This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.
Finally! The New York State Assembly passed a bill to legalize and regulate professional (and to a lesser extent amateur) mixed martial arts. It won't be officially legal until the governor signs off on it, but there's no indication he won't. From there, a period where the commission has to work out rules and regulations takes place, but then it's open season. Both UFC and Bellator issued press releases indicating their interest. It's not clear how many shows they'll be in 2016, but 2017 promises to be a huge year for mixed martial arts in New York.
We're also still just days removed from Mark Hunt's amazing win over Frank Mir, Neil Magny's spectacular turnaround victory over Hector Lombard and more. We'll break down the implications of that card.
Plus, Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2 appears to be full steam ahead, more noise is being made about Cyborg Santos joining the UFC 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 1 p.m. ET.
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