Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
I don't know how long this is going to last, but to say UFC and MMA more generally are on a hot streak is to understate the facts.
UFC 156 delivered in the most incredible of ways, giving fans both the predictable they wanted and the unpredictable they never thought would happen. It also has seemingly set up another 'superfight' between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and lightweight standout Anthony Pettis. And as we saw, the ratings for the prelims on Saturday literally set a record for UFC content on FX.
But it's not just UFC that's making important moves. Spike and Bellator announced the blueprint for their upcoming fighter reality series, 'Fight Master', which includes the participation of everyone UFC President Dana White basically hates. Intentional or not, it raises the profile of the entire effort.
There's a lot going on, so join me today to discuss all of this and more. In terms of today's chat, anything is up for discussion, but I will lead with this and it all kicks off at 1 p.m. ET.
As is customary, I'll post the video window here as the event draws near and I'll answer any questions you may have if you post them in the comments section below.
If you want to join me on Google+ and let everyone see your face, now you can. Go to today's livechat Google + page. If you're interested, join the service and leave a comment on this post on our Google+ page. Once you do, I can invite you through to the chat. Just want to participate in the comments? No problem. Participate however you feel most comfortable.
Talk with you all at 1 p.m. ET.
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