It seems the UFC has stripped Conor McGregor of the reserving that by no means was.
Mere days after the Irishman crashed the cage – amongst different issues – at a Bellator occasion in his native Dublin, Mike Mazzulli, the president of the Affiliation of Boxing Fee who oversaw the present, advised Ariel Helwani on Monday’s version of “The MMA Hour” the UFC has pulled McGregor from UFC 219 as punishment for the debacle.
“I had some executives from the UFC contact me two hours after what occurred,” Mazzulli stated. “They usually mainly stated to me that’s utterly unacceptable of their eyes and that they are going to be doing one thing. They did inform me that he was set to be on the Dec. 30th card (UFC 219) and he is not going to be on it.”
The event comes as a shock, given McGregor had not been formally booked and has remained non-committal on his subsequent transfer, regardless of the UFC’s reported want to have him grace the year-end invoice.
McGregor drew Mazzulli’s ire when he charged the cage to have a good time teammate Charlie Ward’s knockout of John Redmond this previous Friday, shoved referee Marc Goddard upon being admonished, then slapped a Bellator official as he was making an attempt to climb again into the cage – actions Mazzulli likened to these of a five-year outdated.
The ABC president advised Helwani he goals to look into the matter with the assistance of his authorized staff and has contacted the commissions which have licensed McGregor previously, though whether or not they select to take motion stays to be seen.
The UFC light-weight champion was final licensed to battle within the state of Nevada for his August boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.
Had McGregor been licensed beneath the Mohegan Tribe Division of Athletic Regulation, which Mazzulli additionally heads, far drastic measures would have been taken, stated the ABC president, citing an “unsportsmanlike conduct clause.”
“If Mr. McGregor was licensed at Mohegan and he did this – or if he did it at one other fee abroad, and he was licensed for me – I might droop him indefinitely and I might require for him to come back to a listening to and clarify himself.”
McGregor, for one, does not seem to have regretted his actions, issuing a overtly unapologetic tweet he is since deleted Monday morning.
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