Conor McGregor unleashed a racism controversy again with a social media post comparing Floyd Mayweatherand Japanese kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawato Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan.
Mayweather announced his next fight, a potential MMA bout against Japanese competitor Tenshin Nasukawa, at a Rizin press conference
McGregor, who had been talked about as an option for Mayweather’s comeback fight, mocked the American’s choice of opponent in a foul-mouthed Instagram post – but in doing so he compared the 41-year-old boxing great to comedian Tucker and Nasukawa to legendary Hong Kong martial artist and actor Chan, in a reference to the pair’s collaboration in the ‘Rush Hour’ film franchise.
“What in the f*** is going on here?” McGregor wrote alongside a picture of Mayweather and Nasukawa posing together at the press conference to announce the fight. “Who’s this little p*** next to you? That’s mad s***. Like something out of rush hour 5 or something.
“Chris tucker and Jackie f***ing Chan back in this bitch. F***ing brilliant. Mad little b***ard you are Floyd. Fair f***s to you mate. No lie. F*** it.”
McGregor’s social media has been labelled as another “racism controversy” as it follows other racially-charged things the UFC striker has said in the past.
The fight between Mayweather and Japanese kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawato, will be Mayweather’s first since he stopped the UFC striker Conor McGregor in the 10th round of a boxing rules contest in 2017 — and Irishman McGregor has not responded kindly to the news, likening Mayweather’s next fight to the “Rush Hour” franchise.
In the lead-up to his blockbuster promotion against Mayweather in 2017, McGregor was accused of racism after instructing the American during a press conference to “dance for me, boy”. When the implications of his words were put to him, he responded by insisting that he could not possibly be racist because he is “black from the bellybutton down”.