UFC 261 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 third episode for this weekend’s big show in Jacksonville, and it serves as a brief introduction to the fighters at the top of the card.
This episode opens with Valentina Shevchenko, who has been in Florida for two weeks already. Her coach says she’s prepared. Her sister fights three weeks after her. She likes working out at the Smiley Academy.
Jessica Andrade arrives in Jacksonville. She’s wanted to fight Shevchenko for a long time.
Down at the fighter hotel, Weili Zhang is doing media. She says her last fight showed her than she still has a lot to work on, and that’s what she’s been doing for the last year. She tries to keep an open mind about everything in fighting.
Jorge Masvidal arrives on a private jet. He remembers when he couldn’t afford a cheeseburger and now he gets all these hookups.
Chris Weidman makes an appearance, as does Alex Oliveira. Masvidal is signing posters. Kamaru Usman is quarantined. He didn’t bring his video game system so he can bond with his team a little more. They’re playing Uno and having some laughs.
Shevchenko and her team go for a run. Well, she gets everyone else to run but she walks. She is reminiscing about driving across the US, she loves the weather in Florida.
And that’s it! UFC 261 takes place this Saturday in Jacksonville.