Paulie Malignaggi Has Some Harsh Words For Dana White
Paulie Malignaggi isn’t someone that shies away from the spotlight. In recent years, he has had issues with UFC fighter Conor McGregor. However, the former boxing champion has now turned his attention to UFC President, Dana White.
Paulie recently appeared on MMAJunkie Radio, and had some harsh words for Dana.
“He’s such a dirtbag,” Malignaggi said (transcript via BJPenn.com). “I don’t know how nobody beat the (expletive) out of him yet, honestly. I think he’s been (expletive) people forever. I’m not going to put anybody on the spot or mention names, but I have not met a single person that fought for Dana White that’s had anything good to say about Dana White.”
“As a fighter, you have to be compensated right, because there’s no show without you. You’re being basically pimped out anyway. You’re choosing to be pimped out, because it’s the life you choose to have. But there’s still an etiquette in which you treat these guys, and (White) is an animal. He has no etiquette.”
Paulie, who went back and forth with McGregor after their brief tussle in the lead-up to Conor’s fight with Floyd Mayweather, took Conor as an example to explain his point.
“I can’t really say I had a conversation with Conor Mcgregor about Dana White, but he’s the only guy I see chumming around with Dana White as a fighter. Which is ironic, because he got ass-raped more than anybody on that Mayweather fight by Dana. Half his money taken on the Mayweather fight by Dana White. Half his money.
“If I make $80 million, and you take 40 before I have to pay anybody else or anything? Buddy, we’re fighting. Like, I’m fighting you. And I’m definitely not going to chum around and be buddy-buddy with him. I couldn’t get the 80 million unless you rape me. OK, so I’m going to have to get raped by you. But we’re not friends, though. I’m going to have to give it to you, but we’re not friends. You know what I’m saying? You can do that. And (McGregor’s) also the biggest star in the sport basically. You’ve got the ability to help other fighters.
“If you’re going to back your guy, even a guy that is applauding the guy who’s (expletive) you, and shaking hands with him and hugging him, which is not helping your cause because you’re not going to get to a better life, because nothing’s going to change. (McGregor) could be the only guy that might make a change. Instead of applauding, chumming around with (White who is) raping everybody, I don’t know how any of these fighters even respect the guy.”