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Conor McGregor takes blame for UFC 303 no-show, admits ‘lack of focus’ cost him fight

Conor McGregor takes blame for UFC 303 no-show, admits ‘lack of focus’ cost him fight

Conor McGregor takes blame for UFC 303 no-show, admits ‘lack of focus’ cost him fight

Conor McGregor is taking responsibility for his 11th-hour withdrawal from the UFC 303 card. Fans have been waiting nearly three years to see him in action again, but just over a week before the fight, and- he broke his toe. The injury was serious enough for “The Notorious” to break his record of never having to quit a fight.

After all the speculation surrounding his injury, the Irishman made his first public appearance when he went to see Sinead Kavanagh fight at the Bellator event in Dublin, Ireland.

At the event, the organization brought him on stage for an interview where he cleared up a lot of doubts about his injured toe. McGregor blamed this unfortunate injury on a lack of concentration on his part.

“I had a bit of a lapse in concentration and I had to reschedule the game so I’m a bit upset about that… It’s not getting the job done… it was a lack of concentration.”

Now, it wouldn’t be an interview with Conor McGregor if he didn’t scold someone, so after talking to fans about his comeback, that’s exactly what he did. He scolded the other fighters in the organization.

He talked about relying on his footwork as much as expected from his hand movements, which is why he decided to pull out of the fight as the broken finger greatly hindered his movement.

All that being said, McGregor’s appearance at the Bellator event in Dublin lit a fire under Irish fans. But it’s not just Irish fans that McGregor has brought to the sport.

Paul Hughes praises Conor McGregor for inspiring Irish MMA fighters

The Irish love Conor McGregor, “The Notorious” almost single-handedly put Ireland’s MMA community on the map and paved the way for young fighters to make it big in the UFC and other organizations.

Because of McGregor, the number of young Irish people getting into MMA has grown exponentially. Following his Bellator fight, McGregor’s fellow Cage Warriors alumnus Paul Hughes praised him for bringing the Irish into the fight game.

“People talk shit, but this man is a game changer and he is changing all of our young fighter’s lives. So shout out to Conor McGregor because that guy, he’s the man.

McGregor is now expected to make his return sometime towards the end of the year. However, it remains to be seen how Dana White manages to get him in, given how stacked the UFC roster is these days.