A United Airlines flight from Houston to New York saw a passenger forced by a flight attendant to put her dog – who was in a TSA-approved carrying case – in the overhead compartment. During the course of the three-hour flight, the dog died, leaving the owners horrified and despondent. While this story itself is unbearably tragic, combined with other notably horrific incidents, it also underscores how there’s not enough competition in the airline industry, Americans have grown accustomed to being abused and over policed and why reform of the industry is so desperately needed.


Having worked the door in several bars, I’ve seen some reasonably crazy things. Having been a waiter, I’ve dealt with some wild people. I tell some of my stories on the air as well as take calls from listeners who share their perspectives.



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


Would Georges St-Pierre vs. Conor McGregor be a bigger pay-per-view success than the boxing-MMA crossover fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor? GSP’s coach Firas Zahabi believes it might be possible. In this clip from my radio show, I explain why the data likely doesn’t support that idea.



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


At UFC 222, UFC featherweights Brian Ortega and Frankie Edgar will face off in the co-main event. In this clip from an interview in studio on my radio show, Brendan Schaub tells a story about how Ortega got into jiu-jitsu, but nearly had to quit if it wasn’t for Rener Gracie intervening. Because of Gracie, Ortega has gone on to become a successful jiu-jitsu black belt, instructor, MMA fighter and more.



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




After Nick Newell, a congenital amputee, came out of retirement and defeated Sonny Luque at LFA 35, questions are swirling again if he’s worthy of an opportunity to fight in the UFC. What does the footage tell us about answering these questions? What about the loss to Justin Gaethje in WSOF? Is he UFC level and what does that even mean? We try to answer these and more on the Monday Morning Analyst with Luke Thomas.


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.



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


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.