Welcome to the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.
Another week in MMA, another crazy set of circumstances to deal with. For starters, there's another fight this weekend because of course there is. The UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dilashaw finally rematches Renan Barao on big FOX. The card has a set of interesting fights as well as made-for-TV fun like Joe Lauzon vs. Takanori Gomi. We'll break down every aspect of the card.
Then there's all of the controversy. According to Jacob 'Stitch' Duran, he was fired from UFC as a cutman for negative comments made about the Reebok deal. This has caused quite the uproar and while it's been compared to the Burt Watson situation, it's actually much deeper. We'll explore this.
There's also the HBO Real Sports piece on the problem of domestic violence in MMA. While some of their reporting was sensationalized, there is a problem in the sport that deserves to be acknowledged. We'll get into this issue as well.
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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