There's a shocking new claim coming out of the NY Daily News' Shaun King. According to Shaun, Connor McGregor is a racist. Here's what Shaun is using as evidence:
Leading up to his 2015 match against Brazilian fighter Jose Aldo, McGregor repeatedly resorted to disgustingly bigoted attacks. In a reference to colonialism, McGregor said, "If this was a different time, I would invade his favela on horseback and kill anyone that was not fit to work." McGregor later said, "What I really want to do is turn his favela into a Reebok sweatshop." McGregor also said of Aldo, in an apparent joke targeting Latinos, "I think I'm going to have him come and clean up my airplane."
Any one of those comments should have been enough to have every mainstream company he works with drop his endorsements. Being a fighter is not a license for bigotry without consequence.
McGregor started his bigoted tirades right back up again in his lead-ups to his fights against Nate Diaz. In August 2016, using an old slur against Latinos, he called Nick and Nate Diaz "cockroaches." He also used tired bigoted stereotypes comparing Nate Diaz to "a little Cholo gangster from the hood" and calling his family "ese's."
My best guess is that McGregor will do the same thing ahead of his fight against Mayweather.