Conor McGregor recently made headlines for his antics at Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets. In a staged altercation with the Heat mascot ‘Burnie’, McGregor delivered a left hand punch that dropped the mascot to the ground. He then followed it up by a ground-and-pound shot.
The intention was to create good-natured fun and promote a cryotherapy pain relief spray. But things took an unfortunate turn, resulting Burnie getting actually hurt.
According to a report from The Athletic, McGregor’s punches caused significant injury to the person inside the Burnie costume. The injured individual required medical treatment and was rushed to the emergency room. After receiving pain medication, the man was able to return home and is currently recovering.
Before the incident took place, McGregor could be seen in a video supporting the Heat while sporting a red jacket on AD Miami’s official Twitter account. After McGregor’s terrible third-quarter timeout, the team’s social media personnel quietly deleted any mentions of him.
It is noteworthy that McGregor has not competed since his loss to Dustin Poirier in their trilogy bout at UFC 264. Despite his absence from the octagon, McGregor continues to be in the spotlight due to incidents like these.
Another such controversy McGregor has been involved in is his recent beef with YouTuber True Geordie. His analysis on McGregor’s recent interviews at The Black Forge Inn did not sit well with McGregor, who went on an expletive-laden rant on the YouTuber.
In a recent video on his YouTube channel, True Geordie called out McGregor: “I would pick Conor McGregor like a shopping bag with one arm. He’s so small compared to me. I’m more twice the size of this man. Well donate the money to burns victims how bout that? Any time, any where, any place I really don’t care.”