The picture he used on instagram to go with the apology was fucking hilarious.
Using that death as an excuse is deplorable. He cared so much about the health of the injured fighter that he knocked him over trying to fight a ref. I can't believe people buy this.
“Also, I’m gay!”
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.
Biggest load of bollocks in the whole statement.
Sorry not sorry.
Was Goddard trying to pick up the other guy?
Conor is trying to spin this like he was upset at Goddard for not ending the fight, and not for his own antics. Deflection....
Conor using his Tinder profile pic
The photograph he's picked of himself is hilarious. It's like he's picked the photo where he looks as nice and friendly as possible, as if that will make people forget he slapped an official.
He looks like a registered sex offender on his way to court.
Conor was so fearful for the other fighter's safety that he prevented the medical staff from tending to him.
Nah it was a total troll move. He wasn't trying to convince people he's a good boy - he's showing people he's not all that sincere about the apology. As someone who was mildly amused by this whole affair, the picture was hilarious. This guy is a seasoned low-key troll.
Not to mention the "Fuck yous all" tweet lol. This is fake as hell.
That's the seed. Demi Lovato vs Conor at UFC 219
my IQ dipped 30 points after reading the instagram comments
I like how he ends it with "love yous all!" 2 days after tweeting "fuck yous all" lol
Conor is very smart, he was able to access the situation and figure out what Gonard was thinking and planning to do while he was in flying into the cage at the speed of a magnificent gazelle.
I’d say more 80’s IRA member.
No he wasn't Conor pushed Marc into the other guy if anything
Jon Jones-esque in his excuses Joe
Ya its kinda fucked to bring that up. Clearly not why McGregor was acting like a buffoon in the cage
Conor is absolutely deflecting responsibility for his actions here by making it about what Goddard was doing. None of what Goddard did or said is relevant.
The bottom line is that audience members, yes even famous ones, can't be rushing into the cage, especially before the fight has officially been called, having physical contact with a fighter, shoving a referee and then slapping an official.
Conor hasn't learned anything.
Goddard was ready to go evaluate the guy and see if it was a Penn-Sherk situation where he was not fit to continue. Conor jumps in to make a giant scene and then ends up knocking the guy who's safety he said he was concerned for over.
This is complete bullshit. He spins it as “I was concerned for the other fighter” when he showed absolutely no interest in that guy, and was celebrating and dancing around with Ward, preventing medical attention from getting to the losing fighter.
He brings up that fighter who died after a bout, in a pretty scummy move for sympathy points, even though that incident is completely unrelated to what happened here.
Has no explanation or apology for coming back to the cage after being removed and slapping a commissioner in the face when he tried to get him off the cage.
This is a classic phony celebrity apology with no acceptance of any blame and trying to change the narrative to be something completely different. I usually am a huge Conor fan but this is ridiculous, he should be suspended for 6 months
No one knows what a gazelle is.
Poor Marc Gonad
I'm usually on board with Conor antics, but this reeks of trying too hard.
It's full of lies, petty mockery, either inadvertent or purposeful sabotaging of Marc's reputation (which is damn near stellar), playing the sympathy card over a person's death, and just isn't genuine.
Most of the time Conor is actually one of the better fighters at admitting fault or examining himself honestly. He made a dumb decision and should just own up to it, not have someone spew whatever this shit is.
"I'm choosing to live as a gay man. You'll do fookin nothin'!"
Exactly. His beef was more important, obviously.
I saw a FIGHT DE LA HOYA comment and promptly exited.
"As a multiple weight class champion, executive producer, role model, public figure, multimillionaire, all-around awesome dude, huge-dick-haver and ultimate saviour of humanity, sorry not sorry."
I just wanna take this second to apologise to absolutely nobody everyone except Marc Goddard
As if he was really thinking about that in the moment. Full of shit imo.
BAW GAWD JR....THAT'S MARC GONARD'S MUSIC!
I am not nor have I ever been a member of the UFC.
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.
Shifting blame. I expected more from McGregor.
Upvotes are not designed to express your approval or disapproval of a post. It's an issue people care about that probably why its getting so many upvotes
Wow. He went there. I’ve always liked Conor, but this is intelligence insulting stuff.
Inserting the Joao Carvalho story into the apology when that clearly was not why he went off in the moment is pretty ugly. Hard to say that you did all that out of concern for the KOed fighter when the video shows the KOed fighter getting pushed to the ground by the commotion you’re causing.
He looks like an IRA representative from the 90's.
This is America
It reminds me of his post Diaz post. Everyone was talking about how humble he was for the post, but he included how he took the fight on short notice against a much bigger fighter. And then ended it with how much more money he had than us. Every comment was about humility and I felt like I was reading a different statement.
What drives me up a wall outside of the all the other scummy parts is this apology is Conor STILL going after Goddard.
The guy is pretty universally considered a good ref but Conor is saying not only was he making a bad call, he was endangering a fighter to the point it reminded him of a time where someone died! Now if anything happens to a fighter while he's reffing he's gonna get heat for it.
Then of course he has Goddard's name written in full. Conor isn't stupid he knows throwing that out their is basically pushing his followers to harass the guy online. He might as well have linked to his Marc's twitter.
I just don't get how someone can be rich, successful, and have a kid that isn't even a year old, and yet be so god damn petty and vindictive to someone just for them doing their job.
Edit: Plus bringing up the guys death as both an excuse for his own behavior, and as a way to try to hurt Goddard is just horrible on principle.
"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."
