ABC President Claims Conor McGregor no Longer Competing at UFC 219, Due to Bellator 187 Incident
By FCF Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship hasn’t announced plans for Conor McGregor’s next bout, but according to ABC President Mike Mazzulli, the fighter’s actions at Bellator 187 have cost him an opportunity to fight on December 30th.
McGregor has been in the news, as a result of an incident he had with officials at Bellator 187 last Friday. The UFC’s lightweight champ shoved the bout’s referee Marc Goddard, and additional video footage shows McGregor slapping at a member of security.
Mazzulli, who is also the director of the Mohegan Sun Department of Athletic Regulation, was the regulator for the Dublin event. On the latest “MMA Hour”, Mazzulli reportedly said that he had talked with UFC officials, and that he had learned McGregor will not compete at the December 30th, UFC 219 card as a result of what transpired.
McGregor’s agent, Audie Attar, however, told MMA Fighting that this isn’t the case. Attar didn’t reportedly answer whether there are plans for the Irish star to fight at the year end event.
Mazzulli also relayed that he believes McGregor should be suspended indefinitely and required to attend a hearing regarding the incident./