Conor McGregor can’t stop, won’t stop. The former featherweight and lightweight champion is already getting warmed up to take on Michael Chandler, and he’s not just waiting until fight night to show off his skills.
In fact, McGregor recently took on his toughest opponent yet: Burnie the Heat mascot. Standing in Miami’s Kaseya Center to promote a cryotherapy pain relief spray (because why wouldn’t Conor McGregor be promoting pain relief products?), “The Notorious” found himself face-to-face with Burnie, who was wearing giant golden boxing gloves.
But don’t worry folks, because McGregor quickly showed Burnie who’s boss by taking him down with a classic left-hand shot before finishing things off with another one for good measure. You know what they say: mess with the best, get knocked out like the rest.
And it’s not just mascots that have felt the force of McGregor’s punches lately – he and Chandler are currently starring as coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter 31.” While their highly anticipated fight isn’t set to happen until late 2023 (so you still have time to mark your calendars), if Friday night was any indication at all…we’re betting that Chandler has some serious training ahead of him.
It seems impossible for us mere mortals to keep up with everything going on in Conor McGregor’s life these days – from his various business ventures (all of which seem designed specifically for him) to sponsoring soccer teams and attending red carpet events…it honestly sounds exhausting. But we suppose when you’re one of the most famous fighters in combat sports history, there really is no rest for the wicked… or those determined enough to stay at the top.
Regardless of whether you love or hate him though – every time we see footage like this clip from Game 4 of NBA Finals between Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat – it reminds us all over again why Conor McGregor has become such an undeniable worldwide phenomenon. He’s brash, he’s unapologetic, and most importantly: the man can pack a punch.
So, until we get to see him dominate in every exciting fight night spectacle again – let’s just continue to live vicariously through his brief (but entertainingly violent) clip of McGregor putting an NBA mascot on its backside with two swift left punches. Don’t try this at home folks or risk getting prosecuted for assault charges!
Video: Conor McGregor punches out Miami Heat mascot at NBA Finals game