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Luke Thomas hosts his weekly live chat where, with the help and contribution of readers and viewers, he discusses the most important and relevant topics in combat sports. He is the Senior Editor at MMA Fighting and SB Nation as well as host of the SiriusXM Fight Club.

Luke Thomas hosts his weekly live chat where, with the help and contribution of readers and viewers, he discusses the most important and relevant topics in combat sports. He is the Senior Editor at MMA Fighting and SB Nation as well as host of the SiriusXM Fight Club.
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Luke Thomas hosts his weekly live chat where, with the help and contribution of readers and viewers, he discusses the most important and relevant topics in combat sports. He is the Senior Editor at MMA Fighting and SB Nation as well as host of the SiriusXM Fight Club.

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English


Episodes

Live Chat: UFC Singapore Preview, Contender Series Results, Announcement

6/21/2018
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Today on the podcast, we'll look at the UFC's return to Singapore with Saturday's card headlined by a welterweight tilt between Donald Cerrone and Leon Edwards. We'll discuss last night's Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series results with four fighters getting contracts. We'll also look at the sneaky good PFL card in Chicago this week and I'll share a big announcement I have with the rest of you. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.

Duration:01:27:15

UFC 225 Results: Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero 2 | Post-Fight Special

6/10/2018
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At UFC 225, Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero fought in the main event in a middleweight title contest. **SPOILERS AHEAD** In the co-main event, Colby Covington and Rafael dos Anjos fought to a semi-controversial decision. Elsewhere on the card, Holly Holm showed amazing improvement as a fighter against Megan Anderson. Tai Tuivasa and Andrei Arlovski fought to a very close decision, Mike Jackson dominated CM Punk and more. This is the UFC 225 post-fight special.

Duration:01:06:34

Live Chat: Michael Bisping Retirement, UFC Liverpool Results, UFC Utica Preview

6/1/2018
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On today's podcast, we'll discuss the retirement of Michael Bisping, the UK's first UFC champion. What did he accomplish in his career and what can we say about it? We'll discuss. We'll also look at the results from UFC Liverpool: Stephen Thompson vs. Darren Till. We'll also look ahead to UFC Utica and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Duration:01:26:05

Live Chat: UFC-ESPN+ Deal, UFC 224 Preview And More

5/10/2018
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On today's podcast, we'll examine the new OTT deal between the UFC and ESPN+. We'll preview UFC 224: Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington as well as Bellator 199's Ryan Bader vs. 'King' Mo Lawal. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Duration:01:24:59

Technique Talk: Bo Sandoval examines the pillars of MMA performance

5/5/2018
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Inside mixed martial arts (MMA), the UFC Performance Institute is the embodiment of the growing interest and understanding around exercise and recovery science. To better understand both the advances of sport science as well as the general pillars and how all it affects fighters, MMA Fighting spoke to Bo Sandoval, the Director of Strength and Conditioning at the UFC Performance Institute. Here he examines the chief building blocks of performance in MMA, why understanding them is critical...

Duration:00:45:21

Live Chat: Nate Diaz's Return, Bellator 198 Results and More

5/3/2018
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Nate Diaz is reportedly in talking to return in August at UFC 227. Will he do that and who should he fight? We'll discuss. Plus, Bellator 198 is in the books and many of the results will help boost the organization's effort. On the other hand, their ratings' woes continue. What does that mean for the organization? We'll dig into that plus Nicco Montano's media issues and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Duration:01:26:45

Live Chat: UFC Atlantic City Review, Bellator 198 Preview And More

4/25/2018
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On today's podcast, we'll look back at the big fights from UFC Atlantic City, including Kevin Lee's win over Edson Barboza and Frankie Edgar's victory against Cub Swanson. We'll also look at Bellator 198's Frank Mir vs. Fedor Emelianenko as well as what's at stake for that organization. We'll likely also discuss Leslie Smith's battle against the UFC and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Duration:01:26:09

Live Chat: UFC's TV Deal, UFC Atlantic City, Bellator's Woes

4/19/2018
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On today's podcast, we'll examine reports of the UFC's new television deal purportedly involving ESPN and FOX. We'll also look ahead to UFC: Atlantic City (Cub Swanson vs. Frankie Edgar, Kevin Lee vs. Edson Barboza), Bellator's terrible TV ratings on Paramount Network and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Duration:01:25:40

UFC Glendale Results: Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirer | Post-Fight Special

4/15/2018
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At UFC Glendale, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje fought in the main event in a lightweight contest. In the co-main event, 'Cowboy' Alex Oliveira had a very competitive and brutal fight with Carlos Condit, but it was the Brazilian who got the best of the contest. What's next for both fighters? We'll break it down. Plus, top middleweight prospect Israel Adesanya got past Marvin Vettori and Cortney Casey and Michelle Waterson had an incredible fight. I'll break down all of these bouts plus...

