This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.
There are mercifully no fights this weekend, but that means there's less craziness around the sport. What discussion does appear to be heating up is that around UFC 202. Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor are back in the headlines, each for different reasons. Diaz is proclaiming how much he's going to get paid and detailing his promotional battles to be in a position to do so. McGregor is keeping relatively quiet if you don't count his recent dust up with the professional wrestling world. Both, however, seem intently focused on the task at hand and the build up to this as it gets closer should be quite the show.
The Olympics are here and while I can't speak for anyone else, they've been a blast for me. American and judoka Travis Stevens - who is also a John Danaher black belt in jiu-jitsu - took the silver medal yesterday in what is one of the best competitive days of his career. Beyond just the combat sports connection, though, the entire event has been a delight to watch.
As for as other MMA topics, UFC 202's card has plenty to love beyond the main event, Demetrious Johnson wants to face the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 24, Cro Cop spoke out against USADA, UFC on FOX 21 has a sick main card and much more.
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