Red Carpet Rumble! Machine Gun Kelly and Conor McGregor square up at the MTV VMAs before Megan Fox steps in to split them up (but the MMA star’s rep insists the rocker started it!)
Rocker Machine Gun Kelly and mixed martial arts superstar Conner McGregor got into an altercation the MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday.
It all went down as Kelly and McGregor were both posing for photographers on the red carpet with their respective partners -Megan Fox and Dee Devlin – by their sides just before the start of the show.
Kelly’s movie star girlfriend Fox was among the people who stepped in between the two would-be fighters, and then wrapped her arms around him as the couple were led off past the growing crowd that had gathered.
Clash! Machine Gun Kelly and Conor McGregor got into an altercation on the red carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday
According to McGregor’s representative, the fighter does not know who Machine Gun Kelly is and insisted that his client wasn’t the one to start the scuffle.
It was first reported that McGregor asked MGK (born Colson Baker) for a photo, but the Bloody Valentine star shot him down, according to TMZ.
However McGregor’s spokesperson has since stated: ‘Conor McGregor did not ask anyone for a picture, nor did he instigate this incident. He does not know Machine Gun Kelly, outside of the fact that he attended Conor’s fight this past July.’
Reports have suggested that words were exchanged and the situation escalated to the point where Kelly pushed McGregor, who then stumbled back and spilled his drink.
The Irish fighter is currently walking with a cane as he recovers from a broken tibia bone that he suffered in his last bout with Dustin Poirier on July 10 at UFC 264.
After collecting himself for a brief moment, McGregor threw what was left of his drink at Kelly, which was also in the vicinity of Fox.
How it all went down: It all started when McGregor asked Kelly for a photo, which the rocker declined, according to TMZ
Denied: MGK’s rejection of the MMA superstar’s photo request didn’t go over to well
Heated: Words were exchanged and the situation escalated to the point where Kelly pushed McGregor, who then stumbled back and spilled his drink
Escalating: Kelly’s girlfriend Megan Fox stepped in between the two men and eventually security pulled the professional fighter back away from the rocker
Dressed in a pink blazer and black pants, McGregor can be seen shouting and lunging at MGK, who was decked out on a glittery red suit, in photos and videos shot at the scene.
During the clash, Fox stepped in between the two men as they shouted, and kept them separated, along with the help of members from their respective teams and security.
And in the end, the brunette beauty and company were able to break it up just enough to help keep the peace before things got really nasty.
Right back at you: After collecting himself for a brief moment, McGregor threw what was left of his drink at Kelly, which was also in the vicinity of Fox
Enough is enough! Both MGK, 31, and McGregor, 33, were ushered away from the scene and went inside the venue
On the mend: The Irish fighter is walking with a cane as he recovers from a broken tibia bone that he suffered in his last bout with Dustin Poirier on July 10 at UFC 264
It appears that neither Kelly or McGregor ever landed a punch on the other during the row.
After MKG and Fox were led past the crowd, and things settled down a bit, McGregor was given his walking cane back.
Before all the drama played out, the former featherweight and lightweight UFC champion soaked in the spotlight of the red carpet with his wife Dee Devlin, who wore a colorful, fitted dress.
While Machine Gun Kelly strutted his rockstar attitude with Fox, who nearly bared it all in a completely see-through dress.
During the ceremony, MGK hit the stage and performed with Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker.
PDA: the couple also shared a kiss or two on the red carpet before the melee
Lovey dovey: The couple packed on the PDA as photographers snapped away