It’s UFC 219 fight week, which means it’s time for another episode of the always-fascinating Embedded series.
The video begins with co-headliner Khabib Nurmagomedov doing some outdoor training, which includes some sprints in the park. A fan who follows him on Instagram asks for a picture with Khabib, then tells him to beat Barboza. In New Jersey, Khabib’s opponent, Edson Barboza, takes his wife and son with him to Nick Catone’s gym. He says he feels stronger with them by his side as he prepares to fight.
Down in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Holly Holm drives to Jackson-Wink gym for final preparations, adding that “everybody is beatable” when referring to women’s featherweight champ Cris Cyborg. We later see Cyborg doing some CrossFit training, and we get a few words of praise from Kenneth Leverich, her strength and conditioning coach.
Lastly, there’s a glimpse into the respective camps of strawweights Carla Esparza and Cynthia Calvillo, both of whom are based in California.
UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm takes place on Saturday, December 30th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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