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The week of all weeks is finally upon us. Welcome to the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Welcome to mixed martial arts overload. Thursday is the return of Cris Cyborg, Tonya Evinger and more as Invicta 13 takes place on Fight Pass. It's not the biggest show, but it's in such close proximity to the other events that it contributes the week's 'bigness'.

Then there's the monster show, UFC 189. We'll talk about how we got here, what to expect in the main event between Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor, the co-main between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald as well as the rest of the card. We'll also get into the event itself, it's hype, what it all means and more.

There's also the finale for The Ultimate Fighter 21 on Sunday. As a matter of disclosure, I didn't watch a single episode this season. I don't say that for any other purpose than transparency. Still, we'll get into the event and its various fighters.

Let's not forget other issues like Jose Aldo's drug test, the IV ban debate, additional Reebok uniform debate and 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.

As is customary, I'll post the video window here as the event draws near and I'll answer any questions you may have if you post them in the comments section below. Be sure that you click the 'rec' button for those comments/questions you believe most deserve a response.

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