Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor is making headlines once again.
“Mystic Mac” and longtime girlfriend, Dee Devlin, were in New York on Sunday for the MTV Video Music Awards when all hell broke loose.
Rapper Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) was walking nearby when McGregor allegedly asked for a photo and was denied. Security had to intervene and pull the two men apart but not before McGregor lashed out and threw his drink. Information provided after the incident, suggested that MGK may have pushed McGregor which caused part of his drink to spill on McGregor and the cane he is using while rehabbing his surgically repaired leg. McGregor then retaliated by throwing the remainder of his beverage.
Conor McGregor throws a drink at MGK on the red carpet (via ig:laurademytrk) pic.twitter.com/H0naCNbMta
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 13, 2021
Why is Conor trying to fight Machine Gun Kelly at the VMA awards. 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/MoN9qa9guU
— Jason Williams (@jasoneg33) September 13, 2021
Kelly and girlfriend Megan Fox were physically unharmed in the altercation.
When McGregor was later interviewed by a reporter from Entertainment Tonight he was quick to dismiss the altercation as if nothing really happened at all.
“Nothing happened with me, I only fight real fighters. People that actually fight,” McGregor said. “I certainly don’t fight little Vanilla Ice white rappers. I don’t even know the guy. I don’t know anything about him, except that he’s with Megan Fox.”
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) September 13, 2021
McGregor’s spokesman provided a statement to MMAFighting later in the night, denying the rumors about a request for a photograph.
“Conor McGregor did not ask anyone for a picture, nor did he instigate this incident,” McGregor’s spokesperson said. “He does not know Machine Gun Kelly, outside of the fact that he attended Conor’s fight this past July.”
McGregor is currently recovering from a leg injury sustained in his trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July.
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