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Sport Floyd Mayweather: Conor McGregor’s controversial comments ‘comes with the territory’

23:40  15 july  2017
23:40  15 july  2017 Source:   mmajunkie.com

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Despite some criticism due to their choice of language during a recent tour, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor don't seem too bothered. He has a beautiful family. His wife or his child has nothing to do with me and him going back and forth. “It comes with the territory .

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LONDON - Despite some criticism due to their choice of language during a recent promotional tour, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor don't seem all that bothered.

Mayweather (49-0 boxing) was the latest to stir controversy during the final May-Mac World Tour stop in London on Friday, when the undefeated boxing great used a homophobic slur. McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) said he didn't see why it was a big deal, but "The Notorious" also also got flak for his racially insensitive remarks earlier in the week.

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“It comes with the territory . Every stop on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor world tour, ranked and scored. Although Mayweather ’ s comments about remaining respectful and gentlemanly took a hit credibility-wise after his homophobic slur, he does admit McGregor brings out a side of him

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The brash Irishman has also targeted Mayweather's family, team, security detail and others, and while Mayweather said all is fair in love and fight promotion, he did say McGregor was careless with his comments.

"Conor McGregor said blacks were monkeys," Mayweather told MMAjunkie prior to Friday's tour stop in London. "Then he was speaking disrespectful to black women. Then he spoke disrespectful to my daughter's mother. Then he disrespected my daughter. I'm going to be a gentleman and say this on record: I wish Conor McGregor, him and his family nothing but the best. He has a beautiful family. His wife or his child has nothing to do with me and him going back and forth.

"It comes with the territory. If he feels that's the way he can get under my skin and it makes him feel good, that's him. But me, I'm going to stay in my lane and do what I do best. Be respectful, have fun, entertain and still be a gentleman."

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Although Mayweather's comments about remaining respectful and gentlemanly took a hit credibility-wise after his homophobic slur, he does admit McGregor brings out a side of him that he hasn't seen in a long time.

Mayweather has said time and time again in the lead-up to the Aug. 26 boxing match, which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and airs on pay-per-view, that at age 40, he's not the same fighter or person he was in his prime competitive years. Despite that, Mayweather said McGregor's antics have pulled something out of him that hasn't been present in a long time.

"They brought back the vintage Floyd Mayweather," he said. "I'm extremely hoarse. My voice - a lot of shouting, a lot of screaming, three countries, four cities - it's been busy."

Mayweather has been part of some of the most lucrative combat-sports events in history, and while he already has plenty of notable feats, the way he meshes with McGregor might create a new high.

"It takes two," Mayweather said. "When I was 20 and McGregor was 20, this wouldn't have happened because I was with the wrong promotion company. Once I became my own boss, I was able to roll the dice, freestyle and become 'Money' Mayweather. No longer 'Pretty Boy.'"

For more on "The Money Fight: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor," check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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