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Conor McGregor explains cancellation of press conference, says Michael Chandler fight is still on

Conor McGregor’s press conference in Dublin, Ireland, was abruptly canceled but his fight against Michael Chandler at UFC 303 is still on, he says.

“In consultation with the UFC, today’s press conference has been canceled due to a series of obstacles beyond our control,” McGregor posted on X.

“I apologize to my Irish fans and fans around the world for the inconvenience and appreciate all your passion and support. I can’t wait to put on the greatest show ever in the Octagon.”

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McGregor is scheduled to fight Chandler on June 29, and the press conference reportedly attracted so much attention that tickets, which were free to the public, were even being sold on secondary ticket markets.

McGregor did not explain why the press conference was canceled with just 12 hours’ notice, although the UFC hinted that they planned to reschedule the press conference.

“The #UFC303 press conference scheduled for Monday, June 3 in Dublin, Ireland at the 3Arena has been postponed until further notice,” the outfit said in a statement Monday morning.

“We sincerely apologize to all fans who were planning to attend. When we have additional information about a new date and time, we will share it immediately. – Thank you.”

This story originally appeared in the New York Post.

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