Contor McGregor became the target of another controversy after using a term considered homophobic when talking to his teammate Artem Lobov after losing to Andre Fili at the UFC Gdansk, and the Irishman decided to apologize to anyone who felt offended by the term.
‘Notorious’ was interviewed on RTÉ’s ‘Late, Late Show’ program. In the show, the UFC light heavyweight champion apologized to the LGBT community for using the term ‘b ***’ in his discussion with Lobov.
“I was speaking in his ear and I ended up saying what I said. I did not want to disrespect the LGBT community. I did not want to do it, “McGregor said.
The Irishman, who came to support gay marriage officialization in Ireland in a referendum in 2015, criticized anyone who wanted to create controversy using the phrase, signaling that many would try to harm him with such an attitude.
“I campaigned to legalize gay marriage. I campaigned for that. But it is one of those times when things are used of one that, once again, they want to try to harm me. And there are people who love it. But that happened, I apologize and we will move on, “argued the fighter.