Conor McGregor responds to Floyd Mayweather’s accusations of racism.
Through the colorful exchange of words between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor in the build up of their August 26th fight, there were some that were branded as “racist” by the Money Team. Floyd Jr. even made it his goal to “fight for all blacks around the world.”
McGregor was more annoyed when he spoke to ESPN.com about the issue, calling Mayweather the “dirt of the dirt” for the domestic violence case. He also offered a calmer and succinct response to it when he spoke to Ariel Helwani in an exclusive interview.
“First of all, I never labeled him a monkey, or any African American, or anyone a monkey,” McGregor said. “I would never disrespect any race like that. And his people know that. And you know what, he knows that, too. He knows that deep down, too.”
“If I was to label him after any animal, it would be the rat. I wouldn’t even label him after the great ape. He is a f—ng rat. And a weasel, because that’s what a rat and a weasel do, try to manipulate words, and create something that’s not there.”
It still seemed to be a touchy subject to discuss for McGregor, that he went on to make things a little more personal by once again bringing up Mayweather’s issue with the former wife.
“It’s a weak move on his part to try and even instigate something, and something so sensitive,” McGregor said. “But that’s the individual he is. He’s a man who beats his wife in front of his kid. What can I say?”
In 12 days, all the talk will be done, as Mayweather and McGregor finally step in the ring at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas.