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Live Chat: UFC Fight Night 85 preview, UFC 196 detox, MMA free agency and more

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This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

There was no UFC event this past weekend, but there is one coming up. Mark Hunt and Frank Mir will tangle in the main event down under. The card also features the return of Hector Lombard, among others. It's not a great card and it's airing on Fox Sports 1, so the pacing will be god awful, but there are some interesting scraps on there.

We're also still detoxing from UFC 196, if you can believe it. Nate Diaz is telling the media he feels disrespected by the UFC, that people are making excuses for Conor McGregor and more. McGregor, for his part, hasn't said much, but the discussion around him in terms of what's next hasn't died down either.

There's also a lot going on in the world of free agency. Matt Mitrione has jumped from UFC to Bellator and two WSOF champs - Marlon Moraes, Justin Gaethje - both have expressed desire to see what free agency can deliver for them. The idea of testing one's value by fighting out the contract isn't a roaring blaze, but it does seem to be catching fire.


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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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