Sure... thats the reason you went after him
Marc Gonard lol. So petty
He didn't even directly apologize or mention the official he slapped because it doesn't fit with his narrative. Instead he throws as much shade at Goddard as he can, and uses the death of João Carvalho as a justification for his "emotions."
He originally tweeted and deleted that he thought the guy was knocked out on the floor for a good minute and now he's saying Goddard was trying to pick him up and get him to fight.
Awww how can you stay mad at him with that smile
hahahaha I could see becoming a copypasta as well
Conor is delusional, plain and simple.
Yeah he was almost stepping on the other fighter on the ground while pushing the ref and now says stuff like this.
Meh, I prefer his .
Man, and he brings up the death of that other fighter....Does he not see how "horrendous" it is to use someone's death to justify your awful actions. And he couldn't let Goddard off the hook. It's all Goddard's fault, and Conor was only there to rescue the poor bloke who was KO'd on the floor.
Fuck, I used to be Conor's fan.
Yeah, Conor should've added "i also choose to live as a gay man now" while he was at it
We can't stay mad at that face.
Leave George R.R McGregor alone
Lmao. This is my favorite meme today.
Honestly that's some low shit bringing that up trying to bs his way out of this.
This should be at the top. What a narcissistic egotist.
Can't believe this is actually his account. I like Conor but what a cunt he's being/ been
That was my favorite part
So deliberate and cheesy.
Read the Instagram comments then go to /sub/eyebleach
Still on that special go go dust.
I'm sorry that YOU got YOUR feelings hurt
He needs better PR. This statement is hollow and lame. Especially with the smiling weirdo selfie.
Quite possible that he’s only issuing this ‘apology’ so the UFC will let him fight on UFC219.
Charlie Ward was the fighter that was involved in the death of Joao Carvalho.
But such a friendly face.
Makes no sense. Causing a ruckus kept officials from tending to that fighter if it is a moral safety thing why was he celebrating and raising hell instead of holding his teammate back and instructing him not to continue the fight. I didn't care about this until he tried to use a dead fighter as an excuse, this is really kind of gross.
yep. thats exactly what this is
reddit loves to throw around the term narcissist. heres an actual example of a narcissist in action
i didnt downvote you. his superfans/trolls are going through and downvoting anything that sounds like it came from a reasonable human being, as usual. sorry
It took him a few days to think of that reason and, if that was the case, he would have said so sooner.
To me, he looked like he was going over the top celebrating rather than attempting to stop a fight for safety reasons.
PR team in full effect
He had a big pair of gonads to face off with McGregor.
As Paulie would say....
"Bring your Gonards Conor, fight in a real fight!"
Even if Conor forgets this mess his worst fans won't. Goddard will get harassed at plenty of events from now on :/
As a multiple weight UFC champion, executive producer, role model and public figure, I must hold myself to a higher standard.
No.. You just need to avoid hitting such a low standard. Not jumping in cages and bitch slapping officials is the standard.. You're not acting at a higher standard for not doing that.
Big Conor fan here,. I'm not that judgemental of mistakes made in the moment, but when you reflect on that mistake and can't accept that it was your fault when it clearly was, that is just disappointing.
Then it's allllllll okay with me.
"Fuck yous all"
His reaction could literally in no way support that excuse.
IS THAT LUKE ROCKHOLD COMING TO THE STAGE?!
Lights go out, then when they come back on Tony Ferguson is standing there behind Conor.
Wow, nice narrative there Conor. Blame it all on Goddard and a dead guy, and skip the fact you kept Goddard from doing his job and making sure the guy was safe. Oh, and entirely skip the fact you attacked a commissioner.
lmao, for real. This pic reminds me of Puss in Boots from Shrek where he looks all cute and fuzzy and then kills some motherfuckers.
We in /sub/mma only deal with the finest memes.
Yup, like hell he gave a shit about the other fighter. At least make apology seem legit
He shifted blame, and also brought up the death of another fighter, as if that was actually going through his fucking head as he jumped in the ring like a gd coke fiend.
Gimme a fucking break.
He has used the "I was emotionally involved with my teammate's fight" excuse a couple of times now.
But to start talking about a fighter passing away being the reason for your reaction is pretty fucking pathetic. Especially when his reaction was to run around celebrating and jumping on top of the fence 10 seconds later and slapping an official, and then bragging about it outside of the arena.
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 Gonard 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.
Didn't apolgize to the guy he hit and uses someones death to justify his actions.
Didn't even get that far into his tripe until you mentioned that. Absolute cunt. I can only assume he is still on a bender because the comments he's making are those of a total wanker. A right prick for bringing that death up.
I've not been fussed either way as a fan on Conor through his career, his wins have been incredible, his losses felt like they were due, but I always thought at the end of the day he was an alright guy. He is coming across now as a right neddy bastard. One of those tracksuit bullies who learn how to fight. Disappointing.
I can't believe this shit has 90% upvotes..
I've seen videos of Woodley doing charity work get more downvotes than this.
like action bronson went full blown keto
Pretty weak apology.
It's really shitty that he tries to blame Marc Godard for the situation by saying he 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." He also doesn't even apologize to Godard at the end either.
Why is he talking about the guy who died and how he thought it was going to happen again? What does this have to do with it? And if he thought it was going to happen again why did he bear hug his friend with joy etc... I don't get it?
Said Tony Ferguson while he tried to restrain McGregor with Bellator staff as he slapped the lot of them.
Gonard P4P best ref
Because it isn't a real apology and he wants everyone to know it.
That speaks volumes about our community imo lol