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This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Today on the podcast, we'll discuss the new UFC OTT deal with ESPN to air 15 events annually on the ESPN+ streaming service. Is this a good deal? Bad? What does it mean for Fight Pass? We'll examine the nuts and bolts.

UFC 224 is also this weekend, although it feels like a sleepy event far away from our sporting consciousness. Still, there are good bouts on the card as well as some of consequence. We'll dive into the details.

Bellator is also in action with the final quarterfinal match of the heavyweight grand prix. Who will move ahead? Can Aaron Pico continue his winning ways? We'll discuss.


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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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