Machine Gun Kelly and UFC champion Conor McGregor brawled right before the MTV Video Music Awards aired at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, according to multiple social media reports.
Photos taken online show the pair are separated, with McGregor’s drink thrown at Kelly. Kelly, in a glittery red suit, protected his girlfriend Megan Fox from damage as security guards pulled McGregor away.
Shortly after, MGK, nominated for his hit “My Ex’s Best Friend” with Blackbear, stopped Varietyon the red carpet where he was asked what happened, but declined to answer (watch the video below).
TMZ Reports that the skirmish happened after Kelly declined a photo with the Irish UFC fighter. Sources have reportedly said McGregor tripped, spilled his drink and then threw the rest at Kelly.
Soon after, Kelly and Fox – clad in a Mugler gown – took to the carpet posing for photographers. Before the show, Kelly shared a photo of the couple wearing makeup for the evening with a sweet caption: “I found a mermaid.”
McGregor, wearing a pink sports jacket, black ruffled shirt and black pants, walked with his girlfriend Dee Devlin soon after.
McGregor, 33, is recovering from a broken leg following a recent fight in the ring and was walking the mat with a cane. He was at the VMAs to present the artist of the year award to Justin Bieber.
A representative for McGregor denied that a fight had occurred, say on page six, “Conor only fights fighters.”
Kelly is expected to perform her new song “Papercuts” with Travis Barker at the awards ceremony. Last year it won the award for best alternative video for “Bloody Valentine”.