Michael Chandler calls out Conor McGregor after earning stunning knockout win at UFC 274
Michael Chandler has called out Conor McGregor in an impassioned speech, following a stunning knockout win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 274.
The 36-year-old scored the victory with a second-round front kick that floored Ferguson, in a moment that was equal-parts scary for Ferguson and beautiful for Chandler.
The win was Chandler’s first since January 2021, snapping a two-fight losing streak in the process after falling to Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje.
Watch Chandler’s insane knockout of Ferguson below.
Michael Chandler just sent Tony Ferguson to the SHADOW REALM pic.twitter.com/8r3b9JMPqC
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After falling to both men who would compete in the UFC 274 main event for the lightweight strap, Chandler has done enough with his win over Ferguson to earn another shot.
But if he can’t get the title fight at 155lbs, Chandler wants a fight with the legendary McGregor instead.
“I’m ready to come back – there is not one MMA fan on the planet that doesn’t want to see me rematch you, Charles or rematch you, Justin Gaethje,” he said.
“If Hunter Campbell and Dana White have a momentary lapse of judgement and they give the title shot to someone else, I got one dude on my mind.
“Conor McGregor – you’ve gotta come back and fight somebody. I am the most entertaining lightweight on the planet.
“I want you at your biggest, I want you at your baddest, I want you at your best. You and me at 170.”
Michael Chandler just cut one of the greatest promos of all time! 😤
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McGregor responded to the call-out from Chandler and said he hopes to fight the American before its all said and done in his illustrious career.
I’d have a nice knock off this guy, no doubt about it. A firework spectacle. I like the 170 shout also. Tipped him over. I’m definitely game to fight this guy at some stage in my career. I see it happening after tonight. Congrats on a solid win Michael and another barnstormer.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 8, 2022
McGregor hasn’t fought since his loss to Dustin Poirier in July last year.