Conor McGregor took to Instgram and issued an apology for his actions at last week’s Bellator 187 in 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 Godard 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.
Grocke’s POV: This apology rings hollow to me. The way he acted in the cage does not reflect the words he says here. Add to it his actions at UFC Fight Night 118 and you have a fighter who thinks he can whatever he wants. The UFC and Dana White carry much of the blame for allowing one of their fighters to possess as much power as McGregor has. I hope the UFC does the right thing and suspends him for at least six months. Roy Nelson got a six month suspension for touching a referee setting the precedent.
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