Sorry For Losing It In Dublin
… But the Ref Sucks
11/14/2017 10:00 AM PST
Conor McGregor is apologizing for storming the cage and getting violent with MMA officials during Bellator 187 in Dublin last week … but he’s still trashing the referee.
“I sincerely apologize for my behavior at last weekends fight event in Dublin,” McGregor said … adding he let his emotions get the best of him after watching his training partner Charlie Ward win the fight.
“As a multiple weight UFC champion, executive producer, role model and public figure, I must hold myself to a higher standard.”
But Conor refuses to back off his criticism of referee Marc Goddard — saying the ref made a “horrendous decision” trying to allow the losing fighter to continue into the second round.
McGregor says he’s personally witnessed an MMA fighter die from injuries suffered in the cage during a fight in Dublin — and he was afraid it could happen again.
FYI, the fatal incident McGregor is referring to occurred in 2016 — and the man who died happened to be fighting Charlie Ward.
Conor says he has learned from his “mistakes” and vows to be better moving forward.
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.