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June 4, 2020
Brian Campbell talks with the man behind The Undertaker, Mark Calloway, on his new WWE Network docuseries "Undertaker: The Last Ride," and why he chose to open up after 30-plus years in pro wrestling. Calloway relives how the ending of The Undertaker's WrestleMania streak came to be, how his character survived the ever-changing landscape of the business and how his relationship with Vince McMahon evolved. Plus, Taker shares the story of the best rib VKM ever played on him and what he has in mind for the perfect way to end his legendary career. ----------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 4, 2020
Brian Campbell talks with the man behind The Undertaker, Mark Calaway, on his new WWE Network docuseries "Undertaker: The Last Ride," and why he chose to open up after 30-plus years in pro wrestling. Calaway relives how the ending of The Undertaker's WrestleMania streak came to be, how his character survived the ever-changing landscape of the business and how his relationship with Vince McMahon evolved. Plus, Taker shares the story of the best rib VKM ever played on him and what he has in mind for the perfect way to end his legendary career. ----------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 3, 2020
Brian Campbell is joined by UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans to break down the war of words between Jon Jones and UFC president Dana White, including Jones' future at light heavyweight and whether the time is right to push for more money. The guys also recap Gilbert Burns' breakout win at UFC Vegas and set the stage for Saturday's UFC 250 card featuring Amanda Nunes and a trio of must-see bantamweight bouts. Plus, two-division Bellator champion Ryan Bader talks about his career resurgence of winning the Heavyweight Grand Prix and which big-money fights interest him most. ----------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew react to news of boxing’s return in Las Vegas on June 9 and debate which parts of the sport’s flawed business structure might improve because of the quarantine. The guys also sort out the latest call outs for 53-year-old Mike Tyson to fight again and ponder how DAZN’s rumored financial issues might impact the sport’s broadcasting landscape. ------------------------------ 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat   For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2020
Brian Campbell chats with a four-pack or fighters who will square off at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night card in Las Vegas. First up is Gilbert Burns discussing his welterweight bout against Tyron Woodley (10:52). Next up Kaitlyn Chookagian on why any drama of fighting the Shevchenko sisters in back-to-back is overplayed (25:02). Former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley vows he has no pressure entering main event against Gilbert Burns (37:21). Plus, Antonina Shevchenko on fighting out of the shadow of her champion sister and much more (53:35). ------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2020
Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans break down the latest news in the MMA world. There are reports that a Kamaru Usman vs Conor McGregor could be the next fight for the welterweight title. Does this fight make any sense? Could Conor McGregor handle the size of Kamaru Usman (7:00)? Will Jorge Masvidal fight Nate Diaz next (15:43)? Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou take to twitter to lobby for a fight but Dana White seems to have other plans. Does Jon Jones deserve the money he is asking for to fight Ngannou (23:05)? Mike Tyson is training for a potential comeback.. and that means the guys at BKFC are offering up big money for a potential Mike Tyson vs Wanderlei Silva fight (35:02). Rashad and Brian discuss Henry Cejudo's retirement (42:01). PLUS a full preview of UFC Fight Night Tyron Woodley vs Gilbert Burns (56:30). ---------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2020
Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans break down the latest news in the MMA world. There are reports that a Kamaru Usman vs Conor McGregor could be the next fight for the welterweight title. Does this fight make any sense? Could Conor McGregor handle the size of Kamaru Usman (7:00)? Will Jorge Masvidal fight Nate Diaz next (15:43)? Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou take to twitter to lobby for a fight but Dana White seems to have other plans. Does Jon Jones deserve the money he is asking for to fight Ngannou (23:05)? Mike Tyson is training for a potential comeback.. and that means the guys at BKFC are offering up big money for a potential Mike Tyson vs Wanderlei Silva fight (35:02). Rashad and Brian discuss Henry Cejudo's retirement (42:01). PLUS a full preview of UFC Fight Night Tyron Woodley vs Gilbert Burns (56:30). ---------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2020
Brian Campbell is joined by longtime show favorite and YouTube gambling expert Richard Dwyer to talk his unique celebrity along with his boxing takes on Tyson Fury's historic significance, who is the pound-for-pound king, which great welterweights could've beaten Floyd Mayweather and more. Plus, Rafe Bartholomew drops by to look at how UFC's recent success could open the door for boxing's comeback and discusses his controversial decision to sit out of the Dwyer interview. He jacked, folks. --------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat   For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer "Suga" Rashad Evans react to the latest MMA headlines including Jon Jones teasing his interest in a heavyweight bout against Francis Ngannou. The guys break down big wins from Alistair Overeem, Claudia Gadelha and Dan Ige at UFC Jacksonville and debate the merits of damage versus activity in fight scoring. Plus, reaction to the May 30 UFC main event pairing Tyron Woodley against Gilbert Burns and a final examination following "The Last Dance" of how Michael Jordan's mindset can be adapted into daily life. ----------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer "Suga" Rashad Evans react to the latest MMA headlines including Jon Jones teasing his interest in a heavyweight bout against Francis Ngannou. The guys break down big wins from Alistair Overeem, Claudia Gadelha and Dan Ige at UFC Jacksonville and debate the merits of damage versus activity in fight scoring. Plus, reaction to the May 30 UFC main event pairing Tyron Woodley against Gilbert Burns and a final examination following "The Last Dance" of how Michael Jordan's mindset can be adapted into daily life. ----------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer "Suga" Rashad Evans look at the fallout from UFC Fight Night Teixeira vs Smith (1:30). Why didn't Anthony Smith's corner stop the fight before the fifth round (5:30)? What's next for Glover Teixeira (14:30)? What is next for Ben Rothwell after defeating OSP (21:20)? Plus full breakdown of the rest of UFC Fight Night Teixeira vs Smith (23:30). Calvin Kattar stops by to discuss his big win at UFC 249 and much more (36:40). The guys finish up by giving you a full preview of UFC Fight Night Overeem vs Harris (52:50). ------------------------------------- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2020
Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer "Suga" Rashad Evans look at the fallout from a wild UFC 249 card, including Justin Gaethje's breakthrough win and Henry Cejudo's retirement (24:43). Does Conor McGregor's Twitter rant suggest he can crash the lightweight title party (16:33)? The guys preview Wednesday's UFC Fight Night card in Jacksonville (1:13:50) and Bellator heavyweight Matt Mitrione stops by to relive his run through the Grand Prix heavyweight tournament (57:05). --------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2020
Brian Campbell reacts moments after an exciting UFC 249 card comes to a close as Justin Gaethje captured the interim lightweight title with a savage victory over Tony Ferguson. What are Gaethje's chances against Khabib Nurmagomedov? Where does Ferguson go from there? BC also looks at Henry Cejudo's big win and surprise retirement, along with a scary knockout from Francis Ngannou over Jair Rozenstruik. Plus, how well did the UFC do in keeping their fighters safe while presenting an entertaining product despite an empty arena? ----------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 8, 2020
