Conor McGregor had to be stopped from leaping over the cage to celebrate with Peter Queally after his team-mate produced a shocking comeback victory over Ryan Scope at Bellator Dublin.
Queally and McGregor are long-time buddies and coaching companions and the UFC star was in attendance at Bellator Dublin to assist a number of SBG team-mates.
SBG Ireland have been out in pressure on the struggle night time, with James Gallagher headlining the cardboard and scoring a 35-second submission victory over Roman Salazar.
Queally vs Scope was a stand-out conflict on the undercard and there was drama in the primary spherical as Queally was dumped to the canvas by his rival.
Peter Queally has performed it!
Despite being dropped early in spherical 1, “The Showstopper” places on an epic comeback to end Ryan Scope!
— Bellator Europe (@Bellator_Europe) September 27, 2019
The Irishman rallied and got here again robust in the second spherical to end Scope with a succession of blows.
The 3Arena erupted into celebration and Queally turned to embrace his workforce along with the cage. A jubilant McGregor was at cageside and two safety guards have been required to stop him from climbing over the cage.
Bellator officers can have had flashbacks to November 2017 when McGregor pressured his approach into the cage and threw a punch at one in all their referees following Charlie Ward’s victory over John Redmond.
There was no such drama this time spherical and a smiling McGregor had no qualms about getting some blood on his white swimsuit after embracing Queally.