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UFC Champion, Conor Mcgregor Calls Floyd Mayweather ‘monkey,’ Floyd Looking For A Knockout

When UFC champion Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather fight this month in Las Vegas, many experts predict it will shatter pay-per-view records. 

However, the fight might be more personal than many fans thought thanks to comments by one of the fighters. Conor McGregor called Floyd Mayweather “monkey” in one of their confrontations leading up to the fight.

Floyd Mayweather Interview

This shocking revelation came in a Floyd Mayweather interview with Stephen A. Smith on ESPN. Smith explained that he didn’t hear the “monkey” comment by Conor McGregor, but he did hear Conor call Floyd a “boy.” The difference is that McGregor calls everyone he fights “boy,” regardless of race or skin color. However, “monkey” has long been used as a derogatory statement towards black individuals.

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In the interview, Floyd Mayweather was very calm when talking about this racial insult. He simply said that he didn’t like it. Mayweather said that it didn’t make him “go crazy,” but he felt it disrespected those who came before like Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, who went on the front line for him and his family.

Mayweather then said that this sort of racism still goes on. MMAFighting reported that Floyd then said that he is going for a knockout in this fight and will not be fighting on the defensive.

Conor Mcgregor’s Response To The ‘monkey’ Statement

While it seemed very shocking for Conor McGregor to call Floyd Mayweather “monkey,” it wasn’t the first time he used the statement, and when asked about it, MMAFighting also reported that McGregor didn’t step back from the statement.

There was a YouTube video that reportedly showed a backstage interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live with Conor McGregor, where the UFC champion was asked about Rocky 3. McGregor responded by asking if that was the movie with “dancing monkeys in the gym.” In Rocky 3, the Sylvester Stallone character went to train at an all-black gym.

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That video clip was removed from the Jimmy Kimmel YouTube page.

When asked about the Floyd Mayweather “monkey” comments, Conor said that he was just trying to make light of the situation. McGregor seems to think it was part of his schtick, which included him asking Floyd to dance for him. Conor said that he knows who he is as a person, and “realistic people” will know as well.

Racism In Boxing

In a follow-up response to the Floyd Mayweather “monkey” controversy, ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith once again said that he never heard the comments from Conor McGregor, but if it is true, he finds it highly offensive and a slap to all black people.

Smith then brought up the classic 1982 fight between Larry Holmes and Gerry Cooney, a boxing match that really separated the racial lines with promoter Don King and manager Dennis Rappaport using the “black vs. white” storyline to sell the fight. The media even referred to Cooney as the “Great White Hope.”

While both Smith and his First Take co-host, Max Kellerman, said that they believe that neither Holmes nor Cooney wanted the race card to be played, it made the fight a huge success despite many people making death threats to both boxers leading up to the fight.

Both George Cooney and Larry Holmes are close friends and have worked together for special causes ever since.

Stephen A. Smith said that the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight might cause a huge racial divide similar to that of Cooney vs. Holmes.

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s twins are winning Halloween

​Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon’s Twins Are Best Dressed at Family’s Star-Studded Halloween Party

It’s not Halloween time without a festive party thrown by Mariah Carey.

Close to one week before kids enjoy a little trick or treating, the “Obsessed” singer gathered her friends together for a family-friendly celebration Saturday evening in Los Angeles.

Mariah and her ex Nick Cannon came dressed to impress as they kept close to their five-year-old twins.

Moroccan opted to dress as the Super Mario Brothers with dad while Monroe showed her love for Disney as Rapunzel from the hit film Tangled.

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Other guests who went all out for the festive bash included Tameka “Tiny” Cottie, Floyd Mayweather, Master P and Tamar Braxton who brought her whole family along.

As fans of the Mariah’s World star know, Halloween is one of Mariah’s favorite holidays.

In fact, last year’s holiday party was held at a $15 million estate courtesy of Airbnb where guests enjoyed a dance floor, candy apple martinis for adults, fried mac and cheese for kids and Sugar Factory treats for all.  

Before you start to think there was any tension between Mariah and Nick at this year’s party, all signs point to two parents dedicated to co-parenting peacefully.

“[The twins] got to grow up in this, they didn’t ask for this,” Nick previously shared on The Amber Rose Show when discussing the spotlight. “Not only do they have to be in the public light, but then they have to deal with unorthodox households. So we just make sure that they’re happy and they understand unconditional love.”

Mariah later added to E! News, “We try to keep it, the co-parenting, so the kids can feel good about things like that and not feel like it’s any weirdness…It’s the right thing to do.”

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