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UFC 243 Embedded, part 1 – ‘It’s easier for me to blend in’

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UFC 243 Whittaker v Adesanya: Jersey Presentation and Photo Opportunity

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Check out the first episode of Embedded for UFC 243.

UFC 243 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 first episode for this weekend’s big stadium show in Melbourne, and it serves as a brief introduction to the fighters at the top of the card.

We start things off at Robert Whittaker’s house in Sydney with him and his family. They take some pictures and hang out. Bobby Knuckles plays some video games and talks about opponent Israel Adesanya a bit.

We head off to see Al Iaquinta do some training. He’s surprisingly humble talking about opponent Dan Hooker, and happy to get to travel and see new places.

We then head to the airport, where Adesanya and Hooker and arriving. They are greeted by a group doing a Haka. They watch respectfully and cheer afterward. The leader speaks to Adesanya and Hooker as well.

Adesanya talks about being in Australia and Melbourne being his favorite Aussie city. He is carrying a bag that says “emotional baggage” on it. He takes a pic with his driver.

And that’s it! UFC 243 goes down this Saturday in Melbourne.

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