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 with Luke Thomas.
At UFC Glendale, Dustin Poirier scored a stoppage win over Justin Gaethje in the main event. It was a Fight of the Year contender and both fighters fought ably, but the loss also raises questions about the damage Gaethje’s future. In addition, in examining the fights with both Poirier and Eddie Alvarez, are there lessons to be drawn about the strengths and weaknesses of Gaethje’s style? We’ll answer that with Luke Thomas on the Monday Morning Analyst.
On today’s episode of the podcast, we’ll recap the results from UFC 223, examine the win by Khabib Nurmagomedov, try to look ahead to UFC Glendale, discuss Conor McGregor’s future, Brock Lesnar’s eventual return to the UFC, Bellator 197 and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.
At UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Al Iaquinta by lopsided unanimous decision. On today’s podcast, we’ll grade his performance. While some believe ‘The Eagle’ looked vulnerable and will fare poorly against Conor McGregor or Tony Ferguson. Others, however, believe he was as dominant as ever. What’s the truth? We’ll look at both the numbers and the tape to get to the truth. This is the Monday Morning Analyst with Luke Thomas.
At UFC 223, Max Holloway is going to try to become a two-weight world champion when he faces Khabib Nurmagomedov. Can he get the job done on short notice? We’ll discuss. Plus, Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin (GGG) has been cancelled as well as Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit. What’s going on? We’ll also dig into Bellator 196’s Benson Henderson vs. Roger Huerta. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.
Max Holloway faces Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 223. It is a virtual certainty Nurmagomedov is going to get Holloway down, but that wouldn’t be an accurate reflection of Holloway’s takedown defense. By any sober and informed assessment, ‘Blessed’ has excellent takedown defense. Yet…