What was supposed to be fun turned into a serious situation for the man who plays the role of Burnie, the Miami Heat mascot.
The man was reportedly hospitalized and given pain medication after taking a punch from UFC star Conor McGregor.
He 34 year old left handed he was on the court for the game.
At halftime, he announced that his TIDL Sport body spray is now an official sponsor of the team.
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Following the announcement, the mascot appeared on the court wearing gold boxing gloves.
McGregor landed a vicious left hook that sent the mascot to the ground and then hit him while he was down.
Burnie was then dragged off the court by members of the Heat game entertainment crew.
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Little did McGregor know that he actually did some damage, according to The Athletic.
The man has since been released from a hospital.
McGregor was booed by the Miami crowd before the hit even happened, so this won’t do him any favors if he’s in South Beach any time soon.
McGregor is scheduled to return to the Octagon to face Michael Chandler later this year. McGregor hasn’t fought since he broke his leg against Dustin Poirier.
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The Heat lost Game 4, 108-95, and trail the NBA Finals three games to one against the Denver Nuggets.