UFC 303 Press Conference Featuring McGregor and Chandler Postponed

Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler
Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler (UFC)

The UFC recently made an unexpected announcement, postponing a highly anticipated news conference featuring Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler, slated to take place in Dublin.

The conference aimed to promote their upcoming nontitle welterweight bout at UFC 303 in Las Vegas on June 29. Despite UFC CEO Dana White’s earlier assurance of the event’s occurrence during media interactions, the sudden cancellation took many by surprise.

No specific reason was provided for the conference’s postponement, leaving fans and pundits speculating about the underlying circumstances.

Originally scheduled at Dublin’s 3Arena and open to the public, the event garnered significant attention from McGregor’s loyal Irish fan base and fight enthusiasts worldwide. However, all available tickets had been claimed, indicating substantial interest in the fighters’ showdown.

Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler
McGregor vs. Chandler Press Conference Postponed (UFC)

McGregor addressed the cancellation through a statement posted on his official page on X, expressing regret for any inconvenience caused to fans and attributing the decision to “a series of obstacles outside of our control.”

Despite setbacks, McGregor remains resolute about his return to the Octagon, labeling it as “the greatest comeback in sports history.” UFC President Dana White anticipates record-breaking live gate revenue exceeding $20 million for UFC 303, underscoring the magnitude of McGregor’s comeback in the promotion’s history.

While McGregor has been vocal about his aspirations for UFC 303, including references to his unprecedented comeback, Chandler, his opponent, has yet to comment on the postponement.

The two fighters, who previously appeared as opposing coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series in 2023, continue to capture headlines and fuel anticipation for their upcoming clash despite the unexpected delay in promotional activities.

Richard Soriano

Written by Richard Soriano

Richard is a massive WWE fan and you will often find him covering WWE news at MiceNews.

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