MMA fighter Israel Adesanya had a terse response for Chris Pratt after the actor criticized him at UFC 276.
Pratt, who appeared on ESPN Saturday (July 2) after Adesanya’s middleweight bout against Jared Cannonier, said Adesanya’s dramatic entry into the ring didn’t do justice to his performance, though he took home the win by unanimous decision.
“I’ll say this as humbly as I can – I’ve never been in the octagon. I don’t know this game,” Pratt explained.
“I’m just an actor. But I don’t like going out there and having all that talk and then just doing a little Pitter-Patter. I mean come on man. You have to capitalize on that promise of being badass.”
On Wednesday, the fighter responded with a tweet captioned: “Good morning. I am the man. You’re just a fan.”
Alongside the message, he included a clip from the 2008 film Searched in which James McAvoy hits Pratt in the face with a keyboard and says, “I’m the man.”
Pratt recently faced criticism online for his alleged association with the Hillsong evangelical church, unsubstantiated claims that he voted for Donald Trump in the US election, and a controversial post he shared about his daughter Lyla.
After a men health An interview with Pratt was released earlier this week, in which he discussed the criticism and denied ever joining Hillsong. Guardians of the Galaxy Director James Gunn defended Pratt against repeated claims that he was the “worst” Hollywood Chris.
When one person branded Pratt a Trump supporter, the director replied, “Will you guys please stop making shit up?”
This isn’t the first time Gunn has defended his Guardians of the Galaxy main star.
Pratt is currently featured in Prime Video series The terminal list (Find The Independent‘s review here), and will be there Thor: Love & Thunderwhich will be released on July 8th.
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