Conor McGregor apologizes for ribald tweet


Last week UFC featherweight Conor McGregor was bantering with fans in Twitter when he was asked a question that more than a few guys have doubtless pondered:

Gareth Lynch @soundmangaz
@TheNotoriousMMA one night before the world ends...Ronda or Miesha?

The polite thing to do would have been to ignore the question, at least publicly, but McGregor took the bait, posting in response an off color line from rapper Dr. Dre's "Let's Get High."

Conor McGregor @TheNotoriousMMA
One ridin dick, one lickin ma toes????

Although the tweet was undoubtedly good natured, former UFC welterweight champion and current Vice President of Athlete Development and Government Relations Matt Hughes enforces the promotions's Code of Conduct, and was not impressed.

McGregor recanted.

"I would like to personally apologize to both Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate," said McGregor on both Twitter and Facebook. "This morning I quoted a song on Twitter in an attempt to make a joke, which I now I see was totally unacceptable and offensive. I have infinite respect for Miesha and Ronda as individuals and as athletes. I have always been a big fan of women's MMA and the incredible talented athletes that compete in the sport. I regret making this offensive comment and I sincerely apologize to anyone whom I offended, but especially Ronda and Miesha."

For her part, Tate seemed more amused than upset.

"Iits all good," tweeted Tate. "Appreciate the apology but I knew you were just joking!"


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