Conor McGregor found himself in a bit of trouble yesterday after sharing a picture of himself posing in a car, holding what is thought to be a replica gun while wearing a balaclava, but has since apologised for his actions.
It was confirmed that the Gardai were investigating the photo he shared on social media, but the MMA star has since opened up and explained the reasoning behind having the “gun” in his possession.
Conor revealed, “I apologise for having the air-soft in public. I was simply rehearsing for a potential upcoming film role.”
The MMA star also took the opportunity to slam Floyd Mayweather following his claims earlier in the week that the Irish fighter only gets praised because of the colour of his skin.
The Crumlin native didn’t hold back in his reply, saying, “Floyd Mayweather, don’t ever bring my race into my success again. I am an Irishman. My people have been oppressed our entire existence. And still very much are. I understand the feeling of prejudice. It is a feeling that is deep in my blood.
“In my family’s long history of warfare there was a time where just having the name ‘McGregor’ was punishable by death. Do not ever put me in a bracket like this again.
“If you want, we can organise a fight no problem. I will give you a fair 80/20 split purse in my favour seeing as your last fight bombed at every area of revenue.
“At 27 years of age, I now hold the key to this game. The game answers to me now.”