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew react to Conor McGregor's viral tweet about a boxing match with Oscar De La Hoya that started with a debate on last week's podcast. Could the fight really happen? Who would win (2:37)? The guys also hit up the latest boxing headlines including Mike Tyson being offered $20 million by BKFC to fight (25:20), Tyson Fury's father calling "Iron Mike" out (31:12) and Gennadiy Golovkin's hard stance against a Canelo Alvarez trilogy (46:55). Plus, pro wrestling legend Jim Ross stops by to talk why working in AEW without Vince McMahon in his ear has been so liberating, partying with Ric Flair and how he's adjusting as a widow during quarantine (1:09:15). --------------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 6, 2020
Brian Campbell chats with a few of the major players ahead of Saturday's UFC 249 card and catches up with heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic about who he hopes will win the Francis Ngannou-Jair Rozenstruik bout (28:08). UFC president Dana White relives the struggle that went into making this card a reality and addresses his critics who say his motivation was financial. White updates the latest on Fight Island and whether it's possible we see Jorge Masvidal-Conor McGregor in 2020 (5:25). Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone shares the mental barriers that prevented him from "showing up" against McGregor and his opponent (38:56), Anthony Pettis, talks about what fans can expect when two all-action legends square off (17:40). Plus, Miocic shares tales from the frontlines of the pandemic and gives his take on whether Daniel Cormier will get the trilogy fight he's after. -------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 5, 2020
Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans get you ready with a full breakdown of UFC 249. The guys start at the top of the card and break down each fight and give their expert picks... Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje (1:55), Henry Cejudo vs Dominick Cruz (19:58), Francis Ngannou vs Jair Rozenstruik (30:40), Calvin Kattar vs Jeremy Stephens (40:45), Greg Hardy vs Yorgan De Castro (44:10), Donald Cerrone vs Anthony Pettis (46:58), PLUS full breakdown of the rest of the prelims (51:35). --------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 4, 2020
In the second installment of 'Storytime with Rashad' Brian Campbell sits down with UFC Hall of Famer 'Suga' Rashad Evans to relive his career and break down his first four fights in the UFC. After winning 'The Ultimate Fighter: Season 2' and signing a UFC contract, Rashad took four fights in under 300 days. Rashad began making a name for himself by defeating Sam Hoger in his first UFC fight in the light heavyweight division (14:00). Next up was TUF Season 1 runner-up Stephan Bonnar, who many expected to run through Rashad (36:40). Heading into the Jason Lambert fight, Rashad was facing a ton of scrutiny about his lack of finishing ability... How did the lack of respect fuel Rashad ahead of this fight (61:30)? We finish off the episode with arguably Rashad's most famous head-kick KO of Sean Salmon. What was it like headlining his first UFC event and winning the knockout of the night bonus (1:13:45)? Tune in to 'Storytime with Rashad Evans Part Two: Bursting on the scene' for stories that have never been heard before. ----------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 30, 2020
Brian Campbell is joined by Golden Boy CEO and Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya to get his thoughts about when boxing might be able to return. De La Hoya looks at the economic impact of the current pandemic and whether he agrees with old nemesis Dana White's boldness in getting the UFC back on track. Plus, Rafe Bartholomew reacts to Sergio Martinez's comeback at 45 and whether Errol Spence Jr. is right in saying he could beat a prime Floyd Mayweather. ------------------------ 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat   For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 28, 2020
Brian Campbell reacts to Dana White's announcement that UFC 249 will take place on May 9 with the first of three cards in eight days. Has White's war with the media got in the way of important newsgathering? How loaded is the card as a whole and should Amanda Nunes face criticism for pulling out? BC also chats with Bellator MMA stars Michael Chandler and Aaron Pico about dealing with the quarantine and what's next for both including Chandler's impending free agency and why he feels he is best fit to defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov. ------------------------------ 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 24, 2020
In case you missed it UFC Hall of Famer Suga Rashad Evans sat down with UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman to discuss everything from how his quarantine is going to what it would take for him to fight Jorge Masvidal at UFC 249. --------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 23, 2020
Brian Campbell attempts to break the quarantine monotony with a fun boxing episode which includes an interview with legendary horror and B-movie reviewer Joe Bob Briggs to relive the 1990s and preview his collaboration with pro wrestling star Chris Jericho. Rafe Bartholomew drops by to update the latest boxing headlines including some bold assertions from welterweight champion Terence Crawford, Canelo Alvarez setting a future retirement date and the COVID-19 deaths of two figures close to the sport. Rafe also pulls back the curtain to answer the difficult questions in the debut of SOC's 20for20 segment. ------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat   For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 21, 2020
Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans kick off 5 rounds with Rashad by addressing Amanda Nunes' comments to Brian about her potential fight on the May 9th UFC card. Is Amanda Making the right decision? The guys discuss Dana White's plans for a massive UFC card for the return. Are we too far ahead of ourselves or is Dana who we need to get sports to return. Lyman Good tests positive for COVID-19 but is feeling much better. Are there other fighters that are positive? Finally the guys touch on Jon Jones' comments about Anthony Smith. Following 5 rounds with Rashad BC sits down with Demetrious Johnson.......... Following the Mighty Mouse interview Chael Sonnen stops by to talk about life in quarantine and discuss Bellator MMA Recharged on CBSSN. ------------------------------ 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 21, 2020
Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans kick off 5 rounds with Rashad by addressing Amanda Nunes' comments to Brian about her potential fight on the May 9th UFC card. Is Amanda Making the right decision? The guys discuss Dana White's plans for a massive UFC card for the return. Are we too far ahead of ourselves or is Dana who we need to get sports to return. Lyman Good tests positive for COVID-19 but is feeling much better. Are there other fighters that are positive? Finally the guys touch on Jon Jones' comments about Anthony Smith. Following 5 rounds with Rashad BC sits down with Demetrious Johnson. Following the Mighty Mouse interview Chael Sonnen stops by to talk about life in quarantine and discuss Bellator MMA Recharged on CBSSN. ------------------------------ 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 16, 2020
Brian Campbell is joined by unbeaten unified 140-pound champion Josh Taylor to talk how he is staying ready to fight during the global pandemic. Taylor shares which big-name fighters he is targeting after signing with Top Rank and how the messy breakup with his former manager and trainer has affected him (35:07). Boxing manager Chris Jay stops by to share how fans can help support fighters financially during the quarantine through his work with Contenders Clothing (1:05:22). Plus, superfan Alex Godinez reacts to the overwhelming praise he has received from the "Deep Dive on the Drop" segment debut and what's next for his future with the SOC (18:11). -------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat   For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 14, 2020
Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans address the fallout from the cancellation of UFC 249 and try to piece together a timeline for when MMA might realistically return. Will UFC president Dana White be remembered as a hero or villain for his role in concocting a mysterious Fight Island? Which current fighter would make the best replacement when White one day retires? Plus, Rashad shares his quarantine tips for survival and shares a story about needing to use his MMA skills in regular life after being jumped in a hotel. ------------------------ 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 9, 2020
Brian Campbell and Brandon Wise provide immediate reaction to Disney and ESPN's decision not to move forward with the April 18 UFC 249 card by telling Dana White to "stand down" amid safety concerns during the coronavirus outbreak. Can White's reckless ways be justified? Are they motivated by deeper financials concerns with parent company Endeavor? The guys try and make sense of MMA's future and what this decision will mean for fighters and fans alike. ---------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 9, 2020
Brian Campbell chats with unbeaten lightweight titleholder Teofimo Lopez Jr. on how he stays fit during the coronavirus outbreak and when he expects to face Vasiliy Lomachenko in their postponed unification bout. Lopez examines the origins of his beef with Lomachenko, shares the story of surviving a recent tornado and talks openly about how lingering family drama has affected him. Rafe Bartholomew drops by to wax poetic on the legacy of his favorite fighter, Sergio Martinez, and try and make some sense from a boxing standpoint to UFC president Dana White's maniacal island purchase. Plus, top listener Alex Godinez presents a new segment entitled "Deep Dive On The Drop" to honor Ray Torres' translation of Erik Morales' corner. ---------------------------   'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat   For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 7, 2020
Brian Campbell and Brandon Wise react to Dana White's decision to move forward with UFC 249 on April 18 and its new main event of Tony Ferguson-Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight title. Is UFC being reckless during such a dangerous time? What about White's idea of purchasing an island to house international fights and his refusal to share the location of events with the media? During already unprecedented times, the guys try to make sense of MMA's future and how it relates to the future sports (and life) in general. -------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 2, 2020
In the first installment of 'Storytime with Rashad' Brian Campbell sits down with UFC Hall of Famer 'Suga' Rashad Evans to relive his career starting 15 years ago in 2005, when he won The 'Ultimate Fighter 2'. This bonus episode will take you through everything including what Rashad's life was like before stepping foot into the Ultimate Fighter house and how he got the invite (3:20). This episode is an inside look into the Ultimate Fighter series... What was it like being stuck in the house with all sorts of restrictions (12:55)? How hard is it to stay healthy and on weight in a house where you are given everything? Rashad struggled with the fighter competitions and we discuss which was the hardest and his mindset heading into each event (27:25). Brian asks Rashad what it was like being doubted by everyone on the Ultimate Fighter and how the Matt Hughes rivalry impacted him in the house (49:16). As the episode progresses we go through Rashad's fights with Tom Murphy (35:12), Mike Whitehead (59:30), Keith Jardine (1:10:47) and finish up with The Ultimate Fighter 2 season final fight with Brad Imes for a UFC contract (1:35:42). Rashad discusses what winning that show meant for his career trajectory (1:47:53). Stay tuned for Part Two where we discuss how Rashad burst onto the scene in the UFC and his transition to the Light Heavyweight division. --------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 1, 2020
The crew is back!! Brian Campbell, Brandon Wise and 'Suga' Rashad Evans have you covered on the latest in the MMA world. The guys begin by updating the craziness that is UFC 249... Will it happen? Who will fight on the card? Where will it take place? The guys try to answer all that along with the news of another Jon Jones arrest. Urijah Faber stops by the show to discuss his upcoming film 'Green Rush' and update his fight career. Finally Rashad and Brian give you their Top 5 fighters to watch while quarantined. ------------------ 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 31, 2020
Brian Campbell welcomes Hall of Fame promoter and Top Rank founder Bob Arum to look back on 54 years in boxing, including lessons learned and best moments. Who shot JFK? Will Zuffa Boxing ever work? Does he hold a grudge against Oscar and Floyd? Arum talks that and much more including his belief that Dana White and UFC have acted recklessly in the face of a global pandemic. Plus, Rafe Bartholmew reacts to Billy Joe Saunders' suspension and which fighter can benefit from the rescheduling of Fury-Wilder III. Also, BC and Boogs share their five fights to watch while under quarantine. --------------------------- State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat   For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 31, 2020
Brian Campbell welcomes Hall of Fame promoter and Top Rank founder Bob Arum to look back on 54 years in boxing, including lessons learned and best moments. Who shot JFK? Will Zuffa Boxing ever work? Does he hold a grudge against Oscar and Floyd? Arum talks that and much more including his belief that Dana White and UFC have acted recklessly in the face of a global pandemic. Plus, Rafe Bartholmew reacts to Billy Joe Saunders' suspension and which fighter can benefit from the rescheduling of Fury-Wilder III. Also, BC and Boogs share their five fights to watch while under quarantine. --------------------------- State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat   For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 26, 2020
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew are joined by Showtime's Eric Raskin to help cure your quarantine blues with a fun deep dive of a classic all-action movie: "Marked For Death" starring Steven Seagal. The guys rate the 1990 thriller against the greatest in Seagal's unique catalog, as well as debate where it fits in within the pantheon of the action genre. Is Screwface the best villain in history? Get ready to enjoy this painstakingly deep dive on all things Seagal. ------------------------------ 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat   For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 25, 2020
CBS Sports Combat sports writers Brian Campbell and Brandon Wise have you covered on the latest MMA news. Brian and Brandon break down Dana White's comments about how MMA media members are weak (9:50), give you the latest update on Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson (15:10), and talk about American Top Team implementing a rule to stop trash talking between the team (24:38). Following the latest news Henry Cejudo (34:19), Marlos Moraes (42:07), and Frankie Edgar (50:26) stop by the podcast to discuss their futures. To close the show the guys break down Netflix's 'Tiger King' (55:54). ------------------------------------ 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 24, 2020
Brian Campbell is joined by AEW star and former WWE champion Chris Jericho on the life and death of Chris Benoit, 13 years after his suicide and double murder rocked the wrestling world. Jericho talks about the VICE TV "Dark Side of the Ring" documentary, the MMA influence behind his new finishing move and comments on his own unscripted altercation with Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam 2016. BC also shares his take on WWE's decision to move forward with WrestleMania despite the coronavirus outbreak. ------------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 17, 2020
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew react to the latest news in boxing including reports of a third Canelo Alvarez-Gennadiy Golovkin fight this fall and the death of fighter and famous trainer Roger Mayweather. The guys also look at the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic on the sport and BC surprises Rafe by welcoming SOC superfan Alex Godinez to talk Richard Dwyer and much more. -------------------------------------  'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat   For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 16, 2020
