In the co-main event of UFC 274, Michael Chandler knocked out Tony Ferguson in just 17 seconds of the second round of their fight. Their fight started off with an incredible first round which was a precursor to a short second round. Ferguson got into position as he raised his arm to throw a punch but Chandler caught him with a devastating front kick to the face.
“I didn’t train it that much, it just happened,” Chandler
After the match, a vivacious Chandler talked about how he didn’t practice the front kick and it just came out of nowhere. He said, “We’ve seen a couple [front kick knockouts]. We don’t even train that, that much. It just happened.
“There was a lane right up the middle. I didn’t train it that much; it just happened,” an exuberant Chandler said in the Octagon after the fight. “He’s so long, but he keeps his hands to the side and so there was a lane up the middle,” he continued.
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Chandler then proceeded to call out to fight the winner of the Oliveira – Gaethje bout. He proclaimed, “There is not one MMA fan on the planet that doesn’t want to see me rematch you Charles [Oliveira] or rematch you Justin Gaethje. If Hunter Campbell and Dana White have a momentary lapse in judgment and they give the title shot to someone else, I’ve got one dude on my mind.
“I am the most entertaining lightweight on the planet,” Chandler
He then expressed that he would even like to face Conor McGregor. Chandler shouted, “Conor McGregor, you’ve got to come back and fight somebody. I am the most entertaining lightweight on the planet. But 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. Holler at your boy!”