The 31-year-old rapper, whose real name is Colson Baker, and the 33-year-old MMA fighter were reportedly fighting on the red carpet during the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night in New York City.
What Made The MMA Fighter Angry
There were several pictures of the incident making rounds online, and it showed McGregor and Kelly being separated by security and other guests from each other.
A video of the incident posted by Madness MMA on Twitter showed the fighter and the musician standing across from each other, shouting, and having a heated argument.
‘apparently Conor asked Megan fox for a pic, MGK said nah and shoved him spilling his drink which triggered Conor causing him to throw a round house swing and his drink over MGK’. 😳 #ConorMcGregor #MGK #MTVVMAs pic.twitter.com/UfSbXgRztJ
— Madnessmma (@Madnessmma_) September 13, 2021
According to the page, McGregor asked Megan Fox for a picture, but Kelly denied him of the opportunity, which made the former UFC featherweight fighter angry. McGregor appeared to throw a punch and his drink over Kelly, as seen in the clip.
Another footage showed security rushing to stop the two before an actual brawl broke out. Megan, on the other hand, was quickly pulled out of the scene with Kelly following behind.
Photographers Were Furious
“They scuffled then it settled down and Conor went for him again,” the source told Page Six, adding, that the photographers were disappointed in the situation, and were “saying they were going to boycott Conor because they were worried MGK and Megan wouldn’t walk.”
Another insider revealed that “McGregor was ready to throw fists” and that “security was having trouble holding him back.”
Denying The Incident
— Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz (@mcchiki1) September 13, 2021
The outlet also shared that McGregor’s rep denied the fight despite the photo and video evidence.
“Conor only fights fighters,” his rep said in a statement.
Megan and Kelly quickly recovered after the physical altercation, as they were seen walking the red carpet together as if nothing happened. As usual, the lovers were holding hands and were seen showing some major PDA as they worked for the camera.
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The rapper sported a bright red sparkly suit and black shoes for the event, where he won an award for best alternative video for “My Ex’s Best Friend,” featuring blackbear.
Megan also rocked a sparkly number, but a see-through one that displayed her killer curves. She wore a tiny satin thong underneath the garment to cover her nethers. The actress also showcased a wet look through her hairstyle, which complemented her outfit.
Her overall look was out of this world, and it was probably what prompted McGregor to ask for a picture.
The MMA fighter wore a pink jacket, black tailored pants, and matching shoes to the event. It was also reported that he attended the VMAs with his longtime girlfriend, Dee Devlin.
Twitter users also reacted to how McGregor acted at the event.
the fact @TheNotoriousMMA tried to fight MGK for not wanting to take a picture just proves that he’s a bitch
— Luke Bowling (@BowlingLuke) September 13, 2021
Conor mcgregor trying to fight MGK is like me trying to fight a 7 year old cuz he called me a poo head
— skeeter (@senormcgavin) September 13, 2021
If you’re still a Conor Mcgregor fan in 2021 you’re just sad lmaoo
— ’01 Kobe (@hieisrequiem) September 13, 2021
You’ve got to give it to Conor.
Old people. Buses. Rock stars.
Bars. Loading Docks. MTV Awards.
He really is all about Anytime. Anyplace. Anyone.
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) September 13, 2021