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Monday Jul 17, 2017
Conor McGregor, right, poses for photos during a news conference with Floyd Mayweather Jr., who talks with a group of supporters at left, at Barclays Center.
Conor McGregor, right, poses for photos during a news conference with Floyd Mayweather Jr., who talks with a group of supporters at left, at Barclays Center.  (Source:AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

At a promotional event over the weekend in Brooklyn, boxers Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor, who are scheduled for a fight next month, made headlines for their use of profane language and slurs.

Mayweather called his rival a "faggot" in front of thousands of fans and used a number of misogynistic rhetoric, including "bitch" and "pussy." But it appears as though McGregor doesn't have a problem with the remarks and defend his opponent when speaking with the publication MMA Junkie after the event.

"People are so touchy on words. It's absolutely crazy. If he said that, I couldn't give a shit," the athlete said. "I think what he was trying to do was to switch it up and get the people back in his favor.

"I think it was a bit of a bitch move to try and instigate that on me," McGregor went on to say. "Everyone with a sane mind that is watching knows what way it is. It is what it is. Some dirty tactics out there, but that's what to expect. The fight game is a ruthless business."

Watch the interview below.




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