UFC Featherchampion Conor McGregor has taken the fight world by storm. An Irish, barely-able-to-make-out-his-words, storm. He became insanely popular to the point where people from Ireland will travel to Vegas every time he fights. So of course, there has to be racism involved. You know, at least according to Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“I don’t really know the McGregor guy; never seen him fight. I heard his name actually from one of the runners that works for our company; a little kid named Ken Hopkins, he’s a runner and takes care of a lot of the daily business. Whatever we need, he takes care of. He’s a cool little kid, I like him, and he does MMA. He told me about the guy McGregor. They say he talk a lot of trash and people praise him for it, but when I did it, they say I’m cocky and arrogant. So biased! Like I said before, all I’m saying is this, I ain’t racist at all, but I’m telling you racism still exists”.
As a general rule? “I’m not racist, but…” is usually a sign that you are, in fact, racist. And while of course still exists, it’s
kind of really pathetic to use that to dismiss someone else’s popularity when compared with your own.
Especially when “you” is a barely literate, wife-beating midget whose known more recently for fighting in tabloids (with women) than fighting in rings.
So even though Conor McGregor trash talks just like Floyd Mayweather, he doesn’t have the same history of domestic abuse. He’s also newer to the scene, having just won the championship last month. Naturally, people are more excited about a prodigy when he is still in fact, a prodigy. This just goes back to the same point we’ve always made. If you see everything through the prism of race, sex and orientation, don’t complain when everybody else sees you as nothing more than your race, sex or orientation.
Because that led to such a uniting, culturally productive 2015. Watch more about that below.