Kyle Larson was recently fired from the Chip Ganassi Racing Team after being caught using a racial slur while participating in a NASCAR iRacing event, which is a video game series NASCAR drivers have been playing to race each other while social distancing due to the coronavirus.
Larson was caught saying “hey, (racial slur)” after he assumed the audio had been cut from the feed during the iRacing event.
One person who has gotten wind of what Larson said was New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman, who challenged Larson to a UFC fight through Twitter:
He should never be allowed to race again in @NASCAR. Said that derogatory word so nonchalantly. Your apology doesn’t matter. Post-career...I’ll fight this man in a @ufc event for charity. He needs his ass beat. Would love to hear him say that word in the octagon! https://t.co/lZ4Hg1fxsw— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) April 14, 2020
There has been no response yet from Larson, but neither Larson or Stroman have any MMA experience to speak of.