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Conor McGregor's sparring partner sends classy message on Instagram

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One of Conor McGregor's sparring partners has shown his appreciation for 'Notorious' and sent a message to his country ahead of his money-spinning fight with Floyd Mayweather next week.

Dashon Johnson has been helping McGregor prepare for his first professional boxing match in Las Vegas against the undefeated Mayweather, and he took to Instagram to share his thoughts.

The post sends a message to the violence that has occured during the last week in Charlottesville, where white supremacists and the "alt-right" clashed with protestors.

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It reads: "In a world filled with so much racism and hate, along with the recent horrific events that have occurred in Virginia, I hope this picture spreads some light and love on that matter.

"As you can see here, we are from two different parts of the world and backgrounds - two brothers from different mothers, showing love to one another.

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"Come August 26th my heart bleeds for this man and is in his corner regardless of the outcome, not because of his skill, but because he is a great human being and continues to show it outside the ring or octagon."

McGregor responded to the post, saying: "My brother, thank you for all your help in this camp my man from Ireland to Vegas! Much love."

You can see the emotional message below.

It is unusual to see Notorious share such public love, but it is clear that he has a strong relationship with his sparring partner.

He clearly didn't feel the same way about Paulie Malignaggi.

The image and text suggests a different style of camp than the one the former boxer has alluded to in the media since leaving, with the utmost respect shown between McGregor and Johnson.

McGregor will look to create history in six day's time, and will need all the support he can get.

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