Floyd Mayweather Says Conor McGregor is “Crossing the Line” With Racial Comments
By FCF Staff
Conor McGregor has vehemently denied that he is racist, but Floyd Mayweather has accused the UFC champ of “crossing the line” with some of his comments.
The Irish star was criticized earlier this week, after he said “dance for me boy”, at a press conference to promote his August 26th bout with Mayweather. Then, at yesterday’s presser on Brooklyn, McGregor responded to his critics by stating (quote via Bloody Elbow):
“A lot of the media seem to be saying I’m against black people,” McGregor said, before mimicking a sexual act. “That’s absolutely f—king ridiculous! Do they not know I’m half-black? Yeah! I’m half-black from the belly button down. And just to show that that’s squashed, here’s a little present for my beautiful, black female fans.”
After the event, Mayweather had this to say about McGregor’s comments, while speaking to Fight Hub TV:
“This is an event where two fighters are competing against one another, but saying a lot of racist things like today toward black women,” Mayweather said. “I have two black daughters, a black mother, of course I’m a black man.”
“He’s crossing the line, but I can’t really focus on that right now. I’m here to do a job, and my job is to go out there and entertain. But he’s losing a lot of fans by doing that.”
The two will be in London today for the final leg of their world press tour.