Conor McGregor jumps cage at Bellator 187, confronts referee Marc Goddard

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

After Goddard stepped in and advised the UFC lightweight champion to leave, McGregor's excited demeanor quickly changed to one of anger. Ward won via knockout, and McGregor stormed into the cage to celebrate (which isn't allowed, given that he wasn't one of Ward's licensed cornermen for the fight). A highly emotional McGregor charged in the direction of referee Marc Goddard, who attempted to break up the champ' embrace with Ward.

That's when all heck broke loose.

Goddard went over and admonished McGregor before going to check on the condition of Redmond on the floor nearby. As Goddard walked over to check on the fallen Redmond, McGregor shoved the veteran official in the back.

But his actions were met with a furious response from McGregor. Even more, he brought attention to Bellator MMA, UFC's chief rival.

The Bellator 187 event took place Friday evening in Dublin and is scheduled to air on tape delay in the US on Spike TV. The fight, which reportedly moved between four and five million pay-per-view buys, saw McGregor pocket a $30 million guaranteed purse and may have tripled that number after receipts were counted.

He hasn't been seen inside of an Octagon since UFC 205 when he became the UFC's first two-division champion. He made his massively hyped professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather in August.

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