Conor McGregor Issues Official Statement On Fight Postponement

Connor McGregor

Conor McGregor, 35, released an official statement on Saturday morning (June 15) following the postponement of his highly anticipated fight with Michael Chandler. 

In the official statement on Instagram, he writes:

“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 did not disclose any information on his injuries or reasoning behind the postponement. Suspensions of the fight being delayed began several weeks ago after news of the UFC searching for a replacement headliner bout for UFC 303 began circulating. Dana White confirmed the delay on Monday (June 10).

The ideal reschedule for McGregor vs. Chandler is UFC 306 on September 14 in Las Vegas at the Sphere. Before the cancellation, the UFC 303, originally announced in April 2024, was expected to generate over $20 million.

McGregor was seen out partying last month, leaving fans speculating about the Notorious One’s fighting condition. Conor is the biggest name in MMA, with three of the five highest gates in UFC history.