Marc Goddard Pens Comprehensive Statement on Conor McGregor Bellator Incident

Everyone has weighed-in on Conor McGregor’s behavior at the Bellator 187 card in Dublin.

He stormed the cage as his teammate Charlie Ward was finishing John Redmond, then all hell broke loose. Since then, he…

“THE PUNCH AND ACTION THAT FOLLOWED NATURALLY RESULTED IN A SURGE OF CROWD NOISE, ONE THAT WAS SO SIGNIFICANT I HAD ALREADY MADE MY DETERMINATION THAT I COULD NOT AUDIBLY HEAR THE BELL SOUND FOR THE END OF THE ROUND, I HAD MADE MY DECISION TO STEP IN WITH THE BELIEF THAT BELL HAD INDEED BEEN SOUNDED, WHEN IN ACTUAL FACT IT HAD NOT. THIS IS A CRITICAL FACT TO THE ENSUING PROCEEDINGS. AT THIS POINT ON MY STEP IN, AND YOU WILL CLEARLY SEE FROM THE VIDEO REPLAY THAT I ONLY STEP ACROSS AND DO NOT WAVE THE FIGHT OFF. CHARLIE WARD, UNDERSTANDABLY SO HAD REELED OFF IN CELEBRATION THINKING THAT I HAD INDEED ENDED THE CONTEST AND NOT AS I HAD ACTUALLY DONE, CALLED TIME ON WHAT I BELIEVED TO BE THE END OF THE ROUND. TWO DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT ENDINGS.”

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