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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 work has appeared in the Washington Post, Salon, ESPN and dozens of newspapers across the country.

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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 work has appeared in the Washington Post, Salon, ESPN and dozens of newspapers across the country.

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My Favorite Fight Channel

By Treyh007 - May 21 2018
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Right up there with Rogan and Chael MMA channels! Luke’s podcast is one of my Favs......

Love it

By dillyhunz - Nov 30 2017
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Best MMA breakdown I’ve ever heard, wish he did a BJJ show as well

iTunes Ratings

279 Ratings
Average Ratings
259
6
3
2
9

My Favorite Fight Channel

By Treyh007 - May 21 2018
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Right up there with Rogan and Chael MMA channels! Luke’s podcast is one of my Favs......

Love it

By dillyhunz - Nov 30 2017
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Best MMA breakdown I’ve ever heard, wish he did a BJJ show as well
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Luke Thomas Live Chat & Podcasts

Latest release on Jul 31, 2020

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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 work has appeared in the Washington Post, Salon, ESPN and dozens of newspapers across the country.

Rank #1: Live Chat: UFC Atlantic City Review, Bellator 198 Preview And More

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On today's podcast, we'll look back at the big fights from UFC Atlantic City, including Kevin Lee's win over Edson Barboza and Frankie Edgar's victory against Cub Swanson. We'll also look at Bellator 198's Frank Mir vs. Fedor Emelianenko as well as what's at stake for that organization. We'll likely also discuss Leslie Smith's battle against the UFC and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Apr 25 2018

1hr 26mins

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Rank #2: Live Chat: UFC's TV Deal, UFC Atlantic City, Bellator's Woes

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On today's podcast, we'll examine reports of the UFC's new television deal purportedly involving ESPN and FOX. We'll also look ahead to UFC: Atlantic City (Cub Swanson vs. Frankie Edgar, Kevin Lee vs. Edson Barboza), Bellator's terrible TV ratings on Paramount Network and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Apr 19 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #3: Live Chat: UFC On FOX 21 Results, CM Punk Build-Up, UFC Fight Night 93 Preview

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At UFC on FOX 21, Demian Maia submitted Carlos Condit, Paige VanZant scored a vicious KO and Anthony Pettis got back to form at featherweight. CM Punk's UFC 203 debut is around the corner, Conor McGregor idolized Pablo Escobar and UFC Fight Night 93: Josh Barnett vs. Andrei Arlovski is Saturday. We discuss these and more on this episode of the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Sep 01 2016

1hr 25mins

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Rank #4: Live Chat: UFC 200 Results, UFC Sale, UFC Fight Night 91 Preview

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UFC 200 results, UFC's sale to WME-IMG, Brock Lesnar is back, Jon Jones's career is a mess and UFC Fight Night 91 is tonight. We'll go over this in today's Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Jul 14 2016

1hr 23mins

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Rank #5: Live Chat: UFC 202 Results, Rory MacDonald To Bellator, UFC On FOX 21 Talk

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At UFC 202: Conor McGregor defeated Nate Diaz. Rory MacDonald is leaving the UFC for Bellator MMA. UFC on Fox 21: Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia is Saturday. We discuss all of this and more on this episode of the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.

Aug 24 2016

1hr 28mins

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Rank #6: Live Chat: UFC 202 preview, CM Punk's UFC debut, Rio Olympics and more

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UFC 202: Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor is around the corner, CM Punk's debut at UFC 203 is, too, the Rio Olympics are in full swing, Demetrious Johnson is fighting The Ultimate Fighter 24 winner and more. We talk the latest in mixed martial arts and combat sports on the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Aug 10 2016

1hr 29mins

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Rank #7: Live Chat: Jon Jones UFC 200 Referee Issue, UFC Fight Week, Bellator Dynamite 2 Results

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Jon Jones doesn't want 'Big' John McCarthy to ref his UFC 200 bout opposite Daniel Cormier, CM Punk thinks it's not far fetched for him to get a UFC title shot, Bellator Dynamite 2 results are in and more. We examine these issues on the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Jun 29 2016

1hr 28mins

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Rank #8: UFC 218 Results: Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo 2 | Post-Fight Special

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At UFC 218, Max Holloway retained his featherweight strap against Jose Aldo in their rematch. In the co-main event, Francis Ngannou delivered a terrifying knockout (KO) of Alistair Overeem. Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje went to war, Henry Cejudo used grappling dominance to control Sergio Pettis, Tecia Torres turned in a strong performance against Michelle Waterson and more. This is the UFC 218 Post-Fight Special.

