UFC vs Bellator, Fox vs Spike – MMA Tete-A-Tete w/ Luke Thomas & Kid Nate

Kid Nate of BloodyElbow.com is joined by Luke Thomas of http for an MMA Tete-A-Tete discussion of the recent UFC ratings on FX and FOX, our predictions for the ratings for the Johnson vs. Dodson Flyweight title fight on Fox TV. and the ratings for Bellator’s first two installments on Spike TV.

11 comments on “UFC vs Bellator, Fox vs Spike – MMA Tete-A-Tete w/ Luke Thomas & Kid Nate”

  1. David Brush says:

    Yep, you got it, he signed on the dotted line knowing that. You guys have rightfully pointed out a number of times how competition between big fight organizations is good for the fans and the fighters, so I hope that someday we’ll see that competition trickle down to some of the more restrictive contract clauses the big promotions have made standard. Even things like the right to cut a signed mid-contract fighter after 1 loss doesn’t quite smell right either to me, but it seems standard.

  2. MMANationDotCom says:

    ? Luke was saying the talent on Bellator > the talent in TUF. I don’t think that’s arguable. He wasn’t saying Bellator has better talent than the UFC, just the TUF casts. And he even said it was close.

  3. MMANationDotCom says:

    agreed but he signed the contract with the matching period and rather than sitting it out he started taking offers, knowing that if Bellator matched he’d have to return.

  4. Denis Horvat says:

    I know he works for spike

  5. henrooo says:

    Hey, he does work for Spike. It’s like a Fox News presenter –there’s an unwritten rule where you have to take digs at the other side.

  6. phantom5691 says:

    welcome back Luke!

  7. Denis Horvat says:

    come on Luke !! Bellator has better talent ?!!! are you fucking kidding me

  8. MikeCampbellMusic says:

    I’m glad your putting the effort in to bring Luke back, Nate! You guys got to keep this tete-a-tete a regular thing. 🙂

  9. BigGee614 says:

    really great coverage, glad I found this chanel

  10. David Brush says:

    Great as always, guys. I agree with you both on the shadiness of the UFC making unclear contractual promises. But I also think it’s outright shabby that we have a fighter who completed a term with one company, and he now desperately wants to leave and work for a different company but isn’t able to. I know restrictive contracts are sometimes part of pro sports, but it still doesn’t feel right. Upon fulfillment of a contract, I’d like to see fighters have the choice to work elsewhere if they want

  11. Oram22 says:

    I always believed you Luke 🙂

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