UFC's Conor McGregor shoves referee, slaps official at Bellator 187

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has been in trouble repeatedly as of late but he seems to have reached new heights at Bellator 187 in Dublin.

What started as a middle-of-the-road Bellator fight card that was to air on Spike TV on a tape delay due to the time difference between the United States and Ireland took an interesting turn on Friday. Once the knockout blow landed, McGregor sped towards the fence, leapt into the cage and had a confrontation with referee Marc Goddard, the same official who warned him at UFC Gdansk. As Goddard walked over to check on the fallen Redmond, McGregor shoved the veteran official in the back.

McGregor got into a heated row with referee Goddard after he jumped into the arena to celebrate a victory by his team-mate Charlie Ward over John Redmond. McGregor was so vocal and animated during Lobov's fight with Andre Fili that Goddard paused the action in the cage to give McGregor a tongue-lashing. McGregor also attended that event in support of a teammate, featherweight Artem Lobov. However, Goddard pulled McGregor off Ward.

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Asked if he still felt he had the backing of the club's hierarchy, Bilic replied: "It's hard for me to talk about that now". The bubbles were still streaming across the London Stadium when Liverpool immediately restored their two-goal lead.

One can expect McGregor (21-3) to face serious discipline for putting his hands on an official, which could jeopardize his return date, which UFC had hoped would be December 30 for the promotion's New Year's Eve weekend card in Las Vegas.

McGregor, who is 21-3 in his MMA career, hasn't fought in the sport at all this year. He made his massively hyped professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather in August.

While it seems like the two sides are at an impasse right now, McGregor sounds confident that eventually he'll come to terms with the UFC on a deal that will make both happy as he awaits his return to the Octagon.

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