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Live Chat: Rampage Jackson vs. Bellator, Ronda Rousey vs. Walmart and MMA weekend preview

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This is episode 133 of the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Yesterday was a monumental news day in the sport of mixed martial arts. Quinton Jackson lost a preliminary injunction against Bellator, who was seeking to prevent him from competing at UFC 186 and the UFC, generally. What is interesting here is what the fallout means. The UFC issued a statement distancing themselves from Jackson and crafting a message so as to shield themselves should Bellator attempt to sue not merely Rampage, but them as well. Does the UFC's defense hold up here? Is Bellator in the right? What does this mean for the future of Jackson's career?

We also have the hilarious issue of Walmart stores - but not their online retail space - refusing to shelve UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey's new autobiography. What is their reasoning? We'll explore.

And, and there are three events this weekend: UFC Fight Night 64, Bellator 136 and WSOF 20. For my money, the Bellator show is the best, but there are good fights on all three.


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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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