Richard Spencer wanted Conor McGregor to win in the worst way

Conor McGregor was Richard Spencer’s “Great White Hope.”

Spencer, a white nationalist, tweeted support for the Irish MMA superstar during his fight against boxer Floyd Mayweather, who is black.

“If #McGregor wins tonight, the Irish get to be White,” Spencer wrote Saturday.

Spencer also highlighted the “fashy” — fascism-like — haircuts of McGregor’s cornermen.

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While McGregor lost in a 10th round TKO, Spencer remained upbeat.

Spencer also retweeted a post by Eli Mosley — an organizer of the alt-right Charlottesville protests that devolved into violence — featuring an image of McGregor with his dapper-dressed son.

“Don’t worry goys. For the white race it’s never over,” Mosley wrote. “It’s time for generation Z to take it from here.”

McGregor made numerous racially charged statements leading up to the fight, including telling Mayweather to “dance for me, boy.”

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McGregor addressed the racism accusations during a July press event in Brooklyn, calling the criticisms “ridiculous.”

McGregor (r.) made numerous racially charged statements leading up to his fight with Floyd Mayweather (l.).

McGregor (r.) made numerous racially charged statements leading up to his fight with Floyd Mayweather (l.).

(Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

“Do they not know I’m half-black? Yeah. I’m half-black from the belly button down,” McGregor said.

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