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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.




Live Chat: UFC Boston Preview, Joe Rogan Commentary, Adesanya-Jones | Episode 3

In today's episode from Bogotá, Colombia, we preview UFC Boston's Chris Weidman vs. Dominick Reyes and what it means for both fighters and a potential showdown with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. We also circle back to LeBron James's comments on NBA's China controversy, why Kron Gracie and Mackenzie Dern struggled at UFC Tampa, managers Ali Abdelaziz and Abe Kawa squabbling, Israel Adesanya ratcheting up tensions with Jones, the value of Joe Rogan's commentary and much more. This is...


Live Chat: UFC Tampa Preview, UFC 243 Leftovers, NBA-China Fallout | Episode 2

On today's episode of the podcast, we discuss everything heading into UFC Tampa. Why was Joanna Jedrzejczyk seemingly unable to make weight against Michelle Waterson only to end up doing it no problem? What about the co-main event between Kron Gracie and Cub Swanson with the latter being denied entry into some jiu-jitsu (BJJ) schools? We'll discuss that fight card and more. Plus, we'll discuss the leftovers of the UFC 243 event between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker and whatever else...


UFC 243 Results: Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya | Post-Fight Special

At UFC 243, Israel Adesanya defeated Robert Whittaker in the second round to become the undisputed middleweight champion. In the co-main event, Dan Hooker easily beat Al Iaquinta and subsequently called out Dustin Poirier. Elsewhere on the fight card, Tai Tuivasa was submitted by Sergey Spivak, Dhiego Lima beat Luke Jumeau, Jake Matthews and Megan Anderson secured wins and much more. This is my UFC 243 Post-Fight Special.


UFC 243 Preview, Adesanya vs. Jon Jones, GSP vs. Khabib | Live Chat, Ep. 1

UFC 243: Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya is this weekend. We'll preview that fight as well as the card including the co-main event between Al Iaquinta and Dan Hooker. UFC President Dana White is giving lip service to Adesanya potentially fighting Jon Jones and even Georges St-Pierre (GSP) facing UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. We'll discuss that plus Bellator 229 and whatever else is on your mind. This is The Luke Thomas Live Chat, episode 1.


Meet George Hickman, Tiger Muay Thai's Head Coach | Luke Thomas

I recently had Gerorge Hickman come across my radar. Hickman is a former fighter and now head coach of Tiger Muay Thai in Thailand. Hickman, an American, tried out for the team in 2014 and eventually worked his way into the head coaching role. What's noteworthy is some of the changes his leadership has brought both to the fighters he coaches as well to the team. It's also a reflection of the changing dynamics of team gyms in MMA, especially in Asia. In this interview, we discuss his...


UFC 242 Results: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier | Post-Fight Special

At UFC 242, Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Dustin Poirier in the third round to retain his UFC lightweight championship. Paul Felder scored a controversial decision over Edson Barboza, Islam Makhachev defeated Davi Ramos, Curtis Blaydes ran through Shamil Abdurakhimov and Carlos Diego Ferreira defeated Mairbek Taisumov and so much more. What do the main event results mean for Conor McGregor or Tony Ferguson? We'll get to this and all of the other results on my UFC 242 post-fight special.


UFC 241 Results: Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic 2 | Diaz-Pettis | Post-Fight Special

At UFC 241, Stipe Miocic reclaimed his heavyweight title by stopping Daniel Cormier, Nate Diaz returned to action with a clear decision win over Anthony Pettis. Yoel Romero lost in a close war with Paulo Costa, Sodiq Yusuff flattened Gabriel Benitez, Ian Heinisch fell short against Derek Brunson, Cory Sandhagen worked through Raphael Assuncao and so much more. We'll get to this and all of the other results on my UFC 241 post-fight special.


Live Chat: Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor, UFC 241

In this live chat, I'll discuss Nate Diaz's week, Conor McGregor punching an old man, UFC 241 plus much more.


UFC 239 Results: Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos | Post-Fight Special

At UFC 239, Jon Jones retained his light heavyweight title against Thiago Santos while Amanda Nunes made short work of Holly Holm. Meanwhile, Jorge Masvidal scored the fastest knockout (KO) in UFC history as he obliterated Ben Askren in five seconds. Michael Chiesa steamrolled Diego Sanchez and Jan Blachowicz stopped Luke Rockhold with a monster left hook. This is my UFC 239 post-fight special.


UFC on ESPN 3: Francis Ngannou vs. Junior dos Santos | Weekend Recap

At UFC on ESPN 3, Francis Ngannou stopped Junior dos Santos inside of a round, Joseph Benavidez TKO'd Jussier Formiga, Demian Maia held off Anthony Rocco Martin, Alonzo Menifield made short work of Paul Craig, Vinc Pichel slowed Roosevelt Roberts's progress and more.


