Two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor has apologised for pushing a referee during an MMA event in Dublin - but blamed him for poor officiating.
McGregor scaled the fencing in order to celebrate with Charlie Ward after his win over John Redmond at Bellator 187.
Referee Marc Goddard separated the celebrating pair and was then pushed by McGregor as he tended to Redmond.
"Goddard made a horrendous decision in trying to pick an unconscious fighter up off the floor," said the Irishman.
The footage of the fight shows McGregor rushing over to celebrate with Ward, before two officials, including Goddard, try to lift the victor off his friend before then separating them.
McGregor then moves over to the other side of the cage and pushes Goddard as he was attending to Redmond, who was kneeling and appeared to be conscious.
In his apology posed online, McGregor wrote: "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 fighter's coach. The fight was over.