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Conor McGregor labels Floyd Mayweather the “dirt of the dirt” after accusations of racism in promotional world tour

Aug 12, 2017
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The Irishman is livid after being accused of calling the American and his team “monkeys”


Conor McGregor branded Floyd Mayweather the “dirt of the dirt” as the Irishman raised the spectre of the boing legend’s domestic abuse conviction.

In 2012, Mayweather served two months of a three-month prison sentence for assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

But during the world tour to promote McGregor’s fight with Mayweather later this month, the Irishman was accused of being racist.

He called Mayweather “boy”, a term used by white men during the slave trade, and later attempted to douse the flames by claiming he was “black bellow his belly button.”

Conor McGregor lands a punch on Paulie
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A flurry of blows
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Conor McGregor stands over Paulie after putting him on the canvas
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The video was posted to Twitter by UFC chief Dana White
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McGregor then appeared to use the phrase “dancing monkeys” to describe black fighters in the film Rocky III.

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And on Thursday, Mayweather told ESPN: “I just didn’t like when he called us monkeys.

“I think that was totally disrespect. He called us monkeys.

“I didn’t like it. It didn’t push a button to make me jump out of my character and go crazy, but I didn’t like it.”

But during his media workout on Friday, McGregor told the same outlet: “He knows there’s no racism from me; his father knows, [his manager] Leonard Ellerbe knows, ask these people.

Conor McGregor has promised a knockout win
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The Irishman says he is the face of the fight
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“He says I labelled him a monkey, I never once labelled him or any other African American a monkey, and it f****** annoys me he’s bringing this stuff up.

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“If i was to label him after any animal it would be a rat or a weasel, that’s a rat and a weasel move trying to manipulate someone’s words and create something that isn’t even there. That’s such a sensitive subject.

“He’s a man who beats his wife in front of his kid. He is the dirt of the dirt so to even bring that up and engage in that, that shows me his true colours.”

Mayweather claims the fight going the distance would represent a victory for his opponent
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The MMA fighter says his opponent is “scared”
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McGregor warms up in the ring
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The £500m mega fight is on August 26th
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Footage of the disputed sparring session between McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi has been leaked.

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Former two-time world boxing champion Malignaggi had been helping the Dubliner prepare for the showdown with Mayweather on August 26.

But the 36-year-old American quit after he said photos posted on social media painted a false picture of the sessions.

One showed him flat on his back on the canvas as McGregor, 28, stood over him and another showed his face badly marked up.

Malignaggi, who retired from boxing in May, called on the UFC star to release footage of the spars.

Now the footage of the sparring has been posted to Twitter by UFC president Dana White – and it shows the Irishman dominating the American.

Malignaggi can be seen taking flush shots before hitting the canvas.

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