After Invading Octagon at MMA Event, Conor McGregor Clashes With Referee

After Invading Octagon at MMA Event, Conor McGregor Clashes With Referee

It all went down after Ward won by 1st-round KO at Bellator 187 - which prompted McGregor to jump into the cage to show his SBG Ireland teammate some love. And that's when things escalated.

However, referee Marc Goddard ordered McGregor, who was not a licensed cornerman for the event, immediately out of there and touched his chest - much to his annoyance. McGregor's celebration quickly turned to ire as he targeted Goddard.

Last month, Goddard issued McGregor a formal warning during a UFC Fight Night event in Gdansk, Poland. He eventually got to Goddard and continued to point his finger at him and Goddard slightly pushed him again. McGregor shouted back at Goddard and shoved the referee before he was escorted away and left the cage.

Steven Muehlhausen is an MMA and boxing writer and contributor for Sporting News.

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While Conor McGregor's return to the Octagon remains unknown amid a one-year layoff, the UFC's lightweight champion continues to make headlines around the cage.

Another video has surfaced on Twitter showing McGregor continuing his bad behaviour after the earlier incident. But his actions were met with a furious response from McGregor.

And "The Notorious" also appeared to slap an official as he tried to enter the cage a second time. The Dublin native can been seen climbing the fence from the outside of the cage and then slapping at a commission official when he is told to get down.

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