Conor McGregor and Machine Gun Kelly needed to be separated on the crimson carpet after an altercation occurred at the MTV Video Track Awards on Sunday in New York.
Photos surfaced of the incident that showed the passe two-division UFC champion McGregor and musician Kelly (accurate name Colson Baker) being separated by security after reportedly nearly coming to blows.
A video used to be then posted that showed McGregor and Kelly standing across from every various earlier than it appears the Irish megastar made a switch in direction of the Cleveland, Ohio native, which then compelled security to sprint into stop them earlier than an accurate brawl broke out. Kelly’s lady friend Megan Fox used to be mercurial pulled out of the melee as occasion officials tried to restful the scenario down.
In accordance to a picture from TMZ, the altercation started after McGregor allegedly requested Kelly for a photograph, which used to be denied. That by some means escalated into Kelly it sounds as if pushing McGregor, which made the ex-UFC champion stumble backward whereas spilling his drink.
That’s when McGregor allegedly threw his drink at Kelly, which handiest escalated the scenario additional as security tried to place the two celebrities apart.
Once cooler heads prevailed, Kelly and Fox had been both seen strolling the crimson carpet together earlier than coming into the building. Kelly is slated to make alongside Travis Barker at some level of the broadcast.
As for McGregor, he used to be eventually handed back his strolling cane, which he used to be using whereas nonetheless convalescing from a damaged leg suffered in his fight in opposition to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July. McGregor used to be accompanied by his longtime lady friend Dee Devlin, and despite the altercation, both had been seen within the viewers as soon as the declare actually started.
A spokesperson for McGregor issued an announcement to MMA Combating following the incident at the Barclays Center in New York.
“Conor McGregor didn’t interrogate somebody for an image, nor did he instigate this incident,” McGregor’s spokesperson talked about. “He would not know Machine Gun Kelly, exterior of the reality that he attended Conor’s fight this previous July.”
Since suffering the ruin in July, McGregor has resided in Los Angeles doing rehabilitation on his leg after his surgical procedure used to be conducted at nearby Cedars-Sinai effectively being middle.
UPDATE: McGregor moreover addressed the incident at some level of an interview with Entertainment Tonight where he denied even shimmering Machine Gun Kelly earlier than the incident occurred.
“Nothing came about with me, I handiest fight accurate opponents. People that actually fight,” McGregor talked about. “I for jog don’t fight shrimp Vanilla Ice white rappers. I don’t even know the fellow. I don’t know anything else about him, with the exception of that he’s with Megan Fox.”