With UFC 229 now just days away, the UFC has released the second episode of Embedded for the card. Just like the first episode, it’s an interesting one.
In this second episode of the series, the card’s headliners Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov make their final preparations for battle — albeit in very different ways. At the same time, the card’s co-headliners Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis go through the final steps of their preparations, while main card fighter Michelle Waterson arrives in Las Vegas.
Conor McGregor will step into the cage at UFC 229 having not fought since August of 2017, when he came up short in a blockbuster boxing match with undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. His most recent MMA bout occurred in November of 2016, when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez to capture the UFC lightweight title. Because he still held the UFC featherweight title he swiped from Jose Aldo at the time, this made him the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes concurrently. He’s 21-3 overall.
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s last fight occurred in April, when he captured the UFC lightweight title with a decision triumph over last-minute replacement opponent Al Iaquinta. The title was quietly stripped from the long absent Conor McGregor at the same time. With this title win over Al Iaquinta, Nurmagomedov improved to a flawless 26-0 overall — one of the most impressive records in MMA.
What do you think of the second episode of UFC 229 Embedded?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 10/2/2018.