News | Jul 14 2017

Floyd Mayweather – Conor McGregor has gone too far

Floyd Mayweather condemns the racial overtones of Conor McGregor comments, but makes offensive remarks at public press conference himself
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor
Floyd Mayweather & Conor McGregor Press Conference  |  Action Images/Reuters/Paul Childs

CONOR McGREGOR claimed he had won every round of his promotional tour alongside Floyd Mayweather but the UFC superstar was once again forced to defend himself against allegations of racism.

The claims levelled against McGregor first arose during the opening two legs of the four-date journey through North America and Europe to generate publicity for their August 26 clash when he told Mayweather “dance for me, boy” – a phrase that has racial overtones.

And in trying to diffuse the situation in New York, the UFC lightweight champion only inflamed it by stating “I’m half-black from the bellybutton down,” before appearing to refer to black people as “dancing monkeys” when discussing the film Rocky III on a chat show.