Paulie Malignaggi wants to fight Conor McGregor on St Patrick's Day to settle sparring saga – on one condition

Paulie Malignaggi wants to fight Conor McGregor on St Patrick’s Day next year.

The former two-time world champion sparred the Irishman as he prepares to fight Floyd Mayweather on Saturday week.

But he left the training camp early after photos were released that painted him in a bad light.

A video was then posted on social media that appeared to show McGregor knocking Malignaggi down.

The American insists it was a push and admitted the feud has now reached breaking point.

When asked on The MMA Hour if he wanted the fight, he said: “Yeah. At this point? Yeah.

“When you don’t like someone you don’t spar them, you fight them

Conor McGregor (left) during a controversial sparring session with Paulie Malignaggi

Conor McGregor knocks down Malignaggi while sparring, but the boxer disputes the cause of the fall

McGregor works up a sweat in the gym ahead of his fight against Mayweather

“It’s picked up a ton of momentum, the bad blood is there so let’s fight.

“We’ll need to see how he looks against Mayweather. If he looks dog s***, no one will want to see us fight.

“As long as he doesn’t get the living s*** beaten out of him, I think the demand is there to make the fight.”

Malignaggi wants to take on McGregor on St Patrick’s Day

Malignaggi before his fight against Sam Eggington in March this year

St Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday next year and Malignaggi revealed he would target March 17.

He added: “I’m a businessman, once this all started coming out, my eyes went to the calendar when this thing started buzzing.”

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