“Why am I still on your mind?” Malignaggi asked in a recent interview with Behind The Gloves. Why wouldn’t you just put out the video, then we can both forget about everything, everybody would make up their own mind about the sparring, and that way we don’t have to talk about it anymore?”
Paulie Malignaggi would put an end to these short-lived rhetorical questions with a theory of his own:
“You know what I think? I’m starting to really think this guy has a thing for me, you know what I’m saying? It’s kind of a weird vibe I’m getting from him, where it’s like, why do you want me to think about you so much when I don’t need to think about you?
“The guy’s gay. The guy’s gay And I don’t have anything against that. But, like, I’m not gay, so don’t come at me that way, please. I have rights as a straight guy. I have rights to tell you I don’t want to go that way. Please, leave me alone. Don’t sexually harass me this way.”