UFC 265 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 huge show in Houston, and it serves as a brief introduction to the fighters at the top of the card.
We start off with Pedro Munhoz, who is jumping rope outside the hotel. His coach says this is a big opportunity for him. Munhoz said he had the best weight cut of his career to date.
Angela Hill gets some Embedded shine finally. She says she’s maxed out her striking training but there’s still work to do on her grappling. She trying to mix more in. It’s going to be a scrap. Jessica Penne gets some screen time as well. She’s honored to be in there with Karolina, and it’s going to be exciting.
Daniel Cormier asks Ciryl Gane what it would be like to be the first champion from his camp. He says everything is possible. Derrick Lewis admits that it’s a lot of pressure to perform in his hometown. He knows it might go the full five, but he’s prepared for that. DC gives him some advice on preserving his cardio and relieving some of the pressure.
Press conference time. Urijah Faber gets a cameo talking to Chiesa. Gane clowns around with his brother on the way to the stage, where he gets booed. Lewis obviously gets love. Lewis said it don’t matter who he’s fighting, they’re going to be looking at the lights. Gane feels no pressure. Someone yells to Lewis that he should put his balls on his chin, lol. Lewis thinks he’s popular because he’s real and he speaks his mind.
A French fan asks Lewis what it will be like to lose in his hometown to a Frenchman. Lewis with the line of the week in response - “You’re gonna have to excuse my French, but f—k you and f—k him!” The fan says something else and Lewis says “write it down, take a picture, I don’t give a f—k!”
THIS is why people love The Black Beast so much. Even Gane was laughing.
Faceoffs. Lewis gets in close and Dana jumps between them. Lewis says it’s cool, and they face off respectfully. After they break, Dana says “You scared me!” to Lewis. Great ending.
UFC 265 goes down tomorrow night in H-Town!