Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Conor McGregor shoves referee after jumping into ring at Bellator 187

Conor McGregor shoves referee after jumping into ring at Bellator 187

McGregor, the UFC's lightweight champion, caused a ruckus at a Bellator event on Friday in Dublin, when he leaped into the cage after teammate Charlie Ward won via knockout. I commend the UFC to some extent for doing that.

His incursion came at the end of the round and McGregor believed the fight to be over - even though referee Marc Goddard was yet to officially indicate that it was. They did inform me that he was set to be on the December 30 card and he will not be on it. As Bellator 187 in Dublin, Ireland this past Friday, McGregor's SBG Ireland teammate Charlie Ward appeared to knock out fellow middleweight John Redmond with just one second left in the opening frame.

Regardless of what the UFC allegedly told Mazzulli and what else the promotion might do to reprimand McGregor, who could be in violation of the company's Athlete Code of Conduct, the ABC president isn't letting the matter simply fade away.

"Conor McGregor is a great, great fighter". The past 12 months has seen McGregor take time off for paternity leave and take part in a his pro boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather in August, when he was stopped in 10 rounds.

Mazzulli contacted top officials in the UFC following the flashpoints and has claimed that McGregor has been pulled from the December 30 event as a result.

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Mazzulli said: "McGregor took it upon himself to jump into the cage".

"I will be speaking to my attorneys upon returning to the United States and see if I have any action", said Mazzulli. That's when I lost it. Fuck yous all.

The 44-year-old Golden Boy, who last fought in 2008, stated "I'm faster than ever and stronger than ever".

"I'm a policy guy". Not to mention the fact, of course, that McGregor wasn't authorized to run into the cage in the first place. "You follow policy and you follow it to the T. If you don't, you're at fault and you have the right to be sanctioned".

UFC officials have yet to respond to multiple requests for comment on the situation.

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