Conor McGregor issues an apology for his Bellator shenanigans
Color me shocked, but I was not expecting a Conor McGregor apology for his Bellator shenanigans. However, the Notorious one manned up and issued an apology via his Instagram.
“I sincerely apologize for my behavior at last weekends fight event in Dublin. While trying to support a loyal teammate and friend, I let my emotions get the best of me and acted out of line. As a multiple weight UFC champion, executive producer, role model and public figure, I must hold myself to a higher standard.
The referee Marc Godard was making a horrendous decision in trying to pick an unconscious fighter up off the floor and force the fight to continue into the second round. Even against the wishes of the said fighter’s coach. The fight was over.
After witnessing my fighter in a fight where the worst happened and the opponent passed away from his injuries on the night, I thought the worst was about to happen again, and I lost it and overreacted. I am sorry to everyone.
I sincerely apologize to the Director of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation, Mike Mazzulli, all the officials and staff working the event, Andy Ryan and his fighter John, two staunch ones that put up a great fight every time. That side will always have my respect, and lastly every one of my fans. I love you all!
I’ve always learned from my mistakes and this will be no different.”
While it is heartfelt and seemed to be with good intentions, he still doesn’t seem to grasp that he was 100% in the wrong. He literally should have just said there was no excuse for his actions and moved on. Attempting to justify his actions as to why he acted the way he did makes this apology look very transparent.
Yesterday it came out that he was supposed to fight on December 30th, but because of his Bellator actions, he has been removed from competition. That too comes off as transparent and unrealistic.
Oh well. At the very least, Bellator got a boost in ratings that evening and Conor was able to post a picture in the worst sweater imaginable.