Why is Conor trying to fight Machine Gun Kelly at the VMA awards. pic.twitter.com/MoN9qa9guU— Jason Williams (@jasoneg33) September 13, 2021
Conor McGregor is still managing to make headlines even as he recovers from a broken leg suffered in his last Ultimate Fighting Championship appearance.
According to TMZ Sports, the former two-division UFC champion was involved in an altercation with musician Machine Gun Kelly — whose given name is Colson Baker — at MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
McGregor reported approached Kelly initially to ask for a photo and was denied by the musician. That situation reportedly escalated into Kelly shoving McGregor, causing the Irish star to spill his drink. McGregor then threw what was left of his drink at MGK, which led to the two men being separated by security staff on hand.
During the brief scuffle, McGregor briefly lost his walking cane, which he has been using while recovering from the broken leg, before it was returned to him. The SBG Ireland standout still made it inside for the ceremony, according to TMZ Sports. Kelly, who was accompanied by film-star girlfriend Megan Fox, was scheduled to perform at the event.
McGregor last fought at UFC 264 in July, where he suffered a gruesome broken leg in a first-round TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. “Notorious” underwent a surgery in which an intramedullary rod was inserted into his tibia and a plate and screws were attached to the fibula. In the aftermath, McGregor revealed he had pre-existing stress fractures in his leg heading into his trilogy bout against Poirier. UFC president Dana White has said the he expects McGregor to be sidelined for at least a year.
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