Mcgregor: Sorry..i lost it in cage fight invasion
Fighter apologises but Vegas bout off
CONOR Mcgregor last night apologised and admitted he “lost it” when he dived into a cage fight and pushed a referee.
But the Notorious, who caused mayhem at the Bellator MMA event in Dublin on Friday night, blamed the ref for trying to pick up an unconscious fighter.
He posted on Instagram yesterday : “I sincerely apologise for my behaviour at last weekend’s 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 Gonard 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 over-reacted. I am sorry to everyone.”
But Mcgregor’s December 30 UFC fight against MMA rival Tony Ferguson in Las Vegas may be off because of his antics. Mike Mazzulli, president of the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports, said: “They [the UFC] did inform me that he was set to be on the December 30 card and now he will not be on it.”
RETIRED boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya has hinted he may go back into the ring – to take out Conor Mcgregor.
The 44-year-old fighter retired in 2009 after losing to Manny Pacquiao in his final fight.
But yesterday he said: “I still have it in me. I’ve been secretly training, secretly training. I’m faster than ever and stronger than ever.
“I know I can take out Conor Mcgregor in two rounds. I’ll come back for that fight. Two rounds.
“Just one more [fight]. I’m calling him out. Two rounds, that’s all I need.
“Let’s get it straight – in the cage, he would freaking destroy me. Only in the ring.”
De La Hoya won 10 world titles during his career, losing just six of his 45 bouts. EMOTIONAL Conor clashes with official in octagon raid OPPONENT Tony Ferguson