Mayweather Speaks About ‘Monkeys’ Slur McGregor Made Motivating Him

Floyd Mayweather speaks about the racial slurs (that he alleges) Conor McGregor made motivating him and fuelling him for their fight.

The pair’s international press tour has been and gone now, but some of the remarks made by Irishman McGregor still hit home with Mayweather.

It was a tense four days that saw the two men travel around the world promoting their fight in Las Vegas on August 26th.

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Now that Mayweather has had time to sit and digest the press tour, he is still not pleased with what McGregor said during the week.

In a hard hitting TV interview with Stephen A.Smith on ESPN, Mayweather made the incredible revelation that he alleges Conor McGregor said:

“I just didn’t like when he called us monkeys. I think that was totally disrespect.”

To which Smith replied:

“I didn’t hear that. I know he said boy. I didn’t hear monkeys.”

To which Mayweather responded:

“He called us monkeys. And so, I didn’t like it. It didn’t push a button to make me you know, jump out of my character and go crazy – but I didn’t like it.”

Smith then asked Mayweather:

“What went through your mind?”

To which Mayweather replied:

“I just thought about all our different leaders, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X that went on the front line for me and my family and all my loved ones. Like I said before, this stuff still goes on but I’m strong, smart, patient and come August 26th I’ll be the same person. Smart, strong, patient and the same way he called us monkeys – we’re going to see if he say that August 26th.”

He concluded:

“(This fight will be) No different, but this is for a cause. This is for the American people and for all the blacks around the world.”

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