Some pretty shocking footage has emerged of Conor McGregor slapping an official following his altercation with referee Marc Goddard at Bellator 187.
Following his team-mate Charlie Ward’s TKO victory over John Redmond in the night’s second fight, McGregor’s attempt to storm the ring caused something of a scuffle between him and referee Marc Goddard.
Goddard, who infamously told off McGregor during UFC Gdansk earlier this year due to the Irishman’s animated cageside presence during Artem Lobov’s contest against Andre Fili, was pushed by the lightweight champion within seconds of attempting to remove him from the cage.
Now, following the emergence of a video showing the original incident, it has come to light that Conor actually struck an official while posted on the side of the cage after originally being told to leave.
It appears as though McGregor caught him with an open-handed slap but either way, this is just the latest in a string of high-profile misdemeanours that have gotten the ‘Notorious’ one in trouble with the authorities.
Watch the incident below.
Lost in the madness McGregor also appears to slap some sort of official WTF pic.twitter.com/4DgyS7M40f
— Tony Fagnano (@BigToneMMA) November 10, 2017
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena