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UFC 257 video: Embedded, part 1 - ‘Let’s get it going’

Check out the first episode of Embedded for UFC 257.

UFC 257 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 first episode for this weekend’s big show on Fight Island, and it serves as a brief introduction to the fighters at the top of the card.

We start off at the airport with Dustin Poirier. He talks about a toy that he got from his daughter that he never takes off his backpack. The trip over to Fight Island has been smooth for him. He has a chat with Bruce Buffer. Dana White makes a cameo.

Back in Vegas, Poirier’s boxing coach and his wife are jogging outside the fighter hotel. A few fighters on the card are still there as well. Matt Frevola is ready to take on an undefeated opponent in Ottman Azaitar.

We head over to Michael Chandler’s room in Vegas. He’s done a day of quarantine already. He’s done this before, when he was the backup for Khabib and Justin Gaethje, so it’s not new to him. He hides his mask and goes for a run. Marlon Vera isn’t on the card, but he’s working out with Henri Hooft regardless, because he always has to be ready.

Chandler talks to his wife, and discusses how they have a adopted a little boy. He wants the win and to get back to his family.

The Notorious One is up now. Conor McGregor enters the Abu Dhabi hotel with no shirt on, carrying his son. He gets a big welcome. He gets up to his room with Dee Devlin and plays with his kids. There’s a big poster of McGregor on the wall with a quote from him that the hotel set up, and he’s very grateful. There are poloroids of him hanging from balloons as well. Of course there’s some Proper Twelve there as well.

And that’s it! UFC 257 goes down on Saturday night (our time) on Fight Island.