Sport Conor McGregor strikes different tone on racial remarks after bombing on stage in New York

14:12  14 july  2017
14:12  14 july  2017 Source:   MMAJunkie

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Backstage after the long-delayed dud, McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) struck a different tone while addressing comments that were perceived as racially insensitive to Mayweather (49-0 boxing). Conor McGregor on accusations of racism pic.twitter.com/K3mRMOZJUu.

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor made a point to address a budding controversy on race during the New York stop of the Floyd Mayweather vs. McGregor world tour Thursday. But like the entire press conference itself, “The Notorious” bombed .

Jul 13, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Conor McGregor during a world tour press conference to promote the upcoming Mayweather vs McGregor boxing fight at Barclays Center. © Provided by USA Today Sports Media Group LLC Jul 13, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Conor McGregor during a world tour press conference to promote the upcoming Mayweather vs McGregor boxing fight at Barclays Center.

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor made a point to address a budding controversy on race during the New York stop of the Floyd Mayweather vs. McGregor world tour Thursday.

But like the entire press conference itself, "The Notorious" bombed.

Backstage after the long-delayed dud, McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) struck a different tone while addressing comments that were perceived as racially insensitive to Mayweather (49-0 boxing).

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"That doesn't sit well with me," said McGregor, who's co-promoting the Aug. 26 fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with Mayweather's promotional company. "I'm very multi-cultural and a very multi-cultured individual, and I don't have any ill feelings toward any - I don't even see color. I just wanted to say something and have a little bit of fun with it.

"I just wanted to play with it and address it in my own little way. It's stupid, and it's ridiculous is basically what I was getting at."

Those adjectives aptly described McGregor's initial approach to the issue.

"A lot of media is saying I'm against black people," he told the crowd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. "That's absolutely (expletive) ridiculous. Do they not know I'm half-black? I'm half-black from the bellybutton down."

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He added: "Here's a little present for my beautiful black female fans," and humped the air.

Mayweather didn't react to McGregor's comments on stage, and they certainly didn't take any steam out of his verbal attacks toward the UFC lightweight champ. But in a media scrum afterward, he said a line had been crossed.

"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."

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