The UFC Champ To Mayweather: “Don’t ever bring race into my success again”


Floyd Mayweather also brought up Ronda Rousey, while claiming that racism exists in combat sports. He questioned why he was called out on his behavior and McGregor isn't. Being the outspoken fighter he is, Conor McGregor had plenty to say on the subject.

“Floyd Mayweather, don't ever bring race into my success again,” McGregor said in an Instagram post.

“I am an Irishman. My people have been oppressed our entire existence. And still very much are. I understand the feeling of prejudice. It is a feeling that is deep in my blood.

“In my family's long history of warfare there was a time where just having the name ‘McGregor' was punishable by death.”

In an interview with the website Fight Hype, Mayweather said he believes “racism still exists in the sport of boxing,” while also bringing UFC stars McGregor and Ronda Rousey into the conversation.

“And what's so crazy, I don't really know the McGregor guy; never seen him fight,” Mayweather said. “I heard his name actually from one of the runners that works for our company. … He told me about the guy McGregor. They say he talk a lot of trash and people praise him for it, but when I did it, they say I'm cocky and arrogant. So biased! Like I said before, all I'm saying is this, I ain't racist at all, but I'm telling you racism still exists.”

If you look at all of the professional sports in America, with the exception of hockey, you might notice that a majority of the athletes are of a darker skin color. Some of the greatest boxers to ever grace the ring were also of a darker skin color. Maybe Floyd Mayweather is called out on his behavior because people don't like him.

Source: espn.go.com

Source: ijreview.com

1. Rolling Stone, thank you for putting me as one of your top 25 sex symbols of 2015! My Mother will be delighted and proud! 2. ESPN, FOX, BT Sports, MMA Fighting, Yahoo, MMA Junkie and Sherdog thank you all for awarding me fighter of the year 2015! I appreciate all the hardworking media and their love and commitment to the sport is truly valued. 3. Fighters Only MMA Awards, thank you for the nominations for Fighter of the Year, KO of the Year, International Fighter of the year. I will be in Las Vegas to attend the event and collect all my awards. 4. Floyd Mayweather, don't ever bring race into my success again. I am an Irishman. My people have been oppressed our entire existence. And still very much are. I understand the feeling of prejudice. It is a feeling that is deep in my blood. In my family's long history of warfare there was a time where just having the name ‘McGregor' was punishable by death. Do not ever put me in a bracket like this again. If you want we can organise a fight no problem. I will give you a fair 80/20 split purse in my favour seen as your last fight bombed at every area of revenue. At 27 years of age I now hold the key to this game. The game answers to me now. 5. Media instigators/An Garda Siochana. I apologise for having the air-soft in public. I was simply rehearsing for a potential upcoming film role. I understand that the more traffic a story can get the more revenue it generates. So I understand and respect that the media must create these stories and these situations even if at times it is at other people's expense. We've all got to eat. And I eat well. So I will not complain. 6. My next fight. What can I say, it's just another night of easy work for me. I don't just own the game. I run it too.

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