Charlie Ward and John Redmond’s Bellator 187 fight has gotten the most attention from the event that took place on Friday night. However, it’s due to unfortunate circumstances as UFC superstar Conor McGregor let his emotions get the best of him and stormed the cage and celebrated with Ward who is his teammate, causing a big scene with the referee of the bout and a Bellator staff member.
Redmond was knocked out by Ward at the very end of round one and was unfortunately almost trampled in the middle of all the mayhem that McGregor brought into the Bellator cage. The Irish fighter spoke with TMZ about the incident and commented on McGregor’s behavior.
“It doesn’t excuse what he did,” said Redmond. “You can’t f**kin’ jump out of a crowd in a sporting contest and do all that type of stuff, man. You know? In no place in life is that really tolerated.
“So, I’m not gonna f**kin’ pat him on the back for what he’s done, you know what I mean? At the end of the day, I’m not gonna bitch and moan and look for sympathy here. I just want the rematch, man because it’s all about the fight at the end of the day.
“The whole situation is at the taking. Something I’ve worked for all these years and he just made it about that then, about his actions. Let’s get back to the fighting. That’s what I want.”
When asked what he would like to say to McGregor, the Irishman reiterated that he just wants one thing.
“Listen, my message is, tell your boy to bleedin’ gear it up again and get in and fight me and let’s f**in’ do this. That’s my message.”
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 11/14/2017.