Due to his actions in the ring at Bellator 187, where he attacked referee Marc Goddard, McGregor is pulled from his December 30th fight. Mike Mazzulli, president of the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports and the director of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation:
McGregor took it upon himself to jump into the cage. And that adversely affected the outcome of the fight. Mr Redmond was injured, He made it difficult for the doctors to get in there and administer some medical attention. You don’t jump in the cage at at any time, in any fight. I’m never comfortable when someone takes it upon himself to act like a five-year-old and jump into the cage. The bottom line is, he was unprofessional, disrespectful and it was not acceptable in my eyes – in any situation…If he was licensed for me, I would suspend him indefinitely and I would require for him to come to a hearing and explain himself. Conor McGregor is a great, great fighter. But when it comes to what he did to Mr Goddard and Michael Johnson, what would possess someone to do that?
McGregor’s Q&A London event at O2 Arena’s Indigo on Saturday evening is cancelled. An Evening with Conor McGregor – Up Close and Personal was set to be attended by hundreds of the Irishman’s adoring fans, some of whom had paid close to £1,100 to have a meet and greet with him. Multiple sources confirm that the intimate Q&A, which was meant to be chaired by former UFC welterweight Dan Hardy, has been called off, but the cause for the event’s cancellation is unknown. McGregor was expected to give fans an update on when he plans on returning to the Octagon.
McGregor cancels his planned appearance at The Red Cow Moran Hotel on Feb 17. The hotel says McGregor will be in Las Vegas instead. All ticket holders will be refunded.
The Red Cow Moran Hotel in association with Industry Entertainment regret to announce that the evening event with Conor McGregor scheduled for Friday 17th February has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond their control. An unavoidable schedule change will see Conor McGregor in Las Vegas at the time of the event. [We] would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope that a new date for this special evening will be set in the not too distant future.
The Sun reports that McGregor kept autograph hunters waiting outside his hotel for 63 hours. After his Q&A session, McGregor returned to the hotel at 4am, telling fans that he would sign for them when he left the hotel. However, he does not leave the hotel until Tuesday evening. McGregor posts to Instagram referencing the report.
UFC President White says that McGregor has been pulled from UFC 200 because he had refused to fly to Las Vegas to help promote the event. He says UFC is working on scheduling another fight for Diaz, and will add another bout to UFC 200.
What’s happened is we pulled Conor McGregor from UFC 200 and we’re working on other fights right now. Conor did not want to come to Las Vegas and film the commercial or be a part of any of the marketing we have. He’s in Iceland training and that’s not possible… Is Conor McGregor retiring? Only he can answer that question…Obviously we still have, as far as I’m concerned, a good relationship with Conor. I respect Conor as a fighter and I like him as a person, but you can’t decide to not show up to these things. You have to do it.
McGregor reportedly cancels an appearance on xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, alongside Vin Diesel.