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This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

It's hard to know where to start, but the biggest news this week is very likely Conor McGregor having his featherweight title being taken away by UFC (although their version is he relinquished it). The circumstances behind it are even sketchier where it appears it was done to "save" UFC 206, although such a thing isn't even possible. We'll go in depth on this topic today to discuss its merits and lack thereof.

Speaking of those injuries at American Kickboxing Academy that caused the shakeup at UFC 206, what do we make of them? Are they as real as they seem? If so, why are they happening? We'll discuss.

And if things in MMA weren't strange enough, former Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has reemerged from obscurity to help create a new fighter's union, which is holding its first press conference today. It's hard to know what to make of this except keeping a healthy degree of skepticism is probably warranted.

Oh, and there are two Bellator events this weekend plus Demetrious Johnson is fighting in a UFC event.


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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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