Dec 03 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #9: Live Chat: Jon Jones. Brock Lesnar USADA tests, UFC on FOX 20 preview and more

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UFC heavyweight Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones have been flagged by USADA for potential violations, Lesnar both in and out-of-competition. So had Chad Mendes. UFC on FOX 20 is this weekend as is Bellator 159. We'll talk about these issues and more on the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Jul 21 2016

1hr 29mins

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Rank #10: Live Chat: UFC 200 Main Event, UFC 197 Recap And More

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At UFC 197, Jon Jones defeated Ovince St. Preux to win the interim light heavyweight title. At UFC 200, he'll face Daniel Cormier. Conor McGregor's next move isn't clear and Benson Henderson's loss to Andrey Koreshkov has raised interesting questions.

Apr 27 2016

1hr 28mins

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Live Chat: Hardy-Dean, Khabib-Gaethje, McGregor, Volkanovski, Shahbazyan

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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, balancing work-social life, what Jon Jones might be up to these days and more.

This is episode 44 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Jul 31 2020

1hr 36mins

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Live Chat: Till-Whittaker, Sean O'Malley's Next Steps, MMA Stereotypes

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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 Team and much more.

This is episode 43 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Jul 24 2020

1hr 40mins

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UFC 251 Post-Fight Special

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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. Elsewhere on the pay-per-view main card is a strawweight battle between former champions Rose Namajunas defeated Jessica Andrade via split decision and at flyweight Amanda Ribas submitted Paige VanZant via first round armbar.

On the preliminary card, Jiri Prochazka defeated Volkan Oezdimir via second-round KO, Muslim Salikhov defeated Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, Makwan Amirkhani choked out Danny Henry, Leonardo Santos defeated Roman Bogatov and much more.

This is my UFC 251 Post-Fight Special.

Jul 12 2020

1hr 20mins

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Live Chat: UFC 251 Preview, Jorge Masvidal's Future, Mike Perry

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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 and USADA and whatever else is on your mind.

This is episode 41 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Jul 11 2020

1hr 29mins

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Live Chat: Poirier-Hooker Preview, Usman and Wittman, PVZ's Future

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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 between Sean O'Malley and Petr Yan, examine the possibility of Jon Jones starting a fighters' union and more.

This is episode 39 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Jun 27 2020

1hr 31mins

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Live Chat: Poirier-Hooker Preview, Usman and Wittman, PVZ's Future

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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 between Sean O'Malley and Petr Yan, examine the possibility of Jon Jones starting a fighters' union and more.

This is episode 39 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Jun 27 2020

1hr 31mins

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Live Chat: UFC Fighter Pay, McGregor/Masvidal Return, Garbrandt vs. O'Malley

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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 the UFC's picture now that UFC 251 through UFC 253 don't have them as part of the fight cards, what Max Holloway might need to do in terms of a different approach in the rematch with Alexander Volkanovski and more.

This is episode 37 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Jun 13 2020

1hr 30mins

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UFC 250 Post-Fight Special

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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 fight between Aljamain Sterling and Cory Sandhagen didn't last long as Sterling scored a dominant and early first-round rear naked choke submission victory. Elsewhere on the main card, Neil Magny scored a workmanlike decision over Anthony Rocco Martin and Sean O'Malley scored a first-round one-punch walkoff knockout (KO) over longtime veteran Eddie Wineland.

