This is the new MMA Fighting Live Chat.
Today on the show, we'll talk the terrible ratings garnered by UFC on FOX 30, despite it being one of the better UFC on FOX events with three former, fairly well-known champions on the main card. How could a show like that get the worst ratings in UFC on FOX history? Is there a bigger problem at play here? What does this say about what fans want? We'll discuss.
We'll also talk about the impending booking of Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov, which is looking increasingly like it'll be at UFC 229 on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas. Will a deal get done with relative quickness or drag out? What's there to make of Nurmagomedov's recent comments about money? Is October too soon for a fight of this magnitude? And just how big is it?
In addition, UFC 227 is Saturday night in Los Angeles and Marc is on the scene. What's the buzz looking like for the two title fights -- T.J. Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt for the bantamweight belt and Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo for the flyweight? Were both fights -- each a rematch -- necessary at this juncture? How about the comments Garbrandt and Johnson made about money already this week?
Of course, we will touch a bit on the UFC on FOX 30 main event, won by Dustin Poirier over Eddie Alvarez by second-round TKO. There has been plenty of discussion about Alvarez's 12-to-6 elbow, which led to a standup by referee Marc Goddard. Was that the correct call?
There is also PFL on Thursday night, featuring regular-season fights involving lightweights and light heavyweights. Jason High vs. Natan Schulte is the headliner from Long Island.
There is plenty to talk about, so join us to discuss all of the above and much more. All is up for discussion, but we'll lead off with this. The chat will start at our time of 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.
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