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

Technique Talk: Ben Askren on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s wrestling greatness  

In the first part of this two-part series ahead of UFC 209, we focus on the what makes UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov special and unique ahead of his interim title showdown with Tony Ferguson. In this edition, ONE welterweight champion and U.S. Olympian Ben Askren helps explain the method behind Nurmagomedov's success, what it means that he comes from Dagestan, Russia, what he needs to do against Ferguson, how he'd fare against Conor McGregor and more. In part two, we'll do the same for Ferguson by exploring his strengths and unique approach to mixed martial arts.

Live Chat: Georges St-Pierre's UFC Return, UFC Halifax & Bellator 172 Results, MMA News  

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (GSP) is looking to make a return to the UFC against either Conor McGregor or Michael Bisping. We'll weigh the merits of both fights and try to figure out which once makes sense. We'll also go over the results from UFC Halifax and Bellator 172, including the futures of Derrick Lewis, Travis Browne, Paul Felder, Sara McMann, Josh Koscheck and Josh Thomson. We'll also dig into sundry news and notes in mixed martial arts. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Monday Morning Analyst: UFC Halifax, Bellator 172 Results  

At UFC Halifax, Derrick Lewis finished off Travis Browne and Johny Hendricks got to work at middleweight against Hector Lombard. We'll talk about that card plus the standout performances of Paul Felder and Sara McMann. Plus we'll dig into Bellator 172, including the losses of Josh Thomson and Josh Koscheck, why no Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione and more. This is the Monday Morning Analyst.

Live Chat: UFC 208 Review, Mayweather-McGregor Rumors, Bellator 172 & UFC Halifax Preview  

UFC 208: Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie is in the books. We'll recap the results from that fight plus the Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson co-main event. We'll also delve in the most recent rumors behind the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor proposed fight and look ahead to the weekend's Bellator 172: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrone contest as well as UFC Halifax. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Monday Morning Analyst: UFC 208, Scoring Criteria and Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson  

At UFC 208, Germaine de Randamie defeated Holly Holm and Anderson Silva defeated Derek Brunson. Were the judges' scores justified? We examine those fights plus the rest of the fight card from Brooklyn. This is the Monday Morning Analyst with Luke Thomas.

UFC 208 Results: Holly Holm vs. Germaine De Randamie, Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson  

At UFC 208, Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie fought to a unanimous decision result. We'll discuss what it means for the winner, loser as well Cris 'Cyborg' Justino's future in the new UFC women's featherweight division. Also on the card, Anderson Silva controversially defeated Derek Brunson, Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza submitted Tim Boetsch, Dustin Poirier and Jim Miller put on a lightweight war and more. We'll go over all of the results plus your questions and comments.

Live Chat: UFC 208 Preview, Middleweight Title Picture, MMA News  

UFC 208: Holly Holm vs. UFC 208: Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie fight week is officially on. We'll discuss Wednesday's media day, the buzz in New York City, what to make of the event and more. Plus, Yoel Romero, Anderson Silva and 'Jacare' Ronaldo Souza are all battling for a middleweight title shot against Michael Bisping. Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic 2 is on and more. We'll discuss all this and more on the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Monday Morning Analyst: Korean Zombie Returns, James Vick's D'Arce  

At UFC Fight Night 104 (UFC Houston), the Korean Zombie (Chan Sung Jung) returned from a three-year layoff with a bang, stopping Dennis Bermudez in the first round. Felice Herrig earned a tough win over Alexa Grasso and James Vick secured a solid d'arce choke finish over Abel Trujillo. We'll go through the card and those fights on this edition of the Monday Morning Analyst.

Live Chat: Ronda Rousey And Conor McGregor News, UFC Houston Preview  

UFC President Dana White said this week Ronda Rousey is likely done in mixed martial arts (MMA), Conor McGregor made news over the weekend about a potential fight with Floyd Mayweather, UFC Houston (UFC Fight Night 104) is this weekend, which features the return of Chan Sung Jung (The Korean Zombie). We'll discuss this and more on the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.

Monday Morning Analyst: Valentina Schevchenko's Armbar Acumen  

At UFC on FOX 23, Valentina Shevchenko submitted Julianna Pena and moved one step closer to facing Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight title. Jorge Masvidal TKO'd Donald Cerrone, Francis N'Gannou obliterated Andrei Arlovski and more. We'll go into those results plus the Bellator 171 fight card and more. This is the Monday Morning Analyst with Luke Thomas.

