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UFC 274: Conor McGregor AGREES to fight Michael Chandler after his knockout of Tony Ferguson

Conor McGregor AGREES to fight Michael Chandler and promises ‘firework spectacle’ after congratulating American for stunning head-kick KO of Tony Ferguson at UFC 274

  • Michael Chandler floored Tony Ferguson with a brutal head-kick in second round
  • American wasted no time in calling out Conor McGregor after his UFC 274 win
  • And he didn’t have to wait long for a response from the Irishman 
  • McGregor said he would be up for the fight and predicted a memorable contest 

Michael Chandler didn’t have to wait long for an answer after calling out Conor McGregor following his stunning head-kick knockout of Tony Ferguson at UFC 274.

A perfect front kick to the face floored Ferguson in the second round in Phoenix on Saturday night in what must rate among the greatest knockouts in UFC history.

And in his post-fight interview, the American roared: ‘I have one dude on my mind, Conor McGregor! You’ve gotta come down to fight somebody.

Michael Chandler knocked out Tony Ferguson with a brutal kick to the face at UFC 274

Ferguson's face was contorted as Chandler's stunning kick made flush contact to the jaw

Ferguson’s face was contorted as Chandler’s stunning kick made flush contact to the jaw

Ferguson was floored by the huge front kick in the second round of the contest in Phoenix

Ferguson was floored by the huge front kick in the second round of the contest in Phoenix

Chandler wasted little time in calling out Conor McGregor following his win on Saturday night

Chandler wasted little time in calling out Conor McGregor following his win on Saturday night

‘I am the most entertaining lightweight on the planet. I want to up the stakes, Conor. I want you at your biggest, I want you at your baddest and I want you at your best.

‘You and me, at 170, this summer, this fall, this winter.’

And within minutes, Notorious took to Twitter to provide a positive response and predicted a memorable contest.

He wrote: ‘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.

Chandler soon received a response from Notorious, who said he would be keen on the fight

Chandler soon received a response from Notorious, who said he would be keen on the fight

McGregor is finally back sparring again following his horror leg break against Dustin Poirier

McGregor is finally back sparring again following his horror leg break against Dustin Poirier

McGregor has been out of action since his leg break against Poirier back in July

McGregor has been out of action since his leg break against Poirier back in July

‘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.’

Notorious didn’t have much sympathy for Ferguson, however, comparing his contorted face as the kick made contact with a McDonald’s chicken nugget. 

He said: ‘If you pulled that out of a McDonald’s bag you’d dip it in sauce and eat without a moments thoughts. No doubt. That would pass as a legit @McDonalds chicken nugget. That’s crazy!’ 

Charles Oliveira also called out McGregor and it seems the Irishman is assessing his options. He later wrote: ‘I’m not sure I wish to cut the weight. I am really enjoying being built like a refrigerator. I feel I want to fight at this size just to watch it back lol. But I’d love to fight the Brazilian, 100%! I love Brazil and I’m unbeaten against Brazil. All KO’s. I’ve some thinking to do.’ 

McGregor is finally back in training after his leg break fighting Dustin Poirier back in July 2021, sparring for the first time last month ahead of a possible comeback this summer.

But it remains to be seen if the Irishman can cut down to lightweight in order to accept Chandler’s challenge. 

The Irishman is planning to make a comeback this summer and has set his sights on a potential showdown with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. 



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