The statement attributed to Conor McGregor in response to Floyd Mayweathers suggestion the Irish man’s success and popularity are proof of racism was indeed a fake.
The statement was shared by news outlets around the world appeared on page by a profile pretending to be Conor McGregor, from a private Facebook. The account contains only three photos – two taken from news media websites and one from McGregor’s Twitter account, but was picked up by media outlets across the globe including ESPN Australia.
The post called undfeated Mayweather a “little bitch” for “using skin colour as an excuse”.
“The difference between you and me buddy is that I’m IRISH and you are not. When I fight men, women, children, cats and dogs stop for my fights”
“The reason I am loved is because I have never stepped down to a fight.. I am not a man who picks and chooses his fights out of fear”.
“You can have all the money and power in the world and drive the fastest cars but like I said before, precision beats power and timing beats speed. Love the man you want to be, Conor McGregor”.
The fake post had a massive 120,000 and over 50,000 shared it before it was deleted.