If this doesn’t get your interest up, check your pulse. Fox broadcasting aired the first showing of UFC on Fox 7: Road to the Octagon yesterday, featuring the fight camps of the main card fighters. Starting off with the title challenger, Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez, we learn that he is a new Father and a nearing husband. He will be marrying a fellow fighter, his best friend, Keri Anne.
This followed by champ Benson Henderson giving an inside look in his life with his lover, as well as his mother. We then see former heavyweight champ Frank Mir make the decision to leave his home and fight camp for the first time to train with Jackson’s MMA. His opponent Daniel Cormier then shows some of his training with current heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez in preparation. We also get a look at Melendez’s close friend and training partner Nate Diaz as he prepares for “The Punk” Josh Thomson in his transition to the UFC.
UFC on Fox will take place this Saturday (Apr. 20), live from San Jose, CA. Check back with CagedInsider.com for live video coverage of the event, as well as results and recaps.
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