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Live Chat, Day 2: UFC Fight Night 80 discussion, Sage Northcutt expectations and more

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This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat, day two.

Yesterday we went into detail about how Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor match up, as well as a little bit between Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold, but we left so much untouched.

Today, for example, is Rose Namajunas vs. Paige VanZant and Sage Northcutt vs. Cody Pfister. There's a ton on the line here for all the fighters mentioned. That doesn't even include Aljamain Sterling, who is apparently on the last fight of his contract. Oh, and Jim Miller vs. Michael Chiesa? Another big one. We'll talk more about those.

We'll also get into what I think is a real lack of buzz for Frankie Edgar vs. Chad Mendes, why no one is talking about Max Holloway vs. Jeremy Stephens and more.

There's also the issue of how Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor have looked this week. Aldo out dressing McGregor, but more than that, both seemed to be in a much more comfortable state generally than they were during the world tour before UFC 189. As I mentioned on yesterday's chat, this has to be directly related to the extra camp they were able to pull off, each in their home countries, without a ton of media distraction.


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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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