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Live Chat: UFC 162 preview, fighter pay discussion and more

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So, this is it. The big one. Arguably the biggest fight of the year. It's certainly the one I'm most looking forward to. And because this fight more than others requires some speculation, it really forces one's mind to consider a huge number of possibilities.

I'm speaking, of course, about Saturday's main event between Chris Weidman and UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

As you know, I've gone on the record picking Weidman. If you've watched these chats, I did so months ago. Strangely, I thought I'd be alone, but I appear to be joined by a host of fighters. If I'm wrong, at least I have company.

I've also noticed, though, that many picking Weidman seem to deeply discount the skills and abilities of Silva, which is both surprising and pathetic.

And hey, it wouldn't be another week in mixed martial arts if we weren't talking about fighter pay.

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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