Ex-UFC champ Conor McGregor sends Burnie to hospital after brutal KO at Heat vs Nuggets NBA Finals

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. 

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. 

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. 

What do you think about the whole script gone wrong move by Conor McGregor? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section. 

Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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