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Machine Gun Kelly on the left and Conor McGregor on the right at the 2021 MTV VMAs at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City | Photo: Getty Images | Twitter.com/BleacherReport
Machine Gun Kelly on the left and Conor McGregor on the right at the 2021 MTV VMAs at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City | Photo: Getty Images | Twitter.com/BleacherReport

Conor McGregor Throws Drink at Machine Gun Kelly During VMAs Red Carpet Altercation

Rodolfo Vieira
Sep 18, 2021
03:30 A.M.
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Conor McGregor and Machine Gun Kelly recently got into a scuffle at the MTV Video Music Awards, with the UFC fighter trying to hit the rapper after being pushed by security.

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The incident took place Sunday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City. At the time, Kelly and his girlfriend, Megan Fox, were on the red carpet when they were spotted by McGregor.

It has been reported that the Irish athlete approached the rapper and tried to shake his hand, but Kelly said something McGregor couldn't hear before being pushed away by the musician's security team.

Machine Gun Kelly on the left and Conor McGregor on the right at the 2021 MTV VMAs at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City | Photo: Getty Images | Twitter.com/BleacherReport

Machine Gun Kelly on the left and Conor McGregor on the right at the 2021 MTV VMAs at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City | Photo: Getty Images | Twitter.com/BleacherReport

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WHAT HAPPENED

The push caused McGregor to spill his drink, which was when he tried to confront Kelly, visibly angry and confused. He is later seen throwing his drink at the rapper after being escorted away.

He was also caught on video punching an elderly man in the head.

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According to an early report by TMZ, McGregor asked for a photo with Kelly and saw his alleged request declined. However, Karen Kessler, a spokesperson for the fighter, denied it:

"Conor McGregor did not ask anyone for a picture, nor did he instigate this incident. He does not know Machine Gun Kelly, outside of the fact that he attended Conor's fight this past July."

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The 33-year-old athlete later opened up about the incident, clarifying that nothing happened with him and that he only fights "real fighters." He added:

"People that actually fight. I certainly don't fight little Vanilla Ice white rappers. I don't even know the guy, don't know anything about him except that he's with Megan Fox."

Conor McGregor preparing to fight Dustin Poirier in their lightweight bout during UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada | Photo: Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Conor McGregor preparing to fight Dustin Poirier in their lightweight bout during UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada | Photo: Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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FIGHTING OUTSIDE THE OCTAGON

Despite his claim, McGregor, who is currently recovering from a broken leg sustained during his fight against Dustin Poirer at UFC 264, has had quite a few encounters with the law.

Back in 2018, he threw a metal dolly through the window of a bus filled with UFC Fighters, and was consequently arrested and charged with assault and criminal mischief.

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He was also caught on video punching an elderly man in the head in a pub in Ireland. It was reported that the incident happened following a dispute over McGregor's whiskey brand.

The attack took place at The Marble Arch Pub in Dublin after McGregor offered everyone a cup of his whiskey and the man refused, not once but twice. Surprisingly, the man didn't even get knocked off his stool.

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