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This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

On today's podcast, we'll delve into the news that top UFC draw Nate Diaz appears to be eyeing a return to the Octagon in August for UFC 227. There's nothing confirmed yet, but my hunch - and it's just that - is this would mean Kevin Lee is in line to get a crack at him. We'll have to see, but we'll certainly discuss.

Bellator 198 is in the books and the event felt fun and offered Bellator some strong possibilities for the eventual Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen bout. However, the ratings were not great and continue to not be great. There's a question of whether the style of booking Scott Coker has engaged in has damaged the Bellator brand.

Frankie Edgar believes he deserves the winner of Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega, Nicco Montaño is, well, upset, Gennady Golovkin was supposed to fight Canelo Alvarez this weekend and more. We'll get into al of this on today's podcast.


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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.

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