Conor McGregor and Machine Gun Kelly had to be separated on the red carpet after an altercation occurred at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday in New York.
Photos surfaced of the incident that showed the former two-division UFC champion McGregor and musician Kelly (real name Colson Baker) being separated by security after reportedly nearly coming to blows.
A video was then posted that showed McGregor and Kelly standing across from each other before it appears the Irish superstar made a move towards the Cleveland, Ohio native, which then forced security to rush into stop them before an actual brawl broke out. Kelly’s girlfriend Megan Fox was quickly pulled out of the melee as event officials attempted to calm the situation down.
Conor McGregor throws a drink at MGK on the red carpet (via ig:laurademytrk) pic.twitter.com/H0naCNbMta
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McGregor also addressed the incident during an interview with Entertainment Tonight where he denied even knowing Machine Gun Kelly before the incident occurred.
“Nothing happened with me, I only fight real fighters. People that actually fight,” McGregor said. “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.”
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) September 13, 2021