Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Conor McGregor injures man playing Burnie during skit

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

UFC superstar Conor McGregor knows how to throw a punch. Unfortunately, for a Miami Heat mascot, he doesn’t want to experience the punch again.

The 34-year-old punched the Heat mascot during a skit during the NBA Finals game. McGregor was in attendance as he announced his TIDL Sport body spray is now a sponsor of the Heat.

Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor swings at Miami Heat mascot Burnie during a timeout period in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Denver Nuggets
Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor swings at Miami Heat mascot Burnie during a timeout period in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Denver Nuggets (Photo by Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

Burnie, the Heat mascot, approached McGregor with boxing gloves on. McGregor, who was booed by the crowd at the NBA Finals game, throw a left hook that sent the person in Burnie down to the floor.

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While he was on the ground, Burnie took another punch from McGregor. The Heat entertainment team had to drag Burnie off the court.

According to The Athletic’s Sam Amick, the person, who was playing Burnie, had to go to the emergency room. The injuries are not known at the time of publication.

McGregor is a former UFC Champion. He is their former featherweight and lightweight champion.

He is 22-6 in his MMA career. He made his pro debut in March 2008. Since then, he has knocked out 19 of the 22 fighters that he has defeated.

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At this time, it is not clear if the man, who was playing Burnie, will press charges against McGregor.

The Heat lost the game. But that was the least of their concerns with the injury to Burnie.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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