Biohacking The Brain, Choosing Safe Supplements, Raw Liver, Getting To Sleep Without Medication & More With UFC MMA Fighter Michael Chandler.

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Michael Chandler is not just a force to be reckoned with in the octagon; he's a living embodiment of peak performance, resilience, and an unyielding pursuit of excellence.

Chandler's venture into the world of mixed martial arts began in 2009, setting the stage for a career that would redefine the standards of the sport.

It wasn't long before his prowess caught the attention of the MMA world, especially during his tenure with Bellator MMA from 2010 to 2020. During this period, he not only claimed the Bellator Lightweight Championship three times but also emerged victorious in the Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament, solidifying his status as a dominant force in the lightweight division.

In 2020, Chandler made a pivotal transition to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he continued to showcase his unparalleled skills. As of July 17, 2023, he stands proudly at #5 in the UFC lightweight rankings, a testament to his unwavering commitment to excellence. His next fight will be against Conor McGregor, the Two-Division UFC World Champion and Former Cage Warriors Featherweight and Lightweight Champion. Currently, Chandler is also a coach on ESPN's weekly MMA/UFC show, The Ultimate Fighter.

Beyond the realm of professional fighting, Chandler's life is a harmonious blend of family, love, and unshakeable determination. In 2013, he began dating Brie Willett after emailing for almost two years. Subsequently, they got married in 2014. Their family expanded in 2017 with the adoption of their son, Hap, and in April 2022, they welcomed their second adoptive son, Ace, into the world.

In this episode, Chandler and I delve into a myriad of topics, ranging from implementing cold thermogenesis techniques for kids, navigating the intricate labyrinth of supplement regulations confronting UFC warriors, strategically stacking supplements, and fortifying cognitive health against potential injuries and Alzheimer's disease.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Michael Chandler…05:51

  • American professional mixed martial artist
  • 3-time Bellator lightweight champion
  • No. 5 in the UFC lightweight rankings
  • Adopted 2 boys
  • Ben and Michael connected when Ben and Jessa were thinking of adopting
  • Michael’s childhood compared to his sons’ childhoods
  • Ben’s sons and their routine and competitiveness
  • The use of digital media

-Exposing kids to cold…13:15

-The use of supplements and the world of anti-doping…21:45

  • Michael has a fear of supplements because of the anti-doping tests
    • Being accused of dabbling in performance-enhancing drugs because of the way he looks
  • There is a list of banned substances
  • Iron Clad 
  • NSF-certified supplements Ben uses
    • Thorne
    • Kion — supplements are made in NSF-certified facilities
  • WADA
  • Tracking app on the phone, and he can be tested anytime, 24/7
  • Global DRO
    • Type a supplement and find out if they are allowed
  • Has a direct line to Jeff Novitzky and a lady named Donna for questions
    • They work for the UFC in conjunction with USADA

-The supplements Michael takes…26:41

-Stacking supplements…29:14

-How Michael protects his head and combats the risk of Alzheimer’s…31:05

-Michael’s diet…48:03

-Low-carb diet and insomnia…54:17

-Michael’s fight season…1:06:59

  • Upcoming fight with Connor — delayed after Connor suffered a serious leg injury
  • He is coming back next year
  • Michael got 12 months of being with his family
  • Focusing on other business ventures outside of just fighting
  • Hiatus Tequila

-And much more…

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