Tyron Woodley Sends Love To ‘Tiger Style’ Michael Chandler Ahead of UFC 262

Published 05/15/2021, 10:24 AM EDT


Former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Michael Chandler is on the cusp of becoming UFC lightweight champion, come this Saturday at UFC 262. ‘Iron’ had made an impressive debut against Dan Hooker at UFC 257 where he got the better of him via T(KO).

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Prior to facing Charles Oliveira, he got some confidence boost up as his friend and fellow fighter Tyron Woodley had some encouraging words for him.

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Woodley considered himself a big brother to Chandler. “Like a big brother, I have seen him come from so many different levels,” he said.

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“And then he always talked about this moment, he always talked about wanting to be the best, the best in the world, wants to be best and have the glory and have the fame and have all these things.

“I know he’s got that Tiger style. I’m sending love out to him, peace, and prayers. He represents us when he goes out there. Not just to wrestle, not just the OG fighters, but just that pedigree of people that did it the right way and worked hard,” he concluded.

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Chandler got emotional after hearing such words. He then described how he came through the ranks and wanting to get the taste of success.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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