After shaking hands and laughing with other star athletes courtside like Odell Beckham Jr., McGregor got into some physical antics with Miami Heat mascot Burnie at the Kaseya Center in Miami.
McGregor’s appearance included a center court promotion of TIDL, a cryotherapy pain relief spray. However, while McGregor was doing his thing with the Miami Heat emcee, Burnie stepped to McGregor while wearing a pair of giant gold boxing gloves.
Once McGregor realized he was being challenged by the furry fireball depiction, he sat Burnie down with a left hand that nearly took the mascot’s head clean off. Burnie laid motionless on the court, and handlers dragged the unconscious 7’6″ mascot off to the locker room.
Check out video of the hilarious moment below (via Twitter):
Here’s another angle showing what the “knockout” looked like on the video board for all of the fans throughout the arena:
While McGregor has no problem having fun and throwing hands with NBA mascots, there are plenty of UFC fans who are still awaiting his return to the octagon.
The former two-division champion was a coach on the currently-airing season of “The Ultimate Fighter Season 31” opposite Michael Chandler. The pair have been rumored to fight at some point after the conclusion of the season, but there has been no date set.