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Commission rep issues statement on Conor McGregor 'assault' at Bellator 187

13 November, 2017, 01:51 | Author: Lamar Ellis
  • Conor McGregor confronts referee as celebrations turn sour at Bellator 187

The multi-weight MMA champion charged at Ward in celebration, at which point official Marc Goddard attempted to pull him away.

Despite the Irishman been comprehensively beaten inside the distance by Floyd Mayweather back in August.

The UFC lightweight champion hopped the fence in the immediate aftermath of teammate Charlie Ward's victory over Paul Redmond at Bellator 187 at the 3Arena in Dublin on Friday night.

McGregor should not have been in the cage under any circumstances considering he was not an official member of Ward's corner. According to MMAFighting, Goddard and McGregor have a history together - he had ordered McGregor to leave cageside last time Artem Lobov fought in the UFC.

In a statement released late last night, they said: "We're aware of the in-cage altercation involving Conor McGregor and a Bellator staff member". Walking around the cage side wherever and whenever he wanted.

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Since then McGregor has said he will look to return to his usual sport of MMA in the UFC for his next fight, but has left the door open to a future return to the sweet science.

One can expect McGregor (21-3) to face serious discipline for putting his hands on an official, which could jeopardize his return date, which UFC had hoped would be December 30 for the promotion's New Year's Eve weekend card in Las Vegas.

"Viacom and Bellator hold the safety and well-being of our staff in the highest regard and we're now reviewing the situation". Goddard then put his hand on McGregor before going over to check on John Redmond.

UFC officials have not commented on Friday's incident.

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