Michael Chandler feels bad about making Tony Ferguson a meme


Michael Chandler feels bad for turning Tony Ferguson into a meme at UFC 274.

Chandler knocked out Ferguson in devastating fashion on the pay-per-view (PPV) main card of UFC 274 from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona this past weekend. The victory ended a two-fight losing streak for Chandler, who quickly established himself as one of the most exciting fighters under the promotion’s banner. As for Ferguson, this is his fourth straight loss.

Speaking to Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour” this week, Chandler discussed his victory over Ferguson, explaining that he feels really bad for turning “El Cucuy” into a meme with the still image of the blow. of grace that circulates.

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“I feel worse for him than I feel proud of myself, to be honest with you. This is one of those pics where it’s just like, gosh, man. It could be any of us. Mixed martial arts is such a ruthless and difficult game, man.

“And we have all been on the wrong side of these exchanges. We have all been on the right side of these exchanges. Is it just that your card is going to be called? Will your number be called tonight? Is it my number or your number being called tonight?

“And luckily for me, his number was called. Unfortunately for him but lucky for me, those photos will live on the internet forever, and it’s become a meme and that sort of thing.

Chandler went on to explain that the vulnerability fighters put themselves in when they step into the Octagon should make people love the sport even more.

“If anything, it should make people love the sport more that we brave the unknown and defy embarrassment every time we put on those gloves. Because the internet is unforgiving, undefeated, and trolls are everywhere.

With his big win, Chandler got himself back into the mix at the top of the lightweight pile. Of course, with the title now vacant, the possibilities are endless in terms of matching. It will be interesting to see who “Iron” will be paired with next.

Would you feel bad for Tony Ferguson if you were Michael Chandler?


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