How does this UFC star unwind before a big fight? By playing 18 at a renovated Colorado muni.
With simply days staying prior to a significant battle, one Ultimate Battling Champion star has actually discovered some much-needed relaxation and enjoyable on a popular Colorado community golf course.
In a fight in between 2 of the sport’s most interesting fighters, previous title oppositions Justin Gaethje (22-3 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 5-3 UFC) and Michael Chandler (22-6 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 1-1 UFC) will square off at UFC 268 on Nov. 6, a pay-per-view occasion that will happen at Madison Square Garden.
With explosive power and embellished battling backgrounds, Gaethje vs. Chandler is a match made in paradise for lots of mixed martial arts fans.
However Gaethje, an item of Arizona who found out blended martial arts while going to the University of Northern Colorado on a fumbling scholarship, likewise has an affinity for the video game of golf.
In reality, throughout this episode of “Embedded” (which follows highlighted fighters throughout battle week), Gaethje is seen razzing his friends at the picturesque City Park Golf Course in Denver, Colorado.
“This is my favorite game, by far,” Gaethje stated of golf. “And you can play it forever.”
Gaethje goes on to state he typically uses Sundays with a group of 16 at the muni course.
City Park was initially developed by Tom Bendelow and opened in 1913, however went through a substantial redesign in the last few years by Todd Schoeder, winning an American Society of Golf Course Architects Environmental Quality Award in 2019.
When it comes to today’s battle, the top of the expense includes 2 title-fight rematches. In the primary occasion, welterweight champ Kamaru Usman 19-1 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 14-0 UFC) runs it back with competing Colby Covington (16-2 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 11-2 UFC) wanting to duplicate his success from December 2019. And in the co-headliner, strawweight champ Rose Namajunas (10-4 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 8-3 UFC) and Zhang Weili (21-2 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 5-1 UFC) reunite after Namajunas won by knockout in their April title battle at UFC 261.
Have A Look At Gaethje on the course in the video above. His section begins 90 seconds into the video.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.