Conor McGregor has apologised after he was heard repeatedly using a homophobic slur in a video that went viral last week.
The clip showed the Crumlin man using the word "faggot" three times in conversation with fighter Artem Lobov.
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In a pre-recorded interview set to air on the Late Late Show on Friday, the MMA star said he "meant no disrespect" to members of the LGBTQ community.
"I was whispering in his ear and I was speaking on that and I said what I said," he told Ryan Tubridy.
"I didn't mean no disrespect. You'd swear I was screaming at two people of the same sex kissing."
"I campaigned, when we were trying to get same sex marriage legalised, I was campaigning for that.
The Notorious also said he thought the incident had been blown out of proportion.
"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.
"It is what it is. I'll just say sorry for what I said and that's it and try to move on from it."