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Conor McGregor shoves referee after jumping into ring at Bellator 187

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But according to the card's regulatory head Mike Mazzulli, who serves as the director of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation and the president of Association of Boxing Commission, UFC has handed out the first punishment to McGregor (21-3) behind the scenes.

'So I do commend the UFC to some extent for doing that.

'They did inform me that he was set to be on the December 30 card and he will not be on it.

After handling regulation of the Bellator 187 event in Dublin, Mazzulli is now in Israel to oversee the promotion's Bellator 188 event on Thursday before returning to the United States, where he intends to consult with his attorneys. about potential further action he might be able to take. McGregor was escorted away, but returned moments later.

McGregor then followed Goddard and pushed him in the back, which prompted other officials to hold McGregor back.

After grabbing headlines this past weekend for his in-cage misconduct during a Bellator MMA event, Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight titlist Conor McGregor released a brief statement on the matter Monday morning before deleting it.

However, Mazzulli has now told ultra-reliable MMA journalist Ariel Helwani that the UFC will be pulling McGregor from their event on December 30 - UFC 219 - as a result of his actions.

Well, it remains to be seen if McGregor is disciplined for his actions, or if he might even face legal repercussions.

Mazzulli said: "McGregor took it upon himself to jump into the cage".

"Let me tell you this".

Following Pacquaio's initial withdrawal, Horn as well as his camp had called out the likes of McGregor, who had been a rumoured opponent, and Mayweather for a fight, receiving lots of criticism in the process.

"You know I'm competitive", De La Hoya said in the interview, via The Mac Life.

UFC officials have yet to respond to multiple requests for comment on the situation.

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