Madness in Dublin thanks to @TheNotoriousMMA!!! DO NOT miss #Bellator187 TONIGHT on @spike 9/8c pic.twitter.com/BGWcOBDvFb— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) November 10, 2017
Nov. 11 (UPI) -- He might not be booked for a UFC fight, but Conor McGregor had no trouble recently jumping into an MMA cage.
"The Notorious" did notorious things Friday at Bellator 187 in Dublin.
He was watching a fight between SBG Ireland teammate Charlie Ward and John Redmond. Ward won the match.
After the Bellator prelim bout, McGregor jumped over a tall wall of the cage and fell into the action. He ran full speed and jumped into Ward, before getting into it with referee Marc Goddard.
Goddard attempted to pull the emotional teammates away from one another and McGregor didn't like it.
McGregor followed Goddard around the stage before shoving him in the back. McGregor was shouting at the veteran official relentlessly. He eventually exited.
A penalty for McGregor's actions has not yet been announced.
I operate with integrity, belief and values.
I hold MMA in a deep rooted place in my life and have considered myself most fortunate to have done so for so long.
Family first. Everything else second.
Respect.— Marc Goddard (@marcgoddard_uk) November 11, 2017Advertisement
McGregor has not had a UFC fight this year. His last fight came in a boxing bout loss to Floyd Mayweather in August in Las Vegas.
"I operate with integrity, belief and values," Goddard tweeted Saturday.
"I hold MMA in a deep rooted place in my life and have considered myself most fortunate to have done so for so long."
"Family first. Everything else second."
This isn't the first testy interaction between McGregor and Goddard. McGregor was trying to coach up Artem Lobov during his UFC Fight Night 118 loss to Andre Fili. Goddard noticed McGregor's instruction and told him to go back to his seat at the Poland arena.
Conor McGregor @TheNotoriousMMA invades the @BellatorMMA cage! Our #Bellator187 coverage starts tonight at 9/8c. pic.twitter.com/28FArOwBFK— SPIKE (@spike) November 11, 2017
Spike and Bellator are using the McGregor melee to promote Bellator 187 in the United States.
"Mr. McGregor is not bigger than the sport of MMA!!!" ABC president Mike Mazzulli told MMA Junkie.