Conor McGregor’s knockout blow sent Heat’s mascot to the hospital
Conor McGregor, the former UFC champion, may have lost some fans and possibly a venue after reportedly sending Miami Heat mascot Burnie to the hospital during Game 4 of the NBA Finals. According to The Athletic’s Sam Amick, McGregor punched Burnie in the face during the game while promoting his pain relief spray. The incident occurred during a mid-game promotion in which Burnie was reportedly wearing gold boxing gloves.
Following the punch, Burnie was sent to the hospital for treatment and reportedly given pain medication before being allowed to go home. McGregor, who will be returning to the octagon for the first time since his loss to Dustin Poirier in July 2021, has not fought since breaking his leg in that fight. Despite his absence from the sport, he remains a popular figure.
The incident may have resulted in negative publicity for McGregor’s pain relief spray, which he reportedly gave to Burnie following the punch. The Heat organization has not commented on the incident, but it remains to be seen whether McGregor will be welcome back at Kaseya Center.
The Heat will attempt to keep their championship hopes alive on Monday night in Denver as they face the Nuggets in Game 5.
Q: What happened between Conor McGregor and the Miami Heat mascot, Burnie?
A: During Game 4 of the NBA Finals, McGregor reportedly punched Burnie in the face while promoting his pain relief spray.
Q: Was Burnie injured?
A: Burnie was sent to the hospital for treatment and reportedly given pain medication before being allowed to go home.
Q: Will Conor McGregor be welcome back at Kaseya Center?
A: It is uncertain whether McGregor will be welcome back at the venue following the incident.
Q: When will Conor McGregor be returning to the octagon?
A: McGregor will be returning to the octagon for the first time since July 2021 later this year.
Heat’s mascot hospitalized after being knocked out by Conor McGregor.
Conor McGregor, former UFC champion, may not be invited back to the Kaseya Center after reportedly sending Miami Heat’s mascot, Burnie, to the hospital. During Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Saturday, McGregor punched Burnie in the face during a mid-game promotion for his pain relief spray. The mascot was given pain medication and is said to be doing well after being sent home. McGregor’s left hook caused Burnie to fall to the floor, where he added another punch. To add insult to injury, he also gave the mascot some of his pain relief spray.
While it’s often said that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, it’s hard to imagine that knocking out a mascot will result in increased sales for McGregor’s product. McGregor was already being booed before he punched Burnie, and the crowd’s reaction only got worse afterward. McGregor will return to the octagon for the first time since July 2021 in a fight against Michael Chandler later this year. As for the Heat, they will try to stave off elimination on Monday night in Denver.