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Conor McGregor apologizes for behavior at Bellator event

Oct 21, 2017; Gdansk, Poland; Conor McGregor reacts as Artem Lobov (red gloves, not pictured) fights Andre Fili (blue gloves, not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at Ergo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports
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Current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor recently took the mixed martial arts world by storm under the umbrella of the rival Bellator MMA. While causing quite the ruckus as a fan at this past weekend’s Bellator event, “The Notorious” has since taken to Instagram in order to issue an apology for his actions, claiming he overreacted in his native Dublin, Ireland.

I sincerely apologize for my behavior at last weekends fight event in Dublin. While trying to support a loyal teammate and friend, I let my emotions get the best of me and acted out of line. As a multiple weight UFC champion, executive producer, role model and public figure, I must hold myself to a higher standard. The referee Marc Gonard was making a horrendous decision in trying to pick an unconscious fighter up off the floor and force the fight to continue into the second round. Even against the wishes of the said fighters coach. The fight was over. After witnessing my fighter in a fight where the worst happened and the opponent passed away from his injuries on the night, I thought the worst was about to happen again, and I lost it and over reacted. I am sorry to everyone. I sincerely apologize to the Director of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation, Mike Mazzulli, all the officials and staff working the event, Andy Ryan and his fighter John, two stonch ones that put up a great fight every time. That side will always have my respect, and lastly every one of my fans. I love yous all! I’ve always learned from my mistakes and this will be no different.

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The 29-year-old superstar suddenly burst into the Bellator cage on Friday evening, partially affecting the outcome of the match between Charlie Ward and John Redmond. The UFC has reportedly informed McGregor that he would be pulled from UFC 219 as a result.



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