A Conor McGregor NBA Finals promotional skit went horribly wrong and resulted in the Miami Heat’s mascot being taken to the emergency room. The UFC star was promoting a spray that relieves pain and was supposed to hit Burnie, the Miami Heat mascot. Then Burnie was to fall down so that McGregor could show the effectiveness of his pain relief spray and get him back to his feet. However, things didn’t go as planned.

The Mascot Was Given Pain Medication and Sent Home

The incident happened in the third quarter of NBA Finals Game 4. McGregor first knocked out the mascot with an impressive left hook and then punched Burnie in the head as he was lying on the ground. McGregor seemed to be trying to apply his pain relief spray on Burnie, but the mascot didn’t get up and had to be dragged away.

It is still not clear whether McGregor will be held liable for what he did, but many people commented on social media that the second blow to the mascot’s head was uncalled for even though it might have been pre-rehearsed, like the rest of the skit. 

Whatever the outcome, one thing’s for certain. McGregor’s pain relief spray doesn’t work. The man playing the mascot was admitted to the emergency ward in a hospital close to the Kaseya Center and was given pain medication before he was sent home.

McGregor’s Only Second KO since 2016

As for McGregor, this is only his second knock-out in seven years. The Irish MMA star has been in four bouts since 2016 and managed to only knock out veteran Donald Cerrone. In his last fight against Dustin Poirier in July 2021, McGregor broke his leg and has been out of the sport since.

The mascot’s injury capped off a bad day for Miami as the Heat lost again and went 3-1 down in the series. The Nuggets will host Miami in Denver on Monday for what could be the last game of the NBA Finals.