UFC superstar Conor “Notorious” McGregor earned some backlash from fans when he told future opponent Floyd Mayweather to “dance for me, boy” during a press conference for Mayweather vs. McGregor. Conor McGregor has since been accused of racism. Now, the UFC champion’s father has come forward to defend his son.
In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Tony McGregor explained that he does not believe Conor McGregor is racist.
“Conor McGregor is not racist. This fight is not about race, this fight is about skill and technique. In fact, I don’t think any fight is ever about race. The color of skin is immaterial. It’s the victory that Conor is looking for. It’s imperative, that’s the only thing I’d say in that.” Tony McGregor explained.
“Conor is absolutely, unequivocally not racist,” Tony McGregor said. “It’s not about skin color. No two combatants would ever get into a ring and the issue would be the color of their opposing skin. No, absolutely not. It’s a fight issue, not a race issue.”