Conor McGregor breaks silence after canceling UFC press conference

McGregor was due to face Michael Chandler this afternoon in Dublin ahead of his UFC comeback fight, but the event was suddenly cancelled.

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Conor McGregor has explained why the press conference for his UFC comeback fight was canceled with just hours’ notice.

McGregor and Chandler were scheduled to go head-to-head in Dublin tonight ahead of their UFC 303 fight on June 29 in Las Vegas. The press conference was abruptly canceled just 12 hours before it was due to take place. No reason was given for the short notice cancellation and McGregor has now broken his silence on the news.

“In consultation with the UFC, today’s press conference has been canceled due to a series of obstacles beyond our control. I apologize to my Irish fans and fans around the world for the inconvenience and appreciate all your passion and support. I can” I can’t wait to put on the biggest show of all time in the Octagon,” he wrote.

Conor McGregor’s UFC press conference has been cancelled(Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

It is understood that the fight between McGregor and Chandler will continue until the end of June. McGregor, a former two-weight UFC champion, has not fought since breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier in their trilogy fight nearly three years ago. His fight was Chandler was announced last February and Dana White finally gave a date after UFC 300 last month.

Chandler, who has been waiting for McGregor’s chance for over a year, has yet to address the cancellation of the press conference. McGregor sparked concern last week when he appeared to be partying just weeks before the fight, but the Irishman insisted he is fully focused for his comeback fight.

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“I’m going to put this guy’s head on a pike, throw him over my shoulder and waltz on,” McGregor told The Mac Life. “I’m ready to go. I’m calm, I’m calm, I’m cold in my soul for this man. I’m coming back with a vengeance and I’m coming back with skill. I’m excited to show my skills.

“I’m in a wonderful place mentally, physically, spiritually. We’re back on the horse, giddy. It’s a blank face and a specific body type. It has its set movements, its set patterns in which it moves and his set I’m aware of them and prepare for a multitude of outcomes, I’m as prepared as I can be and I’m sure all my shots will land.