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Conor McGregor Opens Up About UFC 303 Withdrawal: “Very Tough To Be Ruled Out”

Conor McGregor Opens Up About UFC 303 Withdrawal: “Very Tough To Be Ruled Out”

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor was set to make his highly anticipated return to the octagon on June 29 against Michael Chandler.

However, last Friday UFC CEO Dana White officially announced that the Irishman had sustained an injury and would be unable to compete in the UFC 303 main event.
White did not provide specific details about the nature or severity of the injury.

The following day, McGregor broke his silence and released a statement via social media, addressing his withdrawal from the event for the first time:

Very tough to be ruled out of my scheduled return bout.

I picked up an injury prior to the press conference that required more time to heal than was available to me.
The decision to postpone the fight was not made lightly, but one made in consultation with my doctors, the UFC, and my team.

“The Notorious” promises to come back to competition soon enough however:

My fans and opponent deserve me at my best for this fight and we will get there!

Thank you for the messages of support, I am in good spirits and confident I’ll be back!