This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.
We're just past a crazy weekend in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). Four events in roughly 48 hours, from Invicta to Bellator to UFC. After the dust settled, we saw Michael Chandler defend his Bellator lightweight title against Benson Henderson, Gegard Mousasi settle the score opposite Uriah Hall, Ryan Bader earn his free agency on a winning record and Tonya Evinger lose a belt because of a controversial referee call. We'll talk about these results, what they mean and more.
Yesterday on The MMA Hour, professional wrestler-turned-MMA fighter Phil Brooks, better known as CM Punk, signaled he was likely returning to the UFC despite a disastrous debut. Who they could reasonably put against him and what does this mean for the organization going forward? We'll explore.
Across the sport, there is a range of other news items. Mark Hunt is threatening litigation against the UFC, Fedor will fight Matt Mitrione, Rashad Evans can't seem to get a license, B.J. Penn is going to face a tough challenge opposite Yair Rodriguez and more.
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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