Michael Chandler may be completely describing how he and Charles Oliveira will really feel within the cage at UFC 262.
We’re fairly sure you’ve heard loads of cliches about champions — how they’re made, how they arrive via within the warmth of the second, how they stand the take a look at of time. However forward of his probability to win UFC gold, Michael Chandler offers a motivational submit on social media which will make you need to run via a brick wall.
Days following the announcement that he and Charles Oliveira will do battle for the UFC light-weight championship at UFC 262, Chandler took to Instagram to share his ideas and emotions as he will get able to do battle.
And it appears he was giving a pep speak to himself — and to the remainder of us.
Chandler has championship expertise earlier than, successful the Bellator light-weight championship 3 times whereas incomes standing as one of many long-time faces of that promotion.
Michael Chandler has the prospect to win UFC gold in a brief span of Octagon time
Chandler, nonetheless, left Bellator final 12 months, signing with the UFC in arguably the most important free-agency transfer of 2020. And it’s fairly clear how excessive the UFC and President Dana White are on Chandler, having him be the backup for the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje struggle at UFC 254.
Chandler formally made his UFC debut in January at UFC 257, scoring an epic, late first-round knockout of Dan Hooker to instantly solidify himself as a high contender within the UFC’s ultra-competitive light-weight division.
Now, Chandler has the prospect to win a UFC title in simply his second struggle, following the affirmation of Nurmagomedov’s retirement. However for Chandler to get to that time, he’ll must get via one in every of 155’s hottest combatants in Oliveira.
Oliveira has received eight straight and 9 of 10 since his transfer to light-weight. Oliveira, who has the UFC document for many submission victories, will enter this title contest off a submission of Kevin Lee and a one-sided choice win over Tony Ferguson in 2020.
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