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UFC 229 ‘Embedded’ video (Ep. 1): Conor McGregor the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter on the planet

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I don’t typically watch these goofy “Embedded” video blogs, but this one actually matters as we gear up for the UFC 229 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Sat., Oct. 6, 2018 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

That’s because UFC 229 marks the first time mixed martial arts (MMA) fans will see Conor McGregor in almost two years, which means his Khabib Nurmagomedov title fight will let us know if he’s still the king of combat sports, or just the promotion's part-time court jester.

From the official YouTube description:

On Episode 1 of UFC 229 Embedded, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov finishes his training camp, surrounded by his coach, fans and “big energy.” Former lightweight champions Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis prepare in their respective hometowns for a high-stakes co-main event. And two-division champ Conor McGregor returns to form, gathering his team for a late-night training session in Las Vegas. UFC 229 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor taking place Saturday, October 6th on Pay-Per-View.

We’re just five days out.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 229 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

To see who else is fighting at UFC 229 click here.