Brian Campbell and Brandon Wise try to make sense of life and how mixed martial arts fits in given the coronavirus outbreak and UFC president Dana White’s response. The guys debate the reasons why UFC remains adamant in promoting fights and provide a full breakdown of UFC Brasilia including a big win from Charles Oliveira and damaging defeats to Kevin Lee and Johnny Walker. Plus, actor Rich Ting stops by to share his love for martial arts and talk about his roles in CBS’ “Tommy” and the cable hit “Warrior,” which was written and inspired by Bruce Lee (52:10). Finally, BC and Brandon debate which movies to watch during your time off, including a spoiler heavy look at “Uncut Gems” (1:24:00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 12, 2020
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew get ready for featherweight titleholder Shakur Stevenson's first defense on Saturday against Miguel Marriaga and debate where the 22-year-old fits in as far as young fighters poised to take over the sport. The guys also react to Floyd Mayweather's claim that Terence Crawford is the pound-for-pound best fighter and review a wild weekend which saw unbeaten heavyweight Adam Kownacki suffer defeat and Scott Quigg announce his retirement following a TKO loss. ------------------------------------------ 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat   For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 11, 2020
The whole crew is back Brian Campbell, Brandon Wise and UFC Hall of famer Rashad Evans break down all the news of the past week. We start by going five rounds with Rashad... Round 1: Who is to blame for the lackluster UFC 248 main event. Did Israel Adesanya feel Yoel Romero's power in round one and change his game plan for rounds two through five? Was this fight as close as Yoel Romero thought (6:30)? Round 2: an early fight of the year candidate happened in the UFC 248 co-main event as Weili Zhang defeated Joanna Jedrzejczyk via split decision. Where does Weili-Joanna rank for the guys all time (26:21)? Round 3: Daniel Cormier thanks Stipe Miocic on twitter... does this mean that we are getting Daniel Cormier-Stipe Miocic 3 (43:10)? Round 4: Dustin Poirier vs Dan Hooker is in the works for UFC San Diego on May 16th (48:59). Round 5: Amanda Nunes vs Felicia Spencer is official for UFC 250 (53:58). Following Round five the guys transition to a fill in the blank segment based off our exclusive Khabib Nurmagomedov (57:15), Justin Gaethje (1:04:02) and Kamaru Usman interviews (109:47). Finally the guys get to preview Bellator 241 (1:19:30) and UFC Fight Night Kevin Lee vs Charles Oliveira (1:25:00). ----------------------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 8, 2020
Brian Campbell and Brandon Wise react immediately following a pair of title bouts at UFC 248. The guys debate whether Yoel Romero has only himself to blame for losing to middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and what's next for both. Plus, a passionate breakdown of Weili Zhang's instant classic against Joanna Jedrzejczyk and where it stands in the pantheon of great title bouts. ------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 5, 2020
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew react to Deontay Wilder's official decision to activate his rematch clause for a third fight against Tyson Fury and debate how the trilogy bout might be different. BC also sits down with unbeaten heavyweight Adam Kownacki to get his take on the division entering Saturday's return against Robert Helenius. Plus, the guys talk DAZN's global expansion and big weekend victories from Mikey Garcia and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez. -------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat   For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 3, 2020
Brian Campbell sits down with former women's strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk ahead of Saturday's co-main event title bout against current 115-pound champion Zhang Weili at UFC 248. Plus, Brandon Wise stops by to preview the card as a whole, including a must-see middleweight title main event between Israel Adesanya and Joel Romero. The guys also recap a wild UFC Norfolk card and debate the future of the flyweight and women's featherweight title picture. -------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 3, 2020
Brian Campbell sits down with former women's strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk ahead of Saturday's co-main event title bout against current 115-pound champion Zhang Weili at UFC 248. Plus, Brandon Wise stops by to preview the card as a whole, including a must-see middleweight title main event between Israel Adesanya and Joel Romero. The guys also recap a wild UFC Norfolk card and debate the future of the flyweight and women's featherweight title picture. -------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 27, 2020
The boys are back... Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer 'Suga' Rashad Evans sit down to break down the latest news around the world and react to this past weekends fights. They start out by going a Five Rounds with Rashad. Round 1: Rashad gives his thoughts on Tyson Fury's 7th-round TKO of Deontay Wilder and all the excuses that wilder is using (7:15). Round 2: Rashad recaps his trip to UFC Fight Night Auckland, his thoughts on Dan Hooker vs Paul Felder and other notable fights on the card (15:47). Round 3: Brian and Rashad breakdown both Bellator cards from this past weekend (36:28). Round 4: Ali Abdelaziz shuts down the Justin Gaethje vs Conor McGregor rumors but it he just playing mind games (38:40)? Round 5: Jose Aldo set to face Henry Cejudo at UFC 250 but is that the biggest card that weekend or will the guys be watching Bellator 243 (41:15)? Time to switch gears... The guys play a little fill in the blank (47:15) and then preview this weekend's UFC Flyweight title bout (56:55). ----------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 25, 2020
Brian Campbell is joined by Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn to preview Saturday's Mikey Garcia-Jessie Vargas card and update how an undisputed heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury/Deontay Wilder winner could be made (35:35). Future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. stops by to talk Wilder-Fury II and preview his fighter Kevin Newman II's return on Friday's ShoBox card (1:14:10). Plus, Rafe Bartholomew reacts to Wilder's excuses for the loss to Fury (10:27). ------------------------------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat   For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 23, 2020
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew have YOU covered with a Wilder-Fury 2 instant analysis podcast. The guys break down Tyson Fury's win over Deontay Wilder. Will Deontay Wilder use the rematch clause? What Made Tyson Fury's performance so special? Do the guys really need to see Wilder-Fury 3 right away? Was throwing in the towel the right move? BC and Rafe answer it all plus more. ----------------------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat   For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 23, 2020
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew have YOU covered with a Wilder-Fury 2 instant analysis podcast. The guys break down Tyson Fury's win over Deontay Wilder. Will Deontay Wilder use the rematch clause? What Made Tyson Fury's performance so special? Do the guys really need to see Wilder-Fury 3 right away? Was throwing in the towel the right move? BC and Rafe answer it all plus more. ----------------------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat   For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 21, 2020
Brian Campbell is live on the scene in Las Vegas for Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2. BC sat down with Deontay Wilder (20:07), Bob Arum (27:12), Joe Tessitore (33:55), Tyson Fury (41:30), Gareth A. Davies (44:45), Mark Kriegel (53:52), Andre Ward (1:00:55), Charles Martin (1:06:50), Brian Kenny (1:110:15). ------------------------------------ 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat   For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 19, 2020
Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans break down the latest news in MMA by going 5 Rounds with Rashad. Round 1: Jan Blachowicz defeats Corey Anderson via first-round knockout. Is that enough for him to pass Dominick Reyes for the next light heavyweight title shot (3:36)? The guys discuss what Jon Jones' next move should be (6:15). Round 2: Deigo Sanchez decides to take DQ win over Michel Pereira ... Can the UFC learn from this (12:15)? Round 3: One Championship will hold their "King of the Jungle" card in an empty arena in Singapore due to the coronavirus (24:59). Round 4: Israel Adesanya's coach says they are looking past Jon Jones and would want to fight Stipe Miocic. Is there any chance this happens or is this just mind games (28:20)? Round 5: Henry Cejudo announced that he wants to challenge Alexander Volkanovski after Jose Aldo. Can Cejudo really challenge him at featherweight (31:15)? The guys switch gears and play a little fill in the blank (34:26). BONUS: we got some storytime with Rashad discussing which decision win he was most surprised to get, plus Rashad discusses how he thought his matchup with Chuck Liddell would go (45:55). BC and Rashad close out the show with a preview of Bellator 239 & 240 (52:59) and a preview of UFC Fight Night Felder-Hooker (56:55). -------------------------------------------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 18, 2020
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew have you covered from every angle ahead of Saturday's heavyweight title rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury (41:08). How will the late change in trainer affect Fury? Will the "Gypsy King" really go for the knockout? Is Wilder being overlooked? The guys also recap big wins from Ryan Garcia (17:44) and Caleb Plant over the weekend (26:55) and ponder whether "KingRy" is indeed ready for the elite lightweights like Jorge Linares, Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat   For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 13, 2020
Brian Campbell is joined by a trio of guests to address everything from the fallout of UFC 247 to a preview of Saturday's UFC Rio Rancho card headlined by Corey Anderson-Jan Blachowicz II. Hall of Famer Rashad Evans relives his Joe Rogan Podcast appearance and breaks down whether MMA has a scoring/judging problem in light of Jon Jones-Dominick Reyes (8:01). Will we see a rematch? Should "Bones" move up to heavyweight? Plus, Bellator and UFC veteran Hector Lombard stops by to preview his debut at BKFC 10 (33:16). Brandon Wise drops in to attack the latest headlines including Manny Pacquiao signing with Conor McGregor's management team and a Douglas Lima-Gegard Mousasi superfight in Bellator (40:33). -------------------------------------------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat   For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 11, 2020
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew recap the weekend that was in boxing including Gary Russell Jr.'s featherweight title defense and subsequent callout of lightweight star Gervonta Davis. Just one week out from the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury heavyweight title rematch, the guys look at Anthony Joshua's current standing and whether politics have a shot at aligning to allow him to face the winner. Plus, Rafe plays "Fill in the Blank" about Canelo's potential toughest opponent, Wilder's biggest win and much more. --------------------------------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 11, 2020
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew recap the weekend that was in boxing including Gary Russell Jr.'s featherweight title defense and subsequent callout of lightweight star Gervonta Davis. Just one week out from the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury heavyweight title rematch, the guys look at Anthony Joshua's current standing and whether politics have a shot at aligning to allow him to face the winner. Plus, Rafe plays "Fill in the Blank" about Canelo's potential toughest opponent, Wilder's biggest win and much more. --------------------------------------------------------- 'State of Combat' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @Rafeboogs, @stateofcombat For more boxing coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 9, 2020
Brian Campbell and Brandon Wise provide instant reaction moments after UFC 247 to Jon Jones' disputed decision win over Dominick Reyes for the light heavyweight title. Did the judges get it right? Should Jones' future at heavyweight come sooner or later? The guys also recap Valentina Shevchenko's dominant title defense over Katlyn Chookagian and whether she will ever face a challenge at 125 pounds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 7, 2020
Brian Campbell and Brandon Wise got you covered with your expert picks for UFC 247. Before the get into the expert picks segment the guys run through the latest news (11:40). Then the guys go through their favorite storylines for UFC 247. Start of the main card with Derrick Lewis vs Ilir Latifi (34:14). Mirsidad Bektic vs Dan Ige (38:05). Juan Adams vs Justin Tafa (43:08). UFC Women's flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko vs Katlyn Chookagian (46:04). UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes (49:55). Plus the debut of fill in the blank (59:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 6, 2020
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew recap the weekend that was in boxing including YouTube star Jake Paul's knockout on DAZN and his immediate callout of KSI. The guys debate whether boxing fans still care about this type of carnival matchmaking, including Loan Paul's interest in boxing Antonio Brown and crossing over to MMA. The tone turns serious in response to Gervonta Davis' arrest for misdemeanor assault in a viral video with the mother of his children. Plus, a preview of Gary Russell Jr.'s title defense on Showtime against "King Tug," as well as Guillermo Rigondeaux's move down to bantamweight for a title shot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 5, 2020
Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans kick off the show by going 3 Rounds with Rashad. Round 1: Rashad breaks down the recent news that Dana White is working on booking Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal for International Fight Week (1:31). Round 2: Colby Covington breaks his silence and calls out two guys for his next fight: Kamaru Usman and ... 50 Cent? The guys will let you know which of these two crazy ideas makes more sense (4:45). Round 3: Jon Jones made some comments about moving to heavyweight this week and fighting Stipe Miocic. Is now the right time to go up to heavyweight (7:11)? On to UFC 247 Jones-Reyes.... Brian and Rashad kick off the preview by giving you their top matchup to watch on the under card (10:18). On the main card, Brian and Rashad break down each matchup individually, starting with how Ilir Latifi’s size matches up with other heavyweights like Derrick Lewis (13:09). Can Dan Ige keep the ball rolling with his fifth straight win vs Mirsad Bektic (17:10)? The guys question how Adams-Tafa landed on the main card (18:25). Can Katlyn Chookagian challenge Valentina Shevchenko (19:04)? Finally Brian and Rashad do a deep dive on the main event of UFC 247 Jon Jones vs Dominic Reyes (26:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 4, 2020
Racing ahead in full gear on the Road to WrestleMania 36, Adam Silverstein and Jack Crosby take the long view, looking at what's ahead for WWE's biggest show of the year. The guys also discuss the dog food-filled conclusion of the Roman Reigns-Baron Corbin storyline, Ricochet's big opportunity and reinforcements for the women's division. Hero or Zero includes thoughts on Angel Garza, "Hangman" Adam Page and what's ahead at NXT TakeOver: Porterland. The Silver King wraps things up by breaking down the future of the State of Combat podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 30, 2020
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew react to the second Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury press conference ahead of their Feb. 22 PPV rematch. Is Fury serious about promising a KO of Wilder in Round 2? The guys also recap weekend wins from Danny Garcia and Jarrett Hurd, react to Bob Arum saying Terence Crawford would pin Conor McGregor and preview DAZN's Super Bowl card featuring YouTube star Jake Paul. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 29, 2020
