This is episode 139 of the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.
The big one is finally here. It's in the state we'd like it to be thanks to Jon Jones' shenanigans and Khabib Nurmagomedov's injuries, but it's still a great card with a lot to like. There's still two title fights to enjoy, two different types of redemption stories and a fight card filled with quality match-ups between elite fighters. We'll take a look at the fights that are most important to you and help break them all down.
The story of UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub and his weird non-beef with UFC President Dana White over the Reebok sponsorship program continues. After Schaub stated publicly he made six figures with his sponsors in his fights, White essentially called him a liar on Canadian national TV. UFC commentator Joe Rogan, however, backed up Schaub's claims as did Schaub's podcasting co-host. It's a bizarre episode and one that merits further discussion.
The feud between Ronda Rousey and Cyborg Justino continues as Cyborg released a note on Facebook essentially claiming Rousey is a deeply unhappy person who always has a scowl on her face. It was a hurtful note, but that's the only sort of communication between the two.
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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