clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Live Chat: UFC 201 preview, Mark Hunt's anger, Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor rematch talk

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

July has been a long month. Another weekend passes and there are fights to reflect on, but another weekend is in front of us, which means there's more ahead. From last week, there's Bellator 159 and UFC on FOX 20, which includes Holly Holm's loss to Valentina Shevchenko. The event result is good for the division as a whole and the ratings were sensational, but now all of that division's draws are coming off of losses.

But we forge ahead. There are somehow three more events this weekend. Invicta returns to action as does WSOF, but the big show, relatively speaking, is UFC 201. It's the sixth UFC show this month, but it does feature the return of UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler.

There are other issues lingering in the sport, including Mark Hunt lashing out at the promotion over what he sees as a failed anti-doping policy and unfair treatment. In addition, Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor are already doing the media rounds and it's great.

More Coverage: Podcast on iTunes | Podcast on Stitcher | Podcast on SoundCloudFollow Luke on Twitter

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.

As is customary, I'll post the video window here as the event draws near and I'll answer any questions you may have if you post them in the comments section below. Be sure that you click the 'rec' button for those comments/questions you believe most deserve a response.

Be sure to link this page and use the hashtag #chatwrappers on Twitter or even Facebook when you're watching this to let everyone know you're taking part in this activity of ours.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Fighting Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Fighting