to the referee like a proper b*tch.”