Like most social networking sites, some people just shouldn’t Ustream. Welterweight* boxing champion Floyd Mayweather went off at the mouth recently when he decided to answer fans’ questions on the popular live-video website.

In full metrosexual posturing, Mayweather went on a pathetic homophobic and racist rant against would-be opponent Filipino wealterweight boxing champ Manny Pacquiao. After telling viewers that he planned to “cook the little yellow chump”, Mayweather called Paquiao a “faggot” several times before vowing to beat Pacquiao and forcing the Filipino fighter to “make some sushi rolls and cook some rice.”

According to Boxing Scene, Mayweather reportedly apologized for the racial taunts last Friday, but, as blogger Rod McCollum pointed out, was quiet when it came to the gay slurs. “I do want to apologize for what happened the other night,” the boxer said. “I don’t have a racist bone in my body … I was just having fun. I didn’t really mean it.”

It’s not the first time Mayweather has had a public attack of panic, and it likely won’t be the last. The Paquiao-Mayweather match has been one of the most highly anticipated — and delayed — bouts in years. Looks like Pretty Boy Floyd might just be scared.

* A previous version of this post incorrectly referred to Mayweather as a heavyweight. 

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