This is episode 142 of the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.
The UFC heavyweight title unification bout is upon us as UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum is Saturday. It's a bout that is technically more intriguing than some are giving credit. There's also a bit of rivalry as Werdum has challenged Velasquez's bona fides in terms of heritage or nationality or both. There's also Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez, a tremendous fight getting absolutely no run whatsoever. Shame.
We also can't forget the epic weekend that was combat sports last Saturday. GLORY 22, WSOF 21 and Dan Henderson uncorking another H-bomb all over poor Time Boetsch's face. Brian Ortega showed off one of the best guards in MMA, Dustin Poirier cruised at lightweight again and more. It was also a testament to the value of the smaller cage as well as what happens with Fox Sports 1 hustles through a broadcast at an appropriate pace.
Plus, the fallout from the Reebok deal continues. Andre Pederneiras defended it while Brendan Schaub said it's so bad, it doesn't even make sense for him to keep fighting.
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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