Georges St-Pierre (GSP): The Best to Ever Do It | SiriusXM | Luke Thomas

Georges St-Pierre (GSP) retired on Thursday in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In my judgement, he’s not merely the best fighter ever in mixed martial arts (MMA) history, but had one of the best-executed professional careers we’ve ever seen. From his debut to ascension to reign to sabbatical to return to retirement, no one has ever done it quite like GSP. Read More →

Firas Zahabi Interview: GSP vs. Khabib, Retirement Thoughts and More | SiriusXM | Luke Thomas

Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre retired Thursday. To discuss his career, I spoke with longtime trainer and friend Firas Zahabi. We discuss how a prospective fight opposite UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov would have gone, whether GSP is the greatest fighter of all time, his thoughts on GSP’s retirement, top moments from camps and fights and more.Read More →

How Will Cain Velasquez Look Against Francis NGannou? | SiriusXM | Luke Thomas

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez faces off against Francis NGannou in the main event of UFC on ESPN 1. How will he look after a long layoff and a near retirement from the sport? I examined his fight against Travis Browne at UFC 200, Velasquez’s last fight, to see if there are any lessons to learn. Ditto for NGannou’s rematch against Curtis Blaydes and defeat to Stipe Miocic.Read More →

UFC on ESPN 1 and Bellator 216 Preview With Jimmy Smith | SiriusXM | Luke Thomas

UFC on ESPN 1 and Bellator 216 take place this weekend and former UFC and Bellator commentator and SiriusXM host Jimmy Smith joined me to preview both fight cards. We break down the main events of both (Cain Velasquez vs. Francis Ngannou, Michael ‘Venom’ Page vs. Paul Daley), whether Mirko CroCop will win his rematch against Roy Nelson, Paul Felder and James Vick looking to get back on the winning track and more.Read More →

How to Rate Israel Adesanya | SiriusXM | Luke Thomas

After UFC 234, should our assessment of Israel Adesanya downgrade his standing? Is he overrated? While it’s entirely understandable his contemporaries like Chris Weidman and Paulo Costa would believe so, the argument upon close inspection misses the forest for the trees. Anderson Silva did show some vulnerabilities Adesanya might have, but the overall upside he demonstrated is the bigger story.Read More →

Nick Diaz Just Wants to Party

Anderson Silva told the media following UFC 234 that there was the possibility he could face Nick Diaz if or when the UFC return to Brazil. Nick Diaz subsequently made a statement on social media that he was uninterested in hurting anyone, but rather, preferred to party. In this video, I argue that his absence from fighting might be lamentable, but it’s entirely understandable.Read More →

Robert Whittaker Injured, Out of UFC 234!

According to UFC President Dana White, UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is out of his bout with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 234. The previous co-main event, Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva, is now the main event. Whittaker reportedly suffered a hernia and there is no timetable for his return as of this time.Read More →

TJ Dillashaw Should Fight Marlon Moraes Next | SiriusXM | Luke Thomas

Who should TJ Dillashaw, the UFC bantamweight champion fight next? While I make no predictions about how it will go, I argue Marlon Moraes should get the next opportunity after his TKO of Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fortaleza. A rematch with Henry Cejudo wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world, but it shouldn’t be next.Read More →

UFC on ESPN Pacing Is So Great

One thing is clear: the UFC broadcast pacing on ESPN and ESPN+ is a categorical improvement over FS1’s treatment. In both UFC Brooklyn and UFC Fortaleza, UFC and ESPN trimmed a lot of broadcast fat for their streaming product, making for a much more enjoyable fan experience. Read More →