Conor McGregor reveals injury that led to UFC 303 withdrawal

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Conor McGregor revealed that he sustained a broken toe which forced him to withdraw from his fight with Michael Chandler later this month.

McGregor posted the following statement on Instagram:

Man we were so fucking super ready for this fight it is absolutely gut wrenching to take. I want that new Bugatti how I gone justify to myself getting that now without banking these fights. We had a lapse in concentration and engaged in a training session without wearing the full protective gear and I hit the toe off the elbow and broke the toe clean. It needs a few weeks that’s it. I couldn’t justify to my team, or fans, that I make the walk hindered again. That walk has been seen. This next walk has got to be, and it will be, 100% Conor McGregor. The fans deserve it and we are getting close. A slight lapse in concentration and a nuisance of an injury was picked up. That’s it. Take the lesson and move forward. I will get this back. I’ve got too. I’ve got two fights left on my contract. I’ve got Bugattis and more yachts on my mind. I’m coming to shine. I gotta just take my time. Cos I still got yachts and Bentleys and mansions and all the rest. Ya know yaself. But ya get me, I’ll be back. See ya’s soon. See ya at the top. Chandler or not.

 

McGregor and Chandler were scheduled for a press conference in Dublin on June 3, which was canceled at the last minute and led to much speculation on the status of the fight.

It was confirmed last Thursday by Dana White that the fight was off the UFC 303 card on June 29 and in its place is a light heavyweight championship fight between Alex Pereira and Jiří Procházka.

The UFC has not announced a new date for the McGregor vs. Chandler fight.

McGregor has not competed since July 2021 when he lost to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 and suffered a devastating leg break during the fight.

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