Conor McGregor is known for his ability to punch. Unfortunately for Miami Heat mascot Burnie, the UFC star has still taken quite a beating. Burnie and McGregor fought during a break in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, but McGregor went a little too far and, according to several reports, sent the man in the costume to the emergency room.
The mascot actor was given pain medication and was sent home where he is recovering. according to The Athletic. The fight, which was obviously intended as a playful advertisement given Burnie’s boxing attire when he “confronted” McGregor, quickly went viral on social media after the mascot was struck down by the legendary fighter.
Burnie originally approached McGregor, who delivered a left-hand punch that dropped Miami’s mascot. McGregor then struck again, leaving Burnie on the ground.
To add insult to injury, the Heat failed to even the streak in two games each, losing to the Denver Nuggets 108-95.
Denver leads the streak 3-1 and will look to end it in game five on Monday at home. Burnie is in his 32nd season as Miami’s mascot, dating back to the team’s inception in 1991.
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