Conor McGregor passionately vows to make UFC return amid worry from fans: ‘I’ll be back’

Conor McGregor passionately vows to make UFC return amid fan worry I'll be backWith further footage of him partying at his Black Forge Inn over the course of this week following his…

Conor McGregor passionately vows to make UFC return amid fan worry I'll be back

With further footage of him partying at his Black Forge Inn over the course of this week following his withdrawal from a scheduled headliner at UFC 303 next weekend, former two-weight champion, Conor McGregor has vowed to come back to the Octagon – as fans and pundits express their concern.

McGregor, a former undisputed lightweight and featherweight champion under the banner of the promotion, was slated to take main event honors at UFC 303 next weekend during International Fight Week, in a long-anticipated clash against Michael Chandler.

Conor McGregor releases statement after UFC 303 fight withdrawal I'm confident I'll be back

However, last week, the promotion confirmed McGregor had suffered an undisclosed injury, and was officially out of his return clash with Chandler next weekend at UFC 303, with Alex Pereira drafting in on short-notice to defend his light heavyweight throne against Jiri Prochazka. 

And hosting a movie screening at his public house in Walkinstown this week following his exit from his return fight with Chandler, former duel-weight champion, McGregor – now sporting a bald look, took in the festivities with pints of the Forged Irish Stout and tumblers of his Proper Number Twelve Irish Whiskey. 

Conor McGregor rips alleged $500,000 PPV buy rate for UFC 302 card a nothing burger
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As a result, fans have expressed their concern for the Dubliner – who had confirmed he had entered a period of sobriety before his fight with Chandler, before his representative denied allegations from UFC alum, Chael Sonnen that he had entered a rehabilitation facility for “substance abuse” issues.

Conor McGregor vows to make comeback amid injury

Despite concerns, McGregor posted on his own official social media – confirming to his fans that he would make a return to fighting after his injury setback.

Photo - Irish megastar Conor McGregor shows off new look following UFC 303 withdrawal

“I’ll be back,” Conor McGregor posted on his X account, replying to a user who remembered his 2020 knockout win over former lightweight title challenger, Donald Cerrone. 

Do you expect to see Conor McGregor fight again this summer?

Conor McGregor passionately vows to make UFC return amid worry from fans: ‘I’ll be back’

Conor McGregor passionately vows to make UFC return amid fan worry I'll be backWith further footage of him partying at his Black Forge Inn over the course of this week following his…

Conor McGregor passionately vows to make UFC return amid fan worry I'll be back

With further footage of him partying at his Black Forge Inn over the course of this week following his withdrawal from a scheduled headliner at UFC 303 next weekend, former two-weight champion, Conor McGregor has vowed to come back to the Octagon – as fans and pundits express their concern.

McGregor, a former undisputed lightweight and featherweight champion under the banner of the promotion, was slated to take main event honors at UFC 303 next weekend during International Fight Week, in a long-anticipated clash against Michael Chandler.

Conor McGregor releases statement after UFC 303 fight withdrawal I'm confident I'll be back

However, last week, the promotion confirmed McGregor had suffered an undisclosed injury, and was officially out of his return clash with Chandler next weekend at UFC 303, with Alex Pereira drafting in on short-notice to defend his light heavyweight throne against Jiri Prochazka. 

And hosting a movie screening at his public house in Walkinstown this week following his exit from his return fight with Chandler, former duel-weight champion, McGregor – now sporting a bald look, took in the festivities with pints of the Forged Irish Stout and tumblers of his Proper Number Twelve Irish Whiskey. 

Conor McGregor rips alleged $500,000 PPV buy rate for UFC 302 card a nothing burger
Mandatory Credit: Zuffa LLC

As a result, fans have expressed their concern for the Dubliner – who had confirmed he had entered a period of sobriety before his fight with Chandler, before his representative denied allegations from UFC alum, Chael Sonnen that he had entered a rehabilitation facility for “substance abuse” issues.

Conor McGregor vows to make comeback amid injury

Despite concerns, McGregor posted on his own official social media – confirming to his fans that he would make a return to fighting after his injury setback.

Photo - Irish megastar Conor McGregor shows off new look following UFC 303 withdrawal

“I’ll be back,” Conor McGregor posted on his X account, replying to a user who remembered his 2020 knockout win over former lightweight title challenger, Donald Cerrone. 

Do you expect to see Conor McGregor fight again this summer?

Report – Ryan Garcia hit with one year suspension after failed drug test, win against Devin Haney overturned

Ryan Garcia hit with one year suspension for failed drug test win against Devin Haney now no contestAccording to reports tonight, former WBC interim lightweight champion, Ryan Garcia has received a one-year suspension after reacting a…

Ryan Garcia hit with one year suspension for failed drug test win against Devin Haney now no contest

According to reports tonight, former WBC interim lightweight champion, Ryan Garcia has received a one-year suspension after reacting a settlement with the New York State Athletic Commission, after failing a drug-test in relation to his now-official ‘No Contest’ bout with Devin Haney earlier this year at the Barclays Center.

As per an initial report from boxing correspondent, Dan Rafael, professional boxing star, Garcia reached a settlement with the New York State Athletic Commission, and will serve a one-year suspension from the sport, as well as seeing his decision win over former world champion, Haney overturned to an official No Contest’.

