Floyd Mayweather called Conor McGregor a “faggot” in front of 10,000 fans at a promotional event hyping their August 26 fight.
Mayweather also used a string of misogynistic language in his rant at McGregor: “Shut the f**k up [the UFC] ain’t bought you sh*t bitch. Yeah, we gonna talk about this pussy. You punk. You faggot. You ho.”
McGregor responded to the remarks in an interview with MMA Junkie after the event:
“People are so touchy on words. It’s absolutely crazy. If he said that, I couldn’t give a (expletive). I think what he was trying to do was to switch it up and get the people back in his favor. I think it was a bit of a (expletive) move to try and instigate that on me. Everyone with a sane mind that is watching knows what way it is. It is what it is. Some dirty tactics out there, but that’s what to expect. The fight game is a ruthless business.”