Brian Campbell is joined by UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans and Brandon Wise to debate the latest news in MMA including Cris Cyborg winning the Bellator women's featherweight title in her debut. Does Cyborg have a claim for G.O.A.T. even though she lost to Amanda Nunes? The guys also give their take on the war of words between Joe Rogan and Stephen A. Smith, including what role non-traditional analysts should play in UFC's coverage. Plus, big wins from Curtis Blaydes and Michael Chiesa at UFC Raleigh and the debut of a new segment called "Going Rounds with Rashad." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 28, 2020
With the Royal Rumble in the rear-view mirror, WWE's Road to WrestleMania 36 in Tampa has officially begun. Adam Silverstein and Jack Crosby open the show by diving into the return of Edge and the closing moments of Raw on Monday night before breaking down what they expect to be the top matches at the Showcase of the Immortals. The guys also discuss a variety of big news items, including injuries and suspensions, before taking a closer look at some big wins by AEW, NXT Worlds Collide and what's ahead for WWE's third brand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 27, 2020
Just moments after the Royal Rumble went off the air on Sunday night, Adam Silverstein and Jack Crosby convened to break down WWE's first pay-per-view of 2020. The guys begin by discussing arguably the greatest Royal Rumble match of all-time in the men's main event, looking at the details of why the booking was so successful and what it means as the Road to WrestleMania 36 begins. The Silver King and Jack also dive into WWE Hall of Famer Edge's shocking return to the ring and the rest of the card, including Becky Lynch vs. Asuka, "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan and the women's Royal Rumble match. Plus, a short discussion on the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and how why it's good to be a wrestling fan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 27, 2020
Just moments after the Royal Rumble went off the air on Sunday night, Adam Silverstein and Jack Crosby convened to break down WWE's first pay-per-view of 2020. The guys begin by discussing arguably the greatest Royal Rumble match of all-time in the men's main event (8:05), looking at the details of why the booking was so successful and what it means as the Road to WrestleMania 36 begins. The Silver King and Jack also dive into WWE Hall of Famer Edge's shocking return to the ring and the rest of the card, including Becky Lynch vs. Asuka, "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan and the women's Royal Rumble match. Plus, a short discussion on the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and how why it's good to be a wrestling fan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 23, 2020
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew react the latest news in boxing including reports that Canelo Alvarez is considering a fight in Japan against middleweight titleholder Ryota Murata. The guys look at the fallout from Conor McGregor's UFC return and debate whether Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao or Terence Crawford have a legitimate shot of landing a fight against him. BC breaks down while Bob Arum's plan to have Crawford face McGregor in MMA is a horrible idea and the guys preview Showtime's tripleheader headlined by Danny Garcia and Jarrett Hurd in separate fights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 22, 2020
Brian Campbell is joined by UFC Hall of Famer 'Suga' Rashad Evans to break down all things UFC 246. Brian & Rashad do a deep dive into who should be next for McGregor, is it Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, Justin Gatheje, is it the Khabib-Tony winner? Brian discusses how big this win was for Conor and breaks down all the Boxers who are now calling McGregor out. Has Conor regained his leverage on the UFC for negotiating purposes? Rashad discusses which moves he would like to see his ex-teammate Donald Cerrone make. Is Jorge Masvidal vs Kamaru Usman the next welterweight title fight? PLUS previews of UFC Fight Night Blaydes vs Dos Santos and Bellator 238 Budd vs Cyborg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 21, 2020
With the first major pay-per-view of 2020 around the corner, Adam Silverstein and Jack Crosby convene to break down the WWE Royal Rumble card. Have the winners of the respected namesake matches already been foreshadowed, or are we in for some surprises on Sunday? Plus, the guys discuss the decision to crown new Raw tag team champions, where the Bray Wyatt-Daniel Bryan storyline is headed, the Brock Lesnar-Ricochet confrontation, AEW's new TV contract, a successful Bash at the Beach show and NXT attempting to build towards Worlds Collide and TakeOver: Portland simultaneously. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 19, 2020
Brian Campbell and Brandon Wise react to Conor McGregor’s 40-second TKO of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246 in Las Vegas. What does the victory mean for him and the sport? Who should be next for McGregor? The guys also break down Maycee Barber’s upset loss to Roxanne Modaferri, Holly Holm’s shaky win and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 17, 2020
Brian Campbell is live in Las Vegas to break down the latest story lines and news. Isreal Adesanya vs Yoel Romero was announced for UFC 248 main event (8:29) and Tyron Woodley vs Leon Edwards headlining UFC London in March (11:25). Brian breaks down Jorge Masvidal's press conference and what Masvidal's 2020 could look like (15:45). Finally Brian wraps the show with interviews with Anthony Pettis (34:40), Raquel Pennington (38:12), Claudia Gadelha (42:40), Alexa Grasso (45:06) and Roxanne Modafferi (47:32). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 16, 2020
Brian Campbell welcomes former two-division champion Danny Garcia and star junior middleweight Jarrett Hurd to preview their fights ahead of the Jan. 25 Showtime card from Brooklyn, New York. BC also chats with Rafe Bartholomew to recap the Los Angeles press conference between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder ahead of their Feb. 22 rematch. Did we learn enough about Fury's mindset to alter our early predictions? Plus, a debate over whether Claressa Shields would be smart making the jump to UFC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 15, 2020
Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer “Suga” Rashad Evans break down Saturday’s UFC 246 card from every angle including an examination of comments made by Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone regarding how the fight will play out. The guys provide their predictions and identify the key storylines on the undercard that have gotten overlooked thanks to McGregor’s return. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 14, 2020
Brian Campbell turns over a new leaf for 2020 by celebrating the best moments from the week in WWE, NXT, AEW and beyond. Adam Silverstein reacts to Buddy Murphy’s union with Seth Rollins and explains how a pair of new factions may play a key role on Raw and SmackDown. The Silver King also shares his take on the booking futures of Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Bray Wyatt entering Royal Rumble. Jack Crosby pops in to look at the good and bad in AEW entering the new year and what changes to the booking could produce fireworks. Plus, Jacko pops big for NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool II and BC takes an honest look at Tessa Blanchard’s ascension in Impact Wrestling. (edited)  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 9, 2020
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew look back at the biggest names, moments and most important storylines over the last 10 years in boxing. The guys also spin it forward by sharing their 2020 predictions and handicapping what the new year could look like for big-name welterweights Manny Pacquiao, Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford. Plus, a preview of Claressa Shields' return on Showtime and an update on the build to Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury II. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 8, 2020
