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‘Great optimism’ UFC 303 fight is on



'Great optimism' UFC 303 fight is on

The UFC 303 welterweight bout between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler gave the impression to be on life help after a Dublin press convention was shockingly canceled Monday morning on simply 12 hours’ discover, however the June 29 essential occasion seems as if it’s nonetheless on monitor.

“There’s nice positivity that this struggle goes ahead,” Ariel Helwani reported on “The MMA Hour” Wednesday. “The vibes on Sunday had been fairly confused; the vibes on Monday had been pessimistic.”

Many puzzled why the occasion was scrapped, however momentum towards the struggle occurring has “turned a little bit of a nook right here,” based on Helwani.

Conor McGregor is almost three years faraway from a ugly leg harm. Zuffa LLC

“The vibes couldn’t be any extra totally different than Sunday and Monday,” Helwani stated. “The positivity couldn’t be any higher; it’s a lot increased now; there’s nice optimism that each one techniques are a go.”

The UFC gave the impression to be scrambling following the press convention cancellation, as Helwani reported on Monday that it had “despatched feelers” out to different fighters who may doubtlessly step up as a substitute.

“My reply is sure, as of proper now,” Helwani added relating to whether or not the struggle will happen. “That’s as of 1:16 p.m. ET, that is all growing, that is all fluid, however that is the replace proper now. That is what I’m listening to and what I really feel assured reporting.”

Helwani stopped wanting explaining why the press convention was canceled to start with, including that the knowledge will keep off the file for now however that “there could also be a time down the road to debate it.”

“I believe everybody can chill. I don’t know why there haven’t been a ton of updates [from the promotion] however that’s not on me,” Helwani concludes. “We’re speaking a couple of struggle that hit a little bit of a roadblock, that the roadblock has been minute… S–t occurs within the build-up to a struggle. There isn’t all the time a press convention of this magnitude scheduled 4 or so weeks right into a struggle. There’s a purpose why they didn’t need to have it; there’s a purpose they didn’t need to exit in entrance of that many individuals on this planet proper that press conferences can be seen by tens of millions of individuals. They’ll tackle that.”

The struggle is crucial for McGregor, who has one struggle left on his UFC deal after this one, as he makes an attempt to renegotiate what is going to probably wind up being a large extension for the prizefighter.

Michael Chandler hasn't fought since Nov. 2022 while waiting for Conor McGregor.
Michael Chandler hasn’t fought since Nov. 2022 whereas ready for Conor McGregor. Zuffa LLC

Followers throughout the fight sports activities world instantly theorized that McGregor, who was seen having fun with a wild evening partying in Dublin on Could 27, had both a optimistic drug take a look at or was merely lacking in motion.

Helwani reiterated there have been no drug take a look at issues or outside-the-octagon points for McGregor that led to the press convention getting referred to as off.

McGregor talked about that he was not consuming any alcohol within the lead-up to the struggle, although, and was not seen consuming any within the viral movies.

Chandler appeared to subtly tackle the drama on Instagram, cryptically posting, “When you’re in search of me, I’ll be out in Tennessee. No means out of the life we selected,” Chandler, 38, wrote. “Stroll On. See you on the prime!”

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