Live Chat: UFC On FOX 23 Preview, Bellator 170 Results, MMA News And Notes  

At UFC on FOX 23, Valentina Shevchenko and Julianna Pena are gunning for a title shot against UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal face off in the co-main event. We're also fresh off the heels of Bellator 170: Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen, which carried its own form of controversy. Plus there are all sorts of news and notes in mixed martial arts (MMA) right now: Michael Bisping doesn't want to face Yoel Romero, Nate Diaz feels like he's on the shelf, and much more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Monday Morning Analyst: Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen Fix Claims Examined  

At Bellator 170, Tito Ortiz submitted Chael Sonnen in the first round. We'll discuss that fight plus assess the claims by some fans and even former fighters that the could could've been fixed. We'll also look at Paul Daley's brutal knockout of Brennan Ward and the rest of the card that aired on Spike TV. This is the Monday Morning Analyst with Luke Thomas.

Live Chat: Nate Diaz Boxing, BJ Penn's Future, UFC 209 Card, Bellator 170 Preview  

In mixed martial arts (MMA) news, Nate Diaz is trying to get a boxing license in Nevada, BJ Penn's future is in doubt after being badly defeated at UFC Fight Night 103 by Yair Rodriguez, the UFC 209 fight card is shaping up nicely, Bellator 170: Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen is this weekend, Stipe Miocic is unhappy about his pay and more. We'll discuss all of these on this week's Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.

UFC Fight Night 103 Results: BJ Penn TKO'd By Yair Rodriguez  

At UFC Fight Night 103, BJ Penn was badly outclassed by Yair Rodriguez, ultimately losing by TKO in the second round. We'll discuss what happened and what it means for both fighters' careers. Also on that card, Marcin Held dropped a close split decision to Joe Lauzon, Ben Saunders edged out Court McGee, Sergio Pettis decisioned John Moraga and much more from the preliminary fight card.

Live Chat: Mark Hunt's Lawsuit, BJ Penn's Return, UFC Fight Night 103 Preview  

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt has sued the UFC, Dana White and Brock Lesnar over what he sees is their failure to protect him from a doping athlete. BJ Penn makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon on Sunday against Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 103. We'll discuss these topics and more on the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Live Chat: UFC 207 Results, Ronda Rousey Fallout, MMA In 2017  

Today we'll explore the UFC 207 results, especially Ronda Rousey's defeat to Amanda Nunes. We'll go into Cody Garbrandt's win over Dominick Cruz as well as other news and notes in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA). This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Monday Morning Analyst: Anatomy of Ronda Rousey's UFC 207 Defeat  

At UFC 207, Ronda Rousey badly lost in her return to the Octagon after 13 months away. Amanda Nunes retained her title as bantamweight champion while questions swirled around coach Edmond Tarverdyan. In addition, Cody Garbrandt defeated Dominick Cruz to become the new bantamweight champion while T.J. Dillashaw outclassed John Lineker. We'll explore those fights in detail plus look at the entire fight, WSOF 34 and some RIZIN fights. This is the Monday Morning Analyst.

UFC 207 Results: Ronda Rousey KO'd By Amanda Nunes  

At UFC 207, Ronda Rousey was knocked out in 50 seconds by Amanda Nunes. We discuss that fight plus Cody Garbrandt defeating Dominick Cruz to win the UFC bantamweight title, TJ Dillashaw's performance against John Lineker and much more.

Technique Talk: 'King' Mo Lawal on homogenization, judging impact and more  

In this edition of Technique Talk, Bellator and Rizin competitor and former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion 'King' Mo Lawal walks us through the good and the bad of MMA's technical development. We also take a look ahead and examine to what extent bad officiating affects the ability of fighters to be develop technique.

Live Chat: UFC 207, Ronda Rousey & The Media, Cyborg & USADA, MMA In 2017  

At UFC 207, Ronda Rousey will return to the UFC and mixed martial arts (MMA) when she faces women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. We'll discuss that fight, the event and why Rousey might be entering a media black out. Plus, we'll discuss Cris 'Cyborg' Justino's recent run in with USADA, where MMA is headed in 2017 and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.

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