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Conor McGregor revealed what he said to Bellator ref before he attacked him

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Conor McGregor made plenty of headlines for his behaviour at Bellator 187 event in Dublin earlier this week.

The UFC lightweight champion was in attendance to watch his close friend and teammate Charlie Ward score a first-round knockout over John Redmond.

At the climax of the fight, or so everybody thought, McGregor hopped over the cage to embrace Ward, only to be met with referee Marc Goddard halting the celebrations.

The Notorious One did not take too kindly to Goddard's interruption and furiously charged towards the official.

McGregor has previous with Goddard too with the referee previously ordering him to sit down during Artem Lobov's fight at UFC Gdansk.

According to The Sun, McGregor was caught on camera after the incident explaining what he said when he came face-to-face with Goddard.

McGregor said: "I was still trying to say, ‘Keep going,’ and it’s that same referee [Marc Goddard] who I lost my head with [at UFC Gdansk].

"I said, ‘It’s you, you rat.’ He nearly f***ing crapped his jocks."

McGregor has been accused of slapping Goddard whilst he sat atop of the cage and the Irishman was not happy with how he officiated the end of the bout.

He added: “Oh, it was a beautiful shot [from Charlie Ward]. [John Redmond's] out cold, we all knew he was out cold and he’s still trying to call it.

"‘Oh no, he wasn’t the fight’s not over.’ I said, ‘It’s you, you rat. I see you.’”

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During his altercation with Goddard inside the octagon, McGregor could be heard screaming: "I'm sick of you. That was a f***ing stoppage."

To be fair, even though Goddard is a significantly bigger man than McGregor, the official really wouldn't want the first-ever dual-weight champion in UFC history to connect with one of his famous left hands now, would he?

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Mystic Mac is expected to fight before the end of the year in the UFC and fans are calling for him to finally defend a belt in the promotion.

Interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson seems the most logical bet for McGregor's next scrap, even if it isn't the most lucrative one.

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