Live Chat: Nate Diaz, Jake Shields, UFC Fight Night 39, Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley and more

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You'd think on a weekend where the UFC event was a Friday morning (for us east coast residents) and wasn't even being shown on television that things would be relatively quiet. Alas, no.

Sure, that event will get all the coverage it merits, but there's so much more happening right now. For starters, the UFC released a one-time prized acquisition in Jake Shields. Second, Nate Diaz went borderline postal when discussing what he believes is an unfair contract he's locked into that leaves him poor. That's enough for a live chat on its own.

But there's more than simply that. Manny Pacquiao returns to face Tim Bradley, GLORY 15 is holding a lightweight tournament in Istanbul and the list goes on.

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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