Conor McGregor might have forgotten what it was like to knock out an opponent. By unintentionally knocking down the Heat mascot yesterday, the Irishman experienced that feeling of excitement in a way he never imagined.
At Miami’s FTX Arena, Denver Nuggets defeated Miami Heat in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Conor McGregor made an appearance as a guest during the intense basketball game to promote a painkilling spray.
Was Conor McGregor’s KO to Heat mascot a skit?
Mystic Mac was supposed to pull off the pain relief spray campaign with a little preplanned skit with the Heat mascot. According to the plan, Conor was supposed to hit the Heat mascot. Even though hitting was rehearsed prior to the game but what happened after that was not a skit.
The Heat's mascot was sent to the ER last night after getting hit too hard by Conor McGregor in a mid-game skit during Game 4 😳
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 10, 2023
Conor hit first to put the mascot on the ground. However, after the first blow, the UFC superstar got a little aggressive as he went for a second punch on the knocked-out mascot’s face.
That follow-up powerful punch from the former two-division UFC champion came as a shock for everyone. As it seemed, the second punch wasn’t quite part of the plan.
Conor McGregor knocks out the Heat mascot pic.twitter.com/X2t4P7LCS2
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) June 10, 2023
Injury update of Heat mascot?
The man who performs the Heat mascot job is Burnie was immediately taken to hospital. Burnie has been doing this since 1991 and but he never faced such an unwanted situation.
Conor was supposed to put on the pain relief spray on Burnie as part of the whole act. However, instead of taking away the pain, as it looks McGregor put him in more pain.
According to the most recent information, Burnie is healing and he’ll be fine within a few days. It is yet to be known whether the Irish MMA fighter will face any consequences for his unexpected knockout move.
The man who plays Heat mascot "Burnie" was sent to the emergency room after being punched by UFC star Conor McGregor in an on-court bit, reports said.
The man, according to The Athletic, received pain medication, was sent home and is doing well.
— ESPN (@espn) June 10, 2023
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