Newly surfaced footage captures the ringside confrontation between Conor McGregor and KSI during Anthony Joshua’s recent fight.
Both KSI and McGregor were present at the O2 Arena to witness AJ’s remarkable seventh-round knockout victory over Robert Helenius.
Following his win, Joshua left the ropes and took a lap around the ring. During his celebratory round, he encountered McGregor, with whom he shared a sip of McGregor’s Irish Forged Stout in jubilation.
However, also positioned near Joshua was YouTuber-turned-boxer KSI, who soon found himself on the receiving end of a verbal scuffle with McGregor.
Reportedly, McGregor referred to KSI using derogatory language, to which Joshua quickly responded, “That’s my guy!”
Later that evening, McGregor took his challenge to a new level by publicly calling out KSI to a bare-knuckle fight.
During a live statement on DAZN, McGregor congratulated AJ and Forged Irish Stout, then directed his attention to KSI in the audience, stating, “And I know your man KSI is in the crowd and he couldn’t box eggs if he worked in an egg boxing factory. So if he wants to get in here, I’ll give him a final yoke, bare-knuckle if you want.”
In response, KSI tweeted humorously, “Lmao just seen this. Jake Paul must be crying that I’ve got Conor on my d*** already and I didn’t even have to fight an MMA fighter.”
Earlier in the event, KSI had faced some backlash from the audience and vowed to defeat Tommy Fury in their upcoming match on October 14 in Manchester.
Fury, in return, fired back, “I’m deep in training camp whilst you’re making a fool out of yourself at fights. Keep talking s***… come the 14th I’m going to destroy you.”
As the boxing world continues to be filled with both exciting victories and fiery verbal exchanges, McGregor’s clash with KSI adds another layer of intrigue to the sport’s ongoing narrative.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.