– On the first episode of UFC 229 Embedded, we meet up with reigning light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at his coaching middle, American Kickboxing Academy, as he prepares for Saturday evening’s leading tournament bout with Conor McGregor.
Meanwhile, McGregor will get his team in combination in his “home away from home,” Las Vegas, in hopes of successful again the identify that used to be stripped from him with out ever protecting it. The display additionally profiles Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis, who collide within the co-main tournament from the T-Mobile Arena.
– A in the past reported, the featherweight identify fight between Max Holloway and Brian Ortega has now been made respectable for UFC 231 in Toronto this December. Holloway will protect his championship in opposition to Ortega on December 8.
Holloway used to be at the beginning scheduled to stand Ortega again at UFC 226 in July, however “Blessed” used to be pulled from the bout after struggling concussion-like signs. He unified the titles in 2017 with a victory over Jose Aldo, protecting it remaining December vs. Aldo, as smartly.
Ortega is unbeaten in his occupation, sitting at 14-Zero with a no-contest. The 27-year-old bested Frankie Edgar this previous March to grow to be the No. 1 contender, including to wins over Clay Guida and Cub Swanson.
UFC 231 may also function Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Valentina Shevchenko for the vacant feminine flyweight identify, along side Claudia Gadelha vs. Nina Ansaroff and Elias Theodorou vs. Eryk Anders.
– Jon Jones has a bone to pick out with former UFC middleweight and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. After GSP made feedback relating to combatants now not being integrated at the biggest of all time checklist if they have got failed a drug take a look at, the ex-UFC gentle heavyweight champion answered.
“It sucks when you have to hear someone you’ve always shown respect to sit and talk foolishness. But that’s the nature of the game these days. Saying steroids change more than physical performance. ‘Make you more creative and hungry.’ Do you know how crazy that sounds? I guess brain damage is real out here,” Jones wrote. “Saying PED metabolites threw a kick? Come on man. It’s called training and identifying a weakness. So much in fact I told him to his face it was coming and then landed it. That’s called execution. How about rather than campaigning for GOAT status you get in there and dominate your next fight. I’ve had nothing but respect for you over all these years. Don’t change that now. You’re better than this.”