Boxer Floyd Mayweather has accused UFC star Conor McGregor of racism after Mayweather didn’t like some of what McGregor had to say during their trash-talking press event in NYC this week.
Mayweather says that McGregor made a series of racial slurs against Mayweather and his family.
Mayweather told the media:
‘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.
‘He totally disrespected black women. He called black people monkeys. Then he spoke disrespectfully to my mother and he spoke disrespectfully to my daughter.
‘I’m not going to stoop that low and speak about his like or speak about his child. I’m glad that he just had a healthy child and he has a beautiful family.
‘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.’
The Daily Mail reports that McGregor is denying that he meant anything racist towards Mayweather or his family.
“All of the media seem to be saying that I am against black people. But do they not know that I am half black? I’m half-black from the bellybutton down,” McGregor said.
McGregor has never boxed before at any level, but the two are scheduled to have the showdown of a lifetime on August 26.