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Conor McGregor takes stand against racism in support of George Floyd

"There is no place for injustice, racism and intolerance in this world"

Using his platform to speak out against racism, Conor McGregor took to social media to reach his followers. 

In times of injustice it is important to speak up. The recent, seemingly racially motivated murder of unarmed African-American George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers has sparked understandable outrage. It has opened up old wounds and accusations of systematic racism by United States police. This has in turn caused a series of protests, in which violence has erupted in many cases.

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones took to the streets of Albuquerque, in an attempt to restore order and prevent vandalism. However the case of Floyd and the overarching police brutality and institutionalised racism that plagues the case has reached the hearts of many compassionate people.

UFC star Conor McGregor took to social media to take a stand against racism, and express his feelings.

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“There is no place for injustice, racism and intolerance in this world! We must really listen and learn from those in pain. Be the example of the change you want to see!! Praying, hoping, and believing everyday that this is all a part of the lords plan to lead us to a better and brighter future ahead. God speed everyone”

McGregor certainly is no stranger to controversy, but as of late he has taken a more positive approach to many things. The lead up to his fight with Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 was friendly and respectful, seemingly showing a new side of McGregor.

As of now McGregor doesn’t have a fight booked. However he has been linked to several interesting match ups. From bouts with lightweight contenders Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson to welterweight bouts against Jorge Masvidal and even reigning champ Kamaru Usman. So far nothing has materiliased, hwoever.

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