UFC 238 Results: Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes | Post-Fight Special | Luke Thomas

At UFC 238... Henry Cejudo became a champ champ in a thrilling victory over Marlon Moraes. In the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko defeated Jessica Eye with a brutal head kick knockout (KO) and defended her flyweight title. Tony Ferguson defeated Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone after a second-round doctor stoppage, Petr Yan put it on Jimmie Rivera and on the main card, Blagoi Ivanov defeated Tai Tuivasa. On the preliminary card, Tatiana Suarez bested Nina Ansaroff and Aljamain Sterling got past...


UFC 237 Results: Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade | Post-Fight Special

At UFC 237, Jessica Andrade defeated Rose Namajunas to become the UFC strawweight champion. Jared Cannonier stopped Anderson Silva in the first round after Silva suffered an injury, Alexander Volkanovski soundly defeated Jose Aldo, Irene Aldana submitted Bethe Correia, BJ Penn lost a decision to Clay Guida plus more. I'll also make a separate breakout video for Bellator 221, but we'll also discuss Patricio 'Pitbull' Freire defeating Michael Chandler to become a champ champ, Douglas Lima...


UFC 236 Results: Holloway vs. Poirier, Gastelum vs. Adesanya | Post-Fight Special

At UFC 236, Dustin Poirier defeated Max Holloway to become the interim lightweight champion. Israel Adesanya defeated Kelvin Gastelum to become the UFC middleweight (interim) champion, but did so in a fight of the year contender. Khalil Rountree bested Eryk Anders, Nikita Krylov got revenge on Ovince St. Preux and Dwight Grant defeated Alan Jouban plus more. This is my UFC 236 post-fight special.


UFC 235 Results: Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith | Post-Fight Special

At UFC 235, Jon Jones had a relatively unremarkable fight against Anthony Smith to retain his light heavyweight title. Kamaru Usman positively dominated Tyron Woodley to become the new welterweight champion. Ben Askren scored a controversial stoppage win over Robbie Lawler. Weili Zhang defeated Tecia Torres, Pedro Munhoz stopped Cody Garbrandt, Zabit Magomedsharipov bested Jeremy Stephens and more. This is my UFC 235 post-fight special.


UFC 234 Results: Israel Adesanya Vs. Anderson Silva | Post-Fight Special

At UFC 234, Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva put on a show. In the co-main event, Lando Vannata submitted Marcos Rosa Mariano. Ricky Simon defeated Rani Yahya via unanimous decision. Meanwhile on the rest of the fight card, Montana De La Rose made short work of Nadia Kassem, Jim Crute continued his winning ways against Sam Alvey and more. This is my UFC 234 Post-Fight Special.


The Anti-Doping Crisis in Sport Conversation With Paul Dimeo

Modern anti-doping is in crisis. The central institution in charge of the effort, WADA, has lost confidence among national anti-doping agencies like USADA as well as athletes. While the heyday of performance enhancing drug (PED) use is over, problems remain. Among best estimates, PED usage remains high. Efforts aimed at 'clean sport' have caused an assortment of harms to athletes, be it reputational harm, privacy invasion, financial hardship and more. Is there a way to limit PED use in...


UFC Brooklyn Results: TJ Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo | Post-Fight Special

At UFC Brooklyn, Henry Cejudo defeated TJ Dillashaw in about 30 seconds. In the co-main event, Greg Hardy blitzed Allen Crowder, but was disqualified for an illegal knee. Paige VanZant earned a second-round submission victory over Rachael Ostovich. Gregor Gillespie controlled Yancy Medeiros en route to a dominant victory, Joseph Benavidez had a sensational back and forth with Dustin Ortiz, Glover Teixeira survived and dominated Karl Roberson and Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone blasted through...


UFC 232 Results: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2 | Post-Fight Special

At UFC 232, Jon Jones defeated Alexander Gustafsson via third-round TKO while Amanda Nunes became the featherweight champion by knocking out Cris Cyborg. In the feature bout of the evening, Michael Chiesa jumped up to welterweight and defeated Carlos Condit with a one-armed kimura. Elsewhere on the card, Corey Anderson scored a solid win over Ilir Latifi, Alexander Volkanovski defeated Chad Mendes, Ryan Hall submitted BJ Penn and so much more. I'll cover all of these results and more on my...


UFC 231 Results: Max Holloway Vs. Brian Ortega | Post - Fight Special

At UFC 231, Max Holloway defeated Brian Ortega in a four-round route. Valentina Shevchenko won the flyweight title by easily defeating former strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk. In other parts of the card, Gunnar Nelson got back to his winning ways against Alex 'Cowboy' Oliveira, Hakeem Dawodu got past Kyle Bochniak and Thiago Santos had a crazy fight with Jimi Manuwa. I'll go over these results and more in this post-fight special.


UFC 230 Results- Daniel Cormier Vs. Derrick Lewis | Post-Fight Special

At UFC 230, Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis.... *SPOILERS AHEAD* ...fought only until the second round when Cormier secured the win with a rear naked choke. In the co-main event, Jacare Souza defeated Chris Weidman via third-round TKO. Elsewhere on the card, Israel Adesanya defeated Derrick Brunson, Jared Cannonier scored a major upset in his middleweight debut over David Branch and so much more. We'll go over all the big details in my UFC 230 post-fight special.