New Delhi: Conor McGregor, UFC lightweight champion, is in the news for all the wrong reasons. The 29-year-old was attending a fight at the Bellator 187 event in the Irish capital wherein his team-mate mate Charlie Ward was taking on John Redmond. McGregor, however, got involved in an angry altercation with a referee during the event and that has sparked a huge controversy.Also Read - Conor McGregor Beats Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo to Become Forbes' Highest-Paid Athlete For First Time
After Ward won the first-round knockout, McGregor jumped into the boxing ring to celebrate with his SBG Ireland teammate, reports TMZ. Also Read - UFC Star Conor McGregor Sends Special Message For Indian Fans During Covid-19 Crisis
As McGregor was not permitted to step into the octagon since he was not a licensed corner man for Ward, several fight officials stepped in to interrupt their post-fight celebration. Also Read - Kylian Mbappe Gifts His Hat-Trick Jersey to UFC Star Khabib Nurmagomedov | Watch Video
The interruption prompted McGregor to engage in an altercation as he himself came back and retaliated by pushing veteran UFC referee Marc Goddard for breaking up his celebration before the officials and BFF Artem Lobov escorted him from the cage.
McGregor did not stop there and returned to the top of the cage and straight slapped one of the officials upside the head.
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McGregor, who was beaten by American boxing star Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match in August, has not fought in the UFC since stopping Eddie Alvarez to clinch the 155lb title in November last year.
(With ANI inputs)