Chris Pratt Apologizes To UFC Champion Israel Adesanya After Viral Feud

Chris Pratt apologized to current UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya after criticizing his performance over the weekend.

Pratt attended UFC 276 which took place on July 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Adesanya took on Jared Cannonier.

And while Adesanya was victorious, it seems like the “Parks and Recreation” star had some things he needed to get off his chest after the fight.

Pratt told ESPN after watching the fight, “I’m going to say this as humbly as I can, like a man who never stepped into the Octagon. I don’t know this game, I’m just an actor. But I’m not a fan, man.”

According to Insider, Pratt said he wanted to see “Cannonier” take home the win and thought the match needed more spark.

“I’m not a fan of coming out, all that talking and then just putting on a bit of a pitter-patter,” Pratt said. “I’m like, ‘Come on, man. Cash in on that.’ You have to keep that promise that you are so tough.”

Adesanya took on Jared Cannonier on July 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Adesanya took on Jared Cannonier on July 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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In response to the criticism, Adesanya, 32, shared a clip of Pratt being punched by James McAvoy from the 2008 movie ‘Wanted’.

“Good morning. I’m the man. You’re just a fan,” he tweeted next to the clip.

It wasn’t long before Pratt apologized to the champion for giving out his unsolicited opinion.

“You’re right. I’m sorry brutha. It annoys me when people criticize my work because they never risked anything themselves. It makes me hypocritical to do exactly that to you. My mistake. Stay champion,” Guardians Of The Galaxy “, 43, tweeted back

During a press conference after the fight, Adesanya had some stern words to the media.

Adesanya emerged victorious from Jared Cannonier on July 2.
Adesanya emerged victorious from Jared Cannonier on July 2.
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“You have a job to do, and I’m not criticizing you in particular — I’m a little bit, I’m a little bit,” he told reporters.

“But remember this, I could do your job. I could do your job. You could never do my job.”

He continued: “I appreciate you for what you are doing, but, not just for me, but for other fighters, watch your words. Be aware of the way you clickbait… because I now know how YouTube works, and I know how these interviews work.

“Watch out, because I could do your job, but you can’t do mine. Just remember that. Thank you.”

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