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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

Live Chat: Jon Jones Arrest Fallout, 165lbs Division, Top Comedians

3/28/2020
Today on the podcast, we'll dig into the details of Jon Jones's latest arrest for DWI and negligent use of a firearm. What does it mean that the UFC champion is still putting himself in these positions? Also, we'll talk about which fighters would go in a UFC 165lbs division, who my favorite comedians are, more thoughts on Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson and the pandemic plus more. I also have an announcement of sorts at the top of the show. This is episode 26 of The Luke Thomas Live...

Duration:01:38:41

Live Chat: Dana White, Coronavirus News, Working From Home

3/20/2020
Today on the podcast, we'll talk about Dana White vs. the media, the latest in Covid-19 (coronavirus) news and how it's impacting the sports world, working from home habits, the latest on Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson, U.S. senators selling stocks ahead of an outbreak (insider trading) and much more. This is episode 25 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Duration:01:20:33

Live Chat: Coronavirus Rocks MMA and Sports World, Khabib-Tony? | Ep. 23

3/13/2020
Today on the podcast, we'll discuss all the ways the coronavirus is rocking the mixed martial arts (MMA) and sports worlds. We'll look ahead to UFC Brasilia: Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira, including all of the controversy surrounding it. The UFC, against better judgment, is plowing ahead with its schedule, but will UFC London or UFC Columbus even take place? What about UFC 249's Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson? We'll discuss all of the details. This is episode 23 of The Luke Thomas...

Duration:01:20:46

UFC 248 Results: Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero | Post-Fight Special

3/8/2020
At UFC 248, in the main event Israel Adesanya defeated Yoel Romero via unanimous decision in an unusually slow fight. In the co-main event, Zhang Weili defeated Joanna Jedrzejczyk via split decision to retain her strawweight title. The bout could serve as the greatest women's fight in UFC history. Elsewhere, Beneil Dariush viciously knocked out Drakkar Klose and Neil Magny outclassed Li Jiangliang. To open the main card, Alex Oliveira scored a split decision victory over Max Griffin in a...

Duration:01:05:38

Live Chat, ep. 22: UFC 248 Preview, Career Goals, MMA Industry Truths

3/6/2020
On today's podcast, we'll preview UFC 248: Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero plus the co-main event between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Zhang Weili, look into the leftovers of UFC Norfolk's failed main event between Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez, best boxing broadcasters, early thoughts on Petr Yan vs. Marlon Moraes, ongoing challenges with MMA judging, unfulfilled career ambitions, the truth about the goodness of the MMA industry and more. This is episode 22 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Duration:01:25:41

Live Chat, ep. 21: UFC Norfolk, Wilder-Fury 2, Coronavirus, Cejudo-Aldo

3/6/2020
On this episode of the podcast, we'll get to Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2 leftovers, preview UFC Norfolk and its flyweight title fight between Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo, discuss the latest media panic around the coronavirus, talk about the insanity that is champion Henry Cejudo defending his title against Jose Aldo and more. Time permitted, we'll talk Strongman events, banning heading in soccer (football), the situation on conflict of interest between James Krause and...

Duration:01:32:16

Live Chat, ep. 20: Joshua Fabia Reaction, Wilder-Fury 2 & UFC Auckland Preview

2/21/2020
Today on the podcast, I'll react to my interview with Joshua Fabia, Deigo Sanchez's coach and manager, following the controversy at UFC Rio Rancho. We'll also preview this weekend's big boxing rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury as well as UFC Auckland: Dan Hooker vs. Paul Felder. We'll discuss the intersection of politics and sports, especially with a left-leaning media and right-leaning audience and we'll discuss Dustin Poirier looking for a welterweight fight with Al Iaquinta....

Duration:01:24:03

Live Chat, ep. 19: Jones-Reyes Rematch, MMA Judging, Valentine's Day

2/21/2020
In this episode, we'll dig into the details of UFC 247's Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes, whether we should give extra weight to later rounds, if an immediate rematch is the right call to make and more. We'll preview UFC Rio Rancho, Gegard Mousasi vs. Douglas Lima at Bellator MMA, discuss whether Demetrious Johnson fought tougher fighters than Jon Jones, my worst Valentine's Day story and more. This is episode 19 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Duration:01:20:00

Live Chat: UFC 247, Cowboy's Injuries, Covington's Claims, Joe Rogan's Role

2/7/2020
On today's podcast, we'll look ahead to UFC 247: Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes, discuss Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone denying he sustained injuries against Conor McGregor at UFC 246, assess Colby Covington's claims, talk more Joe Rogan, the worst injuries MMA fighters can sustain, what's next for Justin Gaethje, Kevin Lee training at TriStar with Firas Zahabi and more. This is episode 18 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Duration:01:28:00

Live Chat: Joe Rogan-Smith Debate Final, UFC 247 Preview, Stipe-DC 3

2/3/2020
On today's podcast, we'll close the debate between UFC commentator Joe Rogan and ESPN talking head Stephen A. Smith, preview UFC 247: Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes, discuss the potential of Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier 3, what to make of prospect Arnold Allen, impressive feats of strength, potential Khabib Nurmagomedov matchups and more. This is episode 17 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Duration:01:35:11

