Chaos at Bellator 187.
Conor McGregor’s teammate Charlie Ward just defeated John Redmond in the first round at Bellator 187 in Dublin, Ireland, and McGregor wasted little time hopping over the cage to celebrate inside the ring. Immediately after the fight was called McGregor had Redmond in a bear hug.
Amid their celebration, veteran MMA ref, Marc Goddard, tried to break things up and told McGregor to get out of the ring. That’s when McGregor snapped and began shouting at Goddard and even shoved him as he went to check on Redmond who was still down on the mat.
Security ultimately escorted Conor from the cage but he came back, jumped on top of the cage and slapped one of the security guards on his head. 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.
McGregor, who is 21-3 in his MMA career, hasn’t fought in the sport at all this year. Of course, that doesn’t mean he has been out of the combat sports spotlight.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re well aware that McGregor mad his much anticipated professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather back in August. The UFC is currently in negotiations regarding McGregor’s potential return to the UFC in December, according to recent comments by president Dana White. However, McGregor has said that he wants equity in the company and is demanding much larger paydays.
It is not immediately clear whether McGregor will face any disciplinary action by the UFC or a regulatory body.
Peep the footage below. Bellator 187 will air in its entirety tonight on Spike TV at 9pm ET.