Chandler Cole Eyes 205-Pound Return In 2021


Chandler Cole
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Chandler Cole is trying to rise to 7-2 in his skilled profession on the expense of Marcus Maulding (8-12 MMA). The 2 heavyweights are slated to conflict at Showcase MMA 17 on Saturday.

Cole stated Maulding is “tremendous athletic,” however he believes his personal wrestling is sufficient to trump Maulding’s ability set. Nevertheless, Cole stated he’s keen to point out one other wrinkle to his recreation.

“The one factor that’s going to be completely different than what anybody else is taking part in out of their head is, I’ve really been engaged on my stand-up for the previous 12 months,” Cole advised MMASucka. “I do know my final struggle, I didn’t actually get to showcase like I wished to. I’m actually hoping to come back out and present all people what number of extra instruments I’ve added to my toolbox.”

Cole’s final bout was a first-round TKO stoppage of Derrick Weaver at Showcase MMA 16 in January. “The Hammer” is now 2-0 with Showcase MMA. If he defeats Maulding, Cole hopes his subsequent struggle can be for the promotion’s heavyweight title.

“If it’s God’s will, and I get to win this weekend, I’ve acquired some massive plans,” Cole teased. “I’ve acquired one thing grinding in my head proper now. First issues first, I’ve acquired to maintain Marcus, but when all goes nicely, I’ve acquired just a little one thing particular for everyone.”

Chandler Cole’s 205-Pound Plan

Cole stated he intends to drop again right down to gentle heavyweight by the top of 2021. His excellent plan is combating at heavyweight yet one more time in June earlier than making the lower to 205. From there, Cole stated he want to struggle twice at gentle heavyweight earlier than the UFC indicators him.

Cole stated the UFC is the promotion he needs to be part of.

“Bellator is cool, ONE is cool, however I simply really feel just like the UFC is the head of all promotions,” he stated. “When it’s all stated and achieved, I would like to have the ability to inform my children, ‘Hey, I fought for the largest promotion there’s.’”

Cole thought his probability on the UFC would have come when he tried out for Season 28 of The Final Fighter in 2018. Within the grappling portion of the tryouts, Cole squared off with Anderson “Braddock” Silva, a kickboxer at the moment signed to ONE Championship.

“I had an ideal trial; I went on the market and killed. My grappling spherical was in opposition to Anderson da Silva. He was the primary choose total on the present. Nobody needs to come back out and say it, however I completely crushed him. I completely crushed him, however he acquired picked.”

Chandler Cole didn’t make the present.

“I’ve type of had a chip on my shoulder ever since then simply to point out all people how good I’ve really gotten,” he stated. “I need to make the UFC, however I need to really be an issue. I need to be an issue within the UFC; not simply be on the roster.”

To achieve the UFC, Cole stated his plan is to both get on the Dana White Contender Sequence or simply preserve profitable. He simply doesn’t know when his shot will come based mostly on earlier UFC signings.

“It’s so bizarre, since you see individuals making the UFC and so they’re 4-0,” he stated. “And then you definately see individuals making the UFC, and so they’re 22-10. It’s actually arduous to guage that, however I simply know at any time when I get the decision, I’ll be working arduous and I’ll be prepared.”

When he faces Maulding, Cole stated he plans to weigh in between 255 and 260 kilos. Cole has competed at gentle heavyweight beforehand in his profession, however he noticed his weight balloon as much as 325 kilos.

“Which is lazy, off form,” Cole stated. “I used to be actually taking so much with no consideration. I acquired smacked within the face with actuality, life and how briskly you may lose the whole lot. I simply advised myself, ‘I need to work arduous, I need to be a greater particular person, higher father and higher athlete.’”

“The Hammer” dropped 65 kilos between September and December. Whereas he stopped purely weight-reduction plan after getting again right down to the heavyweight restrict, Cole stated he has continued to hone his expertise.

“I can inform my physique has reworked so much,” he stated. “I really feel so much higher. I feel in June, I need to weigh round 235, 230. After which hopefully I can get a struggle after that at 205.”

Chandler Cole vs. Marcus Maulding

When requested for a prediction, Cole adamantly stated he needs to complete Maulding.

“I struggle to kill. That’s one factor I acquired beat in my head from actually early on in my profession. You’ll be able to’t simply be combating these boring fights that go to a choice. You’ve acquired to need to kill. Amateurs and execs. Out of 21 fights, irrespective of if I gained or misplaced, I’ve solely gone to a choice as soon as. End. It doesn’t matter what, I’ll exit weapons blazing.”

Showcase MMA 17, together with Chandler Cole vs. Marcus Maulding, is slated to go down Saturday from the Meadowview Conference Middle in Kingsport, Tennessee.

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