“Knew Better Than To Mention the GOAT” – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Logan Paul & Others React to Michael Chandler’s Conor McGregor UFC 274 Call-Out

Published 05/10/2022, 9:45 AM EDT

UFC 274 was a night full of exciting fights and performances. While there were many exciting fights, the one that left the entire MMA community in shock was the fight between Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson. Chandler viciously knocked out Ferguson and made several call-outs including that of Conor McGregor. A veteran MMA journalist posted a video of these call-outs by Chandler to which MMA fighters and celebs reacted.


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Veteran MMA journalist Ariel Helwani posted a video of Mike Chandler cutting a promo and calling out fighters post his victory at UFC 274. Helwani captioned the video saying, “Some knockout, some promo. 10/10 night, Iron Mike. Bravo.”


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Several MMA Fighters and celebs reacted to this post by Ariel Helwani as follows:

WWE wrestler turned actor Dwayne Johnson commented saying, “🎤 = 💰🔥🔥”

Retired MMA fighter Artem Lobov commented, “That’s a great call out! Covered everybody and they all make sense! Let’s have it!” To this tweet, Lobov and his teammate Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh replied by saying, “Knew better than to mention the GOAT.”

6-time world kickboxing champion Denise Gerges also commented on the post saying, ‘Warrior 🔥👏!”

YouTuber turned boxer Logan Paul expressed his opinion on the post by commenting, “love this guy”


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While fans and fighters remain in awe of Chandler’s knockout of Ferguson, it is important to note that this is not the first time the fighter has achieved this feat.

Michael Chandler is popular for his crisp striking and knockout power

Despite being an NCAA Division 1 wrestler, ‘Iron’ Michael Chandler has always been known for his ability to strike. Along with his striking, Chandler is also known for being explosive and for having fight-ending power in his hands.

Before making his debut in the UFC, Chandler was popular for his knockouts at Bellator MMA. Chandler fought at Bellator 23 times with a record of 18-5 in the promotion. Out of his 18 wins, Chandler finished 14 opponents with 8 finishes coming via KO/TKO.


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Since making his debut in the UFC, Michael Chandler has won 2 out of his 4 fights losing the other 2. In his 2 wins, Chandler finished both his opponents. While he dropped Hooker with a body shot and finished him, Chandler viciously knocked out Ferguson with a front kick at UFC 274.

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Even in his loss to Charles Oliveira, Chandler displayed his crisp and vicious striking by knocking down the current UFC Lightweight Champion in the first round. However, Oliveira bounced back and secured a TKO victory over Chandler.


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Considering Chandler is primarily a wrestler, he has left fans around the world impressed with his striking skills. Chandler’s striking has earned him many accolades in his MMA career. Following his vicious KO of Tony Ferguson, it will be worth watching against whom Chandler competes next.

Let us know your thoughts on Chandler’s call-outs in the comments down below.



Varun Bhat

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Varun Anand Bhat is an MMA writer at EssentiallySports. Not only does he train in MMA but he is also a certified judge, which gives him valuable insight while writing content. The fight between Conor Mcgregor & Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 was responsible for making him interested in the sport of MMA.