Conor McGregor Denies Altercation with Machine Gun Kelly: ‘I Only Fight Real Fighters’

By Tudor Leonte Sep 13, 2021

It seems that controversy has been following “Notorious” recently.

On Sunday night, former Ultimate Fighting Championship two-division champion Conor McGregor took part in the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Irish fighter had a skirmish with Machine Gun Kelly on the red carpet, apparently over a photo request from McGregor denied by the rapper. The subsequent hubbub involved the security staff, who intervened to separate the two men.

After the ceremony, McGregor spoke with Entertainment Tonight and denied being involved in an altercation when asked about what happened. Kelly — real name Colson Baker — has yet to express his thoughts on the matter publicly.

“I don’t know,” McGregor stated. “I just showed up, and I don’t know. I don’t even know the guy, to be honest with you—just rumors. Nothing happened to me. I only fight real fighters. People that actually fight. I certainly don’t fight little Vanilla Ice white rappers. I don’t even know the guy. I don’t know anything about him, except that he’s with Megan Fox.”

McGregor (22-6, 10-4 UFC) is still recovering after suffering a broken leg and dropping a TKO vic-tory to Dustin Poirier in the UFC 264 headliner. The 33-year-old Dubliner is 1-3 in his latest Octa-gon appearances as he only stopped Donald Cerrone with a head kick followed by punches at UFC 246 but tapped to a neck crank at the hands of Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 before losing back-to-back fights to Poirier. The SBG Ireland standout has not yet indicated a time for his cage return.

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