Promotional Malpractice Live Chat

Promotional Malpractice Live Chat

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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 (www.mmafighting.com) every Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET.

Episodes

Live Chat: Conor McGregor Stripped, Bjorn Rebney's Return, AKA Injuries  

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has been stripped of his featherweight belt, former Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney is back as the architect of a MMA fighters union, American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) is in the news for its injury woes again after Daniel Cormier withdrew from UFC 206 and more. We'll discuss these issues on the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.

Monday Morning Analyst: Robert Whittaker TKOs Derek Brunson at UFC Melbourne  

At UFC Fight Night 101 in Melbourne, Australia, Robert Whittaker stopped Derek Brunson in the first round to likely enter the top five of the UFC's middleweight division. We go over that fight plus go in depth on Tyson Pedro's submission of Khalil Rountree and more. This is the Monday Morning Analyst.

Technique Talk: Ryan Hall examines the spotty modernization of grappling  

UFC featherweight, jiu-jitsu black belt and ADCC bronze medalist Ryan Hall looks at the state of grappling in mixed martial arts and examines whether all the developments in play are necessarily positives for MMA or sport jiu-jitsu.

Live Chat: Fedor's & BJ Penn's Return, MMA Weekend Recap And More  

At Bellator 165, Fedor Emelianenko was announced to be fighting Matt Mitrione. B.J. Penn will be facing Yair Rodriguez at UFC Phoenix in January, Rashad Evans's fight with Tim Kennedy is off UFC 206 and we have results from Invicta 20, Bellator 165, UFC Fight Night 99 and UFC Fight Night 100. We'll get to all of them on this edition of the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.

Live Chat: UFC 205 Results, Conor McGregor's Future, MMA Weekend Preview  

At UFC 205, Conor McGregor became the UFC lightweight champion by defeating Eddie Alvarez. We'll talk about his path forward as a two-division champion, UFC 205 results generally, the two UFC Fight Nights this weekend, plus Bellator 165 and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Monday Morning Analyst: Can Khabib Nurmagomedov Beat Conor McGregor?  

At UFC 205, Conor McGregor defeated Eddie Alvarez to become the lightweight and featherweight champion. Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Michael Johnson on the same fight card. Are the two on a collision course? We examine the Russian's win plus the entire card including wins by Yoel Romero, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Frankie Edgar and more. This is the Monday Morning Analyst.

Live Chat: UFC 205 Preview, Jon Jones's Future, MMA News And Notes  

UFC 205: Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez is just days away, Jon Jones has been stripped of his interim UFC light heavyweight title after his USADA arbitration went poorly, and more on today's Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Monday Morning Analyst: Tony Ferguson, The Future of Fighting  

At UFC Fight Night 98, Tony Ferguson defeated Rafael dos Anjos. We talk in detail about how he did it, plus Ricardo Lamas's victory over Charles Oliveira and Alexa Grasso's UFC debut. This is the Monday Morning Analyst.

Live Chat: Ronda Rousey's UFC exit, UFC Fight Night 98 & Bellator 163 previews  

Ronda Rousey told Ellen DeGeneres her days in the UFC are numbered, Luke Rockhold vs. Jacare Souza 2 has been cancelled, UFC Fight Night 98: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson is days away as is Bellator 163: Phil Davis vs. Liam McGeary. We go over these topics and more on the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Monday Morning Analyst: Yves Edwards Breaks Down McGregor vs. Alvarez  

UFC 205: Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez is less than two weeks away. To help us better understand those fighters, UFC on FOX analyst and former top MMA lightweight Yves Edwards stopped by the podcast. He discusses the strengths and weaknesses of both fighters plus offers a prediction for the fight. This is the Monday Morning Analyst.

Live Chat: Jon Jones talk, Urijah Faber's legacy, Tim Kennedy & USADA  

Jon Jones appears to have tainted supplement defense before his USADA and Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) hearing, Urijah Faber's retiring, Tim Kennedy's issue with USADA underscores the issue of athlete privacy rights and UFC 206 remains an unpopular curiosity. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Technique Talk: Joey Villaseñor on the Beauty and Brutality of Body Shots  

Joey Villaseñor - a veteran of nearly 40 fights who competed in Strikeforce, PRIDE and other organizations - discusses the value of body shots, how their use is changing in mixed martial arts, what makes them special and more in this episode of Technique Talk for MMA Fighting.

Live Chat: GSP vs. UFC, UFC Layoffs, Bellator 162 Preview and More  

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (GSP) declared himself a free agent from the UFC this week. There were also massive layoffs in the Canadian and Asian offices of Zuffa and there's Bellator 162 this Friday, featuring the mixed martial arts (MMA) debut of Kimbo Slice's son, Kevin Ferguson, Jr. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.

Live Chat: UFC 204 results, Greg Hardy to MMA, UFC middleweight division talk  

UFC 204: Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson took place on Saturday and Bisping emerged the winner. We'll discuss that fight plus what appears to be a burgeoning rivalry with Chris Weidman, who faces Yoel Romero at UFC 205. We'll also delve into form NFL defensive end Greg Hardy getting in mixed martial arts (MMA) as well as reader questions and comments. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Monday Morning Analyst: Bisping-Hendo Re-Scored, Alcantara's Armbar  

At UFC 204, Michael Bisping defended his middleweight title against Dan Henderson, but what scores are fair? We examine how that that fight could be scored plus we take a look at Iuri Alcantara's armbar victory of Brad Pickett. This is the Monday Morning Analyst.

Live Chat: UFC 204 preview, Josh Samman's death, Khabib Nurmagomedov's future  

UFC 204: Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson is Saturday, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 veteran Josh Samman has passed away and Khabib Nurmagomedov is threatening to leave the UFC for good. We go over these issues and more on the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Monday Morning Analyst: John Lineker vs. John Dodson - Who really won?  

At UFC Fight Night 96, John Lineker and John Dodson battled in a bantamweight main event. Yet, there's controversy about who really should have won. In this episode of the Monday Morning Analyst podcast with Luke Thomas, we look at that fight plus the entire card from Portland. We also examine Alex Oliveira vs. Will Brooks, Brandon Moreno's upset of Louis Smolka and more.

Live Chat: UFC 205, Jose Aldo news, UFC Fight Night 96 preview  

At UFC 205, Conor McGregor will battle Eddie Alvarez. What does that mean for Khabib Nurmagomedov and Jose Aldo? John Lineker also faces John Dodson Saturday at UFC Fight Night 96. We go over these issues and more on the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Monday Morning Analyst: How Mickey Gall Beat CM Punk  

At UFC 203, former WWE star CM Punk lost badly to Mickey Gall. What can we say about his level of skill? Also, Stipe Miocic defended his UFC heavyweight title against Alistair Overeem. We go over these fights and the card on this episode of the Monday Morning Analyst with Luke Thomas.

Live Chat: UFC 203 Preview, UFC Fight Night 93 Results, MMA News And More  

At UFC 203, WWE star turned fighter CM Punk will make his UFC and mixed martial arts (MMA) debut. Josh Barnett defeated Andrei Arlovski at UFC Fight Night 93, Tim Kennedy made controversial remarks about PTSD and more. We discuss this and more on this episode of the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

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