MACHINE Gun Kelly fans have claimed that the VMA fight with Conor McGregor was STAGED to promote a new big-money fight.
On Sunday night, the rap star and the UFC fighter came close to blows on the red carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards.
MGK, 31, real name is Colson Barker, was seen getting into a scuffle with the mixed martial artist as he walked the carpet with girlfriend Megan Fox.
Reports suggested that Conor, 33, had been denied a photograph with the musician and his girlfriend Megan Fox, and tempers got out of control.
The UFC fighter threw his drink at MGK and the brunette bombshell before throwing his fists and being held back by security.
Conor was reportedly escorted out of the venue as the red carpet walk-through continued, but made it back in time for the start of the ceremony.
But fans are certain that the brawl was FAKE and staged for the cameras in order for Conor to advertise an upcoming big money fight.
Taking to Twitter, one speculated: "If anyone doesn't think Conor v MGK wasn't a planned publicity stunt… Both guys desperate to keep relevant."
"It's fake. MGK goes to loads of UFC events before he got with Meganso Conor is clearly lying about not knowing him. Planned 100%," said another.
Another third in: "All a set up for another fake fight to milk people into buying PPV," as a fourth wrote: "Staged just to grab the limelight."
"Everything involved Conor is staged for publicity now," a fifth person lashed out, while another suggested hew as "rented to hype up" the VMAs.
"He really need to change his script up – that fake charge around security has been played out since Conor season two," a fan joked in the thread.
ALL GUNS BLAZING
Rap star MGK was was quizzed over the brawl by reporter from Variety eagerly waiting on the sidelines to know more about the feud.
But he and girlfriend Megan, 35, were having none of it – as MGK slapped the microphone out the hands of a reporter asking about the brawl.
In a Twitter video, a reporter could be heard asking: "They just told me you had a little scuffle with Conor McGregor on the carpet. What happened?"
Kelly let out a big sigh, throwing his head back, before slamming his palm down on the microphone and storming off.
"Machine Gun Kelly wouldn't talk about his scuffle with UFC champ Conor McGregor before the VMAs," Variety wrote under the video on Twitter.
Meanwhile, engagement rumors have been swirling after Megan, 35, was spotted “with a ring on that special finger,” a source told Us Weekly.
Megan appeared to be wearing an engagement ring while supporting the musician as he prepared for MTV’s Video Music Awards.
Additionally, the insider teased that the two might make a “surprise announcement” during the rapper’s performance at the awards show.
MGK is slated to debut his new single Papercuts at the awards show alongside friend and Blink-182 musician Travis Barker, 45.
Megan and MGK were believed to be an item back in May of 2020, while they publicly confirmed their relationship the following month.
The couple had met on the set of their thriller. Midnight in the Switchgrass.
The Jennifer’s Body actress was previously married to Brian Austin Green, 48, from 2010-2020.
The former couple shares three sons together: Noah, eight, Bodhi, seven, and Journey, five.
ROAD TO RECOVERY
Recently, Conor has been currently nursing the broken tibia he suffered in the first round of his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier, 32.
He had undergone successful surgery and already started training once again for his return, where he has vowed to win UFC gold again.
The MMA fighter lashed out on social media in order to "deal with losing these fights" since his most recent defeat.
Former UFC champion and British legend Michael Bisping theorized to MMAFighting that Conor “has to believe in his mind that he was going to turn it around in the second round if the leg hadn’t got broken.
"Because if he doesn’t do that, if he accepts ‘I was getting my ass kicked and I probably would have been finished,’ then it’s a chink in the armor.
"It’s starting to accept that I’m not one of the best in the world.”
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