Conor McGregor reveals that a toe injury kept him out of the fight with Michael Chandler at UFC 303 | WWE News

Conor McGregor has revealed that a toe injury forced him to pull out of the upcoming UFC 303 event on June 29, which he was scheduled to headline against Michael Chandler.

McGregor was set to fight sixth-ranked lightweight contender Chandler, but the first indication the fight was in trouble was when his June 3 press conference in Dublin was abruptly cancelled, with no immediate explanation provided. .

The fight was canceled last week, with UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira drafted in to face top-ranked challenger Jiri Prochazka on the Las Vegas card.

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Welterweight champion Leon Edwards says the chance to fight Conor McGregor in the future would increase his “greatness”

McGregor insisted he had been “super prepared” for his fight, but an accident occurred.

In a social media post, he said: “It is absolutely heartbreaking.

“We had a loss of concentration and we trained without wearing full protective equipment and I stubbed my elbow and broke my finger. It needs a few weeks, that’s all.”

He added: “I couldn’t justify to my team, or to the fans, that I stood in the way again. That path has already been seen. The next path has to be, and will be, 100 percent Conor McGregor.

“The fans deserve it and we’re getting closer. There was a slight lack of concentration and a nagging injury. That’s it. Learn your lesson and move on. I’ll get it back.”

He maintains that he will still return to the octagon, even if it is not against Michael Chandler.

“I have two fights left on my contract,” he said. “I’m going to shine. I have to take my time.

“I’ll be back. See you soon. See you at the top. Chandler or not.”

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Speaking on the MMA Club podcast, Jake Gyllenhaal reveals what it was like working with former UFC champion Conor McGregor on the set of his film, Roadhouse.

Losing McGregor, who hasn’t competed inside the octagon in three years, marks a huge blow for the UFC. At 35 years old, he is past his prime, but he is still a strong attraction.

The UFC is at a crossroads, with stars like McGregor, Jon Jones and Amanda Nunes near the end of their careers or already retired.

There is a group of younger fighters who are still building their fan base and who the UFC is counting on to lead the next generation.

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