Floyd Mayweather and his ‘friend’ Paulie Malignaggi.
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Floyd: I put mole in Conor’s camp

CONOR McGregor may have been set up by Floyd Mayweather and the American's "friend" Paulie Malignaggi.

New York native Malignaggi had an explosive but short lived spell in the McGregor camp as a sparring partner in the lead-up to this fight.

Malignaggi quit in fury over a clip that was posted online, which McGregor claims was a knockdown.

But the 36-year-old Malignaggi insists he slipped over, which led to a bitter dispute between the two.

Malignaggi and McGregor's feud continued this week when the pair clashed in Las Vegas.

And now Malignaggi has linked up with Mayweather in what could have been one big cunning ploy from the 49-0 boxer, The Sun reports.

A video has emerged from FightHype.com showing Malignaggi paying a visit to the Mayweather camp.

Mayweather explains on the video that he sent Malignaggi into McGregor's camp and the pair will now discuss strategy before Saturday's fight.

"Paulie has always been my friend," Mayweather said.

"My friend called me and said 'Floyd, do you want me to go to camp?' I said absolutely.

"We are going to talk about strategy, we're going to talk about everything. Thank you [Paulie] for going over there like I asked."

Malignaggi repeated the word "suckers" numerous times during the video and brought a fight poster for Mayweather to sign.

Mayweather obliged, but also crossed McGregor's face out.

He said: "This is special - this is going to stay in Paulie's family forever."

This article originally appeared in The Sun and is republished with permission

Originally published as Floyd: I put mole in Conor's camp

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