Live Chat: UFC Fight Night 36 preview, the Jessica Eye situation, bonus changes and more

Wander Roberto, UFC

Sometimes I wonder if we'll ever do one of these chats and they'll be basically nothing to talk about. Today, however, isn't one of those days.

We're just three days out from UFC Fight Night 36 where in the main event middleweights Gegard Mousasi and Lyoto Machida will face off for what could be something close to a title shot eliminator.

We also had a regrettable situation this past week where UFC bantamweight Jessica Eye tested positive for something almost entirely innocuous (marijuana) and compounded the problem in almost comically inept fashion by slandering reporters and lying about the entire thing.

The UFC also announced Tuesday they've changed their post-fight bonus system. They are keeping Fight of the Night, but Submission and Knockout of the Night are now gone. Taking their place is something called Performance of the Night. I don't really know what the change will mean in actuality, but if this means we're rewarding brawling over the skill required to finish, I'm not a fan. Still, I'll reserve judgement until I see how it is handed out.

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. Be sure that you click the 'rec' button for those comments/questions you believe most deserve a response.

Be sure to link this page and use the hashtag #chatwrappers on Twitter or even Facebook when you're watching this to let everyone know you're taking part is this activity of ours.

Talk with you all at 1 p.m. ET.

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