McGregor in clash with referee after Ward bout

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Despite the Irishman been comprehensively beaten inside the distance by Floyd Mayweather back in August.

Conor McGregor angrily confronted an MMA referee at an event in Dublin on Friday night after jumping into the Octagon.

After Ward had won the fight, McGregor leaped out of his seat near cage side, and jumped inside the cage to celebrate with his teammate.

Goddard, who reportedly has a history with McGregor, apparently angered McGregor with his attempts to clear up the ring.

Not only was McGregor out of line in breaking cageside protocol for the second straight time, he certainly crossed the line by getting physical.

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He wasn't as gracious Friday when Goddard appeared to touch his chest while instructing him to leave. Last month, Goddard gave McGregor a formal warning when Bellator was in Poland.

After being restrained, McGregor was escorted out of the cage while continuing to hurl abuse in the direction of the referee. He then walked around the outside of the cage while waving to fans.

After nearly a minute of uproar, tempers began to cool marginally and McGregor left the cage.

"Viacom and Bellator hold the safety and well-being of our staff in the highest regard and we're now reviewing the situation".

Three years ago, Jason High was cut completely from the UFC for pushing referee Kevin Mulhall following his TKO loss against Rafael dos Anjos in New Mexico. "You're done here. He's been apologizing on Twitter, but he's done". Following the fight, footage was captured of McGregor opening up on the incident and referring to Goddard as a "rat".

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