Why hasn’t the NBA ever had a performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) scandal? Individual players have occasionally been caught for various small infractions, but there’s never been a major BALCO-type scandal. How is that possible? Spencer Lund, a writer for Complex magazine, explored the topic. In his estimation, a big reason is the NBA’s players’ union, but are there other factors in play? In this interview from my radio show, we discuss the reasons.



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Former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub stopped by on Thursday to discuss his new Showtime program ‘Below the Belt’. We discussed how he got the show, how it might evolve, his podcasts (The Fighter and the Kid, Below the Belt), working with E! Entertainment, his stand-up comedy tour and more.



The Luke Thomas Show airs weekdays, 3 to 6pm ET, on SiriusXM RUSH, channel 93.




Today on the podcast, we’ll recap the results from UFC 222 including Cris Cyborg’s win, Brian Ortega defeating Frankie Edgar, Mackenzie Dern’s UFC debut and more. We’ll get into boxer Canelo Alvarez’s run in with a PED infraction for clenbuterol. We’ll also talk about Georges St-Pierre’s (GSP) potential return to the Octagon and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.


Brendan Schaub – former UFC heavyweight, podcaster (The Fighter and the Kid, Below the Belt), stand-up comedian – stopped by my radio show on Thursday. In this clip, we discuss the lightweight triangle of Conor McGregor vs. Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov and who is the worst match-up for each fighter.



The Luke Thomas Show airs weekdays, 3 to 6pm ET, on SiriusXM RUSH, channel 93.


Olympian, strongman, powerlifter and former WWE wrestler Mark Henry joined me on Thursday to preview the Arnold Classic 2018 Strongman competition. This year’s battle won’t feature Eddie Hall, but Thor Bjornsson (‘The Mountain’ from Game of Thrones) and Brian Shaw are back and likely to be the top two contenders. We also discuss the use of the Rogue elephant bar for the deadlift competition, the future of strength sports and more.



The Luke Thomas Show airs weekdays, 3 to 6pm ET, on SiriusXM RUSH, channel 93.