Luke Thomas returns for a new installment of the MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse to discuss the fallout of UFC 156 in particular the implications of losses by Alistair Overeem and Rashad Evans and the decision to book Anthony Pettis vs. Jose Aldo. We also talk about Greg Jackson coaching the Bellator reality show on Spike TV along with Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock and Joe Warren and the World Series of Fighting's deal with NBC.
m back with another installment of the MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse. The prodigal Luke Thomas returns to talk about UFC 156, Bellator vs the UFC and World Series of Fighting on NBC Sports.
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Topics covered include:
* The fallout from UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar
Namely what losses on the part of Alistair Overeem and Rashad Evans do to the UFC's prospect for booking big fights. Luke wouldn't be surprised if they go ahead and book Rashad Evans vs. Anderson Silva based on the Chael Sonnen vs. Jon Jones precedent.
* Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis for the FW title
Is this the right fight with the Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung and Ricardo Lamas having seemingly earned shots at Aldo while Pettis has not even fought at 145lbs?
* Bellator vs. the UFC
The news that Greg Jackson would be joining Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock and Joe Warren as a coach on Fight Master, Spike TV's new MMA reality show featuring Bellator fighters came mid-way through the show. We recover from our shock and discuss the implications.