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Mayweather vs. McGregor NYC press conference highlights: Race issues, money in the air

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Day three of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor press tour wasn’t quite as alluring as the first two.

It was expected that things might get stale as the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor press conference tour continued on, and that did indeed come to pass. On day three in New York City, both men resorted to some things they’ve already said and the crowd wasn’t buying into everything like the Toronto audience was the day before. Despite that, there were a few highlights of the NYC stop – though highlights might not be the best word to describe them.

First off, both men were late. Very late. After Floyd delayed the Toronto press conference by an hour, McGregor and Mayweather both decided to show up fashionably late for the NYC event, and things didn’t kick off for a full two hours after the scheduled starting time.

McGregor came out in a ridiculous fur coat with a snake on the back – it actually looked more like a big blanket – and was shirtless underneath. Floyd stuck with his TMT gear.

The two men went about their business for a while, with Conor acting more unusual and erratic than he had for the first two days. He decided to address the touchy issue of race, as he had said some things that people took as racist over the first two days of the press tour.

“Let’s address the race. A lot of media is saying I’m against black people. That’s absolutely f—king ridiculous. Do they not know I’m half-black? I’m half-black from the bellybutton down!”

Mayweather already addressed this in the post-show media scrum, saying McGregor “crossed the line” with that comment.

The two camps got a little physical during this press conference as well, with McGregor looking to face off with a member of Mayweather’s crew. To his credit, Mayweather wanted nothing to do with that and simply walked away from the fracas.

Later, Mayweather busted out his patented backpack that McGregor made fun of the day before and pulled out a bunch of money to throw in the air, effectively making it rain on the stage. The rain consisted of one-dollar bills though, which didn’t go unnoticed.

Mayweather also addressed UFC president Dana White on stage again, talking about the two of them making money while bringing up McGregor being a “quitter” once again:

“Twenty-one years, and guess what, me and you getting that money. We ain’t got to dress up. He ain’t sh-t but a circus clown and a b-tch. I ain’t never quit. And I never will.”

Then it was staredown time.

The two men are jetting over the Atlantic tonight to set up the final press conference tomorrow in Wembley Arena in London. After all this talking, they’ll actually get down to business on August 26th for a 12-round, 154-pound bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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