The boys are back! Brian Campbell is joined by UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans and Brandon Wise to start the new year of right with a jam packed episode. Rashad kicks off the show by discussing the evolution of UFC over the past 10 years (5:40). The team debates who truly owned the decade (11:19) and how they would define the 2010s (17:35). Conor McGregor is set to return next week at UFC 246, we break down his interview with TheMacLife (22:55). Can Conor compete for a championship at 170 (37:15)? What happens to McGregor if he loses his matchup with Donald Cerrone (43:27)? The team looks forward to 2020 to discus the state of the heavyweight division (54:30) and what this year has in store for Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz (59:17)? We finish off the show by giving 2020 bold predictions (1:19:23). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 8, 2020
The boys are back! Brian Campbell is joined by UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans and Brandon Wise to start the new year of right with a jam packed episode. Rashad kicks off the show by discussing the evolution of UFC over the past 10 years (5:40). The team debates who truly owned the decade (11:19) and how they would define the 2010s (17:35). Conor McGregor is set to return next week at UFC 246, we break down his interview with TheMacLife (22:55). Can Conor compete for a championship at 170 (37:15)? What happens to McGregor if he loses his matchup with Donald Cerrone (43:27)? The team looks forward to 2020 to discus the state of the heavyweight division (54:30) and what this year has in store for Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz (59:17)? We finish off the show by giving 2020 bold predictions (1:19:23). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 7, 2020
Brian Campbell opens the first show of 2020 with a refreshed outlook on professional wrestling before Adam Silverstein and Jack Crosby join him to discuss what made Wrestle Kingdom 14 so epic as NJPW launched a strong opening salvo to 2020 (16:27) . Among the topics are whether it was the right move to put Tetsuya Naito over, the insertion of Kenta into the main event and what the weekend meant for Kazuchika Okada and Kota Ibushi. The guys also break down the latest happenings in WWE (1:03:20), including Brock Lesnar declaring for the Royal Rumble, four big-name returns across both major shows, Becky Lynch leading the women's division and what's ahead as the Road to WrestleMania begins kicking into gear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 7, 2020
Brian Campbell opens the first show of 2020 with a refreshed outlook on professional wrestling before Adam Silverstein and Jack Crosby join him to discuss what made Wrestle Kingdom 14 so epic as NJPW launched a strong opening salvo to 2020 [16:27]. Among the topics are whether it was the right move to put Tetsuya Naito over, the insertion of Kenta into the main event and what the weekend meant for Kazuchika Okada and Kota Ibushi. The guys also break down the latest happenings in WWE [1:03:20], including Brock Lesnar declaring for the Royal Rumble, four big-name returns across both major shows, Becky Lynch leading the women's division and what's ahead as the Road to WrestleMania begins kicking into gear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 6, 2020
Brian Campbell returns from a health scare to sit down with welterweights Mikey Garcia and Jessie Vargas ahead of their Feb. 29 showdown and look at whether Manny Pacquiao is a realistic option for the winner. BC also looks back at Gervonta Davis' uneven win over Yuriorkis Gamboa and debates whether "Tank" truly has what it takes to become a pay-per-view brand and crossover star amid rumors of a showdown against Leo Santa Cruz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 31, 2019
Wrapping up the year -- and the decade -- Adam Silverstein and Jack Crosby share their thoughts about standout moments and performers from the last 10 years to wrap up the final show of 2019. But first, the guys break down the controversial Lana-Bobby Lashley wedding segment that ended Raw and whether it was indeed as bad as some are suggesting. The Silver King and Jack also discuss the flawed Randy Orton-AJ Styles storyline, rave over the Aleister Black-Buddy Murphy match and weigh-in on plenty of other moments from Raw and SmackDown. Plus, a full preview of the two-day New Japan Pro Wrestling WrestleKingdom 14 card and whether there is a budding relationship between NJPW and AEW as some are hoping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 31, 2019
Wrapping up the year -- and the decade -- Adam Silverstein and Jack Crosby share their thoughts about standout moments and performers from the last 10 years to close the final show of 2019 (1:38:30). But first, the guys break down the controversial Lana-Bobby Lashley wedding segment that ended Raw and whether it was indeed as bad as some are suggesting (2:02). The Silver King and Jack also discuss the flawed Randy Orton-AJ Styles storyline (22:49), rave over the Aleister Black-Buddy Murphy match and weigh-in on plenty of other moments from Raw and SmackDown (59:17). Plus, a full preview of the two-day New Japan Pro Wrestling WrestleKingdom 14 card (1:19:55) and talk about whether there is a budding relationship between NJPW and AEW as some are hoping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 26, 2019
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew hand out a bevy of awards while looking back at the year that was in boxing over 2019. The guys also recap a busy weekend including a comeback win from Jeff Horn in his rematch with Michael Zerafa and a disgraceful exit from Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. against Danny Garcia. Plus, a look back at an exciting Jermell Charlo-Tony Harrison rematch and a preview of Gervonta Davis' return against Yuriorkis Gamboa on Showtime. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 25, 2019
Brian Campbell and Brandon Wise look back at the year that was in MMA over 2019 and hand out awards for best fight, fighter and more. The guys also Chang Sung Jung’s knockout win over Frankie Edgar and whether “Korean Zombie” is deserving of a featherweight title shot. Plus, a preview of Bellator’s trip to Japan for Fedor Emelianenko-“Rampage” Jackson. (edited)  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 24, 2019
This was a wild year in the world of professional wrestling, and with the holiday season upon us, Brian Campbell leads the charge into a special show. BC is joined by co-host Adam Silverstein and Jack Crosby as the guys reflect on 2019, hand out their annual awards and look ahead to what's on the horizon in 2020. Did Becky Lynch repeat as wrestler of the year? How many honors did NXT pick up after a stunning 12 months? Was AEW able to crack the awards despite its short existence? Listen to find out. Plus, a special interview with our 2019 wrestler of the year that you do not want to miss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 19, 2019
Fresh off a six-month title reign and the most exciting year of his storied career, former WWE champion Kofi Kingston joins the show to discuss representation within the company, whether a heavyweight title is in Big E's future, questions about New Day's decision to sign matching five-year contracts and his group's new podcast. Adam Silverstein and Jack Crosby start the show with The Silver King defending Charlotte Flair against unfair criticism following the TLC main event before moving into NXT absolutely obliterating AEW this week. What did Wednesday night's shows tell us about the future of the two brands, and has AEW's first few months been a disappointment? The guys wrap things up by discussing a letdown edition of Raw and a potential massive spoiler for early 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 18, 2019
Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer "Suga" Rashad Evans break down the latest news in mixed martial arts including the fallout from victories by Kamaru Usman, Alexander Volkanovski, Amanda Nunes and more at UFC 245. The guys also debate whether UFC president Dana White is setting a poor precedent by announcing Conor McGregor is one win at welterweight away from getting another featherweight title shot. Plus, a weekend preview of Bellator in Hawaii and UFC Busan featuring a can't-miss featherweight main event. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 17, 2019
