Conor McGregor branded a "spoiled little toddler" after Machine Gun Kelly altercation

By Donagh Corby

Conor McGregor has been branded a "spoiled little toddler" by former UFC champion Miesha Tate after his recent altercation with rapper Machine Gun Kelly.

The Irish fighter got into a fracas with rapper MGK at the MTV Video Music Awards over the weekend, with the origin of the feud seemingly lost on both men.

McGregor was attending the show to present an award, while MGK was nominated, and eventually won, one for his hit song 'My Ex's Best Friend'.

And McGregor himself seemed to be unable to answer questions as to why the pair rowed with his team denying reports he had asked the musician, real name Colson Baker, for a photo.

But former bantamweight champion Tate was unimpressed with McGregor's actions, saying that he looked like a baby who wasn't getting his way.

"I think he is a hothead," Tate said on her new radio show Throwing Down with Renee Paquette. "And I think he can't keep himself out of trouble because I just think he lacks the ability to swallow his pride a little or bite his tongue and take a step back, cool down, no.

Conor McGregor went for Machine Gun Kelly at the MTV VMAs (Stephen Lovekin/REX/Shutterstock)

"He just feels so entitled to be able to do whatever the hell he wants, whenever the hell he wants and he doesn't like being told no.

"He is like a spoiled little toddler."

Tate and McGregor have shared the card before on two occasions, with the American winning the bantamweight title on the undercard of his first fight with Nate Diaz.

She also fought Raquel Pennington on the undercard of his historic lightweight title win over Eddie Alvarez, where he became the first simultaneous two-weight world champion in the UFC.

But the relationship appears to have soured, with Tate now claiming that she was unimpressed with his recent actions.

"I know the mental aspect of what you guys do as fighters," Paquette added. "With people in your face and feeling like you're on point all the time.

"Conor hasn't been there in his past couple of fights, is he grasping at straws right now to stay in the headlines to stay relevant?"

But Tate feels that it's a simple case of McGregor's act running its course, with fans beginning to turn on the UFC's biggest star.

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"I think Conor McGregor is doing what always worked before," Tate continued. "It's just not working any more.

"I called this from the beginning, those types of personalities only work when you're on top.

"It doesn't work once you start to lose, you start to fall... it's sad."

Tate feels that he is now wearing his act thin, and fans are beginning to see it, which may cause him to make a shift back to the more respectful man we saw against Donald Cerrone, or his rematch with Dustin Poirier.

"I don't think much has changed with Conor McGregor," she added. "I think people are just starting to see what it is which is a bunch of bulls***.

"It's got to be frustrating for Conor because he's kind of caught in the middle to continue with his s*** talking ways or try to do something in the middle."

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