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Luke Thomas is a leading voice and analyst in the sport of MMA whose work routinely crosses media platforms. He currently serves as the host of SiriusXM's The Luke Thomas Show on channel 156. He is also a former editor and podcaster at MMA Fighting, where he hosted the Monday Morning Analyst and Promotional Malpractice Live Chat podcasts as well as studio shows such as The MMA Beat and The MMA Hour. Thomas helped create the co-branded USA Today/SB Nation Consensus MMA Rankings. His written w ...
 
Taking a look at the week’s news and trying to make sense of it all by finding the funny side of it. Join your hosts Luke Crofts and James Hargreaves for an irreverent chat about current events, interspersed with the very best up and coming local music.Tune in every Sunday from 2pm on Sheffield Live! radio 93.2fm or online at www.sheffieldlive.org See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Today on the podcast, we'll preview UFC 276: Israel Adesanya vs. Jared Cannonier plus the trilogy fight between Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski. We'll also discuss the realities of military service, preview UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot, Bellator 282 and much more.This is episode 121 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll review the results from UFC 275 including Glover Teixeira losing to Jiri Prochazka, Valentina Shevchenko beating Taila Santos and Joanna Jedrzejczyk being knocked out by Zhang Weili. We'll also talk mental health concerns, casual vs. hardcore mixed martial arts (MMA) fandom and much more.This is episode 120 of The Luke T…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll preview UFC 275: Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka. We'll also discuss the other bouts on that card including Valentina Shevchenko vs. Taila Santos and Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Other topics we'll address including 'sportswashing', most visible now in golf with scandals around money from Saudi Arabia, the lega…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll discuss expectations for the third fight between Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski. We'll also talk UFC 276 and UFC 277, the weekend's main event between Alexander Volkov and Jairzinho Rozenstruik, repression among various world governments, drama on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), T.J. Dillashaw criticizing Paddy Pimbl…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll discuss and begin to preview UFC 275: Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka. We'll also talk Dustin Poirier potentially fighting Colby Covington, what plans UFC might have for Conor McGregor, whether a meaningful comparison can be made between Tony Ferguson and Tyron Woodley and much more.This is episode 116 of The Luke Tho…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll revisit some of the storylines coming out of UFC 274 such as the reason for Charles Oliveira's transformation, Rose Namajunas's corner work with Pat Barry and Trevor Wittman plus some of Justin Gaethje's known weaknesses. We'll also discuss fighters using therapeutic use exemptions, UFC fight cards being watered down, th…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll preview UFC 274's Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Chandler bout, what's going on with Nate Diaz and how a third fight with Conor McGregor might go (if it does), what effect Petr Yan not having his normal coaches at UFC 273 might've had on his performance against Aljamain Sterling, what to expect from boxing's Tyson Fury vs. Di…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll go over the controversial scoring in the Aljamain Sterling fight with Petr Yan from UFC 273. We'll also forecast a bout between Khamzat Chimaev vs. Colby Covington, discuss a potential Jose Aldo title shot and much more.This is episode 111 of the Luke Thomas Live Chat.By Luke Thomas
 
Today on the podcast, we'll discuss everything from UFC 273 including the three top bouts: Alexander Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie, Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan and Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gilbert Burns. We'll discuss viewer questions around these subjects and many others.By Luke Thomas
 
On this episode, we'll discuss Jon Jones and his potential at heavyweight. We'll also preview UFC 273 and the two title fights on that pay-per-view card: Alexander Volkanovski vs. the Korean Zombie and Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan. We'll also weigh in on the impending bout between Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gilbert Burns, being hospitalized, the differe…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll discuss the Miami altercation alleged between Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington. We'll also discuss the revealed payout for Paddy Pimblett at UFC London, who has the best chins in mixed martial arts (MMA) and why, the legalization of drugs, Conor McGregor being arrested, Cory Sandhagen's future, the ongoing tech issues …
 
Today on the podcast, we'll discuss fighters like Jon Jones, Colby Covington and others who have public disputes with mixed martial arts (MMA) media. We'll discuss various judging systems like 10-Pt Must vs. PRIDE or ONE Championship's judging as a whole, whether MMA is boring relative to years past, can Max Holloway regain the belt over Alexander …
 
Today on the podcast, we'll preview UFC 272: Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington. We'll discuss this fight plus the others on the card including Rafael dos Anjos vs. Renato Moicano and Bryce Mitchell vs. Edson Barboza. We'll also discuss the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, what this means for Russian fighters like Islam Makhachev or Petr Yan, d…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll touch on the current crisis in the Ukraine and what it might mean for combat sports. We'll also get into the authenticity of the beef between UFC welterweights Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal. Plus we'll talk the latest body cam footage of Jon Jones's most recent arrest, Morning Kombat goals, who could beat Israel Ade…
 