Ryan Garcia tests positive for banned PED ostarine after stunning upset win over Devin Haney

Ryan Garcia hit with lengthy suspension

“BREAKING: Ryan Garcia/legal team have made settlement agreement with NYSAC,” Rafael posted on his X account. “He has agreed to the following: suspension of at least 1 year; forfeiture of his $1.1M official contract pursue (goes to GB, Hanye may get %) $10k fine (state max); fight officially a no contest.” 

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Initially landing a stunning decision win over multi-time amateur boxing foe, Haney earlier this year in April, Garcia was notified of a potential anti-doping violation – with test samples provided by him containing the banned substance, ostarine

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Reacting to the news of his suspension and the ruling of his victory over Haney to a now-official ‘No Contest’, the hugely outspoken Garcia claimed he would pursue a change change to mixed martial arts and compete in the UFC. 

“I’m headed to the UFC,” Ryan Garcia posted on his official X account.

Protesting his innocence despite reports revealing he and his legal team had struck a settlement with the state athletic commission, Garcia claimed the sport of boxing had turned it’s back on him.

“I really hope boxing good without me,” Ryan Garcia posted.”I fought everyone and was willing to. They have turned there back on me. I’m innocent. I stand by that I don’t care what everyone says. Gun yo (sic) my head I say I didn’t take PEDs.” 

What are your thoughts on Ryan Garcia’s settlement with the NYSAC?

Alex Pereira backed as new ‘Face of the company’ after accepting short notice title fight at UFC 303

Alex Pereira backed as new face of the company after accepting short notice title fight at UFC 303Once more headlining another high-profile card during is brief Octagon tenure – incumbent light heavyweight champion, Alex Pereira has…

Alex Pereira backed as new face of the company after accepting short notice title fight at UFC 303

Once more headlining another high-profile card during is brief Octagon tenure – incumbent light heavyweight champion, Alex Pereira has been backed as the potential new “face” of the UFC by Hall of Fame star, Daniel Cormier – ahead of next weekend’s return.

Pereira, a former undisputed middleweight champion and the current light heavyweight titleholder, returns on just two weeks notice at UFC 303 next weekend in Las Vegas, headlining the International Fight Week card in a rematch against former champion, Jiri Prochazka.

Alex Pereira plans to rest a little after UFC 303 return still fight in a December comeback

Replacing promotional megastar, Conor McGregor who has been sidelined through an undisclosed injury, Pereira took main event status at the monumental UFC 300 event back in April – lodging a stunning opening round knockout win over Jamahal Hill in the process.

Alex Pereira en route to further stardom with UFC 303 return

And receiving major props from the mixed martial arts community for stepping into the McGregor-shaped void at UFC 303 next weekend, Pereira is well on his way to becoming the new face of the organization – according to Cormier.

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“Could you imagine the money he’s (Alex Pereira) making now,” Daniel Cormier said during an episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy. “He says yes to everything – [he] headlined Madison Square Garden twice, headlined UFC 300 which was a monster, he steps in again on short notice for UFC 303.”

“Now, it will always be hard to top Conor McGregor in regards to star power,” Cormier explained. “You still got Israel Adesanya, you still got Jon Jones, but when I think about the face of the company, because of his durability, his activity, his willingness to fight, two-division champion.” 

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First taking on Prochazka last November in the pair’s vacant title fight in New York, Pereira became a two-division champion with a blistering second round knockout in the pair’s headliner at Madison Square Garden.

Do you think Alex Pereira can become the biggest star the UFC has to offer?

Michael Chandler greenlights BMF title fight with Max Holloway next amid UFC 303 exit

Michael Chandler greenlights Max Holloway title fight after exit from UFC 303Currently stuck between a rock and a hard place amid his exit from a scheduled UFC 303 headliner, former…

Michael Chandler greenlights Max Holloway title fight after exit from UFC 303

Currently stuck between a rock and a hard place amid his exit from a scheduled UFC 303 headliner, former lightweight title challenger, Michael Chandler has saluted the idea of a BMF championship fight with Max Holloway in his immediate future.

Chandler, the current number six ranked lightweight contender, was scheduled to take on former two-division champion, Conor McGregor next weekend at UFC 303 during International Fight Week – with the Dubliner forced from the pairing due to an undisclosed injury. 

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And subsequently removed from the June 29. card himself, Michael Chandler has confirmed he will attend the event as planned – at least from fighter row, with undisputed light heavyweight champion, Alex Pereira rematching Jiri Prochazka in a short-notice title defense on the same UFC 303 card.

Michael Chandler plans violent fight with Conor McGregor at UFC 303 you're going to see a car crash
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Michael Chandler welcomes Max Holloway fight soon

Linked with a potential short-notice fight with recently-minted symbolic BMF titleholder on the card prior to Pereira’s booking against Prochazka – on social media tonight, Missouri veteran, Chandler appeared to be all ears to a clash with the Hawaiian sensation sooner than later.

Sidelined for almost two years, Chandler, a former three-time Bellator MMA lightweight kingpin, dropped a submission loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 281 in Madison Square Garden, in his last fight under the banner of the promotion back in 2021.

With his immediate future unclear amid the exit of McGregor from their UFC 303 main event, promotional CEO, Dana White claimed that Chandler could fight as soon as he wanted and how the organization would accommodate him for his return opponent, however, claimed he still wanted to take on the ex-champion next

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Himself linked with a siege of the featherweight crown held by unbeaten Georgian finisher, Ilia Topuria, former titleholder, Holloway featured at UFC 300 back in April – slumping Justin Gaethje with a vicious, buzzer-beating KO to snatch the symbolic belt. 

Would you like to see Michael Chandler fight Max Holloway in the future?