UFC Star Conor McGregor, In A Skit - Sent Miami Heat Mascot To Hospital With A Punch

 June 11, 2023

On Friday, Conor McGregor and mascot “Burnie” of the Miami Heat performed during halftime of against the Denver Nuggets, during Game 4 of the 2023 NBA Finals, at Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida.

For the man who plays the role of “Burnie”, the Miami Heat's mascot, what was supposed to be a fun skit turned into a serious situation. The man was reportedly hospitalized and placed on pain medication after taking a punch from UFC star Conor McGregor, who was courtside for the game. The man playing “Burnie” has since been released from the hospital.

Reportedly, McGregor, at halftime, announced that his TIDL Sport body spray is now an official sponsor of the team. Right after the announcement, the mascot appeared on the court sporting gold boxing gloves. McGregor was said to have thrown a heavy left hook, that sent the mascot to the floor and then additionally punched him while he was down. “Burnie” was then dragged off the court by members of the Heat in-game entertainment crew.

Apparently, McGregor was unaware that he actually did some damage, according to The Athletic.

He is slated to make a return to the Octagon to face Michael Chandler later this year.

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