According to Garbrandt, he did not know that the word “boy” was “politically incorrect,” but admitted that he should have used another word to address his fellow bantamweight fighter.
“I don’t like that guy,” Garbrandt told Ariel Helwani on the latest edition of The MMA Hour.
“He got all mad because over a year ago I told him that he was overrated. So the guy starts running his mouth and I see a TMZ report that he said he was going to kill me. So I was like, ‘Oh you’re going to kill me?’
“So I took a screen shot and I sent it to him in a DM and he acted like a little bitch and that’s what he is.
“I should have called him a little bitch, not ‘boy’, I didn’t know that it was politically incorrect. I got a shirt that says ‘Hanging with the boys’, I call everybody ‘boy’. You know, ‘what’s up, boy’, I didn’t know that it was politically incorrect.
“I am not in the least bit racist. I have a sister that’s married to a black guy. I have a niece that is a mixed (race) child.”
Garbrandt claimed that the next time he sees Sterling in person he will “f*ck him up.”
“For him to go out there and try to ride off that fame, I told that fool that the next time I see him I’m going to f*ck him up,” Garbrandt said.
“He tried to tell me that I was going to get jumped and all of this, he’s just a bitch and that’s what he is. I should have called him a bitch.
“He’s coming off a win with Barao at a catchweight and I don’t even want to talk about that guy.
“I just know the next time I see him he better have his hands up.”
“That’s free money. Both those dudes (Aljamain Sterling and Jimmie Rivera) are free money for me.
“After TJ, and Dominick has come back out of retirement, whatever he wants to do, that is all free money. I like free money. I like two checks.
“Dom, Demetrious…what the hell is his name…Oh…Jimmie, and that guy that wears the fake gold chain oh, Aljamain, yeah… all of those cats, that’s free money for me.”