McGregor responds after Chandler KO stuns the world

Michael Chandler got Tony Ferguson back with one of the most extraordinary headbutts the UFC world has ever seen. Photo: Getty

Irishman Conor McGregor answered a call from Michael Chandler after the American delivered one of greatest head kick knockout ever seento win his UFC 274 showdown against Tony Ferguson

Chandler knocked out Ferguson with a front kick to the face early in the second round of their lightweight bout at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

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The first lap was wild, but it only set the tone for what was to come 17 seconds into the second lap.

Ferguson raised his arm as if to throw a punch and Chandler hit him with a devastating front kick to the face.

Chandler looked like an NFL punter kicking a football from his own end zone. He punched Ferguson in the chin and he was out instantly.

“I haven’t trained him much; it just happened,” Chandler said exuberantly in the Octagon after the fight.

“He’s so long, but he keeps his hands to the side so there was a lane in the middle.”

Ferguson, who went on a three-fight losing streak, was a clear crowd favorite and got fans out of their seats early on.

He hit Chandler with a right hand and followed him up with a left that knocked his opponent down.

Chandler pounced, but that’s what set the tone for the first. They faced off hard, and Chandler had a great finish for the first. He downed Ferguson hard, then landed big shots from the top.

The crowd went wild as the fighters returned to their corners. Fans didn’t know what was coming. Chandler landed perhaps the biggest knockout blow in UFC history that nearly blew the roof off the Footprint Center.

UFC legend Daniel Cormier said: “It was crazy. It was something we had never seen before. Nobody even knocked out Ferguson.

“He’s cold,” added Joe Rogan.

Conor McGregor answers Michael Chandler’s call

Still on top of the knockout extraordinaire, a pumped-up Chandler then laid the gauntlet on McGregor to fight him at lightweight.

“Conor McGregor, you gotta come back and fight somebody,” Chandler said.

“I’m the most entertaining lightweight on the planet, but I’m going to up the ante, Conor. I want you to your fullest. I want you at your best and at your best. You and me at 170 this summer, this fall, this winter. Holla at your boy.

McGregor responded by admitting he was excited for the game – if not right now, then “definitely” at some point.

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Michael Chandler said after his epic knockout that he wanted to fight Conor McGregor at lightweight. Image: ESPN/Getty

“I would have a nice strike on this guy, no doubt on that,” McGregor wrote.

” A firework. I also like the 170 scream. Knocked it down. I’m definitely ready to fight this guy at some point in my career. I see him coming after tonight. Congratulations on a solid win Michael and another barnstormer.

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