UFC 229 is now mere days away. In these final days between us and the mammoth fight card, the UFC has released the third episode of UFC Embedded for it.
In this episode the series, we see former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor make his final preparations for battle, sharpening up his weapons with coach John Kavanagh and BJJ ace Dillon Danis — who refers to himself as “a better version of Khabib.”
At the same time, Khabib Nurmagomedov gets decked out in some official UFC jewellery, while UFC 229 co-main event fighter Tony Ferguson visits a health center to get his body into fighting shape and his opponent Anthony Pettis flies to Las Vegas.
Also featured in episode 3 of UFC 229 Embedded are UFC strawweights Michelle Waterson and Felice Herrig, and UFC heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Alexander Volkov.
See it all in the video above.
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s last fight occurred at UFC 223 in April, when he won the UFC lightweight title with a decision defeat of last-minute replacement opponent Al Iaquinta. The title was stripped from the long absent Conor McGregor on the same night. With this title win over Al Iaquinta, Nurmagomedov improved to a flawless 26-0 overall — one of the most impressive records in MMA.
Conor McGregor has not fought since August of 2017, when he came up short in a headline-dominating 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.
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 10/4/2018.