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Conor McGregor offers update on Miami Heat mascot; more impressed by brawl than Floyd Mayweather’s performance

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Conor McGregor Provides Update on Miami Heat Mascot Incident; More Impressed by Brawl Than Floyd Mayweather’s Performance

The Miami Heat faced a double blow this week with their loss in the NBA Finals against the Denver Nuggets and an incident involving their mascot, Burnie, who was taken down by UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

During Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Miami, McGregor appeared on the court and playfully exchanged a few punches with the Miami Heat mascot. However, it was later revealed that the person inside the mascot suit suffered an actual injury and had to be taken to the hospital.

McGregor recently spoke about the incident in interviews with TMZ and Live with Kelly and Mark. He emphasized that everything went according to plan and stated that he even met with the mascot backstage after the interaction.

“The mascot is fine,” McGregor reassured. “It was a skit that unfolded as intended, and all is well. I spent some time with him afterward, and we made peace. It was all part of the show.”

Although neither the Miami Heat nor the person in the mascot costume have commented on the reported injuries, representatives from the Miami Heat’s public relations team did not respond to requests for comment.

Aside from his Miami appearance during the NBA playoffs, McGregor is currently in New York promoting the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter. He is serving as a coach alongside Michael Chandler and is expected to face him upon his return to action in the UFC.

While McGregor’s focus remains on the reality show and his comeback, he also kept an eye on the recent boxing exhibition involving his former opponent, Floyd Mayweather, and John Gotti III.

Mayweather was dominating the fight, but the referee, Kenny Bayless, decided to disqualify Gotti. Despite the disqualification, Gotti continued to pursue Mayweather, resulting in a massive brawl between their respective teams.

Following the incident, Gotti received a six-month suspension from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

McGregor previously expressed his support for Gotti in their ongoing rivalry, but he also expressed his lack of admiration for Mayweather’s performance. Mayweather has been participating in a series of one-sided exhibition bouts since retiring from his professional career.

“To be honest, I wasn’t that impressed with Mayweather,” McGregor confessed to TMZ. “If he wants, we can have another go. I don’t know where he stands. These bouts lack meaning. There’s nothing substantial to them.”

McGregor even mentioned that he found the post-fight brawl more entertaining than the actual bout.

It’s worth noting that McGregor suffered a 10th-round TKO defeat to Mayweather in their boxing match in 2017. Since then, McGregor has been eager for a rematch. However, with Mayweather focusing on these peculiar exhibitions, the chances of a rematch seem unlikely.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Conor McGregor

Q: What happened during the Miami Heat mascot incident involving Conor McGregor?

A: During Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Conor McGregor playfully exchanged punches with the Miami Heat mascot as part of a planned skit. However, it was later revealed that the person inside the mascot suit suffered a real injury and had to be hospitalized.

Q: Did Conor McGregor address the incident?

A: Yes, McGregor addressed the incident in interviews with TMZ and Live with Kelly and Mark. He reiterated that everything went as planned and mentioned that he even met with the mascot backstage after the interaction, where they made peace.

Q: Was there any comment from the Miami Heat or the person in the mascot costume regarding the reported injuries?

A: Neither the Miami Heat nor the person in the mascot costume have commented on the reported injuries. Requests for comment from Miami Heat public relations representatives went unanswered.

Q: What did Conor McGregor think of Floyd Mayweather’s recent boxing exhibition?

A: McGregor expressed his disappointment in Mayweather’s performance, stating that he wasn’t impressed. McGregor also mentioned that Mayweather’s bouts lack meaning and substance, as they are one-sided exhibition matches.

Q: Is Conor McGregor interested in a rematch with Floyd Mayweather?

A: Yes, McGregor has been eager for a rematch since his 2017 boxing match defeat to Mayweather. However, Mayweather’s focus on exhibition bouts makes a rematch unlikely at this time.

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