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McGregor says he's "half black from the waist down"


CONOR MCGREGOR has responded to accusations of racism by stating he's "half black from the belly button down".

The UFC fighter was criticised for telling opponent Floyd Mayweather to "dance for me, boy" during the second leg of an international media tour promoting their August 26 fight, with Power 105 Breakfast Club host, Charlamagne Tha God being one of his key critics.

Members of the media took exception to McGregor calling Mayweather "boy" in Canada and the MMA star was moved to address claims his language was racist.

Speaking in Brooklyn, the Irishman said: "A lot of the media seem to be saying I'm against black people. That’s absolutely f****** ridiculous."

"Do they not know I'm half black? I'm half black from the belly button down."

Both fighters and their promoters were booed by the crowd at the Barclays Centre as the pair appeared to run out of fresh insults.

McGregor had bragged about the quality of his suits at the first two stops in Los Angeles and Toronto, but emerged sporting floral trousers and a robe he repeatedly claimed was polar bear fur.

Mayweather, who brandished a cheque for 100million US dollars in LA and in Canada carried out a backpack with a wad of cash in it, took to draping himself in an Irish flag for the second evening running.

The pair started in Los Angeles earlier this week before moving onto Toronto and New York, and the promotional tour will conclude in London today (Jul 14).

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