Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Conor McGregor jumps into cage and rows with referee

Conor McGregor jumps into cage and rows with referee

I commend the UFC to some extent for doing that.

The prone Redmond, who was still being treated by medical staff following the stoppage when McGregor entered the ring, remained on his knees throughout the incident and at one stage, McGregor appeared to knock an official into him, knocking his fellow Dublin fighter off balance. "They did inform me that he was set to be on the December 30th card and he will not be on it". But even by the promotion's standards, it would have been extraordinary if Conor McGregor escaped any punishment for his antics at a Bellator event in Dublin on Friday last.

While a Manny Pacquiao rematch is the priority, WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn still wants to face Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.

However, Mazzulli has now told ultra-reliable MMA journalist Ariel Helwani that the UFC will be pulling McGregor from their event on December 30 - UFC 219 - as a result of his actions. McGregor was escorted away, but returned moments later.

The U.S. -based Mohegan Tribe Department of Regulation, which oversaw the event, characterized McGregor's actions as an "assault" on Goddard, and said he "jeopardized the health and safety of the bout participants". "If Mr. McGregor was licensed at Mohegan and he did this at another commission overseas, I would suspend him indefinitely, and I would require for him to come to a hearing and explain himself".

Mazzulli said he is speaking to his attorneys upon returning to the U.S.to figure out what type of discipline he intends to carry out for McGregor's actions.

"Let me tell you this".

He was pushed again by McGregor after he went to check on the fallen Redmond.

"I'm a policy guy". It's over. You don't do it, I don't care how mad you are, how upset you are. "You have the right to be sanctioned".

Mc Gregor and Goddard had to be held apart by fighters and backroom team members as things got pretty heated.

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