Earlier this month, Mayweather told Fight Hype that “racism” still exists in combat sports and referring to McGregor said: “They say he talks 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.”
McGregor responded a few days later on Facebook, but when a reporter asked him again about Mayweather’s racist comments, McGregor couldn’t hold back and blasted Mayweather again.
Calling himself a “multi-cultural individual”, McGregor said that he did not appreciate Mayweather’s comments.
“I am a multi-cultural individual,” McGregor said at the UFC 197 showdown. “I take from all cultures. Look at me. I am a product of many cultures as a young, Irish man. I know he wasn’t saying that I am that person, but it put me in that bracket. I did not appreciate that one bit. There’s people buried in the desert for less than that.”
The Irishman reinforced the fact that Ireland has had a long history of prejudice, a fact aptly highlighted from Ireland’s long national struggle for independence.
Advising Mayweather to learn before opening his mouth, McGregor said: “I think Floyd needs to learn before he opens his mouth. You don’t put a man like me in a situation like that. You don’t put me in a name that’s got to do with prejudice. You don’t know nothing about me.”
Advising Mayweather to do a background check before speaking, McGregor concluded by saying that Mayweather ought to understand before speaking who he is speaking about.
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