On today's podcast, we'll review the lingering debated about UFC 271's Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker 2 middleweight title fight. We'll discuss the Super Bowl being booked as a 'world championship', whether preliminary card fighters deserve better pay and if so, why and more. Plus we'll get into addiction, fighter suspensions after injury or …
 
On today's podcast, we'll preview UFC 271: Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker 2. We'll also talk about tracking macros for weight loss on vacation, how the resumes of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Jon Jones compare, Khamzat Chimaev vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov, UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira's poor eyesight, whether certain weight classes tend to p…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll preview UFC 270: Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane. We'll talk about that pay-per-view plus buying UFC ppvs as a media member. We'll also get into mechanical doping, Giga Chikadze's rebound potential after his UFC Fight Night loss to Calvin Kattar, Conor McGregor's next move, how Jon Jones features into the weekend's fights…
 
On today's podcast, we'll talk about my desire to try testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), fighters starting YouTube channels, Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski 3/Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling 2, my favorite movie, what lies ahead for Conor McGregor in 2022, whether Jon Jones is on the sidelines because of USADA, a fighter likely to have a…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll discuss the criticisms of Dominick Cruz, Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan as commentator for the UFC in 2021. We'll also discuss Conor McGregor and a potential 165lbs division, who might be champion in MMA in a year's time, Khabib Nurmagomedov's prime, the future of Eagle FC as a promoter in the space, who might be next for …
 
Today on the podcast, we'll discuss the amount of damage former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway takes, the evolution of mixed martial arts (MMA) over time, how a top-form Michael Chandler would do against a top-form Khabib Nurmagomedov, what would happen if Khamzat Chimaev defeated Gilbert Burns, weight cutting effects over time on a fighte…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll discuss leftovers from UFC 268 (Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington, Rose Namajunas vs. Zhang Weili, Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler), how a bout between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev might go, whether Islam Makhachev is a good test for Charles Oliveira, PEDs in the sport, whether having a black belt is overrated, re…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll preview the upcoming UFC Fight Night headlined by Marvin Vettori vs. Paulo Costa. We'll also discuss UFC 267's main event between Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira as well as UFC 268's Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington rematch. We'll also get into cults inside of Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ), comparing the UFC's tolerance o…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll discuss the comparisons between Jon Jones and Floyd Mayweather, what the best division is in mixed martial arts (MMA) and how the 'final four' of Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier, Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler stack up. We'll also talk life stresses, how fighters respond when getting stopped versus losing decision,…
 
On today's podcast, we'll discuss the arrest of Jon Jones in Las Vegas following his Hall of Fame induction, results from UFC 266 and the bout between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega plus UFC President Dana White's rant on fighter pay and Oscar De La Hoya. Plus we'll get into Joe Rogan's views on Covid mitigation.This is episode 89 of The Lu…
 
At UFC Vegas 17, Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson and Jose Aldo secured wins against Geoff Neal and Marlon 'Chito' Vera in their welterweight main and bantamweight co-main event bouts, respectively, on the last show in 2020 for the UFC. We'll talk about what they did to win plus Greg Hardy's lackluster performance, Marlon Moraes's slump, some prelimina…
 
At UFC 256, Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno fought to a draw in the flyweight championship main event on ESPN+ pay-per-view. Tony Ferguson was thoroughly dominated in the lightweight co-main by Charles Oliveira, Mackenzie Dern earned a hard-fought win over Virna Jandiroba, Rafael Fiziev crushed Renato Moicano, Kevin Holland made short work o…
 
Nate Quarry is a cast member of season 1 of 'The Ultimate Fighter', former UFC middleweight contender, co-host on Spike TV's 'MMA Uncensored Live', and active pursuant of the rights and interests of professional mixed martial arts fighters. He has been part of the landmark class-action lawsuit against the UFC as well as proponent of extended the Al…
 
At UFC Vegas 16, Marvin Vettori earned the win of his career over Jack Hermansson in the main event while Matt Wiman suffered a terrible defeat, Ilia Topuria scored a sensational win as did Louis Smolka. Oh and the coronavirus nearly ruined the show. We'll talk about all of it.On the boxing side of things, Errol Spence scored a less than dramatic w…
 
Today on the live chat, we'll discuss UFC President Dana White's appearance at the Republican National Convention (RNC), what Tyron Woodley vs. Colby Covington means at this stage, the future of the live chat as I change jobs to CBS Sports, whether jiu-jitsu students practice jaw cranks, questions about Jon Jones moving up to heavyweight, whether T…
 
In the main event, Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic faced off the third time with Miocic getting the win via unanimous decision. In the co-main event, Marlon 'Chito' Vera defeated Sean O'Malley via TKO, although there's controversy about it with O'Malley appearing to suffer an injury during the bout. Elsewhere on the main card, Daniel Pineda TKOd He…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll discuss the rift between Dan Hardy and Herb Dean as it relates to the latter's stoppages, expectations for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje and what the fallout could bring, Conor McGregor's next move, Alexander Volkanovski's options at featherweight, Edmen Shahbazyan's future as he headlines his first UFC event, b…
 
