VIDEO | Chaos Erupts as Conor McGregor Rushes Ref Marc Goddard at Bellator

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Things started innocently enough with Conor McGregor standing up watching his teammate Charlie Ward fight John Redmond at Bellator 187 in Dublin. Of course, with Conor McGregor involved, things are never usually that simple. After Ward knocked out Redmond at the very end of the first round, McGregor stormed into the the Bellator cage to celebrate with the Straight Blast Gym fighter and then all hell totally broke loose.

At some point, Conor McGregor left then ran back into the Bellator cage zeroing in on none other than referee Marc Goddard. Whether it was something that happened that night or unfinished business from his back-and-forth with Goddard at UFC Gdansk, McGregor clearly was fired up. He can be seen putting his hands on Goddard multiple times, even pushing him before being swarmed by officials.

This is a potentially a very serious situation. Touching a referee, interrupting his job and seemingly going after him to incite a physical confrontation is no laughing matter. While unlikely a punishment as severe as this would be inflicted, McGregor could be in risk of a suspension for this or, at the very least, a fine. Insane that even at Bellator, Conor McGregor manages to steal the show.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 11/10/2017