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UFC’s Conor McGregor shoves referee, slaps official at Bellator 187

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The UFC’s biggest star just gave the UFC’s biggest competitor, Bellator MMA, some invaluable publicity.

image: <span style="font-size:13px;">The UFC superstar caused a massive scene at a Bellator event in Ireland.</span> © image The UFC superstar caused a massive scene at a Bellator event in Ireland. Conor McGregor was cageside at Friday’s Bellator 187 event at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland supporting several of his teammates, including middleweight Charlie Ward who earned a knockout victory over John Redmond. Seconds after Ward won, McGregor hopped into the cage to celebrate with Ward but then he got into a physical altercation with referee Marc Goddard.

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The event is set to air Friday night in North America on a tape delay and Bellator is already using video of the incident to promote their product.

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