I'm finally back from Memphis and speaking truthfully, I can't wait to talk about it. There's so much to unpack: was the event a success? What's next for Quinton Jackson? Why is Will Brooks speaking out? Is Tito Ortiz really back? How does Bellator fix the damage to Alexander Shlemenko? Will Bellator sell enough pay-per-view buys?
And really, that's just the tip of the iceberg.
That's because this weekend is UFC 173, which despite some valid concerns about card depth, nevertheless delivers a lot of promising bouts of both significance and otherwise intriguing value. While Dan Henderson vs. Daniel Cormier has all the stakes one could hope for, bouts like Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno offers all sorts of interesting possibilities.
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.
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Talk with you all at 1 p.m. ET.