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Conor McGregor has apologised for his behaviour during the Bellator 187 event last weekend after he was barred from headlining UFC 219 due to his actions.

Goddard later ruled the fight a TKO and gave Ward the victory, but the fracas with McGregor eventually spilled out of the ring, where the firebrand allegedly slapped a Bellator commissioner.

While that line has merit, the part McGregor seems unapologetic for is the actual physical altercation with Goddard (Gonard?).

The colourful and hashtag-laden tweet makes Ferguson's opinion perfectly clear.

McGregor is no stranger to swapping the cage for the ring, having fought and lost to Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas earlier this year.

With ramifications, if any, for McGregor's recent infractions yet to be determined, there is a degree of uncertainty over just when he will return to the octagon. The Golden Boy CEO might also have been upset because it took place just three weeks before the Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez fight, which was promoted by his company. "You know I still have it in me".

The bad blood between McGregor and Goddard began back when the UFC lightweight champion was admonished by the referee for interfering cageside for his good friend and teammate Artem Lobov's latest UFC loss to Artem Fili at October 28's UFC Gdansk.

"Let's get it straight: In the cage, he would freaking destroy me". That would be tough to match, but if there's a healthy paycheck involved for both fighters, you can never say never.

McGregor and Goddard had clashed in the past.

"After witnessing my fighter in a fight where the worst happened and the opponent passed away from his injuries on the night [Joao Carvalho in April 2016], I thought the worst was about to happen again, and I lost it and overreacted".

"I sincerely apologise for my behavior at last weekends" fight event in Dublin.

"After the event, I had some executives from UFC contact me within two hours after what occurred. That's completely unacceptable. I wouldn't even allow somebody in the audience to do that". On Monday, the president of Association of Boxing Commission, Mike Mazzulli, who was on hand in Dublin as the head of the Mohegan regulation board which oversaw the Bellator card, revealed he was informed by UFC that McGregor has been pulled from UFC 219 on December 30 as punishment. So I do commend the UFC to some extent for doing that.


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