On today's podcast, we'll preview Darren Till vs. Robert Whittaker, discuss the range of possibilities for Sean O'Malley if he gets passed Marlon Vera, good and bad MMA stereotypes, fighters outside of the UFC who could do well inside of it, how Alexander Gustafsson will do at heavyweight against Fabricio Werdum, the renamed Washington Football Tea…
 
In the main event, Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman fought for the welterweight crown where Usman won via unanimous decision. In the co-main event, Alexander Volkanosvki defeated former champion Max Holloway via split decision to retain his title. In the feature bout, Petr Yan defeated Jose Aldo via fifth-round TKO to claim the bantamweight title. E…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll preview UFC 251's pay-per-view main event between Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal, discuss Masvidal's future if he wins, where Mike Perry goes from here, look at Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway and Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo, examine the implications of UFC going from Reebok to Venum, talk the coronanvirus lockdown an…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll preview UFC Fight Night: Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker, examine UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman's decision to be coached by Trevor Wittman for his UFC 251 title bout opposite Gilbert Burns, discuss the future of Paige VanZant as she fights on the last bout of her contract, talk about the ongoing Twitter spat betwe…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll get into all the ins and outs of UFC and mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter pay, the simmering semi-feud between UFC bantamweights, Cody Garbrandt and Sean O'Malley, the timeline for Bellator's return, boxing being back on ESPN, which other analysts I like in combat sports, where Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal fit in th…
 
In the main event between Amanda Nunes and Felicia Spencer, Nunes outclassed her opponent en route to an easy decision victory. In the co-main event featuring a bantamweight clash between Cody Garbrandt and Raphael Assuncao, the former champion looked measured and smart until he scored a vicious walkoff KO at the buzzer of round 2. The feature figh…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll preview UFC Fight Night: Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns, discuss what Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz 2, more on the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) debate in mixed martial arts (MMA), Colby Covington leaving American Top Team (ATT), Mike Tyson getting $20 million offers to return to the boxing ring, the riots in Minnesota fol…
 
On today's podcast, we'll get into the Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou negotiations, the impending bantamweight matchup between Cory Sandhagen and Aljamain Sterling, the late stoppage from the Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira ESPN bout, why there are so many inside MMA who believe conspiracy theories, changes to judging in MMA, Joe Rogan going exclu…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll discuss UFC 249 leftovers, the future for Tony Ferguson, details of how Khabib Nurmagomedo vs. Justin Gaethje might go, a matchup between Daniel Cormier and Francis Ngannou, Dominick Cruz going after referee Keith Peterson, why fighters from Japanese organizations struggled in the U.S., ESPN's The Last Dance documentary,…
 
At UFC 249, Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje fought in the main event. Gaethje scored a fifth-round TKO to become the interim lightweight champion. In the co-main event between Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight championship, Cejudo secured a second-round stoppage albeit after a somewhat controversial referee decision. Francis Ngan…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll go into detail on the UFC 249 fight card including Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje and Dominick Cruz vs. Henry Cejudo. We'll also talk about how this all impacts Conor McGregor and lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who might make a good UFC President after Dana White, the value of interim titles at heavyweight a…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll talk about UFC 249 and the UFC's relationship with ESPN, how it'd go if prime Michael Bisping fought prime Darren Till, the potential return to mixed martial arts (MMA) of former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, whether Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rosenstruik should be for an interim heavyweight title, the value of…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll talk about the latest UFC 249: Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje news, what's next for Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen's comment on John Danaher's system and students, how Tyron Woodley might fare at middleweight, books to read during the quarantine, the PFL cutting a third of their roster, Benson Henderson's lightweight run as c…
 
On today's podcast, we'll talk the UFC's planned May 9 event (UFC 249?/UFC 250?), how UFC would look if it was run by Strikeforce founder/Bellator MMA President Scott Coker, Thor Bjornsson's record deadlift attempt on May 2, MMA media beefs, the best mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters of the decade, Tyson Fury's vs. George Foreman's boxing career co…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll react to UFC 249's postponement, California Governor Gavin Newsom urging ESPN and Disney executives to intervene, whether Stipe Miocic would rather fight Daniel Cormier or Francis Ngannou again, a scientific approach to weight classes, how ugly a chapter this has been in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) and more.Thi…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll talk about all of the updates to UFC 249, what our options are for a future Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov fight, how the coronavirus is being covered inside and outside of MMA media, the peak of Daniel Cormier's career, getting barracks haircuts, career concerns from being adversarial, Netflix viewing suggestions…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll dig into the details of Jon Jones's latest arrest for DWI and negligent use of a firearm. What does it mean that the UFC champion is still putting himself in these positions? Also, we'll talk about which fighters would go in a UFC 165lbs division, who my favorite comedians are, more thoughts on Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. To…
 
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