Gentlemen, I cannot tell you how stoked I am to have my guest on today, Mr. Michael Chandler. If you’re not already familiar with who he is, Chandler is a three-time Bellator MMA Champion who only recently made his debut in the UFC after long-time speculation of him making the switch to UFC.
On top of all of that, Michael is a devoted family man and we spent about half of our conversation talking about what it means for him to be a husband and father. We also cover overcoming a very public loss, why every man ought to bet on himself, three traps to avoid when on the losing side of the equation, Chandler’s upcoming fight in November, and the conflicting aspirations of being a family man and fighter.
“Communication is paramount when you talk about having a healthy relationship.” Tweet That— Michael Chandler
My guest today is the one and only, Michael Chandler.
Michael is a three-time Bellator MMA Champion who, in 2020 signed on with the UFC. He won his first fight against Hooker in which he won Performance of the Night and subsequently lost to Charles Oliveira for the UFC Lightweight Champion. He is schedule to fight Gaethje in November.
But not only is Chandler an extremely successful fighter, he is also a devoted family man to his wife and son (we spend a lot of time talking about the dichotomy between the two).
“Pleasing everybody only leads to disaster.” Tweet That— Michael Chandler
- Being selfish in training so you can be selfless with your family
- Grinding until we’re 50
- Anticipating and avoiding regret
- The importance of making your partner the best person they can be
- In relationships, it all comes down to communication
- Taking chances on yourself
- What do you do when you fall short
- Be your authentic self
- Praying for wisdom and discernment
- Success not perfection
- We follow people because they are willing to take chances
- Fighting for a living, while living a Christian life
- The importance of having a long term perspective
- Embracing the process should be the goal
“When we watch somebody from afar fail, we get the opportunity to be inspired by how they respond.” Tweet That— Michael Chandler
Creating Your New Reality
Everything in your life is a result of the choices you make. So, as I said in my last Friday Field Notes, making better decisions will inevitably lead to better results.
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