Welcome to If I Did It, the show that grapples with PR kerfluffles from the world of MMA and beyond. This week we look at Connor McGregor’s former sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi’s heel turn on Mystic Mac.
Alexei Auld is back with a brand new book available 7 Secret Sources of Inspiration: A Snappy Guide for Creative Procrastinators to grill Eugene S. Robinson (who’s pushing OXBOW’s new record THIN BLACK DUKE) and me, Kid Nate, with some PR stumpers from the world of combat sports.
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You’re Conor McGregor. Was your training camp trolling of sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi, live and in public, if you will, foreplay for a McMagic payday…in MMA? – 2:20
You’re WME-IMG. According to TerezOwens.com, you’re getting twenty percent of Conor McGregor’s Mayweather purse and half of his PPV money. How do you prevent Conor from using the Ali Act to get his money back after the fight? – 13:10
You’re Floyd Mayweather. According to the Associated Press, ticket sales for your match against Conor McGregor are not performing as expected. Many speculate that your promotional strategy was too much, too early. With the fight less than a month away, do you need to make any PR moves to maintain your status as the PPV Bull of the Woods? – 16:38
You’re Daniel Cormier. Snoop Dogg was not impressed with your performance against Jon Jones “You see what he did to DC?…He had him crying like a bitch. You shouldn’t have been talking all that shit when he was on suspension. Never talk about a man when he’s down; you wanna pick him up when he’s down“ How do you handle your shizzle with a barking Snoop Dizzle? – 21:40
KID NATE’S HEEL TURN – 28:50
EUGENE’S LOST BATTALION – 37:14
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