• [VIDEOS] Countdown to UFC 178

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter13 hrs ago

    There will be a lot worth watching this weekend at UFC 178. For starters, Demetrious Johnson will defend his 125 pound championship against Chris Cariaso, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will face off in a lightweight grudge match and Donald "Cowboy" Cerronewill welcome Eddie Alvarez to the UFC.

    In the new Countdown to UFC 178 mini-documentary special (above and below), you can check out all of those guys get ready for battle this Saturday from inside their training camps. Watch Johnson goof around with his family and then train hard, see Conor McGregor break boards, and Eddie Alvarez prepare to make his eagerly-anticipated UFC debut.

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  • Andrei Arlovski coach talks 'greatest open workout in UFC history'

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter3 days ago

      Andrei Arlovskipunched his way back into the top-ten last week with a knockout of Antonio "Pezao" Silva, but before he did that, he conducted what the UFC called "The greatest open workout in UFC history," with his Muay Thai Coach. The light-hearted open workout, which featured Arlovski's coach Said Hatim(view Hatim's most recent MMA fight in the video above) punching, kicking, elbowing and headbutting the fighter (video below) a couple days before the fight in Brazil, delighted the crowd of fans and media members in attendance.

    According to Hatim, the drill was equal parts useful and fun. "It was Andrei's idea to do it for the workout," Hatim said.

    "He wanted to do something fun. It gets crazy in Brazil and he didn't want to be serious. He just wanted to relax and have fun. This is something we do after training, sometimes, to just get the body ready to be hit.

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