- 13 Sep 21
Photos showed the disgraced UFC champion and 'Bloody Valentine' singer being pulled apart by security after the scuffle broke out.
Conor McGregor and Machine Gun Kelly had to be separated after getting into an altercation on the VMAs red carpet at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center last night.
MMA fighter McGregor later said he only fights "real fighters" after the run-in at the MTV Awards.
According to TMZ Conor McGregor and Machine Gun Kelly got into an altercation after Conor asked MGK for a pic, but he declined.👀😳
MGK then pushed Conor which led to him spilling his drink. Conor then threw his drink at MGK and Megan Fox. #VMAs pic.twitter.com/3uMw3EDRmq
— Hip Hop Ties (@HipHopTiesMedia) September 13, 2021
McGregor attended the ceremony at the Barclays Centre in New York with his partner Dee Devlin while the US musician Machine Gun Kelly arrived with his girlfriend, Hollywood actor Megan Fox.
One red carpet video shows McGregor throwing his drink at Kelly, after the fighter reportedly asked MGK for a photo and the emo rapper declined.
Conor McGregor threw a drink at Machine Gun Kelly at the VMA's 😳
(via laurademytrk/IG) pic.twitter.com/yMMudgq3YG
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 13, 2021
When asked about the incident, McGregor said: "Absolutely nothing happened. I don't know. He showed up, and I don’t know. I don’t know the guy.
"Nothing happened with me, I only fight real fighters, people that actually fight, you know what I mean. I don’t even know the guy. I don’t know anything about him, except that he’s with Megan Fox."
Machine Gun Kelly, whose real name is Colson Baker, was also asked about the alleged altercation but walked away without answering the question.
Machine Gun Kelly when asked about his altercation with Conor McGregor. pic.twitter.com/XAZMA7JX67
— islam (@islamzinour) September 13, 2021
Both men later appeared during the VMAs ceremony. The Dublin athlete walked with a cane after suffering a serious leg injury in his latest fight in July. He was tapped to award Justin Bieber his artist of the year prize.
Machine Gun Kelly was among the winners, taking home the 'Best Alternative' prize for 'My Ex’s Best Friend'.
Transformers star Megan Fox raised eyebrows at the VMAs by standing next to Kourtney Kardashian and introducing their respective boyfriends Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker to the stage as "our future baby daddies".
It doesn’t seem that MGK and McGregor had any prior arguments, with the singer even seen attending his UFC 260 fight in Los Vegas with Fox as well as Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker in March.
Kelly performed during the award show later in the evening, as well as Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, Kacey Musgraves, Alicia Keys, and more.
Conor Mcgregor takes a swing at Machine Gun Kelly during an altercation at the VMA’s
— TWSN (@TWSN___) September 13, 2021