The UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has apologized for using a derogatory slur aimed at Andre Fili after he defeated his teammate Artem Lobov at UFC Fight Night Gdansk.

BT Sport posted a video of McGregor consoling his teammate backstage after the fight where he appeared to use the word ‘F*ggot’ to describe Fili.

McGregor addressed the matter for the first time on ‘The Late Late Show’ on RTE ONE and offered a sincere apology.