During the build up to last year’s ‘MayMac’ event, Conor McGregor faced tons of backlash for making numerous comments that were considered to be racist by many.
Leading up to his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor made race the focal point of his trash talk, calling Khabib’s race ‘A weak race of men that bent over for Russia’ and also many slights towards his Muslim religion.
This led to a massive brawl after the event when Conor’s coach was spouting the same racist rhetoric at Khabib after the fight. Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather spoke with ITP Live about the incident and this is what he had to say:
““I’m not too familiar with the guy McGregor was fighting, but I know the guy he was facing was undefeated, McGregor is a tough competitor but McGregor’s opponent jumped out of the ring and was fighting people in the crowd so… very unprofessional. It’s going to be a huge fine I’m pretty sure because with my fight against Zab Judah [in April of 2006], there was a crazy melee in the ring and a huge penalty – a huge fine. If I’m not mistaken, seven figures. Not to me, but could have been to Zab Judah or my uncle Roger or even Leonard Ellerbe, so I know when a guy’s jumping out of the cage into the audience and fighting different people, the fine is going to be crazy.”