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Conor McGregor explains why his Dublin press conference was canceled ahead of UFC 303

“The #UFC303 The press conference scheduled for Monday, June 3 in Dublin, Ireland at the 3Arena has been postponed until further notice. 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,” UFC wrote.

Following the news that the press conference was postponed, many fans wondered if the Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler fight was still on.

Now, hours after the press conference was supposed to take place, Conor McGregor took to X to reveal that the press conference was canceled due to obstacles beyond his control.

“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’t wait to put on the greatest show of all time in the Octagon,” McGregor wrote.

The good news from McGregor’s post is that he says he will still put on the biggest show in his return to the sport, while shutting down rumors that he is out of the fight.

Conor McGregor has not fought since July 2021 when he broke his leg at the end of the first round in his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier. Before that, he was knocked out by Poirier after scoring a knockout victory over Donald Cerrone. Meanwhile, Michael Chandler hasn’t fought since November 2022 when he suffered a loss to Dustin Poirier.