Conor McGregor was in attendance to show support for his SBG teammate Charlie Ward at Bellator 187 earlier today. After Ward won, McGregor jumped the cage to celebrate the victory and that’s when things got wild.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 10, 2017
Referee Marc Goddard put his hand on McGregor’s chest and seemed to be pushing him back as he went to check on Ward’s opponent. This caused McGregor to go ballistic, and follow Goddard while yelling and then shoving the ref.
A second video from the event appears to show McGregor attempting to re-enter the cage after being thrown out. As an official tries to shove the Irishman back over the cage, McGregor can be seen clearly taking a swipe at them.
Yet another action Conor McGregor can’t defend. pic.twitter.com/xjZgN0eyTj
— Dave Madden (@DaveMMAdden) November 10, 2017
This isn’t the first run-in between McGregor and referee Marc Goddard.
Goddard briefly stopped the bout between McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov and Andre Fili last month in order to eject the “Notorious” one from cageside. McGregor was pacing and yelling instructions to Lobov, though he was not an official cornerman for the bout.
Conor McGregor is arguably the biggest star in the sport of MMA, and it’ll be interesting to see how this fiasco is handled by the UFC and athletic commissions.