UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor was in attendance for today’s Bellator 187 event in UK to cheer on his teammate Charlie Ward.
After Ward knocked John Redmond at the end of the round, McGregor jumped into the cage to celebrate and got in the face of referee Marc Goddard, who told McGregor to shut up and get back to his seat at UFC Gdansk last month during Artem Lobov’s fight.
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Ward lands a big shot at the end of the 1st and Redmond goes down. Marc Goddard intervenes but the round is over, not the fight. Ward thinks he’s won and celebrates. McGregor jumps in the cage to celebrate but some pushing ensues between he and Goddard #Bellator187
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It’s unclear what repercussions McGregor may face for the incident. McGregor was not a licensed participant for the event as a cornerman, entered the cage and put his hands on an official. A most definite no-no that usually draws fines and/or a suspension of some sort.
Ward officially got the win at 4:59 of the first round by knockout, but that certainly will no longer be the focus after the wild antics from his teammate.