Brendan talks breaking MMA & boxing events/news and recaps Bellator 198. Also, Deontay Wilder’s $50 million dollar offer to fight Anthony Joshua, Nick Diaz vs Michael Bisping, Nate vs GSP, Ben Askren, Tyson Fury, Nick Newell, Conor’s punishment from the UFC, the NFL draft, Netflix’s Rachel Dolezal documentary, fan questions and more.



BELOW THE BELT explores the intersection of combat sports and pop culture through the eyes of former fighter, comedian and red carpet host Brendan Schaub. The program discusses the latest news in combat sports and pop culture, with Schaub delivering candid thoughts in his unique and unfiltered style. Below the Belt features interviews with the biggest names in combat sports and entertainment, road trips, fight camp visits, sketches, animation and pop-culture spoofs.




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.


The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday’s show:


  • 1:00 p.m. ET — Frankie Edgar will discuss why he’s returning to fight in Atlantic City next month.
  • 1:25 p.m. — Cub Swanson will talk about re-signing with UFC and his upcoming rematch against Edgar.
  • 1:45 p.m. — Volkan Oezdemir will preview his UFC Chile bout against Shogun Rua.
  • 2:05 p.m. — Bellator rising star James Gallagher will discuss his recent injury and discuss what’s next.
  • 2:25 p.m. — Kamaru Usman will preview his UFC Chile main event against Santiago Ponzinibbio.
  • 2:45 p.m. — Brad Smuckler, a certified public accountant who worked for the UFC for over a decade, will talk about CPA4MMA and how fighters can be more financially responsible.
  • 3:05 p.m. — Paul Craig will discuss his recent last-second victory and new UFC contract.
  • 3:25 p.m. — Benson Henderson will look ahead to his Bellator 196 main event against Roger Huerta.
  • 3:45 p.m. — Michael Chandler will talk about his new Bellator 197 main event against Brandon Girtz.
  • 4:05 p.m. — UFC heavyweight prospect Tai Tuivasa will preview his UFC 225 fight against Andrei Arlovski.
  • 4:25 p.m. — Cage Warriors bantamweight champion Nathaniel Wood will talk about his recent KO victory and what’s next for him.
  • 4:45 p.m. — The MMA (After) Hour will air exclusively on Twitter. We’ll showcase Ric’s Picks and answer your questions sent via the hashtag #themmahour.


Michael Chandler vs. Brent Primus face off for the Bellator lightweight belt. Chael Sonnen gives his take on this episode of Beyond the Fight.