Conor McGregor storms ring, shoves ref in Dublin MMA match

Conor McGregor storms ring, shoves ref in Dublin MMA match

Conor McGregor storms ring, shoves ref in Dublin MMA match

McGregor's celebration quickly turned to ire as he targeted Goddard.

McGregor rushed the cage at Bellator 187 in Dublin on Friday after SBG Ireland teammate Charlie Ward scored a knockout over Paul Redmond 4:59 into the opening stanza of their bout. After Ward got the win over John Redmond, McGregor climbed up and over the Bellator cage and rushed across to celebrate with his teammate. It wasn't the first incident involving McGregor and Goddard.

A video has just arrived from TMZ Sports showing McGregor jumping back onto the cage wall after exiting it following the outright wacky scene to slap a security guard instructing him to cool it. 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.

McGregor then had to be restrained before he was escorted out and left the cage on his own. But his actions were met with a furious response from McGregor.

Goddard immediately ran to McGregor in an attempt to get him to leave the cage when the pair became involved in an altercation.

Not only was McGregor out of line in breaking cageside protocol for the second straight time, he certainly crossed the line by getting physical. The UFC is now in negotiations regarding McGregor's potential return in December, according to recent comments by president Dana White.

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