Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell are out promoting their trilogy fight with Oscar De La Hoya as the promoter. The problem? They have no contract, there is no venue or date. Chael Sonnen breaks down MMA newest fight promotion on his You’re Welcome podcast.



UFC Unfiltered UF197: Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman Call In Ahead of Their UFC Chile Main Event Bout



“The Nigerian Nightmare” Kamaru Usman calls in and talks about fighting short-notice opponent Demian Maia in the main event of UFC Fight Night Chile, being excited to fight a higher-ranked opponent, physically disliking Colby Covington, how he matches up with Tyron Woodley, and a lot more. Then, #5 UFC Welterweight contender Demian Maia joins the show and discusses stepping in for the injured Santiago Ponzinibbio against Kamaru Usman, helping spread awareness of MMA to more South American countries like Chile, what went wrong in his last fight against Colby Covington, his new four-fight UFC contract, and more. Plus, Matt and guest co-host Phoenix Carnevale talk about Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier 2, a UFC Chile preview and picks, and a brand new installment of Matt’s Move Minute featuring Avengers: Infinity War.


Kelvin Gastelum won a close decision against top contender Jacare Souza at UFC Rio and earned himself a title shot against Robert Whittaker. The fight was so close Chael Sonnen did not know who had won after the bell rang.





UFC 224 is in the books and we’ll recap all the action including Amanda Nunes’s win over Raquel Pennington, Lyoto Machida KO’ing Vitor Belfort and more. We’ll also get into a discussion of cornering in MMA and how it can be improved. UFC Chile: Demian Maia vs. Kamaru Usman is Saturday, so we’ll take a look ahead to that and much more, including Chuck Liddell coming out of retirement. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.


Brendan and Mauro Ranallo discuss the featherweight title fight between Gary Russell Jr and Joseph Diaz and the light heavyweight fight between Adonis Stevenson and Badou Jack, a split site event on SHOWTIME.



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.


Mauro Ranallo stops in to discuss his upcoming documentary, mental health, medicinal cannabis, MMA, boxing, WWE 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.


Brendan talks about the rumor mill of possible Vegas dare, location of mega fights, and pros and cons of fighting in Vegas vs. London.



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.