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Luke Thomas is a leading voice and analyst in the sport of MMA whose work routinely crosses media platforms. He currently serves as the host of SiriusXM's The Luke Thomas Show on channel 156. He is also a former editor and podcaster at MMA Fighting, where he hosted the Monday Morning Analyst and Promotional Malpractice Live Chat podcasts as well as studio shows such as The MMA Beat and The MMA Hour. Thomas helped create the co-branded USA Today/SB Nation Consensus MMA Rankings. His written work has appeared in the Washington Post, Salon, ESPN and dozens of newspapers across the country.

Luke Thomas is a leading voice and analyst in the sport of MMA whose work routinely crosses media platforms. He currently serves as the host of SiriusXM's The Luke Thomas Show on channel 156. He is also a former editor and podcaster at MMA Fighting, where he hosted the Monday Morning Analyst and Promotional Malpractice Live Chat podcasts as well as studio shows such as The MMA Beat and The MMA Hour. Thomas helped create the co-branded USA Today/SB Nation Consensus MMA Rankings. His written work has appeared in the Washington Post, Salon, ESPN and dozens of newspapers across the country.

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Luke Thomas is a leading voice and analyst in the sport of MMA whose work routinely crosses media platforms. He currently serves as the host of SiriusXM's The Luke Thomas Show on channel 156. He is also a former editor and podcaster at MMA Fighting, where he hosted the Monday Morning Analyst and Promotional Malpractice Live Chat podcasts as well as studio shows such as The MMA Beat and The MMA Hour. Thomas helped create the co-branded USA Today/SB Nation Consensus MMA Rankings. His written work has appeared in the Washington Post, Salon, ESPN and dozens of newspapers across the country.

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English


Episodes

Sunday Digest: UFC Vegas 17. the Wonderboy & Aldo Show

12/20/2020
At UFC Vegas 17, Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson and Jose Aldo secured wins against Geoff Neal and Marlon 'Chito' Vera in their welterweight main and bantamweight co-main event bouts, respectively, on the last show in 2020 for the UFC. We'll talk about what they did to win plus Greg Hardy's lackluster performance, Marlon Moraes's slump, some preliminary card results, your Big Takeaways and much more. This is episode 4 of The Sunday Digest.

Duration:00:36:42

UFC 256 Results: Tony Ferguson's Future, Flyweight Revival

12/13/2020
At UFC 256, Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno fought to a draw in the flyweight championship main event on ESPN+ pay-per-view. Tony Ferguson was thoroughly dominated in the lightweight co-main by Charles Oliveira, Mackenzie Dern earned a hard-fought win over Virna Jandiroba, Rafael Fiziev crushed Renato Moicano, Kevin Holland made short work of Jacare Souza, Cyril Gane stopped Junior dos Santos and Cub Swanson crushed Daniel Pienda. I'll discuss all of it on today's podcast. This is...

Duration:00:39:43

Nate Quarry Explains UFC Lawsuit, Ali Act And Zombie Cagefighter

12/12/2020
Nate Quarry is a cast member of season 1 of 'The Ultimate Fighter', former UFC middleweight contender, co-host on Spike TV's 'MMA Uncensored Live', and active pursuant of the rights and interests of professional mixed martial arts fighters. He has been part of the landmark class-action lawsuit against the UFC as well as proponent of extended the Ali Act to MMA. Interestingly, he's also a comic book proprietor. 'Zombie Cagefighter' has been his passion project and is now in development for a...

Duration:00:44:57

Sunday Digest: Vettori's Win, Spence-Garcia, UFC Roster Cuts

12/6/2020
At UFC Vegas 16, Marvin Vettori earned the win of his career over Jack Hermansson in the main event while Matt Wiman suffered a terrible defeat, Ilia Topuria scored a sensational win as did Louis Smolka. Oh and the coronavirus nearly ruined the show. We'll talk about all of it. On the boxing side of things, Errol Spence scored a less than dramatic win over Danny Garcia in a perfectly fine fight that had no mystery to it at all. UFC President Dana White said the UFC was going to go through...

