UFC superstar Conor McGregor has been caught on camera using a homophobic slur while talking with teammate Artem Lobov after a heated fight in Poland.
The incident occurred as McGregor was walking to the change rooms with Lobov, who had just been defeated by Andre Fili at UFC Fight Night 118.
The international star was captured using the term 'f****t' multiple times while talking to Lobov.
Earlier, McGregor managed to find himself in the middle of the action at the fight night in Gdansk, Poland.
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The UFC lightweight champ was sitting cageside for a featherweight bout between Artem “The Russian Hammer” Lobov, his friend and teammate, and Andre “Touchy” Fili — and it didn’t take long for him to make his presence felt.
McGregor, who was not there in any official capacity, was pacing around the cage and yelling instructions at Lobov throughout the fight.
After a while, referee Marc Goddard had seen enough and gave McGregor an earful, telling him to “act professional” and return to his seat.
McGregor obliged, but that didn’t stop him from coaching his teammate until the final bell.
Artem Lobov walks into the cage and they cut to Conor McGregor roaming cageside telling him to attack Andre Fili’s body. PME coming up.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 21, 2017
The champ’s words of encouragement weren’t enough to help the 31-year-old Lobov (13-14-1), who lost to Fili (17-5) via unanimous decision. After the fight, Lobov tweeted that he is contemplating retirement.
Fili, meanwhile, admitted that the Irishman’s presence and trash-talking got him “10 times more excited,” which was evident when he mocked McGregor’s “Billionaire Strut” before the fight began.
After making a statement with his victory in the Octagon, Fili used his post-fight platform to deliver another one in a heartfelt speech.
Fili: We gotta start treating each other like human beings. There’s only one race — the human race. We need to take care of each other.— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) October 21, 2017
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