UFC 263 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 fourth episode for this weekend’s huge show in Arizona, and it serves as a brief introduction to the fighters at the top of the card.
We start off in the fighter hotel with Israel Adesanya’s team working out. His brother says that Israel grew up hard, and if he didn’t have enough food he would still just give it to his dog and go train. His brother is an inspiration to him. His coach mentions that Adesanya has over 100 fights already and would fight a lot more if he could.
Demian Maia makes his first appearance. He says it could be his last fight but this is very important to him because he can tie Donald Cerrone’s mark of 23 UFC wins, the most of all time. He won’t be affected by any pressure though.
Brandon Moreno hates his image on the poster, and his manager teases him about it.
Meanwhile, Jamahal Hill starts talking trash to opponent Paul Craig, who is standing beside him, and things get tense fast. They have to be separated.
Deiveson Figuieredo says that he made some mistakes in the first fight with Moreno because he wanted to knock him out so badly, and he won’t do that again. Leon Edwards is looking forward to fighting in front of a crowd again.
Moreno and Adesanya meet and have a cordial conversation. Adesanya wasn’t too excited for this fight until he saw Kamaru Usman put away Jorge Masvidal twice in a row, and that got him motivated to silence Vettori once and for all. He meets Hakeem Dawodu. Vettori says that Adesanya is fake.
Nate Diaz is with his entourage. He greets Lauren Murphy, who is prepared for Jojo Calderwood. Nate’s in a good mood, joking around with everyone. He’s respectful of his opponent, and believes that he’s ready to go.
And that’s it! UFC 263 goes down tonight in Phoenix.
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