Live Chat: Kobe Bryant's Death, Rogan vs. Stephen A. Smith, UFC/Bellator Recap

1/27/2020
On today's podcast, we'll discuss the sudden and tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, the dispute between Joe Rogan and Stephen A. Smith related to UFC 246 (related to Conor McGregor and Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone) and more. We'll also recap UFC Raleigh, Bellator 238, Showtime's Danny Garcia vs. Ivan Redkach card and more. This is episode 16 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Duration:01:19:54

UFC 246 Post-Fight Special: Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone

1/19/2020
At UFC 246, Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone fought in the main event with the Irish former champion easily winning in the first round, stopping Cerrone within minutes with strikes. In the co-main event, Holly Holm and Raquel Pennington fought to an uninteresting but clear cut decision win for Holm. Elsewhere on the fight card, Carlos Diego Ferreira submitted former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, Alexei Oleinik submitted Maurice Green, Brian Kelleher submitted Ode Osbourne...

Duration:01:26:10

Live Chat: UFC 246 Preview, McGregor Media Issues, Fighter Pay

1/17/2020
On today's podcast, we'll preview in detail UFC 246: Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone, discuss McGregor facing questions about sexual assault investigations in Ireland from the media, how much McGregor is actually paid, Cerrone's noticeable anger towards the media, who is on my MMA Mount Rushmore, Robert Whittaker's future, more fighters having issues with USADA and much more. This is episode 15 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Duration:01:29:49

Live Chat: Conor-Cowboy, Reebok Deal, Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero

1/11/2020
On today's podcast, we'll discuss Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero, more on the UFC 246 main event between Conor McGregor and Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone, the impending end of the Reebok deal, my most terrifying DC Metro adventure, Kevin Lee vs. Justin Gaethje, favorite combat sports films, Jorge Masvidal wanting a fight with Georges St-Pierre (GSP) and so much more. This is episode 14 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Duration:01:31:41

Live Chat: Khabib vs. McGregor 2, 2020 Goals, Gaethje Title Shot

1/4/2020
On today's podcast, we'll talk about whether Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight Conor McGregor if McGregor beats Donald Cerrone, goals for this YouTube channel, UFC President Dana White's justification for passing Justin Gaethje up for a title shot, a potential return of Georges St-Pierre (GSP), Kayla Harrison's push for the PFL, how Henry Cejudo would do at featherweight and much more. This is episode 13 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Duration:01:15:20

Live Chat: Conor McGregor Rumors, Star Wars Review, UFC In 2020

12/27/2019
On today's podcast, we'll discuss the latest rumors involving Conor McGregor's upcoming UFC 246 bout with Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone, why Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker is that bad, various predictions for the UFC in 2020, why we should condemn Ramzan Kadyrov, what's next for Israel Adesanya, the commentary of Joe Rogan and more. This is episode 12 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Duration:01:30:08

Live Chat: UFC 245 Results, UFC Busan Preview, Impeachment, Star Wars and More

12/20/2019
On today's podcast, we'll talk UFC 245 leftovers - what's next for Colby Covington? Kamaru Usman? Jorge Masvidal? - and how it changes the welterweight division, preview UFC Busan: Frankie Edgar vs. Korean Zombie, discuss the latest in Star Wars with the release of The Rise of Skywalker, maybe dabble a bit in impeachment talk, Rory MacDonald to PFL after leaving Bellator and whatever else you want to talk about in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) and beyond. This is episode 11 of The...

Duration:01:23:42

Post-Fight Special | UFC 245 Results: Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington

12/15/2019
At UFC 245, Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman battled in the main event where Usman won via fifth-round stoppage. In the co-main event, Max Holloway put his featherweight title up for grabs against Alexander Volkanovski. In a decision victory, Volkanovski defeated Holloway to become the new champion. In the feature fight, Amanda Nunes defended her belt against Germaine de Randamie, although it got difficult in moments. Jose Aldo fought Marlon Moraes to a controversial decision loss, Geoff...

Duration:01:12:54

Live Chat: UFC DC, UFC 245, McGregor-Cerrone Ruiz-Joshua 2, Charlo-Hogan Previews and More

12/9/2019
I'm late posting this, but...UFC on ESPN 7 (UFC DC) is this weekend and UFC 245 is right around the corner. We'll preview both of those events and some of the bigger fights on the cards (Alistair Overeem vs. Jairzinho Rosenstruik, Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington). We'll also delve into some boxing talk with Anthony Joshua rematching Andy Ruiz on DAZN this weekend plus Jermall Charlo facing Dennis Hogan on Showtime. Conor McGregor is returning to the Octagon, Frankie Edgar is facing the...

Duration:01:06:35

Live Chat: Floyd Mayweather Unretires, UFC 245 Preview, Ben Askren's Career

11/24/2019
Today we'll discuss Floyd Mayweather apparently unretiring from boxing following a recent public meetup with UFC President Dana White. We'll also look ahead to UFC 245's biggest fights, reflect on Ben Askren's career, explore more USADA issues, circle back to Nick Diaz questions, discuss the latest with Cody Garbrandt or Frankie Edgar or Tony Ferguson and more. This is episode 8 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Duration:01:20:06