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22nd Oct 2017

VIDEO: Conor McGregor caught on camera using a homophobic slur in conversation with Artem Lobov

Another controversy surrounding Conor McGregor.

Tony Cuddihy


You’ll be hearing a hell of a lot about these Conor McGregor remarks today.

Conor McGregor was caught on camera repeatedly using the word “faggot” in conversation with UFC fighter Artem Lobov on Saturday night, follow Lobov’s defeat to featherweight Andre Fili at UFC Fight Night Night 118 in Gdansk, Poland.

McGregor, with his arm around Lobov’s shoulders in the immediate aftermath of the fight, was heard to use the slur three times, presumably in reference to Fili.

Neither the Crumlin fighter nor the UFC have made any official comment on McGregor’s language after the fight.

McGregor is currently deciding his next move after losing his maiden boxing bout to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August.

The 29-year-old was just the third fighter to become a two-division UFC champion and the first fighter to hold two belts simultaneously.

In beating Eddie Alvarez, he added the lightweight title to the featherweight belt he had also claimed in beating Jose Aldo in December 2015.

During the press tour for their clash, Mayweather apologised for using the same homophobic remark against McGregor during the London stage of the promotional activities.

“Like I said before, it’s certain boundaries we just don’t cross,” said Mayweather at the time.

“It’s OK if he wants to say certain things. Even in the press tour when I said something, I didn’t want to be negative towards lesbians or gays when I said something to him. So, I apologise.”