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Live Chat: May-Mac news, Frank Mir to Bellator, Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee and more

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This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

We're 10 days out from Mayweather vs. McGregor. Today at a hearing for the Nevada Athletic Commission, the regulatory body will decide who will referee the contest and what size gloves Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather can wear. Notably, the Association of Ringside Physicians has spoken out against any possible reduction in glove size, so it will be interesting to see what happens next. We'll go over this plus the latest in news surrounding the fight.

In interesting Bellator matters, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has signed with the organization after being granted something of a conditional release from the UFC. To date, Mir's only fought twice outside of the UFC, both of those being his first and second professional bouts all the way back in 2011.

It turns out Tony Ferguson will get another crack at the interim lightweight title, but it won't be against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Instead, Kevin Lee steps in. Reportedly, Ferguson vs. Lee will take place on Oct. 7th in Las Vegas. This is hardly anyone's ideal scenario, but it's the one we face.


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