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew recap a busy weekend of boxing featuring a tougher-than-expected title defense for WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford. The guys talk about how “Bud” can attract the big-name fighters at 147 pounds and react to Teofimo Lopez Jr.’s star-making knockout of Richard Commey. Is Teofimo ready for Vasiliy Lomachenko? Plus, a deep dive into the weekend preview featuring Tony Harrison-Jermell Charlo II, Michael Zerafa-Jeff Horn II and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 16, 2019
State of Combat has you covered with a bonus boxing interview podcast. Brian Campbell is joined by Tony Harrison vs Jermell Charlo to preview Saturday's WBC Junior middleweight title fight. Jermell discusses losing the title to Tony Harrison and how he believes Tony Harrison fakes his injury to get out of their original June 23rd rematch (10:00). Tony Harrison stops by to break down how he thinks the second fight will look and what lions only means to him (26:14), Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 16, 2019
Just minutes after WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs went off the air, Adam Silverstein and Jack Crosby sat down to discuss the entire show. From the debut of the Firefly FunHouse version of Bray Wyatt to the return of Daniel Bryan to the mixed bag that was the women's tag team main event to the convolution that was the Roman Reigns-King Corbin match, The Silver King and Jack break down everything you need to know and explain how they believe WWE will move forward on both Raw and SmackDown. Do not miss this instant analysis, and be sure to check back for our weekly wrestling show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 15, 2019
Brian Campbell provides his immediate reactions to Saturday's UFC 245 card from Las Vegas headlined by Kamaru Usman's TKO of Colby Covington in their welterweight title bout. BC breaks down each fight and looks at what's next for each of the winners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 13, 2019
Brian Campbell stops by UFC 245 media day to get you the inside scoop ahead of the biggest card of the year. Brian Campbell sits down with Alexander Volkanovski (10:45), Germaine De Randamie (15:00), Jose Aldo (20:05), Mike Perry (26:34), Jessica Eye (32:08), Petr Yan (39:08) and Ian Heinisch (44:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 13, 2019
Brian Campbell stops by UFC 245 media day to get you the inside scoop ahead of the biggest card of the year. Brian Campbell sits down with Alexander Volkanovski (10:45), Germaine De Randamie (15:00), Jose Aldo (20:05), Mike Perry (26:34), Jessica Eye (32:08), Petr Yan (39:08) and Ian Heinisch (44:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 12, 2019
Brian Campbell sits down with a trio of boxing personalities for this bonus audio as unbeaten lightweight Teofimo Lopez Jr. sorts through the family drama behind the scenes ahead of his first title bout against Richard Commey on Saturday (22:05). Lopez pulls no punches talking about Vasiliy Lomachenko and talks about the pressure on his shoulders at 22. WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade calls out Canelo Alvarez at length and announces who his 2020 opponent on Super Bowl weekend will be (48:54). Plus, Irish sensation Michael “Mick” Conlan relives his infamous 2016 Olympic loss, the double middle fingers and this weekend’s rematch with amateur rival Vladimir Nikitin (36:03). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 11, 2019
Brian Campbell breaks down Jair Rozenstruik and Aspen Ladd's big wins at UFC Fight Night DC. Discussed Tito Ortiz and Alberto Del Rio's match up this weekend. Brian looks ahead to UFC 245 this weekend before tossing to Rashad Evans and Tommy Tran to give you an in depth break down of the main card. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 10, 2019
Brian Campbell is back in the main chair as co-host Adam Silverstein and Jack Crosby convene in a show that catches you up on everything going on with WWE ahead of its final pay-per-view of the calendar year. Up first is a discussion about the value of the TLC event itself before the guys dive into Seth Rollins' heel turn and alignment with AOP on Monday night. Is Rollins finally rolling again with this new creative, and is Kevin Owens believable in his role as a pure babyface? BC, The Silver King and Jack also break down whether Eric Bischoff should be inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame alongside the nWo and the release of Luke Harper before diving into the entire TLC card. This is a must-listen ahead of the final PPV of 2019! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 10, 2019
Brian Campbell is back in the main chair as co-host Adam Silverstein and Jack Crosby convene in a show that catches you up on everything going on with WWE ahead of its final pay-per-view of the calendar year. Up first is a discussion about the value of the TLC event itself before the guys dive into Seth Rollins' heel turn and alignment with AOP on Monday night (36:17). Is Rollins finally rolling again with this new creative, and is Kevin Owens believable in his role as a pure babyface? BC, The Silver King and Jack also break down whether Eric Bischoff should be inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame alongside the nWo and the release of Luke Harper before diving into the entire TLC card (59:48). This is a must-listen ahead of the final PPV of 2019! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 9, 2019
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew preview a full weekend of boxing action highlighted by a Top Rank tripleheader from New York. Can Egigijus "Mean Machine" Kavaliauskas provide legitimate opposition for welterweight champion Terence Crawford? Is Teofimo Lopez Jr. biting off too much in his lightweight title bout against Richard Commey? The guys break down all the angles including which 135-pound fighter that unified champion Vasiliy Lomachenko should be cheering for to win. Plus, a look at the 2020 class of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 8, 2019
Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew have YOU covered with Andy Ruiz-Anthony Joshua instant analysis podcast. Brian and Rafe break down Anthony Joshua's unanimous decision win, what's next for each fighter and how the weight Ruiz gained could have impacted him this fight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 6, 2019
Brian Campbell drops a bonus boxing podcast previewing Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua 2. Brian breaks down some quotes from the press conference. BC gives you keys to victory for Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua and finishes off with his expert pick for this weekend's boxing match live on DAZN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 5, 2019
After its own booking hurt the appeal of two of its top stars, WWE appears to be on the road to rehabilitating Seth Rollins on Raw and Roman Reigns on SmackDown. Adam Silverstein and Jack Crosby break down what WWE is doing right with the former Shield members and what the future holds for them going forward. Plus, a look at the continued improvement of Raw, the Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan feud moving forward, the biggest storylines NXT and AEW and the value of WWE Backstage. Hero or Zero also returns in this week's show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 5, 2019
After its own booking hurt the appeal of two of its top stars, WWE appears to be on the road to rehabilitating Seth Rollins on Raw and Roman Reigns on SmackDown. Adam Silverstein and Jack Crosby break down what WWE is doing right with the former Shield members and what the future holds for them going forward. Plus, a look at the continued improvement of Raw, the Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan feud moving forward, the biggest storylines NXT and AEW and the value of WWE Backstage. Hero or Zero also returns in this week's show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 4, 2019
Brian Campbell and Brandon Wise react to a slew of fight announcements for 2020 in the UFC including the long-awaited return of Conor McGregor against Donald Cerrone and the promotion’s fifth attempt to book a Khabib Nurmagomedov-Tony Ferguson fight. The guys also preview UFC Fight Night in the national’s capital and look ahead to the Combates Americas MMA super fight between Tito Ortiz and Alberto El Patron. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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