The MMA fighter, 33, branded Kelly, 31, a ‘little vanilla boy rapper’ after they have been squared up on the purple carpet with their respective companions – Megan Fox and Dee Devlin – by their sides simply earlier than the beginning of the present.
According to Metro.co.uk, Kelly, whose actual title is Colson Baker, didn’t wish to meet Conor as a result of he is not a fan of a few of his earlier feedback, which weren’t specified.
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A supply mentioned: ‘Machine Gun Kelly is not a fan of some issues Conor has mentioned and achieved previously so thought it was a dangerous look to be photographed with him.
‘It’s the VMAs so a part of the explanation you go is to combine with different celebs however a few of Conor’s feedback on delicate points have by no means sat proper with him.’
The insider that Kelly ‘advised organisers to verify their paths by no means crossed after the autumn out’.
MailOnline has contacted representatives of Machine Gun Kelly for remark.
Confrontation: The MMA fighter, 33, branded Kelly, 31, a ‘little vanilla boy rapper’ after they have been squared up on the purple carpet with their respective companions – Megan Fox (pictured) and Dee Devlin – by their sides simply earlier than the beginning of the present
Kelly’s film star girlfriend Megan Fox was among the many individuals who stepped in between the 2 would-be fighters, after which wrapped her arms round him because the couple have been led off previous the rising crowd that had gathered.
Conor later dismissed the scuffle, telling a reporter nothing occurred as a result of he solely spars with ‘actual fighters’, and solely is aware of who the musician is as a result of he’s courting Fox.
He advised Entertainment Tonight: ‘Absolutely nothing occurred. I do not know. He confirmed up, and I do not know. I do not know the man.
‘Nothing occurred with me, I solely struggle actual fighters, individuals that truly struggle, you recognize what I imply? I actually do not struggle little vanilla boy rappers. I do not even know the man. I do not know something about him, besides that he is with Megan Fox.’
A supply mentioned: ‘Machine Gun Kelly is not a fan of some issues Conor has mentioned and achieved previously so thought it was a dangerous look to be photographed with him’
Conor’s rep additionally mentioned he doesn’t know who Kelly is and insisted that his shopper wasn’t the one to begin the scuffle.
It was first reported that the fighter requested MGK for a picture, however the Bloody Valentine star shot him down, in accordance with TMZ.
However Conor’s spokesperson later advised MailOnline: ‘Conor McGregor didn’t ask anybody for a image, nor did he instigate this incident. He doesn’t know Machine Gun Kelly, exterior of the truth that he attended Conor’s struggle this previous July.’
Reports have instructed that phrases have been exchanged and the scenario escalated to the purpose the place Kelly pushed Conor, who then stumbled again and spilled his drink.
The Irish fighter is at present strolling with a cane as he recovers from a damaged tibia bone that he suffered in his final bout with Dustin Poirier on July 10 at UFC 264.
Confrontation: The insider that Kelly ‘advised organisers to verify their paths by no means crossed after the autumn out’
After gathering himself for a temporary second, Conor threw what was left of his drink at Kelly, which was additionally in Megan’s neighborhood.
Dressed in a pink blazer and black pants, Conor may very well be seen shouting and lunging at MGK, who was decked out on a glittery purple go well with, in images and movies shot at the scene.
It seems that neither Kelly or Conor ever landed a punch on the opposite in the course of the row.
After MKG and Megan have been led previous the gang, and issues settled down a bit, Conor was given his strolling cane again.
PDA: Conor posed together with his accomplice Dee Devlin on the purple carpet earlier than the scuffle whereas Kelly posed with girlfriend Megan
This wasn’t the primary time Conor has grabbed headlines exterior the ring.
In 2017 he obtained a ticking off from an Irish choose after failing to pay a €400 rushing effective.
The MMA star reportedly laughed when the choose supplied the choice to pay in installments.
He revealed he wished to look in courtroom in particular person to ‘present respect’ following the offence.
A video of Conor and his crew attacking a bus carrying his rirval Khabib Nurmagomedov beforehand went viral after the footage was leaked.
Conor was charged and pleaded responsible to disorderly conduct.
Court look: In 2017, Conor obtained a ticking off from an Irish choose after failing to pay a €400 rushing effective (pictured)
A Brooklyn courtroom ordered that he needed to carry out 5 days of group service and attend anger administration.
Meanwhile, Conor was arrested in March 2019 for smashing the telephone of a fan who tried to take a selfie with him.
Although the costs have been dropped, there was later a civil go well with in opposition to McGregor which was settled out of courtroom.
Conor additionally punched a pub punter after he declined his provide of a free drink. The assault was caught on the pub’s CCTV and the MMA star obtained a €1,000 effective.
He prevented jail time after pleading responsible, expressing regret and compensating the sufferer.
Video: A video of Conor and his crew attacking a bus carrying his rirval Khabib Nurmagomedov beforehand went viral (pictured)