An incident occurred during Dublin, Ireland’s recent Bellator 187. UFC superstar Conor McGregor was cage side in support of his SBG Ireland teammate Charlie Ward. While Ward dropped his opponent in the first round, it was “Notorious” that got the Bellator crowd on their feet.
Upon Ward dropping his opponent, McGregor climbed the cage and entered an altercation with referee Marc Goddard. The fighter also slapped a commissioner in the face.
Since the incident, Conor McGregor has offered an apology. It reads,:
I sincerely apologize for my behavior at last weekends fight event in Dublin. While trying to support a loyal teammate and friend, I let my emotions get the best of me and acted out of line. As a multiple weight UFC champion, executive producer, role model and public figure, I must hold myself to a higher standard.
The referee Marc Godard was making a horrendous decision in trying to pick an unconscious fighter up off the floor and force the fight to continue into the second round. Even against the wishes of the said fighters coach. The fight was over.
After witnessing my fighter in a fight where the worst happened and the opponent passed away from his injuries on the night, I thought the worst was about to happen again, and I lost it and over reacted. I am sorry to everyone.
I sincerely apologize to the Director of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation, Mike Mazzulli, all the officials and staff working the event, Andy Ryan and his fighter John, two stonch ones that put up a great fight every time. That side will always have my respect, and lastly every one of my fans. I love yous all!
I’ve always learned from my mistakes and this will be no different.
Now it would appear that longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan has come forward with his thoughts on the matter. Check out Rogan’s response to both Conor McGregor and referee Marc Goddard’s recent statements on the incident in the video below.