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Miami Heat mascot ‘Burnie’ reportedly sent to ER after on-court skit with UFC star Conor McGregor goes awry

Sunday, June 11, 2023 12:03 a.m.

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Miami, Florida — Conor McGregor knocked out the Miami Heat mascot mid-game gone wrong.

The video above is from ABC13’s live stream channel.

Burnie — more specifically, the man in Burnie’s suit — briefly sought medical attention Friday night after taking two punches from McGregor during a third-quarter stoppage in Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Heat and the Denver Nuggets.

The Heat said Saturday the employee, who has not been identified, was given pain medication and was resting at home.

McGregor was there as a promotional gimmick for a painkiller spray – and was booed by many in the Miami crowd before the track even started.

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The flame mascot wore oversized boxing gloves and a robe similar to what a fighter would wear when entering the ring for a fight. McGregor hit Burnie with a left hook, knocking him down, then hit the mascot again after he hit the ground.

McGregor then attempted to “spray” the mascot with the painkiller, while several members of the Heat game’s promotional team dragged Burnie off the field.

McGregor hasn’t fought since injuring his left leg in a loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021.

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