UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has issued an apology for his antics at Bellator 187 last week.
Following a first-round TKO victory for his SBG Ireland teammate, McGregor jumped into the cage and began celebrating. After being asked to leave the cage, McGregor went after referee Marc Goddard.
The incident escalated as McGregor shoved Goddard, knocked over a seemingly concussed John Redmon and eventually slapped a Bellator official.
It was an ugly scene which could (and should) result in punishment for the fighter, but for now he is doing his part to apologize.
McGregor issued a lengthy statement on Instagram which you can read below:
ABC president Mike Mazzulli claims that McGregor was pulled from a planned UFC 219 as punishment for the incident, but McGregor’s agent, Audie Attar, has denied any truth to those claims.
We will have to see if any punishment ultimately comes McGregor’s way.
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