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 ( every Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET.


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.

Live Chat: Jose Aldo Comments, UFC On FOX 22 Recap, Mark Hunt's Concerns  

Jose Aldo isn't facing Max Holloway and might fight for an interim lightweight title. Mark Hunt will face Alistair Overeem or any other heavyweight, but not before certain contractual demands are met, UFC on FOX 22 featured top wins by Michelle Waterson over Paige VanZant and Mickey Gall submitting Sage Northcutt. It also did well in the ratings. We'll discuss what all of this means on the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Monday Morning Analyst: Michelle Waterson, Mickey Gall Score Submission Wins  

At UFC on FOX 22, Michelle Waterson and Mickey Gall scored rear naked choke submission wins. We'll talk about how they beat Paige VanZant and Sage Northcutt, respectively, plus the rest of the fight card including Urijah Faber's last fight. We'll also get into Bellator 169 and Bernard Hopkins's last boxing bout. This is the Monday Morning Analyst.

UFC On FOX 22 Results: Michelle Waterson Submits Paige VanZant  

At UFC on FOX 22, Michelle Waterson submitted Paige VanZant in the first round. Also on the card, Mickey Gall choked out Sage Northcutt. Urijah Faber had his final mixed martial arts (MMA) bout, beating Brad Pickett and Alan Jouban bested Mike Perry. I discuss this and more on today's results/recap on last night's card.

Live Chat: Cyborg And UFC 208, UFC 206 Results, UFC On FOX 22 Preview  

At UFC 208, Cyborg Justino won't fight for the UFC women's featherweight championship while Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie will. We'll get into that plus UFC 206 results, a preview of UFC on FOX 22 with Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson and more in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA). This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.

Monday Morning Analyst: Lando Vannata's KO Kick, UFC 206 Results  

At UFC 206, Max Holloway bested Anthony Pettis while Matt Brown as head kick knocked out by Donald Cerrone. Doo Ho Choi and Cub Swanson put on a brawl for the ages, but preliminary fight card fighters like Lando Vannata and Misha Cirkunov scored some of the most impressive finishes. We go through that plus UFC Albany, Rico Verhoeven vs. Badr Hari and Bellator 168. This is the Monday Morning Analyst with Luke Thomas.

UFC 206 Results: Max Holloway TKOs Anthony Pettis  

At UFC 206, Max Holloway became the first person to stop Anthony Pettis inside the distance. In addition, the fight card proved wildly entertaining. Donald Cerrone vs. Matt Brown and Cub Swanson vs. Doo Ho Choi were tremendous contests, the latter being arguable fight of the year. We break all of the action down here.

Live Chat: Dana White vs. Bjorn Rebney, UFC 206 Preview, MMAAA Talk  

From UFC President Dana White blasting Cris 'Cyborg' Justino and former Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney to previewing UFC 206: Anthony Pettis vs. Max Holloway to discussion of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA), we'll go over the latest in the world of MMA on the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.

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.

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