It looks like Conor McGregor and Machine Gun Kelly had to be separated at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.
The UFC star is scheduled to present an award at the VMAs for the first time. In his first public appearance since his loss at UFC 264, McGregor got into a physical confrontation on the red carpet leading into the Barclays Center, right before showtime. The almost-clash was captured by several photographers on the scene.
As you can see in the tweet above, Conor is in a pink suit confronting MGK. After being yanked away from the scene by security on hand, The Notorious one looks furious.
According to TMZ, Conor asked MGK for a photo, which Kelly denied. This apparently escalated to MGK’s guard pushing Conor, who then stumbled back and spilled his drink. Remember, just two months ago McGregor broke his leg in the first round of his fight against Dustin Poirier and underwent surgery to insert an intramedullary rod in his tibia.
Conor did chuck the rest of his drink at Kelly while being held back by security. TMZ has published an update stating: “A source close to Conor tells us the fighter wanted to say hello to MGK, stuck his hand out and started walking up to the singer. We’re told MGK said something — that Conor couldn’t hear — and MGK’s security pushed Conor away. Our source says Conor doesn’t understand what the issue was, and was surprised by how he was treated.”
Check out the altercation from different angles, and both McGregor + MGK interviews regarding the incident:
Stay tuned to The Scrap for more on the developing story.