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Conor McGregor has admitted his cringe-worthy racial jokes at the Brooklyn press conference didn’t go over all that well, but thinks any accusations of racism are “fooking ridiculous.” Transcript via MMAFighting.com:
“It didn’t really hit right,” McGregor said (h/t MacLife). “I’m just gonna stay where it is and leave it out. I know who I am as a person. I think most realistic people can look and know.”
The discussion leading up to this moment concerned Mayweather’s feeling that McGregor had crossed a couple lines, both with the racially insensitive comments and mentioning Mayweather’s daughter and the mother of said daughter. McGregor also told Mayweather “dance for me, boy” in both LA and Toronto. McGregor thought that, given his restraint in not mentioning Mayweather’s serious history of domestic violence, those accusations were baseless.
“You can be fooled by him if you want to be fooled by him,” McGregor said. “You know the man’s character, you know his history. He’s trying to sway the people in his favor. I think it was a cheap, little [play]. … I was trying to address something in my own little way. But whatever. It is what it is. I had fun with it last night. If he feels disrespected, well he’s an idiot and then f*ck him as well.”
McGregor felt, overall, this experience had been unique in his history, and generously gave himself all four rounds, if it was a contest
“It became something different than before, like a battle almost, like a verbal type of battle and people were scoring it,” McGregor said. “I can’t anticipate something like the way it was, like it was going back and forth. But if you’re gonna do that, then f*ck it, let’s do it. I smoked him four rounds, I believe.”
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