UFC 194 takes place tonight from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Before the fight card begins, check out every episode from the UFC 194 Embedded Series below.
On Episode 1 of UFC 194 Embedded, middleweight champion Chris Weidman talks fashion, friendship and fights during a media day in New York City. On the other coast, Californian challenger Luke Rockhold wraps up the most important training camp of his life. In Rio de Janeiro, featherweight champion Jose Aldo mulls over his methods for defeating interim champion Conor McGregor, who is busy honing his own skills in Los Angeles.
On Episode 2 of UFC 194 Embedded, middleweight title challenger Luke Rockhold talks bongs, bacon and being underestimated. In Long Island, New York, reigning champion Chris Weidman joins his family at a special church service. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo continues to train in the gym to finish his opponent, while interim champion Conor McGregor hits the beach for some parkour-inspired training.
On Episode 3 of UFC 194 Embedded, the stars of the fight card venture to Las Vegas. Middleweight champion Chris Weidman consults with his son for some last-minute game planning for his bout against “Wook Woghow.” Challenger Luke Rockhold gets a haircut and pedicure prior to the bout, as his coach Javier Mendez receives a quick geography lesson. Nocturnal 145-pound interim champ Conor McGregor reveals that he has inside information on opponent’s Jose Aldo training camp, then boards a party bus to his Vegas digs.
On Episode 4 of UFC 194 Embedded, featherweight champion Jose Aldo arrives in Las Vegas for his main event fight, predicting a first-round finish of his opponent and “employee,” Conor McGregor. As for the Irish interim champion, McGregor also makes his rounds and takes in the arena that will soon host his massive bout. Above the city’s famous Strip, middleweight title challenger Luke Rockhold tackles a fear of heights, while reigning champion Chris Weidman struggles to pull off some pickup lines.
On Episode 5 of UFC 194 Embedded, the stars of UFC 194 hit the official press conference in between photo shoots and weight cuts. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo and interim champion Conor McGregor face off in an icy calm, while middleweight champion Chris Weidman and challenger Luke Rockhold keep things light during their interactions. Plus, Rockhold develops his own rapport with – and impression of – Weidman’s friend, Gian Villante.
On Episode 6 of UFC 194 Embedded, the UFC 194 stars go through open workouts, weight cuts and faceoffs as the week builds to the official weigh-in. Motivated from within, featherweight champion Jose Aldo endures boos from the crowd, as Irish interim champion Conor McGregor shoulders the support of his countrymen. Middleweight champion Chris Weidman’s wife and kids join him in Las Vegas, and Luke Rockhold welcomes the arrival of Daniel Cormier — friend, training partner and UFC heavyweight champion.
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