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Machine Gun Kelly and Ultimate Fighting Champion superstar Conor McGregor nearly came to blows on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night.

The two stars clashed outside the Barclays Center in New York before the ceremony got underway after the professional fighter appeared to lunge at the rap-rocker.

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Conor, who attended the VMAs with his voluptuous wife Dee Devlin, had to be pulled away by security guards. The fighter fractured his left tibia against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July. His handlers feared he might re-injure himself.

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Kelly, 31, walked the red carpet with his actress girlfriend Megan Fox, 35, who bared all in a completely see-through dress.

Sources claim Conor flew into a rage when Kelly refused to pose for a photo op with him.

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A New York Post insider claims McGregor threw his drink at Kelly, which prompted Kelly to step to Conor.

"They scuffled then it settled down and Conor went for him again," one source told the publication. "Everyone was screaming. McGregor was ready to throw fists. Security was having trouble holding him back."

Conor's representative was quick to downplay the drama, telling Page Six, "Conor only fights fighters."

Conor, 33, later told Entertainment Tonight "absolutely nothing" happened between him and Kelly.

"He showed up, and I don't know. I don't know the guy," he said. "Nothing happened with me, I only fight real fighters, people that actually fight, you know what I mean. I certainly don't fight little vanilla boy rappers. I don't even know the guy. I don't know anything about him, except that he's with Megan Fox."

Watch video of the skirmish below.
 

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Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor was arrested in Corsica for attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure.

The 32-year-old UFC star was detained on Saturday, just one day after he tweeted that USADA officials had drug tested him.

The alleged incident occurred in a bar on Sept. 10. "Following a complaint filed on September 10 denouncing acts that could be described as attempted sexual assault and sexual exhibition, Mr. Conor Anthony Mac Gregor was the subject of a hearing by the gendarmerie services," the prosecutor wrote in a statement sent to AFP.

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A rep for McGregor vigorously denied any allegations of misconduct in Corsica where the MMA star was on vacation with his family.

McGregor had been tweeting photos of himself while on his yacht in the Mediterranean Sea.

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McGregor is pictured with his girlfriend Dee Devlin and their children while on vacation in the South of France. The well-known Irish troublemaker strolled around the town shirtless, which is forbidden under French law.

On Sept. 11, he shared that officials from the USADA had arrived on his yacht to drug test him.

McGregor has had multiple run-ins with the law since winning the featherweight and lightweight championships.

He previously announced his retirement from MMA in March 2019, but he returned to the ring to fight three times in 2020.

McGregor again announced his retirement from the ring in June 2020.

Chris Brown, Conor McGregor

Chris Brown sympathized with another quick-tempered star as he arrived at Poppy with a few female friends. A TMZ videographer caught up with the troubled singer on his way inside the bar and asked him to comment on Conor McGregor's recent arrest for attacking a tour bus. "We all get crazy sometimes," said Brown, who for once is on the right side of the law.

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Private jets packed a Las Vegas airport as celebrities and notables of every color and stripe, including one-hit-wonder rapper Cardi B, descended upon Las Vegas, Nevada to attend the much-hyped Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs Conor McGregor prize fight on Saturday.

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