Duration:00:37:30

Live Chat: Dana White, Woodley-Covington, Live Chat Future

8/29/2020
Today on the live chat, we'll discuss UFC President Dana White's appearance at the Republican National Convention (RNC), what Tyron Woodley vs. Colby Covington means at this stage, the future of the live chat as I change jobs to CBS Sports, whether jiu-jitsu students practice jaw cranks, questions about Jon Jones moving up to heavyweight, whether Tony Ferguson has absorbed too much damage, Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa, what to do about fouls in mixed martial arts (MMA) and more. This is...

Duration:01:31:18

UFC 252 Results: Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic 3 | Post-Fight Special

8/16/2020
In the main event, Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic faced off the third time with Miocic getting the win via unanimous decision. In the co-main event, Marlon 'Chito' Vera defeated Sean O'Malley via TKO, although there's controversy about it with O'Malley appearing to suffer an injury during the bout. Elsewhere on the main card, Daniel Pineda TKOd Herbert Burns, Jairzinho Rozenstruik stopped Junior dos Santos with strikes and Merab Dvalishvili outworked John Dodson to open the main card. On...

Duration:01:39:55

Live Chat: Hardy-Dean, Khabib-Gaethje, McGregor, Volkanovski, Shahbazyan

7/31/2020
Today on the podcast, we'll discuss the rift between Dan Hardy and Herb Dean as it relates to the latter's stoppages, expectations for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje and what the fallout could bring, Conor McGregor's next move, Alexander Volkanovski's options at featherweight, Edmen Shahbazyan's future as he headlines his first UFC event, balancing work-social life, what Jon Jones might be up to these days and more. This is episode 44 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Duration:01:37:37

Live Chat: Till-Whittaker, Sean O'Malley's Next Steps, MMA Stereotypes

7/24/2020
On today's podcast, we'll preview Darren Till vs. Robert Whittaker, discuss the range of possibilities for Sean O'Malley if he gets passed Marlon Vera, good and bad MMA stereotypes, fighters outside of the UFC who could do well inside of it, how Alexander Gustafsson will do at heavyweight against Fabricio Werdum, the renamed Washington Football Team and much more. This is episode 43 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Duration:01:42:22

UFC 251 Post-Fight Special

7/12/2020
In the main event, Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman fought for the welterweight crown where Usman won via unanimous decision. In the co-main event, Alexander Volkanosvki defeated former champion Max Holloway via split decision to retain his title. In the feature bout, Petr Yan defeated Jose Aldo via fifth-round TKO to claim the bantamweight title. Elsewhere on the pay-per-view main card is a strawweight battle between former champions Rose Namajunas defeated Jessica Andrade via split decision...

Duration:01:21:25

Live Chat: UFC 251 Preview, Jorge Masvidal's Future, Mike Perry

7/10/2020
Today on the podcast, we'll preview UFC 251's pay-per-view main event between Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal, discuss Masvidal's future if he wins, where Mike Perry goes from here, look at Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway and Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo, examine the implications of UFC going from Reebok to Venum, talk the coronanvirus lockdown and USADA and whatever else is on your mind. This is episode 41 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Duration:01:30:38

Live Chat: Poirier-Hooker Preview, Usman and Wittman, PVZ's Future

6/27/2020
Today on the podcast, we'll preview UFC Fight Night: Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker, examine UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman's decision to be coached by Trevor Wittman for his UFC 251 title bout opposite Gilbert Burns, discuss the future of Paige VanZant as she fights on the last bout of her contract, talk about the ongoing Twitter spat between Sean O'Malley and Petr Yan, examine the possibility of Jon Jones starting a fighters' union and more. This is episode 39 of The Luke Thomas...

Duration:01:32:48

Live Chat: Poirier-Hooker Preview, Usman and Wittman, PVZ's Future

6/27/2020
Today on the podcast, we'll preview UFC Fight Night: Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker, examine UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman's decision to be coached by Trevor Wittman for his UFC 251 title bout opposite Gilbert Burns, discuss the future of Paige VanZant as she fights on the last bout of her contract, talk about the ongoing Twitter spat between Sean O'Malley and Petr Yan, examine the possibility of Jon Jones starting a fighters' union and more. This is episode 39 of The Luke Thomas...

