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Floyd Mayweather responds to 'racist' comments from Conor McGregor

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor raised a few eyebrows on Tuesday during the first leg of his World Tour Press Conference (watch it), designed to promote his upcoming boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26.

While “Money” was juking and jiving onstage, “Notorious” grabbed his subsequently-silenced mic and shouted “Dance for me, boy!” — which drew a fair share of groans from the combat spots fans in attendance.

Mayweather was unfazed.

"A lot of people say that Conor McGregor is racist, but I'm not worried about that," Mayweather told TMZ. “It is what it is. He's entitled to feel how he wants to feel. I just want to stay in my zone and stay focused."

Watch it again below:

"We all know there's only two types of boys,” Mayweather continued. “A white boy and a cowboy — and I'm neither."

The world tour press conference continues later today.

McGregor found himself in a similar situation after referring to Nate Diaz as a “cholo gangster from the hood” prior to their showdown at UFC 196 back in March of 2016, though it should be noted that Diaz got the last laugh on fight night.

Will history repeat itself when “Notorious” boxes Mayweather?

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