"It's total disrespect and today he came out and did it again."
Last night's press conference between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in Brooklyn was by far the least entertaining of the three, but there were plenty of things said that needed to be addressed after the event.
During McGregor's opening rant, he approached Floyd's daughter Iyanna and said, "Sing it for me beautiful Yaya" while continuing his anti-Floyd rant.
Floyd commented on that incident after the press conference.
He told reporters, per CBS Sports' Brian Campbell,
"Disrespectng my daughter, disrespecting the mother of my daughter, disrespecting black woman, calling black people monkeys -- it's totally disrespectful," Mayweather said. "I have a diverse team, a diverse staff. When I was young, I may have said some things that I shouldn't have said when I was young. But we live, we learn and you don't say those things when you get to a certain age. It's all about growth and maturity."
Floyd later added,
"He totally disrespected my family. He totally disrespected my daughter. That's my baby," Mayweather said. "He disrespected her. Am I going to trip? No. I still have a job to do and I still have to remain humble and be professional. Humble is knowing where your blessings come from. When he comes to smack my hat or bump me in the shoulder. What am I going to do? Hit him back and get fined? No one is dipping into my money but me first."
"It's total disrespect and today he came out and did it again," Mayweather said. "I don't care if it's white women, black women, white men, black men, Asian, Latina or Latino -- you don't disrespect people. To get respect you must give respect. We live and we learn. Like I said before, as we get older we grow and get wisdom and maturity and I guess when he get older he'll probably look back and say, 'I probably shouldn't have said that.'"
McGregor also tried to make light of the racial controversy, and the way he has repeatedly called Floyd "boy," by calling the claims "absolutely fucking ridiculous" and saying he's half black himself.
During his rant in front of the crowd at Barclay's Center the UFC champ said, Per CBS Sports' Brian Campbell,
"Let's address the race [controversy]. A lot of media say I'm against black people. That's absolutely fucking ridiculous," McGregor said. "Do they not know I'm half-black? Yeah. I'm half-black from the belly button down. And just to show them that's squashed, here's a little present for my black, beautiful female fans."
Conor once again addressed the situation after the press conference after being asked if he felt he had taken things too far.
Per CBS Sports,
"That doesn't sit well with me," McGregor said. "I'm a very multi-cultured individual. I don't have ill feelings toward anybody. I don't even see color. I just wanted to say something to have a little fun with it. And of course in Brooklyn, New York, I'm a big Notorious B.I.G. fan so I just wanted to play with it and address it in my own little way. It's stupid and it's ridiculous is basically what I was getting at."
Check out some of the footage from last night's presser below.