Conor McGregor Racist? “Dancing Monkeys”

Is Conor McGregor racist? He recently visited Jimmy Kimmel where he discussed Rocky 3.  He described the movie as the one with the “dancing monkeys.” That’s not the first comment he made that people thought was racist.  During his press conference with Floyd Mayweather Jr. he said “Dance for me boy!”

People didn’t like how Conor called Floyd “boy.” Conor is becoming public enemy number 1 in a fight against Money Mayweather.  That’s something that’s very difficult to do.  I think Conor knows exactly what he’s doing.  He knows how sensitive people are about race and he’s using it to bring more attention to the fight.

Conor McGregor Racist Dancing Monkeys
Conor McGregor Racist Dancing Monkeys

Floyd Mayweather’s father didn’t think Conor’s statement was racist.  One smart thing Conor said during the press conference was “Pay your taxes.” Floyd owes the IRS more than $7 million from 2010.  He also owes more than $22 million for 2015.  In 2010 he fought Shane Mosely and in 2015 he fought Manny Pacquiao.

How much will Floyd make against Conor?

Floyd dared Conor to bet his purse and Conor accepted.  The tweet below explains that Floyd’s expected purse is $400 million while McGregor’s is $127 million.  That’s more than enough money for Floyd to take care of his tax issues.  It’s not impossible to go bankrupt.  Fighters like Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson prove that Floyd could go broke.

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By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More