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'I meant no disrespect to LGBT community' - Conor McGregor sorry for use of 'f-word'

The MMA star recorded a Late Late Show interview today.

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CONOR MCGREGOR SAYS he didn’t mean to disrespect anyone in the LGBT community with his recent use of a homophobic slur.

McGregor was at the centre of controversy last week when he was filmed repeatedly using the word ‘faggot’ while consoling SBG stablemate Artem Lobov following the Russian Hammer’s defeat to Andre Fili in Gdansk.

McGregor later pulled out of an appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show as well as various other interviews which were scheduled to promote his upcoming documentary movie, which is released on Friday.

“I have to put my hands up there,” McGregor told Ryan Tubridy in a pre-recorded Late Late Show interview which was filmed today.

“I was watching a fighter, a sparring partner, a training partner, a friend, a brother of mine who has given his health, his body health, his brain health, everything to help me prepare for fights to give my brain health and my body health to entertain the public.

“That’s the fighter I was going to watch and support. I witnessed him lose a fight, and a potential career-ending fight, in a manner where the opponent  was stalling and running away and I was upset.

“I was whispering in his ear and I was speaking on that and I said what I said. I meant no disrespect to nobody of the LGBT community. I didn’t mean no disrespect. You’d swear I was screaming at two people of the same sex kissing. I campaigned, when we were trying to get same sex marriage legalised, I was campaigning for that.

“It is another one where things just get blown out and they love to just, any chance they get they love to throw me under the bus. It is what it is. I’ll just say sorry for what I said and that’s it and try to move on from it.”

Conor McGregor pulls out of Jonathan Ross Show and raft of media interviews

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