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Floyd Mayweather Uses Homophobic Slur Toward Conor McGregor in Press Conference

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 14, 2017

Jul 12, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Floyd Mayweather speaks during a world tour press conference to promote the upcoming Mayweather vs McGregor boxing fight at Budweiser Stage. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

During the final day of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor worldwide press tour, Mayweather used a homophobic slur directed at McGregor.  

ESPN's Dan Rafael reported what Mayweather said during Friday's press conference (WARNING: CONTAINS OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE):

Dan Rafael @danrafaelespn

Floyd calling Conor a "punk, faggot, ho." Lovely. https://t.co/bQCjkhSQuJ

This week's press tour has seen both fighters generate their share of controversy for comments directed at each other. 

During an interview segment with Guillermo Rodriguez on Wednesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, McGregor was asked who would win in a fight between himself or Rocky Balboa in Rocky III:

"Rocky III?" McGregor said, via MMA Junkie's A.J. Perez. "I’m trying to remember which one was Rocky III. Was that the one in the celebrity gym? I can’t remember if that’s the one with the dancing monkeys or not.”

This came after McGregor told Mayweather to "Dance for me, boy" on two separate occasions, sparking accusations of racism.

Mayweather told TMZ Sports "I don't worry about that" when asked about whether or not he thinks McGregor is racist. 

Mayweather and McGregor are scheduled to fight in a boxing match on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. 

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