UFC announcer Bruce Buffer couldn’t disagree more with Mayweather’s claims, and spoke to TMZ to refute “Money’s” claims of racism.
“The bottom line is that perception is reality, and people perceive you the way they want to perceive you, and this involves whether you’re black, white, red, yellow or purple. And that’s just the way I look at it. …
We need to play racism down in this country. We have enough issues going on rather than throwing more gasoline on the fire. Why not look at it like, “Hey, Conor McGregor is saying what he’s saying, he’s backing up everything he’s saying, people are listening to what he’s saying.” And, y’know, when Floyd talks people listen to Floyd too.
But they’re two different people from two different fighting sports and they’ll be perceived the way the want to be perceived by the public masses. It’s as simple as that.”