Conor McGregor kicked off the MTV Video Music Awards with a rocky star last night as he and VMA nominee Machine Gun Kelly got into a heated exchange on the red carpet.
McGregor later told Entertainment Tonight that the altercation had been “absolutely nothing”.
“Nothing happened with me, I only fight real fighters, people that actually fight, you know what I mean,” he continued. “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.”
However, eyewitnesses at the event reported that McGregor lunged at MGK after the two “exchanged some words”. MGK and Megan Fox left the red carpet after the incident, threatening not to pose for photographs, but later returned once McGregor had left.
Throughout the evening McGregor was seen using a cane due to a fractured leg he’d sustained after his latest fight. The MMA fighter returned later in the evening to present Justin Bieber with the Artist of the Year award, while MGK later performed his song ‘Papercuts’ for the audience.