Midnight madness! Peaceful McGregor Ends Beef Machine Gun Kelly, “All The Love, Everything Is Alright”
Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Conor McGregor grabbed the headlines this weekend when he got into a slightly physical altercation with rapper Machine Gun Kelly. Details regarding the source of the conflict were scarce and often contradictory. There have been claims that McGregor wanted a pic with âMGK,â while others have hinted that the Irish athlete is in the DMs of Kelly’s girlfriend Megan Fox.
McGregor and DMing drama; it sounds strangely familiar.
In any case, the altercation has generated enough hype that there are now boxing odds available between the two if anyone wants a bookie to keep their money unnecessarily for a year or two. In fact, McGregor confirmed today that it’s “all the love” between the two.
âI’ll tell you what happened,â McGregor told Adam’s Apple (via MMAJunkie). âI’ll tell you what it is. I’m free here in New York, you know what I mean? I am back in New York. I have to go to the Barclays Center. I have to give a prize. I was just gonna have a good time, you know what I mean? That’s it. All love. It’s perfect. Come to the next fight. Come watch me play anytime. I’ll play, no problem. Everyone is more than welcome to come to my fights, to the shows.
Hopefully this award at Barclays Center remains uneventful and cart-free! Continuing to mash the beef, McGregor also explained that he didn’t really know Kelly.
â(There is) no beef,â McGregor said. âI don’t even know the guy. I don’t even know him. Who is he? You tell me he was in the fighting. Megan has been in combat for years. Megan has been in combat for years. I know Megan. I don’t know the guy. There is no problem. Come to the fights. There is no problem.”
Looks like this drama is over.
The return of shameless self-promotion
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