JAKE PAUL said ‘idiot’ Conor McGregor may have ‘mistook’ Machine Gun Kelly for him after the MTV Video Music Awards bust-up.
McGregor hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons after he was captured exchanging words on the red carpet with rapper Machine Gun Kelly.
Conor McGregor clashed with Machine Gun Kelly at the MTV Video Music Awards[/caption]
Jake Paul hit out at ‘idiot’ Conor McGregor[/caption]
Then, he even threw a drink at the artist, who was joined by his partner Megan Fox.
YouTuber-turned boxer Paul, who has long been calling out McGregor, is a friend of Machine Gun Kelly’s.
And the 24-year-old heard the scuffle may have been a case of misidentify.
He said on ESPN: “Some people are saying that Conor McGregor mistook him for me because we look the same, like blonde hair, little bit tall.
“That was like the rumour that happened, I think it’s hilarious.
“Conor McGregor is a real fighter, why is he on a celebrity red carpet throwing drinks at Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly? It’s just disrespectful.
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“But Kells handled himself like a professional, he didn’t get hot, he didn’t retaliate because I think he knows that Conor just looked like an idiot.
“This guy is falling apart and trying to find any reason to get attention.”
McGregor, 33, attended the awards with a walking cane as he continues to nurse the broken tibia suffered against Dustin Poirier, 32, in July.
He is already training ahead of his expected return next year and even invited Machine Gun Kelly to his comeback fight.
McGregor told Adam’s Apple: “It’s all good. Come to the next fight.
“They’re more than [welcome]. Come watch me perform any time. I’ll perform no problem.
“Everyone is more than welcome to come to my fights and come to the shows.”