Conor McGregor has found himself in some hot water after he was overheard using a homophobic slur while trying to console a friend after losing a fight at UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk, Poland.
Artem Lobov was defeated in controversial fashion by Andre Fili, and McGregor, was not a fan of how the fighter approached the fight and certainly made that clear.
Speaking to The Late Late Show for an upcoming Irish episode, McGregor stated that he was very frustrated for how the fight transpired, because of how important it was to Lobov’s career.
“I was whispering in his ear and I was speaking on that, and I said what I said, McGregor said.
“You’d swear I was screaming at two people of the same sex kissing,” he continued. “I campaigned, when we were trying to get same-sex marriage legalized, I was campaigning for that. “It is another one where things just get blown out and they love to just, any chance they get, they love to throw me under the bus.”
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