Report: UFC 303 Injured Star releases Statement

Conor McGregor’s Comeback Stalled by Injury: UFC 303 Update

Conor McGregor Speaks Out After Injury Setback

In a revealing turn of events, Conor McGregor, the former two-division UFC champion, has officially withdrawn from UFC 303, marking a significant pause in what was one of the most eagerly awaited comebacks in the sport. This announcement followed a late-night statement by UFC CEO Dana White, who disclosed McGregor’s injury just ahead of his planned June 29 clash against Michael Chandler.

Injury Details Remain Under Wraps

While specifics of McGregor’s injury remain undisclosed, the fighter himself confirmed the setback via an Instagram post on Saturday. McGregor shared, “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. 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!”

McGregor’s Rocky Road to Recovery

Since his last appearance in the octagon—a leg break that led to a TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021—McGregor’s career has been tumultuous. Known as “The Notorious,” McGregor made history as the UFC’s first simultaneous two-division titleholder after knocking out Eddie Alvarez in November 2016 at UFC 205. However, his fight card has been sparse since then. Over the past eight years, McGregor has secured only one victory—a swift 40-second knockout against Donald Cerrone in January 2020 at UFC 246. His record also includes two TKO losses to Poirier, a submission defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov, and a stoppage loss to Floyd Mayweather in his professional boxing debut.

Future Prospects for McGregor

McGregor’s withdrawal from UFC 303 is not just a blow to his career but also to the fans eagerly anticipating his return to form. Despite the setback, the resilience in McGregor’s tone suggests a fighter still very much in the game, aiming to return stronger. As the details of his recovery unfold, the sports world watches closely, hoping for a triumphant return of one of MMA’s most iconic figures.

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