Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor continued their hype tour on Friday for their upcoming fight, and once again the two fighters managed to create plenty of controversy.
This time, it was Mayweather who captured the biggest headline by screaming a homophobic slur at McGregor when it was his turn to talk. The video below contains inappropriate language, obviously:
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) July 14, 2017
McGregor’s most notable moment came when he rubbed Mayweather’s bald head:
Conor McGregor rubs Floyd Mayweather’s bald head on stage pic.twitter.com/AoZZpjp3QZ
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There’s still more than a month remaining until Mayweather and McGregor will climb into the ring together, and the two fighters know exactly what they’re doing. Their only goal is creating as much buzz as possible — no matter how many people they offend along the way.
McGregor used a phrase during the first two media events this week that many felt was racist in nature (video here). As you might expect, Mayweather doesn’t seem concerned about it. The goal for both making money and lots of it.