'He's a man that beats his wife in front of his kid' - Conor McGregor's emphatic response to Mayweather's racism claims
Conor McGregor has emphatically hit back at claims he racially abused Floyd Mayweather.
The pair's world tour last month to promote their Las Vegas bout on August 26 was overshadowed by thrash talk and accusations of racial slurs, homophobia and misogyny.
Mayweather stoke the flames last week when he alleged McGregor disrespected black people and women.
"Racism still exists. It's all about treating people like you want to be treated. To get respect you must give respect," said Mayweather.
"He totally disrespected black women. He called black people monkeys. Then he spoke disrespectfully to my mother and my daughter. There are certain levels you don't stoop to and certain levels you just don't go to. I love everybody from all walks of life."
But McGregor has emphatically responded, called Mayweather the "dirt of the dirt who beats up his wife in front of his kid".
"He knows, he knows there is no racism from me. His father knows. (Leonard) Ellerbe knows. Ask these people," McGregor told ESPN.
"I never once...he said I labelled him a 'monkey'. I never once in my life labelled him or any African-American a monkey and it f***ing annoys me that he's even bringing this type of stuff up.
Like I said, if I was to label him after any animal, it would be the rat or the weasel. Because that is a rat or weasel move, trying to manipulate someone's words and trying to create something that is not even there.
"And it is such a sensitive subject. I mean, he's a man that beats his wife in front of his kid. He is the dirt of the dirt.
"To even bring that up and even try to engage in that is like, you know what, that shows me his true colours."