The referee attacked by Conor McGregor has damaged his social media silence following the outstanding scenes in Dublin.
UFC light-weight champion McGregor burst into the cage in the course of the Bellator occasion to rejoice team-mate Charlie Ward’s stoppage win over John Redmond .
After congratulating Ward, McGregor was informed to go away the cage by referee Marc Goddard.
McGregor then shoved Goddard earlier than phrases are exchanged. The Irishman needed to be restrained earlier than he was escorted out of the cage.
Goddard has since posted a message on Twitter calling for “respect”.
He wrote: “I operate with integrity, belief and values. I hold MMA in a deep rooted place in my life and have considered myself most fortunate to have done so for so long. Family first. Everything else second. Respect.”
Goddard is identical official who ordered McGregor to sit down down whereas he was cheering on one other of his teammates – Artem Lobov – in Poland.
McGregor is plotting his return to the UFC having not fought in combined martial arts for a yr.
He was overwhelmed on his boxing debut by Floyd Mayweather in August however has not been seen within the Octagon since he stopped Eddie Alvarez final November.
That victory noticed him turn into the primary within the promotion’s historical past to carry two titles concurrently, having gained the featherweight belt the earlier yr.
McGregor is about to defend his 155lb title towards Tony Ferguson in both December or March.
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