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Keep your eyes on the prize with “Iron” Michael Chandler

The genres of music that make up the playlist of Michael Chandler are diverse. While Country music makes up a significant portion of the tracks on his playlists, rap/hip-hop is a big part of what gets him into gear for when it comes time to do work. The artist NF makes up a third of his playlists as it’s an artist that moves him.

It’s not just in the training room that NF has a profound impact on one of the biggest names on the UFC Roster. “The Search” by NF is the walk-out song for Chandler, a song that has preceded some of the most memorable fights in recent times. 

The music in his playlists isn’t just important to his career as a UFC Athlete but in life his as well. Chandler tells Ultimate Sound that “Washed by the water” by NEEDTOBREATHE pulled him through the hardest time of his life, and that it reminds him of who he is. This is why on fight night; he plays the song on repeat in preparation before making the walk to the Octagon.  

Songs like “Welcome to the Jungle” & “Eye of the Tiger” reminds him of his college wrestling days.  When it comes to celebrating a big win, “0-100” by Drake or “We are the champions” by Queen is what you’ll find bumping in his dressing room. 

Traveling far from home and family to compete can be stressful. So, the lightweight standout makes a point to keep the mood light and relaxed with melodic, chilled-out, acoustic music. Something peaceful during the calm before the storm.

Get motivated by implementing the playlists of one of the most exciting fighters in UFC into your daily routine and thrive in life like Chandler does. 

Photo: Juan Cardenas/UFC/Getty Images

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