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This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

The biggest news in the sport has to be the comments made by former UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In short, Rousey stated that her UFC 207 bout opposite Amanda Nunes was one of her last, albeit not necessarily the last one itself. Still, one wonders what would happen in the event of a bad loss to the reigning champion, however unlikely that sounds this far out. One also wonders to what extent this kills off any possibility of a bout with Cyborg Justino. There are also other questions to consider in terms of how this affects the UFC's other major draw in Conor McGregor, women's MMA and more.

In more uplifting news, the long drought of noteworthy events is finally coming to an end. On Friday, Phil Davis and Liam McGeary battle one another for the Bellator light heavyweight title at Bellator 163. By Saturday, Rafael dos Anjos and Tony Ferguson will be pushing for lightweight supremacy in Mexico City at UFC Fight Night 98. Between both events, there are a slew of other good fights to be on the lookout for both nights.

Luke Rockhold vs. Jacare Souza 2 is cancelled, Reebok released uninspired UFC in NYC clothing, Fabricio Werdum lost his commentating gig and much 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 a special time of 1 p.m. ET.

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