Following UFC fighter Conor McGregor getting into a physical altercation with Machine Gun Kelly on the red carpet of the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (Sept. 12), McGregor has spoken out on the incident.
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight yesterday, Conor McGregor claimed he doesn’t know who Machine Gun Kelly is despite prior reports saying that the standoff between the two men was because McGregor attempted greet and take a picture with the rapper, but was denied.
“Absolutely nothing,” the professional boxer said when ET’s host Rachel Smith asked him what actually happened. “I don’t know. He showed up, and I don’t know. I don’t know the guy.”
McGregor continued: “Nothing happened with me, I only fight real fighters, people that actually fight, you know what I mean. I certainly don’t fight little vanilla boy rappers. I don’t even know the guy. I don’t know anything about him, except that he’s with Megan Fox.”
As previously reported, just before the award show began last night, video footage and photos showed that the Ireland native and Machine Gun Kelly got into it, with McGregor throwing punches at the Ohio rhymer. In one particular video, McGregor is seen tossing a drink in what can assumed to be MGK’s direction. Sources have also said that the two men exchanged words, but it’s unclear what actually sparked the chaos between them.
Apparently, the Tickets to My Downfall artist said something that Conor McGregor couldn’t decipher and the athlete was pushed away by the rhymer’s security.
Whatever may have been said has not been shared publicly to offer additional context for why the altercation even transpired.
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