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UFC 225 ‘Embedded’ video (Ep. 5): Whittaker, Romero discuss botched weight cut backstage

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the pay-per-view (PPV) market later tonight (Sat., June 9, 2018) with UFC 225: “Whittaker vs Romero 2,” taking place inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

In preparation for the madness, the promotion has released the latest and greatest episode of UFC 225 “Embedded,” which can be seen above.

This time around, the action follows the main card fighters as final measurements are taken to assure a successful weight cut. The only fighter to miss the mark was Cuban dynamo Yoel Romero, who later discussed his failed weight cut with main event counterpart and UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker backstage.

From the official YouTube description:

On Episode 5 of UFC 225 Embedded, a star-studded media day includes middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, opponent Yoel Romero and former titleholders Holly Holm, Rafael Dos Anjos, Andrei Arlovski, Rashad Evans and Carla Esparza. UFC 225’s athletes -- including CM Punk, Tai Tuivasa, Megan Anderson, Sergio Pettis, Charles Oliveira, Colby Covington and Mike Jackson -- talk to media and stare down their opponents. Afterward, Punk offers a backstage peek at the United Center, and Anderson begins her weight cut. On Friday morning all fighters make weight except for one, leaving the event’s headliner in jeopardy. But all parties make it to the ceremonial weigh-in, where UFC President Dana White confirms that Whittaker and Romero will indeed rematch. UFC 225 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two world title fights on Saturday, June 9th on Pay-Per-View.

All that’s left to do is fight!

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 225 fight card on fight night, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:00 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.

For much more on this weekend’s UFC 225 PPV event click here.