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Conor McGregor attempts to explain comments on race

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If you thought Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor would have run out of things to say on their third stop, you’d be very wrong.
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NEW YORK — Facing mounting criticism over controversial remarks about race, Conor McGregor tried to dismiss the perception that he has mocked black people during a media tour to promote his fight against Floyd Mayweather.

“That doesn’t sit well with me,” McGregor told reporters in a press conference Thursday night. “I’m very multi-cultured. I’m a multi-cultured individual. I don’t have any ill feelings toward anybody. I don’t even see color. I just wanted to say something and have a little fun with it.

“I just wanted to address it and play with it in my own little way. It’s stupid and it’s ridiculous and that’s basically what I was getting at.”

McGregor is dealing from the fallout of a comment made in an interview that appeared to be racially insensitive.

In an interview published to YouTube Wednesday, Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Guillermo Rodriguez asked McGregor who would win a fight between McGregor and…

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