As the MMA world is still discussing Conor McGregor’s actions on Friday at Bellator 187, the regulator who oversaw the event, has released a statement.
McGregor could be facing disciplinary and or legal action, as a result of incidents he had with referee Marc Goddard and security staff at the event. The altercation started when McGregor jumped the cage to congratulate his teammate Charlie Ward, and officials intervened. The UFC’s lightweight champ wasn’t a designated cornerman.
More recently, Mike Mazzulli, who is the president of the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) and the director of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation, released the statement below (statement via MMA Fighting). Mazzulli was brough in by Bellator to oversee Friday’s card in Dublin.
While the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation (MTDAR) was regulating Bellator 187 in Dublin, Ireland, on November 10, 2017, the following events took place during the Ward vs Redmond bout.
Mr. Conor McGregor who was a spectator at the time, disrupted the event by scaling the cage prior to the conclusion of the bout. Mr. McGregor’s conduct jeopardized the health and safety of the bout participants by delaying necessary medical attention to the fighters that were injured during the round.
In addition, Mr. McGregor assaulted Referee Mark Goddard and a Bellator staff.
The MTDAR has been in consultation with the upper management of the UFC regarding Mr. McGregor’s inappropriate and unacceptable behavior.
The MTDAR has also contacted members of the Association of Boxing Commissioners that have licensed Mr. McGregor in their jurisdictions to inform them of Mr. McGregor’s behavior.