At UFC 223, Max Holloway is going to try to become a two-weight world champion when he faces Khabib Nurmagomedov. Can he get the job done on short notice? We’ll discuss. Plus, Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin (GGG) has been cancelled as well as Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit. What’s going on? We’ll also dig into Bellator 196’s Benson Henderson vs. Roger Huerta. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.


The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday’s show:


  • 1:00 p.m. ET — Frankie Edgar will discuss why he’s returning to fight in Atlantic City next month.
  • 1:25 p.m. — Cub Swanson will talk about re-signing with UFC and his upcoming rematch against Edgar.
  • 1:45 p.m. — Volkan Oezdemir will preview his UFC Chile bout against Shogun Rua.
  • 2:05 p.m. — Bellator rising star James Gallagher will discuss his recent injury and discuss what’s next.
  • 2:25 p.m. — Kamaru Usman will preview his UFC Chile main event against Santiago Ponzinibbio.
  • 2:45 p.m. — Brad Smuckler, a certified public accountant who worked for the UFC for over a decade, will talk about CPA4MMA and how fighters can be more financially responsible.
  • 3:05 p.m. — Paul Craig will discuss his recent last-second victory and new UFC contract.
  • 3:25 p.m. — Benson Henderson will look ahead to his Bellator 196 main event against Roger Huerta.
  • 3:45 p.m. — Michael Chandler will talk about his new Bellator 197 main event against Brandon Girtz.
  • 4:05 p.m. — UFC heavyweight prospect Tai Tuivasa will preview his UFC 225 fight against Andrei Arlovski.
  • 4:25 p.m. — Cage Warriors bantamweight champion Nathaniel Wood will talk about his recent KO victory and what’s next for him.
  • 4:45 p.m. — The MMA (After) Hour will air exclusively on Twitter. We’ll showcase Ric’s Picks and answer your questions sent via the hashtag #themmahour.


Michael Chandler vs. Brent Primus face off for the Bellator lightweight belt. Chael Sonnen gives his take on this episode of Beyond the Fight.



Current Bellator lightweight champ Brent Primus rematches and ex-champ Michael Chandler is scheduled. Despite being teammates with Primus, Chael does his best to be objective on this episode of Beyond the Fight.