Promotional Malpractice Live Chat

Promotional Malpractice Live Chat

United States

Luke Thomas hosts his weekly live chat where 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 SiriusXM's 'The Luke Thomas Show '. Watch it live on MMA Fighting ( every Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET.


Live Chat: Bellator Commentary, Dana White vs. DJ, UFC Singapore  

Bellator has hired Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo to replace Sean Grande, Dana White has fired back at Demetrious Johnson, UFC Singapore with Holly Holm and Bethe Correia is this Saturday, the MMA media has formed an association for journalists, and much more. We'll discuss these topics and more on today's Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Monday Morning Analyst: UFC Auckland Results, Dan Hooker KOs Ross Pearson  

At UFC Auckland (UFC Fight Night 110), Mark Hunt managed to get past Derrick Lewis, who seemingly retired after the fight. We'll discuss that bout plus the big wins by Derek Brunson, Ben Nguyen, Dan Hooker over Ross Pearson, Ion Cutelaba John Moraga and more. We'll also delve into the brawl at Glory 42. This is the Monday Morning Analyst.

Live Chat: UFC vs. Demetrious Johnson, UFC 212 Results, UFC Auckland Preview  

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is at odds with the UFC, Dana White and its matchmakers. Who is on the right side of this? Will he fight Ray Borg or T.J. Dillashaw? We're also in the aftermath of UFC 212 where Max Holloway dethroned Jose Aldo as the featherweight champ. Is Frankie Edgar next? We're also just days away from UFC Fight Night: Mark Hunt vs. Derrick Lewis. We'll preview that. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Monday Morning Analyst: How Max Holloway Beat Jose Aldo  

At UFC 212, Max Holloway became the featherweight champion by beating Jose Aldo by third-round TKO. The card also saw strong performances from Claudia Gadelha, Vitor Belfort, Paulo Borrachinha, Antonio Carlos, Jr. and many others. Plus we talk Buchecha winning double gold at the Mundials (IBJJF World Championships) and Dillon Danis's results. This is the Monday Morning Analyst.

Live Chat: UFC 212 preview, Women's 145lbs Mess, UFC Stockholm Results  

At UFC 212, Jose Aldo and Max Holloway not only battle for featherweight supremacy, they do so to put the ghosts of Conor McGregor behind them. Speaking of featherweight, on the women's side Germaine de Randamie has created a mess by avoiding a fight with Cris Cyborg. Alexander Gustafsson returned to the top of the contender field with his win over Glover Teixeira at UFC Stockholm. We'll go over these matters and more on this episode of the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Monday Morning Analyst: Alexander Gustafsson's Uppercuts and Evasion  

At UFC Stockholm, Alexander Gustafsson put on an excellent performance against Glover Teixeira to put himself at the top of the contenders list at light heavyweight. Also on that card, Darren Till, Peter Sobotta, Pedro Munhoz and many others are strong victories. We discuss them and the card in general, plus a quick look at the victorious weekend for Ben Askren, Garry Tonon, KSW and more. This is the Monday Morning Analyst.

Live Chat: Middleweight and Flyweight Title Talk, UFC Fighter Retreat, UFC Stockholm  

T.J. Dillashaw is angling for a fight with Demetrious Johnson at flyweight, but the champ prefers Ray Borg. Is this the right call? Plus Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker are going to face off for the interim UFC middleweight title while Michael Bisping is on the sidelines. The UFC fighter retreat saw dissension in the ranks with Cris Cyborg slugging Angela Magana. UFC Stockholm and the return of Alexander Gustafsson is this weekend. We'll discuss all of this and more on the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Live Chat: UFC 211 Recap, Bellator 179 Preview, Georges St-Pierre's Next Fight  

UFC 211 is in the books and Stipe Miocic and Joanna Jedrzejczyk continue to make history. Bellator 179: Rory MacDonald vs. Paul Daley is Friday, no one really knows is Georges St-Pierre is going to fight Tyron Woodley or Michael Bisping or Conor McGregor. Demian Maia was promised a title shot, but what does that mean? We'll discuss these issues and more on today's edition of the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.

Live Chat: UFC 211 Preview, Fighter Discontent, Boxing in 2017 and More  

UFC 211: Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos 2 is Saturday, so we'll preview that title fight plus the card. Fighter discontent - be it from Anderson Silva, Luke Rockhold, Nate Diaz or many of the others - is at an all-time high. What is solution out of this morass? We'll explore. Plus, boxing is having a great year with Anthony Joshua's big win and the Gennady Golovkin (GGG) vs. Canelo Alvarez fight on the horizon. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.

