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UFC Featherweight Conor McGregor apologizes to Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey for offensive tweet

Following a tweet over the weekend that sexualized two of WMMA's biggest stars, UFC Featherweight Conor McGregor recanted his statement and apologized.

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Monday morning, we talked about a tweet UFC Featherweight Conor McGregor made in reference to a hypothetical sexual situation involving himself and women's Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Miesha Tate. After a fan asked McGregor who he'd prefer to spend a night with, Conor quoted Dr. Dre's "Let's Get High" saying "One riidin dick, one lickin ma toessssss,"

Conor has since deleted the original tweet and has offered up this apology on Twitter and Facebook:

I would like to personally apologize to both Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. 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.

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