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Luke Thomas

  • joined May 13, 2008
  • last login Jul 31, 2014
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Senior Editor and former Editor-in-Chief of BloodyElbow.com. Current MMA radio host for SiriusXM. Co-host of Spike TV's 'MMA Uncensored Live'. Graduate of The College of William & Mary and former U.S. Marine.

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Rebney did a good job, but wasn't right man for it

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The Bellator Rebney raised repudiated the cash-burning aspects of the IFL-EliteXC-Affliction, but ultimately also came to reject the very things the UFC got right.

Chat Wrap: Rebney, Coker, Kimbo, UFC 174 and more

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Luke Thomas held his weekly live chat on MMA Fighting where today's topics included a recap of UFC 174, the leadership shake-up at Bellator, GLORY 17 and the potential return of Kimbo Slice.

Morning Report: Schaub cries talking Arlovski bout

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Overwhelmed by the emotional support given to him by the listeners of his The Fighter & The Kid podcast, UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub was brought to tears discussing his fight with Andrei...

Signal to Noise: UFC 174's best and worst

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Sometimes when fighters lose, it's because they've reached the limit of their competitive abilities. Criticizing them as if they made a choice not to achieve, as Tyron Woodley has been scolded as...

Morning Report: Edgar wants to make Penn quit

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Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has plenty of motivation for his third fight against B.J. Penn.

Morning Report: Askren taunts retired Nick Diaz

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ONE FC welterweight Ben Askren said he'd be willing to face Nick Diaz if the now-retired welterweight could just 'stay off the pipe' and return to competition.

White on Arlovski-Schaub: 'The fans lost'

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UFC President Dana White slammed both Andrei Arlovski and Brendan Schaub for their UFC 174 performances.

UFC 174 live blog: Johnson vs. Bagautinov

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Follow the Demetrious Johnson vs. Ali Bagautinov fight live at UFC 174 on Saturday night.

UFC 174 live blog: MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley

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Follow the Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley fight live at UFC 174 on Saturday night.

UFC 174 live blog: Bader vs. Cavalcante

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Follow the Ryan Bader vs. Rafael Cavalcante fight live at UFC 174 on Saturday night.

UFC 174 live blog: Arlovski vs. Schaub

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Follow the Andrei Arlovski vs. Brendan Schaub fight live at UFC 174 on Saturday night.

UFC 174 live blog: Ovince St. Preux vs. Ryan Jimmo

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Follow the Ovince St. Preux vs. Ryan Jimmo fight live at UFC 174 on Saturday night.

UFC 174 fight card: What's at stake?

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The UFC knows full well the flyweight division isn't yet in a position to be a big driver of pay-per-view sales, yet they give it and their champion Demetrious Johnson the same kind of treatment...

UFC 174 predictions

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Will Demetrious Johnson be able to get past the hard-hitting Ali Bagautinov? Who is the better fighter: Tyron Woodley or Rory MacDonald?

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Dana White UFC 174 pre-fight scrum video

UFC President Dana White held a pre-fight scrum on Thursday and spoke to the media about Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva, Bellator's pay-per-view, Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva and more.

White interested in potential Diaz-Silva bout

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UFC President Dana White said Anderson Silva isn't coming back until December, but if he wants to face Nick Diaz and Nick Diaz wants to face Silva, White told the media Thursday, "why would I say no?"

Rebney on format change: 'It's purely a positive'

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Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney spoke exclusively to MMA Fighting about the organization's recent change to allow tournament winners to earn title shots without going back into another tournament,...

Bellator makes major adjustment for tourney champs

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While Bellator isn't getting rid of their tournament format, they are making a major adjustment as tournament champions no longer have to re-enter a tournament to earn a title shot.

Chat Wrap: Sonnen, Vitor, TRT, UFC 174 and more

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During his weekly live chat, Luke Thomas discussed a range of topics including Chael Sonnen's failed drug test, the UFC 175 disaster, a UFC 174 preview and host of reader questions and comments.

Signal to Noise: UFC Fight Night 42's best & worst

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If judge Jeff Collins does not have to answer to public scrutiny about a 30-27 scorecard for Diego Sanchez, then there's no circumstance where judges ever will and that's a huge problem.

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Swanson: 'A title fight for me is inevitable'

UFC featherweight contender Cub Swanson spoke to the media on Saturday night on UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov and told them he believes, no matter what, he's going to get a title shot in...

Bryan Caraway says he apologized for the fish hook of Erik Perez

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UFC bantamweight Bryan Caraway defeated Erik 'Goyito' Perez on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov, but controversy erupted afterwards when it was discovered he fish hooked Perez during the bout. On Facebook afterwards, Caraway responded saying he didn't mean to and even apologized to Perez when he was told he had.

Sanchez, Pearson both adamant they won their fight

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Diego Sanchez won the judges' decision against Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 42 on Saturday night, but many observers believe Pearson is the rightful winner. At the post-fight press conference,...

UFC Fight Night live blog: Henderson vs. Khabilov

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Follow the Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov fight live at UFC Fight Night 42 on Saturday night.

UFC Fight Night 42 live blog: Sanchez vs. Pearson

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Follow the Diego Sanchez vs. Ross Pearson fight live at UFC Fight Night 42 on Saturday night.

UFC Fight Night 42 live blog: Dodson vs. Moraga

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Follow the John Dodson vs. John Moraga fight live at UFC Fight Night 42 on Saturday night.

UFC Fight Night 42 live blog: dos Anjos vs. High

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Follow the Rafael dos Anjos vs. Jason High fight live at UFC Fight Night 42 on Saturday night.

UFC Fight Night 42 live blog: Edwards vs. Hallmann

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Follow the Yves Edwards vs. Piotr Hallmann fight live at UFC Fight Night 42 on Saturday night.

UFC Fight Night 42 live blog: Perez vs. Caraway

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Follow the Erik Perez vs. Bryan Caraway fight live at UFC Fight Night 42 on Saturday night.

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