Michael Chandler compares himself with Ian Machado Garry

Michael Chandler shares his thoughts on Ian Machado Garry.

by Aryan Lakhani
Michael Chandler compares himself with Ian Machado Garry
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Ian Machado Garry has claimed a lot of popularity after gaining back to back wins; on 16th December Machado Garry will be facing one of the toughest tests of his career: Vicente Luque. It’s going to be a battle between experience and talent.

One more win will allow Machado Garry to propel seamlessly in the division. Interestingly, Michael Chandler admires Ian Machao Garry’s mentality, and at the same time, he also believes that Machado Garry fights for himself and not for those around him.

Michael Chandler on Ian Machado Garry

Recently on The MMA Hour, Michael Chandler spoke about Ian Machado Garry’s fight ethic. “Mine and Ian’s relationship is funny just because he is — I’ve got to be honest with you, I think he’s a little bit like what I wish I could be mentality-wise when it comes to my fight camp,” Chandler said as quoted by mmafighting.com. “When I go into my fight camps, don’t talk to me, don’t look at me sideways, don’t speak to me unless spoken to.

I kind of turn into that guy, where I take it so seriously. And the way that he is, he’s so happy-go-lucky. He doesn’t care about anything whatsoever, right? So a differing in kind of mentalities when it comes to [stuff] like that.

That doesn’t mean his is right, mine is wrong, or vice versa. So we’ll see how it works out for him. He’s very much a me kind of fighter, whereas I’ve always been a we kind of fighter, focus on the team more than myself, and he’s more of a, ‘Hey, I know exactly what to do, I’m the guy who steps inside the cage,’ kind of guy. So we’ll see, we’ll see how it plays out for him. But I don’t think he’s a bad dude”.

Michael Chandler