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Live Chat: UFC 186 preview, Rampage Jackson vs. Bellator, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao talk and more

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This is episode 135 of the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

The MMA train rolls on this weekend with two major (well, mostly major) events as Invicta 12 takes place on Friday with strawweight champ Katja Kankaanpaa defending her title against Livia Renata Souza. It's not the biggest card in the world. No Invicta card ever is, but it's on Fight Pass and potentially a window into what's next in the UFC women's strawweight division.

The bigger news, of course, is UFC 186. Quinton Jackson is back on the card, somehow, which is also part of the storyline. The card was badly damaged with injuries and other fight cancellations, but this move salvages it at least a little in the eyes of a portion of the fan base. I don't think this truly improves it's eventual pull on pay-per-view, but it is an improvement. It's also a moment to reflect on just how Rampage beat an injunction, something where the legal standard to do that is incredibly high.

I'm also flying to Las Vegas next week for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, so let's talk about what a debacle it's been trying to get the fight made, why it's only for the 1 percent and so much more.

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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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