UFC star Conor McGregor and singer Machine Gun Kelly acquired into an altercation Sunday night time that just about turned bodily.
McGregor and Kelly had been each on the MTV Video Music Awards purple carpet at Barclays Heart in Brooklyn when issues turned heated. McGregor might be seen in movies lunging at Kelly, who was held again by safety and his girlfriend, actress Megan Fox. Seconds later, McGregor was escorted away, however extra video captured him throwing a cocktail in Kelly’s path.
It is unclear precisely what began the battle and, right now, neither get together is saying. TMZ reported that McGregor walked as much as Kelly to say howdy, Kelly stated one thing inaudible after which Kelly’s safety tried to push McGregor away. McGregor took umbrage with that, per TMZ, and that is when the state of affairs escalated.
An preliminary TMZ report said that McGregor requested Kelly for a photograph and Kelly declined, which McGregor’s spokesperson, Karen Kessler, denied in a press release to ESPN.
“Conor McGregor didn’t ask anybody for an image, nor did he instigate this incident,” Kessler wrote within the assertion. “He doesn’t know Machine Gun Kelly, exterior of the truth that he attended Conor’s combat this previous July.”
McGregor downplayed the state of affairs in an interview later with Entertainment Tonight, saying “I simply confirmed up” and he would not know what occurred.
“Nothing occurred with me,” McGregor stated. “I solely combat actual fighters. Folks that truly combat. I actually do not combat little Vanilla Ice white rappers. I do not even know the man, do not know something about him besides that he is with Megan Fox.”
Kelly, 31, was requested about what occurred in a red-carpet interview and he made a noise along with his mouth, hit the microphone along with his hand and walked away.
McGregor, 33, is at present rehabilitating a damaged leg in Los Angeles. He suffered the harm at UFC 264 on July 10 in a loss to Dustin Poirier, an occasion that Kelly attended with Fox at T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas. McGregor, the largest star in UFC historical past, is the primary UFC fighter to ever maintain two belts from completely different weight divisions on the identical time, however he has misplaced three of his previous 4.
Over the previous few years, McGregor has had a number of run-ins with the regulation, together with one at Barclays Heart. In April 2018, McGregor and 20 males stormed the Barclays loading dock after a UFC media day looking for McGregor rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. Throughout that altercation, McGregor threw a metallic dolly by the window of a bus crammed with UFC fighters. He was arrested on costs of assault and prison mischief. McGregor took a plea deal and was ordered to do neighborhood service and take an anger administration course.