I Am Prepared To Lose…

I am prepared to lose. I am prepared for the pain and anguish that goes along with falling short. I am prepared to look back and have regrets. But, with that being said, I have never been more confident that I am going to win in my life. I have never been more ready to be locked into a cage with another Read more

IRON MICHAEL’S MIND: MINDSET TO BE A CHAMPION – LIST

“Champions believe in themselves even when nobody else will.” – Anonymous

We all know the basics; work hard and good things will happen. What I have learned over the last 12 years of competing at a high level both in college as a Division I wrestler and now a professional MMA fighter is absolutely invaluable. The competitor and overall man that the sports of wrestling and MMA have turned me into is one of the greatest blessings of my life. The lessons I have learned, the pain I have endured, the heartbreaks I have suffered and the absolute bliss I have encountered are all treasures that I keep near and dear to my heart. You see, most of the growth I have experienced is through things that would be universally considered by most as negative – immense pain, physical exhaustion, dehydration, lack of nourishment, lack of sleep because of lack of nourishment, missing out on Read more

IRON MICHAEL’S MIND: COMING BACK FROM A LOSS

Life is all about how you respond to setbacks and obstacles in your life.  How you bounce back from losses and bad performances will determine how much you achieve.  Life is a journey and its all about success, not perfection.  Your favorite world leaders, icons and movers and shakers throughout history have responded to setbacks as learning experiences and not let themselves get discouraged.  In the face of adversity, down in the valley, where most would lose hope, they found a way to make it out of the fog and into the light.  So can you, but its all about how you come back from a loss!

 

To Your Success,

Michael Chandler

IRON MICHAEL’S MIND: THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION

I ask this one question to myself daily and it has really helped me see life in a new light.  This is my take on why I think so many people don’t achieve their full potential and I give tactics on how to change that.  These talking points and practices will hopefully take your game to a new level and help you get the most out of life in your constant pursuit for greatness.

 

To Your Success,

Michael Chandler

IRON MICHAEL’S MIND: TIPS FOR ASPIRING MMA FIGHTERS

I have been in the MMA game for a while now and I get asked questions about MMA all the time.  Here are a few tips I have for aspiring MMA fighters.  I am sure I am biased in a lot of ways, but take bits and pieces of my advice and others to navigate your course through the hard, yet rewarding game of MMA.  I hope you enjoy, and always, make sure you comment on things you would like me to talk about next.

To Your Success,

Michael Chandler

IRON MICHAEL’S MIND: FAN QUESTIONS

I get asked all the time how I explain that I am not a violent or angry person, since I fight for a living. People always assume that us fighters are brash people, which I don’t think is an off the wall assumption.  So I explain my take on that and I also go into my four keys to recovering from workouts. I hope you enjoy, keep the questions and suggestions coming. Make sure you check out https://www.michaelchandler.com for more blogs, MMA & fitness tips, motivation and inspiration.

Fight Week November 4th

Get an inside look into one of my last training sessions before I take on Dave Rickels Friday November, 6th Live and Free on Spike TV. Mitts and a little light sparring with World Champion boxer Ray Beltran and wrestling drilling with the UFC #1 Welterweight Contender Tyron Woodley.

Bellator MMA: In Focus with Michael Chandler

WATCH!! This #infocus piece by BellatorMMA is one of a kind. It gives me goosebumps and gets me so pumped up to compete for you guys!!!  This is an in depth look at where I came from, my college wrestling career at Mizzou and what really makes me tick.  I appreciate all your guys support!

 

To Your Success,

Michael Chandler

IRON MICHAEL’S MIND: THE IMPORTANCE OF A MENTOR AND SELF EDUCATION

A few years ago, I met a man named Chris Patterson who is now my mentor and great friend.  My life has dramatically changed for the better since the first day we met.  Most of the content of this video including the importance of self education are principals he has instilled in me.  Find someone who is smarter than you, more motivated than you and works harder than you do and then try to emulate their every move.  That’s what I have done and I hope that one day I can make an impact like he has.

To Your Success,

Michael Chandler

IRON MICHAEL’S MIND: Improve Confidence With A Mental Highlight Reel

“You have to be a legend in your own mind before you can be a legend in your own time.” -Jack Nicklaus

A mental highlight reel was first introduced to me by the book Mind Gym by Gary Mack. I have made it a habit to make sure I keep one and keep adding to it. I used it in my Division I college wrestling career and in my Professional MMA career. IMG_5341 Read more

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