Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor is not “Notorious” for pulling out of pay-per-view (PPV) events, and perhaps this incident was beyond his control, but this Saturday night’s Q&A in London has been canceled.
That’s according to The Daily Star.
The fan-friendly event, scheduled for Indigo at O2 Arena, had tickets running as high as £1000 and was expected to be hosted by mixed martial arts (MMA) analyst and former UFC welterweight No. 1 contender Dan Hardy.
McGregor had a similar appearance last January.
The good news is, his trip to Glasgow, Scotland, is still intact. That takes place inside SEC Center on Friday night (Sept. 29, 2017). Doors open at 7 p.m. local time with McGregor taking the stage roughly an hour later.
Conor McGregor Live! This Friday I'm hosting an 'Evening with Conor McGregor' in Glasgow. What would u want 2 ask The Notorious? Comment pic.twitter.com/qyDixPLRsU— Caroline Pearce (@CarolinePearce) September 25, 2017
Tickets (buy them here) are on sale and go as high as £1000.
The big question for the power-punching Irishman and one still hoping to be answered this weekend is when exactly fans can expect his return to combat sports. Just over one month removed from his tenth-round knockout loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the “sweet science,” McGregor was teasing a year-end comeback.
An opponent has yet to be determined, but not for a lack of options.
In addition to the winner of Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee, fighting for the interim strap at UFC 216 next month in Las Vegas, there’s a potential rubber match against welterweight nemesis Nate Diaz.
Time will tell.