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Live Chat: UFC 196 shake-up, Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva and Bellator 149 talk

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This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

What topic isn't there to discuss? UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos injured himself in training and had to withdraw from his bout with Conor McGregor at UFC 196. That's the bad news. The good news is Nate Diaz has stepped in as a replacement and the new bout will be contested at welterweight. There's so much to consider here, it's bananas, but we'll try to wrap our heads around it.

Don't forget, though, there's Michael Bisping taking on Anderson Silva on Fight Pass on Saturday. The rest of that card isn't great, but that fight couldn't be more important for both fighter's careers.

Last, but not least, there's still the matter of resolving everything that went down in Houston for Bellator 149. It was a major ratings success, but is it damaging to the promotion's brand? We'll discuss.


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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.

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