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It's a given for two men who make a career out of pummeling one another for screaming fans. It's a testosterone-charged way of making a living, as well as a name for yourself, amid the spray of blood and sweat. In the press events leading up to a fight, especially a big one, everyone is watching intently for a fight to break out, be it with words or fists. It's almost just as important as the fight itself. It builds hype and controversy, which keeps the public's attention, but when should we consider it to go too far?
Recently, there have been some pretty nasty words thrown back and forth between undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather, and UFC champion, Conor McGregor. When McGregor told Mayweather to "Dance for me, boy" Mayweather seemed to shrug it off only to call McGregor a "punk,f@@#*t, ho" during press conference. I know the whole back and forth thing is part of it, but these guys are not only fighters, they're public figures. I think they should be free to say whatever they want to each other when the cameras aren't rolling, but when they are rolling, turn the slur exchange down from 11. It just looks trashy on both sides. Thoughts?
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