If you trash talk Conor McGregor, you better expect him to fire back. Boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. just became McGregor’s next target.
Mayweather, who claims he’s never seen McGregor fight conducted an interview with Fighthype.com saying, because of his skin color, the Irishman gets a hall pass for the comments he makes.
“And what’s so crazy, I don’t really know the McGregor guy; never seen him fight,” Mayweather said. “I heard his name actually from one of the runners that works for our company; a little kid named Ken Hopkins, he’s a runner and takes care of a lot of the daily business. Whatever we need, he takes care of. He’s a cool little kid, I like him, and he does MMA. He told me about the guy McGregor. They say he talk a lot of trash and people praise him for it, but when I did it, they say I’m cocky and arrogant. So biased! Like I said before, all I’m saying is this, I ain’t racist at all, but I’m telling you racism still exists.”
Eight days after Mayweather’s comments, the featherweight champion took to his Facebook page to address the comments made by Mayweather.
“Floyd Mayweather, don’t ever bring race into my success again,” McGregor wrote. “I am an Irishman. My people have been oppressed our entire existence. And still very much are. I understand the feeling of prejudice. It is a feeling that is deep in my blood. In my family’s long history of warfare there was a time where just having the name ‘McGregor’ was punishable by death. Do not ever put me in a bracket like this again.”
McGregor went on to state if Mayweather wants to put his money where his mouth is, he’s ready to fight. While a fight between the two is ….View full article