Goddard immediately ran to McGregor in an attempt to get him to leave the cage when the pair became involved in an altercation. McGregor then tried to go follow Ward and Goddard went on to say something and proceeded to put his right hand on McGregor and lightly pushed the UFC lightweight champion.
At the end of the first round, after Ward dropped Redmond with a left hook, McGregor scaled the cage to celebrate with Ward who had seemingly vanquished his foe. Ward's opponent, middleweight John Redmond, was knocked over during the melee.
I know McGregor is quite famous, but he wasn't one of Ward's cornermen.
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Not only was McGregor out of line in breaking cageside protocol for the second straight time, he certainly crossed the line by getting physical.
The UFC's biggest star just gave the UFC's biggest competitor, Bellator MMA, some invaluable publicity.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you're well aware that McGregor mad his much anticipated professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather back in August. Bellator 187 will air in its entirety tonight on Spike TV at 9pm ET.
The two-weight UFC champion chased the official and could be seen shouting and pointing at him.