Conor McGregor and Machine Gun Kelly get into altercation in Brooklyn.
Former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor got into an altercation with recording artist Machine Gun Kelly at this past Sunday’s VMAs at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
These days is seems like combat sports is crossing over with every walk of life. Be it video game streamers, actors, athletes from other sports, social media stars, and musicians, it’s clear that everyone wants in on the fight game these days.
Usually it’s those outside of the combat sports world that want to get involved in the game. But sometimes the opposite is true.
There is no doubt that former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor is a crossover star. McGregor has wowed audiences across the globe with not only his fight prowess but his polarizing actions outside of the ring and cage. McGregor had the kind of personality that can prove to be alluring for fans hungry for a no filter approach to the game. Others who put more weight on integrity and honor however have come to find McGregor to be a nuisance.
After what happened the other night at the VMAs it’s clear that recording artist Machine Gun Kelly falls into the latter camp.
Altercation at the VMAs
While attending the VMA red carpet, Conor McGregor crossed paths with MGK accompanied by girlfriend Megan Fox. When McGregor crossed paths with MGK words were exchanged. After trading words, MGK allegedly pushed McGregor who tried to return in kind. The two were quickly separated after the altercation.
Conor McGregor also toss a drink at Machine Gun Kelly. One can only imagine the glass was filled with a certain Irish whiskey.
Conor McGregor throws a drink at MGK on the red carpet (via ig:laurademytrk) pic.twitter.com/H0naCNbMta
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Since news broke of the incident, Conor McGregor was quick to take control the narrative of the event. ET got a quick interview with McGregor who told his side of the story.
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It seems that these days Conor McGregor is finding himself in as many altercations outside the ring and cage as much as inside.
Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.