Duration:01:32:48

Live Chat: UFC Fighter Pay, McGregor/Masvidal Return, Garbrandt vs. O'Malley

6/13/2020
Today on the podcast, we'll get into all the ins and outs of UFC and mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter pay, the simmering semi-feud between UFC bantamweights, Cody Garbrandt and Sean O'Malley, the timeline for Bellator's return, boxing being back on ESPN, which other analysts I like in combat sports, where Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal fit in the UFC's picture now that UFC 251 through UFC 253 don't have them as part of the fight cards, what Max Holloway might need to do in terms of a...

Duration:01:31:18

UFC 250 Post-Fight Special

6/7/2020
In the main event between Amanda Nunes and Felicia Spencer, Nunes outclassed her opponent en route to an easy decision victory. In the co-main event featuring a bantamweight clash between Cody Garbrandt and Raphael Assuncao, the former champion looked measured and smart until he scored a vicious walkoff KO at the buzzer of round 2. The feature fight between Aljamain Sterling and Cory Sandhagen didn't last long as Sterling scored a dominant and early first-round rear naked choke submission...

Duration:01:17:51

Live Chat: Woodley-Burns, Masvidal-Diaz 2, GOAT Debate, Colby-ATT

5/29/2020
Today on the podcast, we'll preview UFC Fight Night: Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns, discuss what Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz 2, more on the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) debate in mixed martial arts (MMA), Colby Covington leaving American Top Team (ATT), Mike Tyson getting $20 million offers to return to the boxing ring, the riots in Minnesota following a case of police misconduct, Jon Jones becoming the consensus best fighter and more. This is episode 35 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Duration:01:35:58

Live Chat: Jones vs. Ngannou, Sandhagen-Sterling, Smith Stoppage, Rogan/Spotify

5/25/2020
On today's podcast, we'll get into the Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou negotiations, the impending bantamweight matchup between Cory Sandhagen and Aljamain Sterling, the late stoppage from the Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira ESPN bout, why there are so many inside MMA who believe conspiracy theories, changes to judging in MMA, Joe Rogan going exclusively to Spotify and more. This is episode 34 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Duration:01:29:29

Live Chat: Tony Ferguson, Gaethje-Khabib, Cormier-Ngannou & More

5/15/2020
Today on the podcast, we'll discuss UFC 249 leftovers, the future for Tony Ferguson, details of how Khabib Nurmagomedo vs. Justin Gaethje might go, a matchup between Daniel Cormier and Francis Ngannou, Dominick Cruz going after referee Keith Peterson, why fighters from Japanese organizations struggled in the U.S., ESPN's The Last Dance documentary, the lack of a proper stoppage in Glover Teixeira vs. Anthony Smith and much more. This is episode 33 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Duration:01:18:26

UFC 249 Post-Fight Special: Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje

5/10/2020
At UFC 249, Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje fought in the main event. Gaethje scored a fifth-round TKO to become the interim lightweight champion. In the co-main event between Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight championship, Cejudo secured a second-round stoppage albeit after a somewhat controversial referee decision. Francis Ngannou also demolished Jairzinho Rozenstruik in short order, Calvin Kattar scored a vicious elbow TKO win over Jeremy Stephens. To open the...

Duration:01:27:31

Live Chat: UFC 249 Preview, Next for Khabib, Interim Titles

5/8/2020
Today on the podcast, we'll go into detail on the UFC 249 fight card including Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje and Dominick Cruz vs. Henry Cejudo. We'll also talk about how this all impacts Conor McGregor and lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who might make a good UFC President after Dana White, the value of interim titles at heavyweight and other places and much more. This is episode 32 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Duration:01:24:02

Live Chat: UFC on ESPN, UFC Champs, Bisping vs. Till, Luke Rockhold

5/1/2020
Today on the podcast, we'll talk about UFC 249 and the UFC's relationship with ESPN, how it'd go if prime Michael Bisping fought prime Darren Till, the potential return to mixed martial arts (MMA) of former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, whether Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rosenstruik should be for an interim heavyweight title, the value of the half-point scoring system, whether any MMA version of 'The Last Dance' documentary on Michael Jordan and the Bulls could take place and much...

Duration:01:23:12