Conor McGregor issues apology for Bellator incident

At Bellator 187, Conor McGregor created pandemonium.

McGregor jumped into the cage during a preliminary bout to celebrate SBG teammate Charlie Ward’s TKO victory over John Redmond. McGregor, who was not a licensed cornerman for the bfight, then got into an altercation with referee Marc Goddard. Following his removal from the cage, McGregor also slapped a Bellator employee before he left the scene.

In the aftermath, there have been calls for the UFC lightweight champion to be disciplined. Mohegan Sun Department of Athletic Regulation director Mike Mazzulli, who oversaw the Bellator card, has stated that the UFC responded by pulling McGregor off UFC 219 due to the incident, a claim McGregor’s agent, Audie Attar,  has denied.

Since the controversial incident, McGregor had been mostly quiet. But on Tuesday morning, McGregor broke his silence, posting a formal apology on social media.

 

I sincerely apologize for my behavior at last weekends fight event in Dublin. While trying to support a loyal teammate…

Posted by Conor McGregor on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

 

Nick Peralta

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