Conor McGregor has issued a lengthy apology for his actions at an MMA fight recently.
The Notorious was at the Bellator 187 event in Dublin on Friday to watch his teammate Charlie Ward fight John Redmond. Conor jumped into the ring to celebrate with Ward after a first-round knockout.
However, the referee ordered him to leave, which resulted in Conor pushing him away.
Now, Conor has said that he over-reacted in the heat of the moment.
He shared a photo of himself along with the apology.
The apology said: “I sincerely apologize for my behaviour 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.”
He then named individuals to whom he felt he owed specific apologies.
“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 staunch 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.”
In a lengthy statement, referee Marc Goddard responded saying:
“I do not wish for any further action to be taken against any party, in particular, Conor McGregor, but ultimately that is entirely out of my hands. I hope that the situation can be reviewed, learned from on how we could prevent a repeat instance and then case closed, we move on for the good of the sport.”