UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor made quite the scene at today’s Bellator 187 event in his native Dublin.
Several of McGregor’s (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) SBG Ireland teammates compete on today’s card at 3Arena (it airs via same-day delay tonight on Spike), and after Charlie Ward (4-3 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) scored a knockout victory over John Redmond (7-13 MMA, 0-1 BMMA), “The Notorious” to jump in the cage to celebrate.
McGregor wasn’t a licensed cornerman for the event. That became obvious when security swarmed the UFC’s former 145-pound and current 155-pound titleholder. What happened after that was even stranger, though. A highly emotional McGregor charged in the direction of referee Marc Goddard, who attempted to break up the champ’ embrace with Ward. McGregor’s celebration quickly turned to ire as he targeted Goddard.
— Dutch Fight Network (@DutchFightNet) November 10, 2017
— Anto (@Arsenal__MMA) November 10, 2017