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Miami Heat mascot Barney lands in the ER after being punched by Conor McGregor


Conor McGregor is known for packing a punch. Unfortunately for Barney, the mascot of the Miami Heat, the UFC star still has quite the wallop. Bernie and McGregor fought during a break in the action of Game 4 of the NBA Finals, but McGregor went too far and sent the man inside the suit to the emergency room, according to multiple reports.

The mascot actor was given pain medication and sent home where he is recovering, according to The Athletic. The fight was apparently meant as a playful promotion due to Bernie's boxing attire while “facing” McGregor, which quickly went viral on social media after the mascot was leveled by the legendary fighter.

Bernie basically went at McGregor, who threw a punch with his left hand that dropped the Miami mascot. McGregor then threw another punch with Barney on the ground.

Adding insult to (literal) injury, the Heat were unable to even the series in two games, falling to the Denver Nuggets, 108-95.

Denver leads the series 3-1 and will look to close it out at home in Game 5 on Monday. Barney is in his 32nd season as Miami's mascot, dating back to the team's genesis in 1991.

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