Duration:01:09:21

Live Chat: UFC 223 Recap, Conor McGregor's Future, Brock Lesnar's UFC Return

4/12/2018
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On today's episode of the podcast, we'll recap the results from UFC 223, examine the win by Khabib Nurmagomedov, try to look ahead to UFC Glendale, discuss Conor McGregor's future, Brock Lesnar's eventual return to the UFC, Bellator 197 and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Duration:01:26:10

UFC 223 Results: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta | Post-Fight Special

4/8/2018
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At UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Al Iaquinta fought in a lightweight main event on pay-per-view for the UFC lightweight title. In the co-main event, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Rose Namajunas had a fantastic display of mixed martial arts with a surprising result in the end. Elsewhere on the fight card, Renato Moicano put on a striking clinic over Calvin Kattar in a featherweight contest. Zabit Magomedsharipov and Kyle Bochniak fought to a great contest while Chris Gruetzemacher gave Joe...

Duration:00:58:50

Technique Talk: Jimmy Smith breaks down Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 2

4/6/2018
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UFC analyst and commentator breaks down not merely the UFC 223 strawweight title fight between Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jedrzejczyk, but assesses the bigger implications and questions the fight raises.

Duration:00:40:34

Live Chat: UFC 223 preview, Fight Cancellations, Bellator 196 talk and More

4/5/2018
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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.

Duration:01:17:39

UFC London Results: Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Volkov | Post-Fight Special

3/17/2018
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At UFC London, Fabricio Werdum and Alexander fought in a heavyweight main event on Fight Pass. In the co-main event, Jimi Manuwa and Jan Blachowicz had a fantastic display of mixed martial arts with a surprising result in the end. Elsewhere on the fight card,Tom Duquesnoy and Terrion Ware had an extremely closely-contested bantamweight contest. In the opening bout of the card, Leon Edwards shut down the much-improved Peter Sobotta, calling out Darren Till in the process. This is the UFC...

Duration:00:50:22

Live Chat: UFC London Preview, Ronda Rousey's 'Retirement', Nick Newell Debate

3/16/2018
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At today's live chat, we'll preview UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov or UFC London. What is there to look forward to on the fight card? We'll break it down. Plus, Ronda Rousey has made her transition from WWE to UFC and has basically closed the door on any MMA return. What is her legacy? We'll also get into the debate about Nick Newell and whether he deserves a shot in the UFC. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Duration:01:28:25

Live Chat: UFC 222 Recap, Canelo-PED Issue, GSP's Potential Return

3/8/2018
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Today on the podcast, we'll recap the results from UFC 222 including Cris Cyborg's win, Brian Ortega defeating Frankie Edgar, Mackenzie Dern's UFC debut and more. We'll get into boxer Canelo Alvarez's run in with a PED infraction for clenbuterol. We'll also talk about Georges St-Pierre's (GSP) potential return to the Octagon and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Duration:01:28:30

UFC 222 Results: Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya | Post-Fight Special

3/4/2018
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At UFC 222, UFC women's featherweight champion Cris Cyborg fought Yana Kunitskaya in the main event. In the co-main event, Brian Ortega shocked the world by becoming the first person to stop Frankie Edgar and doing so in the first round. Andrei Arlovski got back to work against Stefan Struve, Sean O'Malley had a star-making performance against Andre Soukhamthath and Ketlen Vieira overwhelmed Cat Zigano. Plus upstarts like Mackenzie Dern, Cody Stamann, Alex Hernandez, Jordan Johnson and...

Duration:00:58:50

Live Chat: Jon Jones CSAC Hearing, UFC 222 Preview and More

3/1/2018
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Jon Jones faced the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) on Tuesday. Was his punishment just and what's next for him with USADA? We'll discuss plus UFC 222: Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya is Saturday. What can we expect from that fight and the co-main event between Frankie Edgar and Brian Ortega? We'll cover all of that and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Duration:01:26:10

UFC Orlando Results: Jeremy Stephens vs. Josh Emmett | Post-Fight Special

2/25/2018
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At UFC Orlando, Jeremy Stephens and Josh Emmett fought in a featherweight main event. In the co-main event, Jessica Andrade and Tecia Torres had a fantastic display of mixed martial arts with Andrade. Elsewhere on the fight card, Ilir Latifi had an incredible win over Ovince Saint Preux, calling out Daniel Cormier in the process. Mike Perry had a rough night against Max Griffin and so much more. This is the UFC Orlando (UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Emmett) post-fight special.

Duration:00:43:05

Live Chat: UFC Fad Arguments, UFC Orlando Preview, UFC Austin Results

2/21/2018
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Arguments are being circulated that the UFC (and maybe MMA) are a fad. Are they true and what does that say about Dana White's leadership? We'll discuss. Plus, we're coming off of the heels of Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone's win over Yancy Medeiros at UFC Austin. We'll break down what happened. We'll also look ahead to UFC Orlando and what the fight card has in store for us. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Duration:01:24:45