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UFC’s Conor McGregor shoves referee, slaps official at Bellator 187

The UFC’s biggest star just gave the UFC’s biggest competitor, Bellator MMA, some invaluable publicity.

Conor McGregor was cageside at Friday’s Bellator 187 event at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland supporting several of his teammates, including middleweight Charlie Ward who earned a knockout victory over John Redmond. Seconds after Ward won, McGregor hopped into the cage to celebrate with Ward but then he got into a physical altercation with referee Marc Goddard.

The event is set to air Friday night in North America on a tape delay and Bellator is already using video of the incident to promote their product.