Conor McGregor apologizes for behavior in Dublin; Called out by Oscar De La Hoya
Conor McGregor ‘learned’ his lesson, or so he says.
The UFC superstar posted a lengthy apology on Tuesday regarding his actions in Dublin at Bellator 187 on Friday.
I sincerely apologize for my behavior at last weekends 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 Godard 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 fighters 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. I sincerely apologize to the Director of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation, Mike Mazzulli, all the officials and staff working the event, Andy Ryan and his fighter John, two stonch ones that put up a great fight every time. That side will always have my respect, and lastly every one of my fans. I love yous all! I’ve always learned from my mistakes and this will be no different.
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And that’s not all. Oscar De La Hoya, who held boxing titles in six different weight classes during his 39-6 career, called out McGregor.
The retired De La Hoya went one step farther, saying he would need just ‘two rounds’ to dispatch McGregor.
— Golden Boy Boxing (@GoldenBoyBoxing) November 13, 2017
De La Hoya was very critical of the Mayweather-McGregor matchup, but now seems to have changed his tune.
We’d pay to watch that fight!