UFC fighter Conor McGregor and rapper/actor Machine Gun Kelly almost came to blows Sunday night at the MTV VMAs 2021. After the incident McGregor spoke to ET backstage saying, “I don’t fight with vanilla boy rappers!”
In fact, McGregor’s entire diss at MGK went like this…
“Nothing happened with me, I only fight real fighters, people that actually fight, you know what I mean. I certainly don’t fight little vanilla boy rappers. I don’t even know the guy. I don’t know anything about him, except that he’s with Megan Fox.”
The two men were on the red carpet when the scuffle flared up. McGregor can be seen throwing his drink in MGK’s direction. What happened? Word is McGregor had asked MGK for a quick picture, but MGK refused.
Of course McGregor didn’t take the rebuff kindly and they began to argue. Then MGK pushed McGregor, even though the Irish martial artist was on a cane.
All of a sudden McGregor tossed his drink at MGK in a fit of rage, and that’s where the video circulating online comes in. You could see McGregor got really pissed and had to be restrained by security, his cane on the ground.
No one knows why MGK refused to take the pic with McGregor and so far the Tickets to My Downfall author hasn’t said a word. However, he did slap the microphone of a reporter who asked about the dust-up just after it happened.
This doesn’t seem to be a good match for the ever popular ‘celebrity boxing match’ phenomenon, but stranger things have happened. We’ll keep watch… Until the next time it drips….