Live Chat: TJ vs. Cody Rivalry, Al Iaquinta's Future, UFC Nashville Review  

The T.J. Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt rivalry on The Ultimate Fighter is heating up, but is it too hot? We'll discuss. Plus, Al Iaquinta is on a rampage these days both in and out of the cage. UFC Nashville is in the books and now there are questions about who should retire and what the right time to do so might be. We'll go over this and more on today's Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Live Chat: UFC on FOX 24 Review, Fight Fixing Controversy, UFC Fight Night 108 Preview  

At UFC on FOX 24, Demetrious Johnson arguably asserted himself as the best to ever do it in mixed martial arts (MMA). That 'arguably' is what we'll discuss. Plus we'll talk about reports from South Korea alleging Tae Hyun Bang accepted a bribe to throw a fight. We'll also look ahead at UFC Fight Night 108: Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov, whether Jon Jones should take a tuneup fight while Daniel Cormier fights Jimi Manuwa and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Monday Morning Analyst: How Robert Whittaker Beat Jacare at UFC on FOX 24  

At UFC on FOX 24, Demetrious Johnson bested Wilson Reis, Rose Namajunas choked out Michelle Waterson, Robert Whittaker scored the win of his career beating 'Jacare' Ronaldo Souza and more. We'll discuss those wins plus Rizin FF 5, Bellator 177 and more. This is the Monday Morning Analyst with Luke Thomas.

Live Chat: UFC 210 in Review, UFC on FOX 24 Preview, MMA News  

UFC 210: Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson 2 took place on Saturday. We'll talk about the results from this as well as the insane regulatory mess from Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi. We'll look ahead to UFC on FOX 24: Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis, Jacare vs. Robert Whittaker and more. We'll also talk Anderson Silva's next move at UFC 212 and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.

Monday Morning Analyst: Bellator 175 Results, Steve Kozola's Check Hook  

At Bellator 175, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson dropped a decision loss to 'King' Mo Lawal, Emmanuel Sanchez earned another decision victory, Sergei Kharitonov scored a nice knockout win over Chase Gormley, Steve Kozola showed promise with a vicious stoppage win and more. We'll go over these results and more on the Monday Morning Analyst.

Is 'Team MMA' MMA At All? A Talk With Casey Oxendine  

Team-based mixed martial arts (MMA) represents the future of combative athletics to its supporters. It's dangerous spectacle to its detractors. In this discussion with Casey Oxendine, the leading American promoter of team-based MMA, we explore what team MMA is, where it comes from and whether it can even be called MMA at all. We delve into the evolution of mixed martial arts, why those within the MMA community are the most vocal critics of team MMA and more.

Live Chat: Bellator NYC Presser, UFC News, Bellator 175 Preview  

Bellator MMA held their Bellator NYC: Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva press conference at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. We'll react to that plus go over the recent spate of UFC news including Paige VanZant's next move. We'll also talk briefly about Bellator 175: Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson vs. 'King' Mo Lawal and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Live Chat: Bellator To PPV, Mayweather-McGregor Update, Bellator 175 Preview  

Bellator announced they're headed to Madison Square Garden in New York City for Bellator 180. Not only that, but the show will air on pay-per-view (PPV). Is that a good idea? We'll explore. Plus, we'll talk about the latest in the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor saga, look ahead of Bellator 175: Rampage Jackson vs. King Mo Lawal 2 and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Technique Talk: Phil Daru on the intersection of injury, training and outcomes  

Phil Daru is a strength and conditioning coach at American Top Team (ATT), an elite mixed martial arts (MMA) team. I decided to speak to Daru about his work with premier athletes for two reasons. First, he has competitive experience in MMA, bodybuilding and powerlifting, three very different sports that physically require hugely varied athletic needs. Second, in a sport like MMA where cardio is king, cardio training does nothing to prevent injury. Strength training does. As it turns out, training to prevent injury in MMA has lead to improved training overall. In this conversation, we discuss those developments, where strength and conditioning is headed and more.

Live Chat: Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum, UFC London, Ryan Bader to Bellator  

At UFC 212, Anderson Silva will face Kelvin Gastelum at middleweight. We'll talk about what this means for both fighters plus take a look at the UFC Fight Night: Jimi Manuwa vs. Corey Anderson fight card in London, discuss Ryan Bader's inevitable matriculation to Bellator, touch on WSOF 35 and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Monday Morning Analyst: Edson Barboza's Flying Knee Demolition of Beneil Dariush  

At UFC Fight Night (106): Vitor Belfort succumbed to the surging Kelvin Gastelum, Shogun Rua showed he's still not done yet against Gian Villante, Kevin Lee rebounded against Francisco Trinaldo and Edson Barboza scored one of the most knockouts ever against Beneil Dariush and more. This is the Monday Morning Analyst.

Video player is in betaClose