People are still talking about UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor’s latest incident.
It’s well known by now that McGregor jumped the fence to go into the cage at Bellator 187 last week in Ireland to celebrate with teammate Charlie Ward following his big win that was featured on the main card that aired on Spike TV.
During his celebration, McGregor ultimately went after Goddard and put a hand on him. Fans and media members decided to film the incident and post it on social media.
The footage shows McGregor taking a slap at another event official who told McGregor to get off the cage.
Following the incident, McGregor wrote an apology and blasted it out to social media while Goddard issue a few statements. A commission representative called McGregor’s actions “assault.”
The latest person to sound off on this incident is former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra, who spoke about it on the latest episode of the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast with co-host Jim Norton.
“The point is this: He makes it about himself,” Serra said. “He doesn’t make it about his friends. He’s not doing that to support his friends … Dude – you’re an attention whore. That’s not respectful to your fighter. And what about him jumping on the cage and smacking the official?
“If I did that, if anybody did that, they’d be called a (expletive) asshole. How does this guy get a pass? … He’s acting like a (expletive) asshole.”
Make no mistake about, the Irishman is the biggest draw in MMA history following his megafight boxing match with Floyd Mayweather in August. The UFC lightweight champion has not been seen in the Octagon in more than a year. His latest bout came when he won the lightweight title against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden.
Following that MMA bout, the promotion decided to strip him of the title thus leaving him focus on the lightweight title and its division. Keep in mind that he has yet to defend that title just like he did with the featherweight title. Instead of taking title defenses, he chose to fight Nate Diaz at welterweight, then rematch him after being submitted.
According to Sierra, he believes McGregor can get away with antics because of the star power he brings to the table.
“I just think it’s (expletive) silly that people are like, ‘Ahh, well, that’s Conor, he’s bigger than life!’ He’s allowed to smack somebody? Man, (expletive) that dude. I don’t give a (expletive).”
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