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Cody Garbrandt shares what Mike Tyson told him ahead of UFC 227 title fight

Back in November, in the co-main event of UFC 217, Cody Garbrandt surrendered the UFC bantamweight title to his arch rival TJ Dillashaw, succumbing to a second-round punch. This Saturday night, in the main event of UFC 227, Garbrandt will attempt to reclaim that title from Dillashaw in an immediate rematch.

It’s a monumental challenge for the young Team Alpha Male representative, and one that will bend the immediate trajectory of his career for better or for worse.

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Apparently, Garbrandt has received some advise from boxing legend Mike Tyson with respect to this upcoming challenge.

“To cherish the belt this time, when I get it,” Garbrandt told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. “That’s what he said. You’re going to love it so much, you’re going to have a newfound respect to be world champion once you reclaim this title.”

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Garbrandt also explained how he became friends with the former boxing champion Mike Tyson. Apparently, their relationship began when manager Ali Abdelaziz introduced Garbrandt to a movie producer, who in turn introduced him to Tyson.

“Ali introduced me to a movie producer, and they were friends,” Garbrandt said. “That’s how we kind of got connected with Mike, and we’ve been friends for a few years now.

Tyson, of course, is also a friend of UFC President Dana White.

Do you think Cody Garbrandt can reclaim the bantamweight title in the main event of UFC 227 this Saturday night in Los Angeles?

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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 8/3/2018.

This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM
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This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM