Michael Chandler is getting ready to face Justin Gaethje at UFC 268 this weekend and fans are curious to learn about his net worth.
After a disappointing defeat against Charles Oliveira at UFC 262 back in May, Chandler returns to the octagon looking for redemption. He’s set to face Gaethje, who according to many MMA fans, is the most dangerous man in the division.
A win this weekend in New York will almost guarantee a title shot for either fighter. Chandler will be hoping that he’s the man, but it will not be easy against The Highlight.
Ahead of the fight, fans are curious to know all about Chandler, including his net worth and where he’s from. Here’s what we know…
Michael Chandler: Net worth in 2021
Iron Mike only made his UFC debut at the start of this year but he has been in the fight game for a long time. The 35-year-old made his professional debut all the way back in 2009, and he has had an impressive career.
According to SportsZion, Chandler’s estimated net worth in 2021 is somewhere between $1.5 million and $2 million. More than half of his earnings have come through his profession as a fighter, while the rest is thanks to his endorsement deals.
Chandler is sponsored by brands like Venum, Get Biofuel, Melin, Sanford Health, Monster Energy, DraftKings, MegaFit Meals and more. He reportedly earns about $500,000 from his endorsement deals.
Where is Iron Mike from?
Chandler, who has adopted the nickname of Boxing legend Mike Tyson, was born on the 24th of April, 1986, at High Ridge, Missouri. His parents are Michael Sr. and Betty Chandler, who share three other kids as well.
The 35-year-old currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee and fights out of Boca Raton, Florida. He trains at Sanford MMA, also home to popular UFC stars Robbie Lawler, Anthony Johnson and Vincente Luque.
Chandler is married to Brie Willett. They first started dating in 2013 after talking to each other through emails for almost two years. They tied the knot a year later and adopted a son, Hap Whitaker, in 2018.