It has now been over a week since some outrageous scenes unravelled at a Bellator event in Dublin. However, for Conor McGregor, it seems as if the ordeal is far from over.
Conor McGregor conducted himself in a disgraceful manner at Bellator 187 in Dublin last Saturday night as he shoved referee Marc Goddard and appeared to slap another official.
— Michael Morgan (@mikewhoatv) November 10, 2017
The Irishman has since apologised for his behaviour via a statement on his Instagram account, however, it seems as if the post has been received as a non-apology by many with one Irish journalist stating that McGregor is a bully who ‘represents all that’s wrong’ about Irish society.
On the back of the scenes in Dublin last weekend, McGregor’s behaviour was also discussed on the BBC’s MMA Show with Nick Peet stating that the UFC Champion should have been taken to jail for his conduct on the night.
“This was a guy – a spectator out of the crowd – it doesn’t matter who he is. Let’s take away for a second that it’s Conor McGregor involved. This guy is a spectator from the crowd who has leapt into the cage, who has attacked a referee and attacked a fighter, who could say, as well.
“Then he gets dragged out, then he climbs in again, then he slaps an official. Listen, this has got nothing to do with how Bellator should come in treat him… For me, he should have been arrested on the spot and he should have been taken to jail.”
"Conor McGregor should have been arrested on the spot and taken to jail"
— BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) November 19, 2017