UFC Fight Night 84 Embedded: Episodes 1-5
On Episode 1 of UFC Fight Night 84 Embedded, headlining middleweight Michael Bisping prepares for his upcoming homecoming with an almost-English breakfast. But before he departs LA for the motherland, he gets in some more training and discovers that his son has inherited his antagonistic streak.
Dutch middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi trains the next generation and relaxes with a drive in his sports car. In Brazil, Mousasi’s opponent Thales Leites starts his weight cut with a mom-cooked meal, while his daughter negotiates her terms for appearing on camera.
On Episode 2 of UFC Fight Night 84 Embedded, headlining native son Michael Bisping gives his American teammates a tour of their host city before getting in a training session. Outside Rio de Janeiro, middleweight contender Thales Leites goes for a hot-weather hike and gears up for travel. A hemisphere over, Leites’ opponent Gegard Mousasi packs the essentials for his journey from Leiden to London.
And former middleweight champion Anderson Silva makes time for a high-energy workout before his fight week duties begin.
On Episode 3 of UFC Fight Night 84 Embedded, legendary middleweight Anderson Silva and his opponent Michael Bisping come uncomfortably close at the host hotel. It’s a small MMA world as co-main event middleweight Thales Leites runs into fellow UFC stars Jose Aldo and Jacare Souza at the Rio de Janeiro airport on his way across the pond.
Back in the UK, bantamweight Brad Pickett gets a photo opp with his son and “The Spider,” while middleweight Gegard Mousasi takes a ferry to see the city lights at night.
On Episode 4 of UFC Fight Night 84 Embedded, headlining middleweight Anderson Silva is in entertainer mode, singing and dancing his way through fight week obligations. The good mood extends to middleweight Thales Leites, who considers pranking a former opponent and mugs through a photo shoot.
Former Strikeforce champion and Fight Night London star Gegard Mousasi catches up with middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, also a former Strikeforce champion. Bisping pumps up the crowd at an open workout, and then the event’s headliners come face to face in front of a London landmark, where Silva eschews a handshake with his opponent.
On Episode 5 of UFC Fight Night London Embedded, headliner Anderson Silva braves the cold to see the sights and meet some fans. Fellow middleweights Michael Bisping, Gegard Mousasi and Thales Leites do what it takes to cut their last few pounds. After a backstage faux pas from Bisping at the weigh-ins, everyone hits the scale, and the headliners nearly scuffle on stage.
UFC Fight Night 84 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog following the stars of UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Bisping, streaming live Saturday, February 27th on UFC Fight Pass.
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