Conor McGregor Statement Suggests Michael Chandler Fight Is Still On

After yesterday’s unexpected news that the Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler press conference had been scrapped on the day it was due to take place in Dublin, Ireland, ‘The Notorious’ has issued a vague statement that hints the actual fight is still on.

“In consultation with the UFC, today’s press conference was cancelled due to a series of obstacles outside of our control,” McGregor wrote 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 all-time show in the Octagon.”

That leaves more questions than answers, though Ariel Helwani did report on his ‘MMA Hour’ show yesterday that according to his sources it wasn’t behind-the-scenes drama from McGregor that resulted in the cancellation.

“I can tell you right now with 100% certainty, confirmation that there is nothing salacious. There’s nothing scandalous. There’s no failed drug test. There’s nothing of that sort,” Helwani said.

Earlier in the day Helwani had also revealed that Chandler only found out about the presser being scrapped just as he was about to fly to Dublin, ruling out the issue being anything to do with him.

Nevertheless, the fact that no-one has come out to say exactly what the so-called ‘obstacles’ were that stopped the event from happening suggests that there’s more to the story and will continue to leave fans uneasy as to whether McGregor vs. Chandler will definitely still be headlining UFC 303 in less than four weeks time.

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