LGBT activists condemn Floyd Mayweather's use of anti-gay slur

  • LGBT activists condemn Floyd Mayweather's use of anti-gay slur

LGBT activists condemn Floyd Mayweather's use of anti-gay slur

In the final leg of their global press tour in London Conor McGregor at one point walked directly behind Floyd Mayweather and began rubbing him on the head.

"You're a punk, fa**ot, ho!" The two wrapped up their world promotional tour with a press conference Friday at the SSE Arena in London. Mayweather used numerous same insults he's already fired off this week but things were escalated towards the end of the event when he called McGregor an anti-gay slur.

The tour ended today with more insults being hurled, and some being recycled, as Mayweather once again brought out his backpack to remind McGregor how much money he has earned in his career.

"Athlete Ally strongly condemns the homophobic slur used by Floyd Mayweather", Hudson Taylor, executive director of the LGBT group Athlete Ally, said in a statement.

Conor Mc Gregor during a world tour press conference to promote the upcoming Mayweather vs Mc Gregor boxing fight at Barclays Center. Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

"I actually didn't even hear that".

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

The events were not without their fair share of issues and controversy, but above all, it served its objective of generating and promoting further interest in the fight in Las Vegas on August 26th. If we'd have kept going I'd have probably been like 'right, fuck it.' I think that's why I'm so buzzing right now because it's wrapped, do you know what I mean?