After teammate and good friend Charlie Ward scored a late-second stoppage in the first round over John Redmond at Bellator 187, Conor McGregor jumped the cage to celebrate an impressive victory. And that’s when things escalated.
McGregor, who didn’t have a corner’s license for the fight, jumped on Ward. McGregor then tried to go follow Ward and Goddard went on to say something and proceeded to put his right hand on McGregor and lightly pushed the UFC lightweight champion.
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“The Notorious” one had three security people around him to stop him from going after Goddard went on to start pointing and screaming at one of the best referees in the sport. McGregor continued yelling and kept trying to get at Goddard. He eventually got to Goddard and continued to point his finger at him and Goddard slightly pushed him again. Watch the entire ordeal below.
McGregor and Goddard have bit of history together, dating back to last month’s UFC Fight Night 118 when McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov fought Andre Fili. Goddard was referee for the fight and had to tell McGregor, who wasn’t a licensed cornerman, to go back to his seat and stop shouting fight instructions to Lobov.
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