Also, when interviewed for Jimmy Kimmel, and asked about Rocky III, he said something along the lines of "oh the one where he goes downtown to the gym with the monkeys." "Dance for me boy" is not anywhere near appropriate either. I don't think its a "huge reach" to call McGregor racist. I'm still slightly rooting for him because Floyd beats women, and I don't like how Floyd has manicured his career, but both of these guys are a-holes. Edit: I don't gamble on sports. But if I did, I would bet it all on Floyd.
I'm not saying he's not racist, I have no idea, but based on the press tour alone I'm not seeing it. Apparently 'boy' is a very common term in Ireland a la 'man' here. Again I'm no expert and he still should know better given the situation. I had no idea about the Kimmel thing, that is obviously awful if true (not saying it isn't).
Floyd has been convicted of beating women four times and owns a strip club called 'Girl Collection'. I think it's fair to say both are assholes. I only defend Conor a bit because I've followed him closely his entire UFC career and I've never heard a bad thing about him. He has two different personas, the promoter which you've seen all week and what appears to be the real him after fights when he's honest and reflective. The guy campaigned for LGBT rights in Ireland so it would seem weird to me if he was racist at the same time but again, I don't know.
But you would be smart to bet it all on Floyd. He's gonna win handily. The only thing that gives me pause is Conor has defied everyone's expectations all along the way. The guy's self belief is almost supernatural.