This Saturday night, 24 competitors will take to the Octagon at UFC on FOX 8 in hopes of moving one step closer to winning a championship or, in the case of flyweight title-holder Demetrious Johnson, exiting the event with his reign intact. From top to bottom, every fighter on the card has taken a different journey to earn his or her place on the lineup. Fortunately, thanks to the folks at FOX, fans can get a taste of the sacrifices some of endured.
UFC on FOX 8: Road to the Octagon debuted over the weekend with an emphasis on the weeks leading up to the show for headliners Johnson and John Moraga, as well as welterweights Robbie Lawler-Bobby Voelker and Rory MacDonald-Jake Ellenberger. Highlights include an emotional Moraga recalling the recent murder of a sixteen-year old cousin, MacDonald training with middleweight king Chris Weidman, and a glimpse of Lawler the family-man.
The entire UFC on FOX 8: Road to the Octagon feature can be seen below: