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Michael Chandler knocks out Dan Hooker in three minutes

Michael Chandler knocks out Dan Hooker inside THREE MINUTES on UFC debut and celebrates with spectacular backflip… before calling out Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier

  • Debutant Michael Chandler won with just 2:30 left on the clock in the first round
  • New Zealand fighter Dan Hooker could not deal with Chandler’s explosive start 
  • The American immediately celebrated with a stunning backflip off the Octagon
  • He then called out UFC lightweights Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier and Khabib
  • REPORT: McGregor is sensationally KNOCKED OUT by Poirier in UFC 257 shock

UFC debutant Michael Chandler stunned onlookers as he knocked out Dan Hooker inside three minutes at UFC 257 on Saturday night. 

The 34-year-old American, who made the switch from Bellator MMA last year, was taking part in his first lightweight fight in the company and made short work of New Zealander Hooker. 

After the referee stopped the fight with just 2:30 on the clock in the first round, Chandler celebrated in style by climbing the Octagon and pulling off a spectacular backflip and he also called out Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier in his post-fight interview. 

Michael Chandler (left) knocked out Dan Hooker in an explosive lightweight debut in the UFC

The American celebrated his victory by immediately performing a backflip off the octagon 

‘Conor McGregor, surprise, surprise!’ screamed an ecstatic Chandler after his debut.  ‘There’s a new king in the lightweight division! 

‘Dustin Poirier your time has come and Khabib, if you ever do see fit to grace us with your presence back here in the UFC, in your quest for 30-0 you gotta beat somebody – so beat me if you can! 

‘God bless, see you at the top!’ 

However, after beating Conor McGregor with a sensational second-round knockout in the main event on Saturday night, Poirier insisted he was not interested in fighting Chandler.  


Chandler called out Dustin Poirier and Khabib after his win at UFC Fight Island on Saturday

The American also called out Conor McGregor: ‘There’s a new king in the lightweight division!’

Poirier gained revenge to losing to the Irishman seven years ago by pulling off a brilliant second-round knockout-victory at UFC Fight Island, sending shockwaves through the lightweight division.  

The Diamond noted afterwards how he did not feel McGregor’s ‘aura’ in the octagon on this occasion and also addressed the question of who he will fight next, admitting he’s always ‘wanted to whip Nate Diaz’s a**’ but ruled out a fight with Chandler. 

‘I can guarantee I’m not fighting Michael Chandler,’ he said. ‘They can do whatever they want with the division.’  

Chandler called out three greats of the lightweight division after his win at UFC Fight Island




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