Sport McGregor claims to win verbal war with Mayweather despite racism allegations

01:05  15 july  2017
01:05  15 july  2017 Source:   Press Association

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Conor McGregor claimed he had won every round of his promotional tour alongside Floyd Mayweather but the UFC superstar was once again forced to defend himself against allegations of racism.

The claims levelled against McGregor first arose during the opening two legs of the four-date journey through North America and Europe to generate publicity for their August 26 clash when he told Mayweather "dance for me, boy" - a phrase that has racial overtones.

And in trying to diffuse the situation in New York, the UFC lightweight champion only inflamed it by stating "I'm half-black from the bellybutton down," before appearing to refer to black people as "dancing monkeys" when discussing the film Rocky III on a chat show.

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But among the verbal jabs that flew out of McGregor ’s mouth was one that didn’t go down too well. The perceived racism did not go down well with viewers who picked it up. I hope y'all caught McGregor telling Mayweather "Dance for me, boy" and understand how problematic that is given the racial

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. had their first promotional appearance together on Tuesday for their August 26th fight at the T-Mobile Arena. Despite black leaders across the country disapproving the comment, Conor took the mic at the media event in Toronto and said it again.

Before the two faced each other for a verbal tussle in the ring in front of a 10,000 crowd at SSE Arena, Wembley, undefeated former five-weight world champion Mayweather rounded on his rival.

"Racism still exists. It's all about treating people like you want to be treated. To get respect you must give respect," said Mayweather, who subsequently called McGregor a "f****t" on stage.

"He totally disrespected black women. He called black people monkeys. Then he spoke disrespectfully to my mother and he spoke disrespectfully to my daughter.

"There are certain levels you don't stoop to and certain levels you just don't go to. I love everybody from all walks of life."

Irishman McGregor, who has predicted he will win inside four rounds despite never having previously boxed as a professional or amateur, rubbished the suggestion he is a racist.

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  Conor McGregor taunts Floyd Mayweather in Toronto Conor McGregor blasted Floyd Mayweather and fight promoters Showtime during the second leg of the pair's media tour ahead of next month's bout.Conor McGregor blasted Floyd Mayweather and fight promoters Showtime during the second leg of the pair's media tour ahead of next month's bout.

“ Racism still exists but you know, I try to take something negative and turn it into something positive,” Mayweather said in a conversation with TMZ. “We both know there’s only two types of boys – a white boy and a Cowboy – and I’m not neither.” “A lot of people say that Conor McGregor is racist but I’m

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"You can be fooled by him if you want to be fooled by him. You know the man's character and his history. He's trying to sway people in his favour and it's a cheap move," McGregor said.

"I was trying to address something in my own little way but whatever, if he feels it's disrespectful then he's an idiot and f*** him as well. It's a dirty play.

"I think it (the accusation that McGregor is a racist) is ridiculous. I don't understand it. I know who I am as a person and I think that most realistic people will look at me and know who I am."

McGregor was by far the more popular when the two fighters arrived on stage in front of a packed Wembley crowd.

Cheered on by a swarm of supporters whose spirits were not dampened by a near-two-hour delay to proceedings, a suit-clad McGregor goaded the 40-year-old with taunts about his age, bald head, tiny hands and tax bill.

He remarked that four years ago he had fought in front of only 400 people at a small venue in London, adding "this is my first time in a boxing ring and in six weeks I'll rule boxing".

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Mayweather was booed as soon as he took the microphone and endured a hostile reception from the pro-McGregor crowd throughout his performance, which featured heavily on the MMA fighter's record of having tapped out three times in his career.

Happy to perform the role of pantomime villain, he repeatedly called him "quitter" and tapped the desk behind which he sat, but was repeatedly told to "sit down, shut up" by the crowd.

"The tour became a verbal battle that people were scoring and I didn't anticipate it being so back and forth," McGregor said.

"If we are going to score it then f*** it, let's do that – I smoked him on all four rounds.

"LA was a 10-9, my suit went viral, Toronto was a wipeout 10-7 because he was dropped twice.

"I won New York and then here I smoked him again. For a 40-year-old man he has his childish ways and that's amusing. This is a ruthless business and I am ruthless."

While the money generated by the clash in Las Vegas is expected to eclipse the previous record held by Mayweather's victory over Manny Pacquiao, its credibility has been questioned.

McGregor, who turned 29 on Friday, is a boxing novice and is facing a man regarded as the finest fighter of his generation.

"They call that jealousy. It comes with the territory. This is big for both MMA and the boxing world. This is huge," Mayweather said.

"Every MMA guy is trying to fight a boxer. A fight like this can only happen once in a lifetime. This is a very, very big event.

"It took more than just myself to make this fight happen, but to make a fight of this magnitude happen I had to be involved."

Floyd Mayweather accuses Conor McGregor of making alleged racial insults .
Floyd Mayweather has accused Conor McGregor of making a series of alleged racial slurs that included insults directed at his family. Mayweather rounded on his rival at Wembley Arena in the final leg of their four-date world tour to promote their boxing bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26.McGregor is alleged to have made the comments in the early hours of Friday morning during the third stop of the tour in New York."I respect every country. Racism still exists. It's all about treating people like you want to be treated. To get respect you must give respect," Mayweather said.

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