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Live Chat: UFC St. Louis Preview, Bellator's commentary team, Max Holloway's title reign talk

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This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Today on the podcast, we'll focus on this weekend's UFC St. Louis card. What, besides action, can we expect from Jeremy Stephens vs. Doo Ho Choi? What's on the line for both Vitor Belfort and Uriah Hall? What other fights on the card are worth watching? We'll dig into that.

Plus, Bellator has lost Jimmy Smith. By itself, that's a pretty significant story. Why would they lose someone so synonymous with the Bellator broadcast? Plus, longtime referee 'Big' John McCarthy is now his replacement, although he offers a skillset very different from Smith's. What can we expect from McCarthy in the commentary booth? We'll explore the various nuances here.

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is defending his title just three months after his last defense, something that feels like a breath of fresh air in the game today. With all of the complaining and malaise, this feels like a return to the days when the UFC machine just worked. Besides, the fight itself is sensational.

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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 our 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.

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