This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.
What an insane month it's been. As I wrote prior to the fight in my What's At Stake column, UFC 189 and 190 feel an awful lot like UFC 100 and 101. This time, though, the reasons are different and it's all about Ronda Rousey. I'm just not sure I've seen an MMA fighter this part as much of the sporting and larger pop culture consciousness as her. We'll break down her win over Bethe Correia and the event as well, but there's something really interesting going on in the sport right now. Is she MMA's top draw as well as its most visible star? She might be and that's not something a lot of us were saying after UFC 189. Her popularity - at this level - appears to have snuck up on everyone.
And for reasons that are clear to no one, there's yet another UFC show on Saturday. I don't know who is going to give up doing something else besides watching UFC during this summer again, but the UFC returns to Nashville with a light heavyweight tilt between Ovince St. Preux and Glover Teixeira. The card also features a few other interesting bouts with Dustin Ortiz vs. Willie Gates, Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Johnson and Uriah Hall vs. Oluwale Bamgbose.
We'll talk UFC events past and future, Rousimar Palhares being stripped of his title, and more in news and notes from the sport.
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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