McGregor caught using homophobic slur on camera

October 23, 2017

Conor McGregor used a homophobic slur at a UFC over the weekend which will test the UFC as to how to handle the situation with its biggest superstar.

Cameras caught McGregor using the slur when talking to Artem Lobov.  Videos showing the slur were deleted from official accounts.

McGregor has been vocal for equality when the question of same sex marriage arose and supported a referendum in favor of it.

This past summer McGregor used the term “boy” when referring to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. during their press tour which drew a stir about the racial insensitivity of the remark.

Earlier this month Fabricio Werdum was admonished by the UFC and ordered to do LGBTQ outreach for homophobic remarks made during a UFC press conference.

No word from the UFC if there will be any repercussions.

(h/t:  MMA Fighting)

Payout Perspective:

The obvious difference between McGregor’s remarks and Werdum’s was that the UFC heavyweight made the remarks during an official UFC event while McGregor’s were intended to be private.  Still, that does not absolve him of the insensitivity.  But, the UFC will have to make a decision on what to do since it has sponsors that it does not want to offend.  The slur by McGregor is one of those “locker room” remarks that is no longer acceptable.  In fact, it should never have been acceptable but for ignorance.  One would expect McGregor and the UFC to comment with an apology soon.

One Response to “McGregor caught using homophobic slur on camera”

  1. Jesse on October 25th, 2017 11:06 PM

    I bet he won’t get the miguel torres treatment.

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