Why is Michael Chandler called Iron? UFC legend’s nickname explained

Michael Chandler is currently competing in the lightweight division at the UFC. He started off with a round 1 knockout victory against veteran Dan ‘Hangman’ Hooker. Since then he has gone on to fight absolute killers like Charles Oliveira, Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson. On stage he rocks the nickname ‘Iron’.

Why Michael Chandler is called Iron?

Those who follow combat sports probably know the Legendary boxer Mike Tyson who had the moniker ‘Iron’. Tyson has impressed and inspired fans across generations and Chandler is no different. This is probably why the former Bellator champ adopted the nickname ‘Iron’.

Michael Chandler ("Iron") | MMA Fighter Page | Tapology

Whether the former Bellator champ finds strenth in the stage name or it is just something he carries from his idol is hard to tell, but his punching prowess does provide glimpses of a prime Mike Tyson.

Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler TUF 301

UFC launches TUF or The Ultimate Fighter each year which is a series of fighting events immensely popular among MMA fans. And this year two well-known UFC champ Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler’s team is going to lock horns with each other.

The series will be broadcasted on ESPN from May 30, 2023, and there will be 12 episodes of the reality TV show. From that day onward, every episode will be aired on Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET sharp.

Moreover, the two respective coaches, McGregor and Chandler are scheduled to face other at a later date after the TUF 301. The time and location of the venue will be released by the UFC authority later.

Michael Chandler is famous for his dangerous striking prowess that can beat up any high-profile fighter in the cage within seconds. On top of that, his Iron-strong will to come out of any encounter victorious also helps him to win bouts and fans alike. Do you think Chandler has a shot at someday becoming UFC Lightweight champion? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

Golenur Aktar

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Golenur Aktar is a writer and made her debut in the 'Pen & Paper' industry holding the hands of Sportszion. She ignited her writing craze from Biography articles and now writes about NFL.


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