Conor McGregor apologizes for homophobic slur

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Fil-Am forward Kamaka Hepa commits to Texas Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Conor McGregor watches replays after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas.  AP Photo/Isaac BrekkenUFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor is known for being quite the trash talker to his opponents, but has always seemed to know his limits.Yet, the 29-year-old Irish superstar has caught the ire of the LGBT community, after he was caught on camera using a homophobic slur to fellow UFC fighter Andre Fili.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The incident occurred in the backstage at UFC Gdansk in Poland on Oct. 21, after Fili dominated McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov in their Featherweight bout.In an appearance on Irish TV show “The Late Late Show,” McGregor apologized for his words and clarified the incident.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I was whispering in his ear and I was speaking on that and I said what I said,” “The Notorious” said. “I meant no disrespect to nobody of the LGBT community. I didn’t mean no disrespect.”McGregor also made it clear that he voted “yes” during a 2015 ballot initiative which legalized same-sex unions in Ireland. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “You’d swear I was screaming at two people of the same sex kissing,” he said. “I campaigned, when we were trying to get same-sex marriage legalized, 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.”His employer, the UFC, meanwhile, has yet to make an official statement regarding the controversy, but McGregor believes pundits should not make it bigger than it really is.“It is what it is,” he said. “I’ll just say sorry for what I said and that’s it and try to move on from it.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:MMA star McGregor wants to fight a boxer on his turfADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Kane, Bale AND Hummels! Man United breaking transfer news

first_img Is out-of-form winger Gareth Bale set to leave Real Madrid this summer, with David de Gea going the other way. Click right to see which keeper would be a great replacement. – With Madrid fans getting on the Welshman’s back and Bale struggling to settle in Spain, a return to the Premier League is looking possible for the former Tottenham star with Old Trafford the favourite destination. Having bought Bale for £80m two years ago, the Spanish giants will want a sum of around £50m and accept a huge loss. The Madrid winger has 13 goals to his name but his poor form lately has seen a section of Los Blancos’ fans wanting Bale sold. However, talkSPORT has been told the Spanish giants won’t sell Bale… yet. 7 Mats Hummels: This season has shown that United lack a solid, commanding centre back, could BVB’s Mats Hummels be the anchor in Van Gaal’s squad? Click right to see which Premier League shot stopper has United in his sights – With Jurgen Klopp leaving Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season, a player exodus is on the cards. With Hummels not committing himself to the German side, expect United to make a move for the World Cup winning centre back as they look to find that commanding figure at the back, which they have been missing since the departure of Nemanja Vidic. Bild reported that a £21.5m deal could see the German on his way to Old Trafford. Edinson Cavani: With the PSG forward’s future uncertain, its the perfect time for van Gaal to make a marquee signing. Find out which World Cup winner could be the anchor in United’s side by clicking right. – The Uruguayan striker would be a great replacement for van Persie if the Dutchman was to leave. His 16 goals have helped PSG all but secure another Ligue 1 title. The 28-year-old has scored 25 goals altogether this season and would be a great replacement of van Persie due to their similar style of play. With his future at PSG uncertain, Cavani has teased clubs by saying he is ready to leave Paris, to play as a striker, the Mail reports. Asmir Begovic: The Bosnian has proved to be a solid Premier League goalkeeper since his arrival from Ipswich in 2010. – Pulling off world class saves and helping Stoke City to a potential top half finish, Begovic’s performances have attracted a number of Premier League clubs including Arsenal and Liverpool. The 27-year-old would be a fine replacement if De Gea was to leave – he even has a goal to his name, scoring against Southampton last season. ESPN report that United could tempt Stoke and Begovic with an £8m offer. Harry Kane soon to be a Red Devil? Read all about it below, then find out the latest on Bale to Old Trafford by clicking the yellow arrow above! – According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United are lining up a £45m bid for Tottenham’s 20 Premier League goal-scoring striker Harry Kane. Two decades after missing out on Alan Shearer, could United be about to sign a brilliant English forward, to partner their Three Lions star Wayne Rooney? 7 7 7 7 Christian Benteke: The Belgian striker has not stopped scoring since Tim Sherwood took charge at Villa Park, his strength and aerial presence would be a great link with Wayne Rooney. Click right to see which PSG goal scoring machine is on the Old Trafford radar. – Scoring 10 goals in his last nine Premier League games, Benteke has hit fine form. His attributes mirror United’s recent success in the shape of Marouane Fellaini. Benteke’s strength and aerial presence have proven to be a nightmare for defenders and with knockdowns to players like Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata, the Red Devils should be scoring for fun. The Metro believe that a £32m deal could see Benteke on his way to Manchester. Tottenham’s shot stopper Hugo Lloris has been in fine form and would be a perfect replacement for de Gea. Click right to see which in form striker is on the Old Trafford radar. – With European football looking out of the equation for Tottenham, a potential Champions League spot and a serious title challenge will surely attract the Frenchman to Old Trafford. It all depends if United accept a bid for David de Gea, but the Mail suggest that Van Gaal will have to pay over the odds for Lloris’ services. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has already made one signing, securing Memphis Depay’s signature.Still uncertain of a Champions League place, the Red Devils boss will look to make a few marquee signings to mount a serious title challege next season.Former Real Madrid chairman Ramon Calderon has told talkSPORT that the Spanish giants don’t want to sell Gareth Bale, but expect United to make a serious offer for the Welshman.Could a surprise be on the cards at Old Trafford, with striker Robin van Persie potentially leaving Manchester.Click the arrow above, right, to see the latest Manchester United transfer rumours.For everything Manchester United, click here. 7 7last_img read more