If you missed it yesterday – UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor found himself embroiled in yet another controversy after appearing to attack mixed martial arts referee Marc Goddard at the Bellator 187 event in Dublin, Ireland.
The two-weight world champion had been attending the event to watch his friend Charlie Ward fight John Redmond. Ward managed to knock out Redmond just as the first round came to a close, but according to Goddard, he had been waving off the round, not the fight.
In any case, McGregor jumped into the cage to celebrate Ward’s supposed victory, slapping a member of the commission in the face as he climbed his way in.
Goddard quickly tried to get the Irish mixed martial artist to leave the cage after McGregor had run up and hugged his teammate.
Goddard pushed McGregor in the chest, demanding he leave, and that’s when McGregor ran up and pushed him in the back as Goddard attended to Redmond, who was still on the ground at this point.
McGregor’s crew, including UFC lightweight fighter Artem Lobov, invaded the cage to try to break up the altercation, while McGregor yelled at Goddard.
McGregor eventually left the cage, but this surely won’t be the end of the saga between Marc Goddard and McGregor now that the popular fighter has laid his hands on a mixed martial arts official.
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