The UFC has released their 207 version of The Thrill and The Agony
The UFC does a tremendous job on these videos of capturing the emotions of fighters and corners. In their latest preview for UFC 207 they show Cody Garbrandt emotionally sharing his victory with his young friend Maddux Maple. The two friends made a pact once up on a time. If Cody Garbrandt made it to the UFC, Maddux vowed he’d beat cancer. They both held true to their word. As Cody placed the belt around his young friend’s waist, there wasn’t a dry eye in the arena. Uriah Faber is shown fighting back tears sharing in his teammate and friends amazing moment.
The video shows the families and corners of Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes. The contrast between Ronda’s family reaction and Nunes’ is stark and shocking. The video features Ronda’s much beleaguered cornerman Edmund Tarverdyan. Edmund is known for sputtering out sentence fragments at the top of his lungs when his fighters are in the cage. It is on display once again as he repeatedly yells, “NO” and slams his hands on the apron of the Octagon as Ronda is stopped.
Backstage Amanda celebrates and former NFL star Michael Irvin reacts to the fights as well. It’s a great look behind the scenes.