Somehow Conor McGregor continues to find his way into the headlines.
His Las Vegas super fight against Floyd Mayweather lived up to the billing, but he’s been mum on appearing in the cage again. McGregor found his way back into the cage on Friday night, though.
It was just not the way most people expected; and in a way that nobody wanted.
On hand to watch his SBG Ireland teammate Charlie Ward at the 3Arena in Dublin, McGregor was pumped when Ward earned a first round TKO. That’s when he scaled the fence into the ring, and tackled his teammate in a fit of joy.
But when veteran referee Marc Goddard tried to get him out of the cage, McGregor went after him.
Goddard issued a statement several hours later.
While he doesn’t name the incident directly, it’s not difficult to draw the lines between his tweet and what happened in the cage in Dublin earlier.
I operate with integrity, belief and values.
I hold MMA in a deep rooted place in my life and have considered myself most fortunate to have done so for so long.
Family first. Everything else second.
— Marc Goddard (@marcgoddard_uk) November 11, 2017
It remains to be seen whether any kind of disciplinary action is around the corner for McGregor.
Logic would say that a suspension is in order, but any repercussions would have to come from the commission that licenses him.