Conor McGregor had held his tongue on Floyd Mayweather’s domestic violence allegations but that all changed today.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com in a one-on-one interview, the UFC lightweight champion adressed Mayweather’s accusations of racism. McGregor denied all intentions of making racist remarks and then fired back ten-fold by raising the skeletons in Mayweather’s closet.
The discussion started when Helwani asked the Irishman for his comment’s on the racism allegations (Timestamp: 12-minutes 20 seconds)
“First of all, never once in my life have I labelled any, I never labelled him a monkey, or any African-American, or anyone a monkey,” McGregor said. “I never…I would not disrespect any race like that and his people know that. And you know what? His people know that too. He knows that deep down too.
“If I was to label him any animal, it would be a rat. I wouldn’t even label him after the great ape. Do you know what I mean? He’s a f*cking rat and a weasel because that’s what a rat and a weasel does, try to manipulate words that aren’t there.”
McGregor then returned fire by slamming Mayweather and the domestic violence allegations that he’s faced in the past years.
“Ask Ellerbe, ask Floyd Sr. they know,” McGregor said. “It’s a weak move on his part to try and instigate something, and something so sensitive. I mean, that’s the individual that he is.
“He’s a man that beats his wife in front of his kid”
“What can I say? All I can say is, I never spoke those things. That’s it.”