MENU
#UFC Fight Night 55 #UFC 217 #Fabricio Werdum #GSP #Michael Bisping #Marcin Tybura


GDANSK, POLAND - OCTOBER 21: UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor cheers on teammate Artem Lobov in his featherweight bout against Andre Fili during the UFC Fight Night event inside Ergo Arena on October 21, 2017 in Gdansk, Poland. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images

Conor McGregor was captured on video using a homophobic slur backstage at UFC Fight Night 118 on Saturday evening in Gdansk, Poland.

In a video posted to YouTube (warning: NSFW Language), McGregor can be seen walking alongside featherweight contender Artem Lobov in the aftermath of The Russian Hammer's unanimous-decision loss to Andre Fili.

In an attempt to apparently console Lobov, McGregor appears to call Fili a homophobic slur several times while cameras are trained on him.

"I thought you were going to sleep him," McGregor is heard saying, per MMAjunkie. "All I'm saying, he's a f----t. I never knew he was a f----t."

This wouldn't be the first time McGregor has been in hot water over insensitive remarks.

During his press tour with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in July, McGregor was scrutinized for making racist remarks directed at Money after he told him to "Dance for me, boy," on multiple occasions.

In a Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview, McGregor also made a racist comment that apparently referenced a group of African-American boxers training in the film Rocky III.

"Rocky III?" McGregor said, per USA Today's A.J. Perez. "I'm trying to remember which one was Rocky III. Was that the one in the celebrity gym? I can't remember if that's the one with the dancing monkeys or not."

McGregor later tried to clarify his remarks at a press conference.

"That doesn't sit well with me," McGregor said, per USA Today's Lorenzo Reyes. "I'm very multi-cultured. I'm a multi-cultured individual. I don't have any ill feelings toward anybody. I don't even see color. I just wanted to say something and have a little fun with it."

Neither UFC nor McGregor has yet to comment on Saturday's incident.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Galleries

Conor McGregor Fights

  • a year ago
  • 53619 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Who ya got?! Fighters weigh in on Lyoto Machida vs. Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 119

  • 25 days ago
  • 6 views

A hometown hero makes his long-awaited return to the cage, but can Lyoto Machida knock off Derek Brunson on Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 119 headliner?Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Jared Gordon Brutalizes Hacran Dias (UFC Sao Paulo Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 94 views

Check out highlights from Jared Gordon's domination of Hacran Dias at UFC Fight Night 119 on Saturday. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 119 results: Vicente Luque taps Niko Price with brilliant D'Arce choke

  • 23 days ago
  • 7 views

Vicente Luque took his fight against Niko Price at UFC Fight Night 119 on 11 days’ notice, then came through with a huge D’Arce choke.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Thiago Santos Blasts Jack Hermansson (UFC Sao Paulo Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 140 views

Check out highlights as Thiago Santos blasted Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night 119 on Saturday at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil. read news >>

Francisco Trinaldo Takes the Fight from Jim Miller (UFC Sao Paulo Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 31 views

Check out highlights from 39-year-old Francisco Trinaldo's victory over Jim Miller at UFC Fight Night 119 on Saturday. read news >>

Twitter reacts to Colby Covington's victory over Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 119

  • 23 days ago
  • 58 views

See the top Twitter reacts to Colby Covington’s win over Demian Maia in the UFC Fight Night 119 co-main event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Twitter reacts to Derek Brunson's brutal KO of returning Lyoto Machida at UFC Fight Night 119

  • 23 days ago
  • 37 views

See the top Twitter reacts to Derek Brunson’s first-round knockout of Lyoto Machida in the UFC Fight Night 119 main event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Derek Brunson Blasts Lyoto Machida (UFC Sao Paulo Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 516 views

Check out highlights from Derek Brunson's thunderous knockout of Lyoto Machida at UFC Fight Night 119 on Saturday. read news >>

Opponent switch: Eryk Anders meets LFA champ Markus Perez at UFC Fight Night 123

  • 15 days ago
  • 10 views

Eryk Anders will go from fighting one UFC newcomer to another when he makes his return to the octagon at UFC Fight Night 123. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

James Krause returning to lightweight at UFC Fight Night 124 in St. Louis

  • 13 days ago
  • 14 views

After much deliberation, James Krause will return to 155 pounds for his next UFC bout.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>