UFC 268 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 second episode for this weekend’s huge show in Vegas, and it serves as a brief introduction to the fighters at the top of the card.
We start at Michael Chandler’s house, where he’s in his “sanctuary of suffering”. His garage with a sauna hose blowing into it, riding an exercise bike. He thinks he works harder than most, and some fighters don’t dedicate themselves like he does. He wants to get the most out of himself.
Over in Colorado, Justin Gaethje is playing golf with his buddies. 100 on the front nine, 100 on the back nine, 100 on overall score. He loves golf. He says the prettiest women follow golf (I’d dispute that). He says he’ll fight his way, and Chandler won’t have any control over it. His friend saved 200 bucks on a missed Gaethje putt, lol.
Usman gets on the private plane and chats with the pilot. He plays Uno with his teammates and manager. He says Colby Covington is just a guy. He can say and do what he wants, but it doesn’t matter.
Back to Chandler, who is packing and talking about Gaethje. He’s been tested by USADA three times in this camp, and was tested seven times in four weeks before his last fight. “Clean athlete,” he says.
Rose Namajunas is packing as well. She talks about the message of her church service that morning.
Off to Covington. He’s in Central Park. Saying stuff no one cares about. Worst part about covering these Embeddeds is having to listen to this guy. His coaches try to talk him up. Sure.
And that’s it! UFC 268 goes down this Saturday night in MSG.