On the preliminary portion of the card, Alex Caceres outclassed Chase Hooper, Ian Heinisch quickly dispatched Gerald Meerschart, Cody Stamann scored a hard-fought decision victory over Brian Kelleher, Herbert Burns quickly submitted Evan Dunham, Maki Pitolo TKO'd Charles Byrd and much more.

This is my UFC 250 post-fight special.

Jun 07 2020

1hr 16mins

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Live Chat: Woodley-Burns, Masvidal-Diaz 2, GOAT Debate, Colby-ATT

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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 following a case of police misconduct, Jon Jones becoming the consensus best fighter and more.

This is episode 35 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

May 30 2020

1hr 34mins

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Live Chat: Jones vs. Ngannou, Sandhagen-Sterling, Smith Stoppage, Rogan/Spotify

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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 exclusively to Spotify and more.

This is episode 34 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

May 25 2020

1hr 28mins

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Live Chat: Tony Ferguson, Gaethje-Khabib, Cormier-Ngannou & More

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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, the lack of a proper stoppage in Glover Teixeira vs. Anthony Smith and much more.

This is episode 33 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

May 16 2020

1hr 17mins

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UFC 249 Post-Fight Special: Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje

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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 Ngannou also demolished Jairzinho Rozenstruik in short order, Calvin Kattar scored a vicious elbow TKO win over Jeremy Stephens. To open the pay-per-view main card, Greg Hardy earned an uninspiring decision over Yorgan De Castro.

Elsewhere on the fight card, Anthony Pettis defeated Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision, Carla Esparza got past Michelle Waterson, Alexei Oleinik defeated Fabricio Werdum via split decision, Vicente Luque won his rematch with Niko Price via TKO, Bryce Mitchell put on a dominant grappling display to best Charles Rosa and more.

This is my UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje Post-Fight Special.

May 10 2020

1hr 26mins

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Live Chat: UFC 249 Preview, Next for Khabib, Interim Titles

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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 and other places and much more.

This is episode 32 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

May 09 2020

1hr 22mins

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Live Chat: UFC on ESPN, UFC Champs, Bisping vs. Till, Luke Rockhold

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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 the half-point scoring system, whether any MMA version of 'The Last Dance' documentary on Michael Jordan and the Bulls could take place and much more.

This is episode 31 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

May 02 2020

1hr 22mins

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Live Chat: UFC 249, Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen, Tyron Woodley at Middleweight

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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 champion, the potential return of Luke Rockhold and more.

This is episode 30 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Apr 25 2020

1hr 37mins

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Live Chat: UFC May 9, Scott Coker, MMA Media, The Mountain Deadlift

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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 comeback and much more.

This is episode 29 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Apr 17 2020

1hr 26mins

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Live Chat: UFC 249's Postponement, State of MMA, Quarantine Routine

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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.

This is episode 28 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Apr 11 2020

1hr 31mins

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Live Chat: UFC 249 Updates, Khabib-Tony Options, Coronavirus Media Coverage

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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 and much more.

This is episode 27 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Apr 04 2020

1hr 43mins

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Live Chat: Jon Jones Arrest Fallout, 165lbs Division, Top Comedians

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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. Tony Ferguson and the pandemic plus more.

I also have an announcement of sorts at the top of the show.

This is episode 26 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Mar 28 2020

1hr 37mins

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Live Chat: Dana White, Coronavirus News, Working From Home

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Today on the podcast, we'll talk about Dana White vs. the media, the latest in Covid-19 (coronavirus) news and how it's impacting the sports world, working from home habits, the latest on Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson, U.S. senators selling stocks ahead of an outbreak (insider trading) and much more.

This is episode 25 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Mar 20 2020

1hr 19mins

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iTunes Ratings

279 Ratings
Average Ratings
259
6
3
2
9

My Favorite Fight Channel

By Treyh007 - May 21 2018
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Right up there with Rogan and Chael MMA channels! Luke’s podcast is one of my Favs......

Love it

By dillyhunz - Nov 30 2017
Read more
Best MMA breakdown I’ve ever heard, wish he did a BJJ show as well