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Conor McGregor Issues Apology Over His Actions At Bellator 187

Bellator 187 & BAMMA 32, 3 Arena, Dublin 10/11/2017 John Redmond vs Charlie Ward Conor McGregor is involved in a scuffle after the fight with referee Marc Goddard Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Gary Carr

Conor McGregor has issued a statement on his Instagram account where he apologised for his actions at Bellator 187 which received widespread condemnation at the time. 

McGregor invaded the cage, pushed referee Marc Goddard and slapped a Bellator employee after he thought that teammate Charlie Ward had scored a knockout win over Redmond. Though Ward was indeed declared a knockout victor moments later, Goddard had not officially called a halt to the bout at the time of McGregor’s invasion.

Here is the statement in full: 

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 Gonard 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.

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 Gonard 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.

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