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'This is fighting. Anything can happen' - the latest episode of Embedded is out

McGregor looks lightning quick as he trains ahead of Saturday’s fight.

McGregor v Diaz 2 will take place in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
McGregor v Diaz 2 will take place in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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Source: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship/YouTube

THE DAYS ARE counting down to Conor McGregor’s rematch with Nate Diaz in Vegas on Saturday, and the build-up continues with the latest episode of the UFC’s “Embedded”.

The third episode of the UFC 202 series brings us into the training camps of both McGregor and Diaz.

The Dubliner looks relaxed, taking time out to pick out new watches for himself and his girlfriend Dee Devlin, before taking part in a photo shoot.

“I look like the Godfather,” he says looking back through the photos.

Looking tough is only one side of McGregor’s preparations though, and the episode also follows him in one of his training sessions with striking coach Owen Roddy.

Judging from the video, The Notorious striking looks lightning quick ahead of Saturday night’s bout.

The episode also shows Diaz’s preparation, who says he’s ready to “get the show on the road”.

According to Randy Spence, one of the coaches in Diaz’s Gracie Fighter Gym, “the odds are definitely in Nathan’s favour all the way around.

“Conor’s doing the right things, it just might not be enough”, he says.

Spence acknowledges that McGregor is “mentally tough” and “in good shape”, but his reckons that’s not everything he’ll need to win the fight.

“I think people underplay the technical side. He’s a martial artist, not just an athlete”, he says.

The episode also visits the training camps of Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Glover Texeira, who’ll fight in the co-main event on the UFC 202 card.

And it brings us on a motorcycle ride around the Las Vegas strip with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone who will square off with Rick Story on Saturday night.

Click here to watch Embedded’s second episode.

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