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Mayweather Speaks On McGregor Repeatedly Calling Him 'Boy'

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On the first stop of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's nutso promotional tour for their August 26th fight, McGregor taunted Mayweather in a way that gave some pause.

"Dance for me boy," Conor said, as Money shadow boxed in front of him.

Some argued that even an Irishman should know that "dance for me boy" is a racially loaded phrase, and there was a backlash on Twitter.

But that didn't stop McGregor from gleefully repeating the phrase yesterday on the second stop of the tour.

[Related: Conor McGregor mocks Floyd Mayweather with gym painting.]

TMZ asked Mayweather how he felt about Conor's repeated use of the taunt, and it sounds like he's not sweating it at all.

"Racism still exists, but I try to take something negative and turn it into something positive. We all know there’s only two types of boys -- a white boy and a cowboy -- and I’m not neither. I’m just joking," Floyd explained. But you know, like I said before, I’m not upset at all. Conor McGregor is a tough competitor. I’m a tough competitor. He’s about giving the fans what they want to see. A lot of people say that Conor McGregor is racist. But I don’t worry about that. It’s about going out there and doing my job. When he said the 'boy' comment, it is what it is. He’s entitled to feel how he want to feel. Me myself, I just like to stay in my zone and stay focused."
What do you think? Did Conor cross a line or is this much ado about nothing?

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