McGregor's reaction wasn't an angry one as you might expect, but he moved quickly to shut down the remark.
"Conor McGregor is not racist, and this fight is not about race". "As an African-American, I did not look at Conor McGregor and say, 'He is talking to me'".
"Boxing was Conor's first discipline and that's why he has the stand-up power and I don't think Mayweather has anything to cause Conor any problems".
Smith was quick to point out that this is exactly who McGregor is as a fighter and promoter.
Peter Nørrelund, the executive VP and CEO of MTG Sport, noted, "This is the main event to end them all-Mayweather vs. McGregor, boxing vs. MMA, precision vs. power".
The day before that McGregor was in Brooklyn and reporters were keen to talk to him after what was described as the most "even" of the conferences (although most still felt McGregor came out on top).
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"To me, it is him against Mayweather", Smith said.
Despite shocking everybody with his upset of Manny Pacquiao, Australia's Jeff Horn doesn't think Conor McGregor is capable of doing the same against Floyd Mayweather Jr. One thing is for sure though, we will need Mayweather huge.
He and his promoter Eddie Hearn visited the T-Mobile Arena as the second clash against the Ukrainian heavyweight edges closer.
"He was trying to rattle Floyd "Money" Mayweather the way he tries to rattle every opponent", Smith continued.
"The boxing fraternity has written him off but Conor is going to cause a seismic shock in the unarmed combat world".