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The A-Side Live Chat: ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, NAC discipline, Dillashaw vs. flyweights, Yair Rodriguez KO, more

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This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting.

Today on the show, we’ll talk Donald Cerrone’s record-breaking win over Mike Perry at UFC Denver. Where does the victory put “Cowboy” as far as all-time greats? Does he have a shot to earn the Conor McGregor payday next? If not, what’s his future back at lightweight?

We’ll also discuss the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) meeting from Wednesday morning, that featured new cases involving people who had a role in the UFC 229 Khabib vs. McGregor brawl, including Dillon Danis and Zubaira Tukhugov. What is there to be taken away from this new information?

In addition, UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw will move down to fight Henry Cejudo for the flyweight title at UFC 233 in January. Is that the right move for Dillashaw? Does it make sense considering the unclear status of the flyweight division? What’s going to happen to 125-pound UFC fighters anyway?

We will also speak about Yair Rodriguez’s incredible, last-second knockout of Chan Sung Jung from UFC Denver. Was that the best knockout of the year? The best ever? What does the future hold for Rodriguez, who has had a rough last year-plus?

Also on tap, we’ll chat about UFC Argentina this coming Saturday. The UFC will be making its debut in the country with a card headlined by top welterweights Santiago Ponzinibbio, an Argentina native, and Neil Magny. What are the storylines going into that card?

If there is time, we can also talk about the Bellator and Invicta cards coming up this weekend and the rest of UFC Denver from last Saturday. Bellator 209 features a featherweight title main event between champ Patricio Freire and Emmanuel Sanchez. Invicta FC 32 will crown a new featherweight champion in a bout between Felicia Spencer and Pam Sorenson.

There is plenty to talk about, so join us to discuss all of the above and much more. All is up for discussion. The chat will start at our time of 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.

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