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Jan 28, 2021

In 2009, three months after graduation, Michael competed in his first MMA fight, won by first-round TKO, and hasn’t looked back since. Winning multiple world titles has kept Michael a perennial top 10 lightweights in the world rankings. He has been involved in some of the most action-packed fights in Mixed Martial Arts history being nominated for “Fight of The Year” three different times.

Michael is ranked top 10 in the world and in this episode, he speaks his truth with Brad and explains his relationship with God, fighting, and staying true to himself.


This episode was recorded on 12/23/2020 and exactly one month later he took the UFC 257 Co-Main in his fight!


00:00 Intro

01:07 Who is Michael Chandler?

05:43 First Bomb: You can do anything you put your mind to

06:50 Second Bomb: Failure is the best thing that can happen to you because it will excel you if you do it right and learn from it

10:35 Why people fail -- wisdom from Brad Lea

12:25 “It’s not the critics who count, it’s the man inside the arena.”- Theodore Roosevelt

17:40 Never ask for the win

18:34 Third Bomb: Win or Lose, Jesus is on Michael’s side

23:34 Why do they pour water on the mat?

27:02 This was recorded 12/23/2020 -- Michael Chandler fought on 1/23/21 and WON

29:44 Brad’s premonitions of Michael winning… you heard it here folks!

37:00 UFC Drawbacks

38:59 Fourth Bomb: Trying to be someone you aren’t never works

41:12 Michael’s explanation of why he doesn’t want to pick a fight with you

43:30: Fifth Bomb: Focus on Success and not Perfection

44:54 Get out of the comfort zone

45:45 Google Psoas Muscle

48:02 Shout-out to Joe Rogan

48:12 Use code MIKECHANDLERMMA (you might get a discount)

56:45 What does the body tell you through pain?

58:16 Sixth Bomb: Do you deserve the success if you can’t handle the pain?

01:02:40 Shout-out to Dana White

01:04:55 Seek and you shall find

01:07:20 Answers being requested by Brad Lea