In what was supposed to be a funny bit during Game 4 of the NBA Finals, turned into anything but.

Former UFC Champion Conor McGregor and the Miami Heat mascot “Burnie” were slated to perform a skit promoting McGregor’s new pain relief spray.  Instead of acting, McGregor reverted to his fight character and cold-cocked Burnie with a left hook.

And McGregor didn’t stop there.  While the Heat mascot was already laying down at mid-court, McGregor punched him again.

It was reported the mascot was taken to a local ER, given pain medicine and released.

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Thus far McGregor nor the Heat have given an official statement.  That didn’t stop Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra from joking about it prior to Monday Night's Game 5


“It’s the Miami Heat toughness that we are talking about,” Spoelstra said. “Should’ve been allowed to take the first swing. We won’t reveal who that is but he’s tough. Take a punch and get back up. Yeah, he’s not going to miss any time.”

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