UFC 242 is almost here, and as usual, Embedded is here as well. The show that gives you an inside look at the marquee contestants on PPVs has issued the fifth episode for this weekend’s big show in the Abu Dhabi, and it serves as a brief introduction to the fighters at the top of the card.
We start off at Ultimate Media Day. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev are playing with rubiks cubes. Khabib is smelling all the baked goods he can’t have for 20 hours because of the weight cut. Khabib and Barboza shake hands as Dana White shows up.
Zubaira Tukhugov and Lerone Murphy talk about their bout. Same with Andrea Lee and Jojo Calderwood. Curtis Blaydes thinks he’s close to a title shot. A few more face-offs. Felder said he was devastated by the loss in his first fight with Edson Barboza. They square off. Barboza says it’s going to be a crazy fight.
Dustin Poirier and Khabib face off respectfully. They overlay some comments from each man.
We skip ahead to the official weigh-ins. Khabib and his entourage show up. Khabib needs the towel but makes weight. He’s off to go sleep. Poirier is good to go at 155. He’s excited. Barboza makes weight too. As does Felder. He looks the most exhausted of the four.
And that’s it! UFC 242 goes down in a few short hours in Abu Dhabi.