“I don’t want that smoke”- Michael Chandler asserts he was not throwing shade on Israel Adesanya with recent post
Israel Adesanya and Michael Chandler
At UFC 274 in Phoenix, Arizona, Michael Chandler knocked out Tony Ferguson in the second round of their lightweight bout, but he’s already looking forward to the future.
After bringing down Ferguson, Chandler called out Conor McGregor, as well as Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje, who are competing in the main event at UFC 274.
After Saturday’s victory, Chandler screamed into the microphone.
“There is not one MMA fan on the planet that doesn’t want to see me rematch you Charles 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.
He added, “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!”
“Y’all are killing me”- Michael Chandler clarifies that he was not mocking Israel Adesanya in the meme
On social media, UFC lightweight Michael Chandler tweeted a fan-made meme with Israel Adesanya as the punchline. However, he later clarified that he was not attempting to discredit the middleweight champion. Instead, he was simply attempting to share a humorous photo with his followers.
Chandler took part in a commemorative photo shoot following his spectacular victory over Tony Ferguson at UFC 274. He was seen with his oldest son, Hap, and his wife, Brie, in several of the images.
Below is a tweet from Michael Chandler:
However, it appears that some of Adesanya’s followers were offended, prompting ‘Iron’ to publish a statement emphasising that he was not aiming a jab at the Kiwi, but rather sharing a comical picture on social media. The Missouri native also made a humorous statement about not wanting to fight the middleweight champion:
“First of all…any of y’all that think that was me slighting @stylebender to talk trash, y’all are killing me. I don’t want that smoke. At all. Ever. But you have to admit, the pic was funny…”