Floyd Mayweather has reacted to Conor McGregor’s ‘half-black’ comments and he is having none of it.
McGregor has been facing accusations of racism after he told Mayweather to ‘dance for me boy’ during a Los Angeles press conference.
The UFC Lightweight Champion addressed critics in Brooklyn during another stop on the press tour.
A lot of the media seem to be saying I’m against black people.
That’s absolutely fucking 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.
Conor McGregor addresses accusations of racism "Don't people know I'm half black…I'm black from the waist down" pic.twitter.com/sJElKsiDms
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) July 14, 2017
These comments have only intensified the accusations though and Mayweather in particular isn’t happy claiming that McGregor disrespected black people.
The undefeated welterweight boxer reacted to McGregor’s response and his interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Guillermo Rodriguez which saw him refer to black people as ‘monkeys’.
Mayweather told MMA Fighting:
He totally disrespected my daughter, he disrespected the mother of my daughter, he disrespected black women and he called black people monkeys.
Conor McGregor, you can’t disrespect black women, you can’t disrespect black people period. We’ve been through a lot. We’ve been through a lot.
McGregor does seem to have taken trash talk too far but audiences are still loving him.
Today the pair are touching down in London to finish up their world press tour.
The $500 million mega-fight between McGregor and Mayweather takes place August 26.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.