Conor McGregor’s press conference canceled as first details emerge

Conor McGregor
McGregor is slated to return this month (Image: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Conor McGregor’s UFC 303 showdown with Michael Chandler has been thrown into doubt after their press conference in Dublin was canceled on the day of the event.

The former world champion will return to the Octagon on June 29 in Las Vegas, his first fight since breaking his leg in his trilogy loss to Dustin Poirier three years ago.

A press conference has been scheduled to take place in the Irish capital at 5pm BST on Monday at the 3Arena, with free tickets for the event set to sell out in less than five minutes.

But 10 hours before that scheduled start time, the UFC announced it was off, ominously enough, “until further notice.”

“The UFC 303 press conference scheduled for Monday, June 3 in Dublin, Ireland at the 3Arena has been postponed until further notice,” a statement read.

“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.’

No further details were given on the reasons behind the postponement, with neither McGregor, Chandler nor UFC president Dana White commenting.

White gave no indication there was a problem with Monday’s event over the weekend and was scheduled to fly to Dublin from Newark, New Jersey, after Saturday’s UFC 302 show.

According to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, Chandler did not make the trip after learning on Sunday that the press conference had been called off.

Meanwhile, The Sun’s Chisanga Malata reports that McGregor canceled all media obligations to the UFC and their broadcast partners on Sunday

Meanwhile, McGregor’s social media activity would suggest he is back in his hometown as he trains for his fight this month.

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