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MMA fighter Conor McGregor, 29, instigated another fight with a referee when he jumped into the ring to celebrate SBG Ireland teammate Charlie Ward's victory.
Ward defeating John Redmond in the Bellator 187 event was supposed to be a celebration, but it quickly turned into a chaotic rumble when the notoriously wild McGregor got into a heated exchange with referee Marc Goddard after bursting into the cage.
The fighter was in violation of entering the cage, not as a licensed cornerman, and Goddard tried to keep things civilized. His efforts proved futile when McGregor shoved him.
He was escorted out of the cage, but McGregor was not finished with his tantrum. As he tried to get back into the cage, he slapped a Bellator staff member, Mike Johnson, in the face.
Mike Mazzulli, the president of the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports, issued a statement on Saturday confirming he was in contact with UFC, and ABC member commissions that license McGregor, regarding his violent conduct.
Mr. Conor McGregor who was a spectator at the time, disrupted the event by scaling the cage prior to the conclusion of the bout. Mr. McGregor’s conduct jeopardized the health and safety of the bout participants by delaying necessary medical attention to the fighters that were injured during the round.
In addition, Mr. McGregor assaulted Referee Mark [sic] Goddard and a Bellator staff.
The MTDAR has been in consultation with the upper management of the UFC regarding Mr. McGregor’s inappropriate and unacceptable behavior.
The clip was posted on Twitter, and it sparked debate among users as well.
McGregor's behavior was no shocker as his reputation precedes him.
McGregor, who is also a mixed martial artist, is no stranger to controversy.
He had a scuffle with Goddard last month when McGregor approached the cage and tried to coach teammate Artem Lobov on his match with Andre Fili.
When Lobov lost the decision, McGregor launched into a rant, using homophobic invectives against Fili in a conversation with Lobov backstage that was caught on camera. Those posts with the clip were deleted. But McGregor's fiery reputation remains.
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