Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt explains his tattoos

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Though former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt came up short this past weekend at UFC 217 against opponent TJ Dillashaw, he is still only 26-years-old and very talented with a long career ahead of him.

The Team Alpha Male standout even dropped his opponent in the first round but Dillashaw was able to survive and recover and ended up turning the tables on Garbrandt in the second round, handing Garbrandt his first career loss ever and by knockout too.

In this video from GQ, we see the former champion explain the story behind all of his tattoos including his neck tattoo which is almost a trademark of his.

Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt explains his tattoos
Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt explains his tattoos

According to Garbrandt, the diamond on his neck piece symbolizes life’s pressure and adversity while the ‘self-made’ emblem on top of it pretty much speaks for itself. He got the wings on his neck to remind himself that the sky is the limit, so to speak, and to always try to rise above your own expectations of yourself.

Another cool tat of his, albeit a tad corny, is the grenade on his hand which symbolizes that he’s got a lot of power in his hands, which he certainly does. Like Cody says in the video, it became almost a jinx, though, as he broke that same hand several times after getting the tattoo.

Check out the video below to see the backstory behind the rest of ‘No Love’s’ tattoos.

Cody Garbrandt (born July 7, 1991) is an American professional mixed martial artist signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the former UFC Bantamweight Champion after becoming only the second fighter to defeat Dominick Cruz at UFC 207, handing him his first defeat in almost a decade. Cody lost his title to TJ Dillashaw in his first title defense. [Source: Wiki]

As of September 2017, Garbrandt is ranked #6 in the UFC pound for pound rankings.

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