Conor McGregor may feel like he can do whatever the hell he wants, now that he is the king of the boxing and MMA world. Just after his long-awaited boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, McGregor took to Instagram to tell the world how he is the master con artist.
McGregor was back to his antics last weekend when he attended Saturday’s UFC Fight Night card in Gdansk, Poland. McGregor was there to support his Straight Blast Gym teammate Artem Lobov. Lobov lost in a unanimous decision to Andre Fili in their featherweight bout.
Before the round, McGregor was caught on camera with Lobov before the fight. As McGregor pumped his teammate up, he used a gay slur during his rant that was caught on film.
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UFC has yet to make a statement on the videos above or regarding McGregor’s actions before or during the fight.
“Wait…what happened during the fight”, you may ask.
Well, McGregor’s cheering for Lobov went from just cheering to instruction. This behavior prompted referee Marc Goddard to stop the fight and order McGregor to leave.
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After the round, Goddard added this explanation on why McGregor was tossed.
“The reason I interjected is because Artem gets a fourth cornerman cage side giving instruction,” Goddard told MMA Fighting. “That’s not allowed. Imagine had Conor talked him through a fight-ending sequence. Then what?
“Conor was basically acting like a fourth cornerman. Walking around the cage side wherever and whenever he wanted. When Fili took down Artem, Conor was right there. That’s simply not fair and not allowed. I won’t have it. He can’t do as he pleases.”
Goddard is right, McGregor is not above the law and luckily he obliged when he was asked to leave by Goddard. This is the Conor McGregor we all know and love. The guy is a one-man entertainment crew and provides headlines just simply by existing (sounds a bit like a Kardashian right?).
But McGregor is not above the law, so kudos to Goddard for establishing some justice against the sport’s most popular and boisterous athlete.