Is Conor McGregor nonetheless preventing Michael Chandler at UFC 303? Right here's what we all know

by Christina S. Brown
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Is Conor McGregor nonetheless preventing Michael Chandler at UFC 303? That’s the query after a scheduled June 3 press convention was immediately known as off.

Each McGregor and Chandler had been set to attend the press convention at 3Arena in Dublin to advertise their UFC 303 essential occasion on June 29 in Las Vegas. Formally, the UFC introduced that it had “postponed” the press convention about 12 hours earlier than it was set to start, with uncertainty surrounding McGregor as the explanation.

With the combat only a few weeks away, it stays on – however the standing feels tenuous. Right here’s what we all know in regards to the scenario surrounding McGregor vs. Chandler.

June 3: McGregor points assertion, apologizes

Any doubt that McGregor was the explanation for the press convention cancellation was erased after the previous two-division UFC champion issued a press release wherein he attributed the sudden flip of occasions to “a collection of obstacles” outdoors his management. What which means precisely is anyone’s guess as McGregor wasn’t particular about whether or not the explanation was associated to harm, his contract or one thing else.

June 3: Chandler invokes MLK in cryptic message

Studies surfaced that Chandler was on his solution to the airport to catch a flight for Dublin when he obtained a name from the UFC that the press convention was canceled.

About half-hour after McGregor issued his assertion, we heard from Chandler, who used a motivational quote from Martin Luther King Jr. to convey his emotions on X.

“The final word measure of a person shouldn’t be the place he stands in moments of consolation and comfort, however the place he stands at occasions of problem and controversy.” Martin Luther King Jr. #UFC303

Stroll On.

See you on the high!

June 4: Chandler leaves coaching camp

In one other potential unhealthy signal in regards to the combat not taking place, Chandler revealed on Instagram that he was leaving his camp in South Florida to move again house to Tennessee.

June 5: ‘Nice positivity’ McGregor vs. Chandler nonetheless occurs

On Wednesday’s episode of “The MMA Hour,” host Ariel Helwani – who’s near McGregor’s camp – reported that issues are trending in the best path.

“The vibes on Sunday had been fairly confused. The vibes on Monday had been fairly pessimistic, and there was nervousness,” Helwani stated. “… I can inform you as of final night time and as of at present – this morning, early afternoon, it’s presently 1:10 p.m. ET – I can inform you there’s nice positivity that this combat goes ahead.”

Whereas Helwani didn’t report a particular cause for the cancellation of the press convention, he dominated out that it was brought on by “nothing unlawful, nothing salacious, no PED use, no partying, none of that.”

This publish can be up to date as new developments unfold.

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