Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion, Conor McGregor got into scuffle with Machine Gun Kelly at MTV Video Music Awards 2021.
Conor McGregor showed up at Barclays Center to present an award to Popstar Justin Beiber. But, before the event, he crossed paths with Machine Gun Kelly.
As per reports by TMZ, Conor McGregor asked for a photo to MGK. But after MGK snubbed his request and pushed him, McGregor threw his drink at MGK and even tried to punch him.
However, Conor McGregor has declined these reports as in his statement after the scuffle he stated:
“Absolutely nothing(when asked what happened with MGK on red carpet). I don’t know, I just showed up, I don’t even know the guy. I only fight real fighters, I don’t fight little vanilla ice white rappers. I don’t even know the guy except that he’s with Megan Fox.”
This is not the first time, Conor McGregor has gotten in to a scuffle outside the octagon. His life outside the octagon has been controversial at times.
When MGK was asked about the incident with Conor McGregor at the red carpet, he decided to keep his silent as he walked away with his girlfriend Megan Fox.
Who Will Conor McGregor fight next?
The former lightweight champion suffered a gruesome injurt at UFC 264 during his tirlogy against Dustin Poirier. Though the Irish star is making big improvements in his rehab, he will still be out of the action for the rest of 2021. It’s very likely that McGregor will be back in the octagon in next year.
But, who he is going to fight next depends a lot on the next few fights in the lightweight division. Michael Chandler is taking on Justin Gaethje next and Dustin Poirier is taking on Charles Oliveira. UFC will try to book a fourth fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.
But, it’s very likely that McGregor will have to fight a lightweight title contender before taking on the champion or Dustin Poirier. UFC might even book the trilogy fight with Nate Diaz considering McGregor has only two fights left in his contract.
It won’t be a surprise to see McGregor leaving UFC and get into the boxing world as Anderson Silva.