Fans fear Conor McGregor will 'NEVER fight again' after pulling out of UFC 303 showdown with Michael...

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Conor McGregor's UFC Future Uncertain After Pulling Out Of Fight; Dustin Poirier Taunts

Originally Posted: 10:40 British Summer Time, 14th June 2024 | Revised: 15:18 British Summer Time, 14th June 2024

Fans are once again worried about Conor McGregor's future in MMA after he withdrew from his scheduled UFC 303 bout with Michael Chandler early on Friday.

Uncertainty arose about the upcoming fight about two weeks ago when a planned event for journalists in Dublin was called off a few hours before it was supposed to happen. McGregor hinted that he might reschedule the match by sharing an old video on Instagram where he talked about injuries. However, he later deleted the post.

In the UK, news arrived on Friday morning that the match has been cancelled. The reason being that the Irishman is injured. Dana White has disclosed that Alex Pereira and Jiri Prochazka will now be having a light-heavyweight world title rematch as the main event for UFC 303.

Ariel Helwani, who reports on MMA events, said that the UFC plans to arrange the fight for either August or September. However, many supporters have doubts about whether McGregor will return to the Octagon after being away for three years.

One fan expressed their disappointment on X by posting, "I firmly believe McGregor will never fight again. It's really disappointing, man."

. The highly anticipated match between him and Michael Chandler (shown in the picture) has been cancelled for the scheduled date of June 29.

Several supporters have expressed their opinion that Conor McGregor's professional journey has come to an end following his decision to withdraw from his bout against Michael Chandler.

A different X user proposed that Conor McGregor's career is coming to an end and said: "If the UFC doesn't schedule another fight for McGregor right after UFC 303, then I think he will never get to fight in the UFC again."

Ever since November 2016, McGregor has only engaged in four battles in the UFC, and he emerged victorious in only one of them.

During his last fight in July 2021, he experienced a horrific leg injury when fighting against Dustin Poirier. The first round had barely ended when the referee had to intervene and stop the fight.

Ever since that time, the ex-two weight champion has consistently declared his intention to make a comeback. However, last year, his return was postponed as he had to undergo USADA drug testing again.

Following his acceptance, McGregor declared on the conclusion of 2023 that he will be facing Chandler on June 29 to celebrate International Fight Week, which was subsequently validated by the UFC.

However, his scheduled confrontation with Chandler has been delayed once more, and some fans are persuaded that he won't confront the American or anyone else prior to retiring from his career.

A supporter expressed on X, 'McGregor is completely done. It's better for him to retire now.'

This statement was repeated by a different supporter, who asserted: 'McGregor's career is over.'

After the latest postponement of McGregor's return, some supporters are urging him to call it quits and retire from the sport.

Dustin Poirier made a joke at the expense of his opponent when their scheduled bout with Chandler was postponed.

Even though McGregor wasn't competing in the Octagon, he's still very well-liked on social media. He recently made some joking remarks about his former opponent Poirier, in light of the recent public release of pay-per-view statistics for Poirier's fight with lightweight champion Islam Makhachev.

McGregor stated that the 500k pay-per-view purchases with only 302 accomplished was not significant at all.

After McGregor withdrew from the event, Poirier quickly reacted by ridiculing his adversary with a harsh response on X: "#NothingBurger."

It's the initial instance where McGregor has delayed a battle, and he's recognized for continuing with matches despite being injured in advance.

As he approaches his 36th birthday, doubts are arising about his ability to regain his former dominance in the sport, particularly following another setback to his comeback plans.

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