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CBS Sports insider Brian Campbell breaks down the latest news surrounding Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts in separate episodes each week. UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans co-hosts the MMA podcasts while New York Times best selling author Rafe Bartholomew co-hosts the Boxing episodes. You can expect breakdowns of the latest news, full event previews, big-name interviews and instant reaction podcasts for the biggest events.

State of Combat with Brian Campbell CBS Sports

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    • 4.6 • 724 Ratings

CBS Sports insider Brian Campbell breaks down the latest news surrounding Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts in separate episodes each week. UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans co-hosts the MMA podcasts while New York Times best selling author Rafe Bartholomew co-hosts the Boxing episodes. You can expect breakdowns of the latest news, full event previews, big-name interviews and instant reaction podcasts for the biggest events.

    Holm-Aldana recap | Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya | Chris Weidman | MORNING KOMBAT | Ep. 65

    Holm-Aldana recap | Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya | Chris Weidman | MORNING KOMBAT | Ep. 65

    On episode 65 of MK, Luke and Brian recap the UFC and Bellator events from this past weekend including Holly Holm's win over Aldana (5:55). Did Carlos Condit do enough in his win to get a second chance (18:45)? Onto Jose Zepeda vs Ivan Baranchyk... Where does this stand in the Fight of the year category (27:10)? Chris Weidman thinks that he is the one to dethrone Israel Adesanya (40:40). The guys also take a deep dive into what a Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya fight would look like after Dana White said it was the 'fight to make' (47:15). Finally we close out the show with DM's from Donks (57:50), Have you seen this shit (1:12:51) and odds & ends (1:28:10).
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Garbrandt out of UFC 255 | Holm-Aldana preview | UFC 254 media reaction | MORNING KOMBAT | Ep. 64

    Garbrandt out of UFC 255 | Holm-Aldana preview | UFC 254 media reaction | MORNING KOMBAT | Ep. 64

    Luke and Brian are back for episode 64 of Morning Kombat to react to the news coming out of UFC 254 media call (5:45). Cody Garbrandt pulled out of his UFC 255 title fight and the guys discussed that moments after it happened (30:32). Next up Brian and Luke preview the UFC Fight Night Holm-Aldana card this weekend (38:04) and Bellator Milan (32:40). The boys close out the show by reviewing "The Dark Knight" (56:16)
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    McGregor vs. Poirier 2 | Jones vs. Adesanya, Blachowicz | Bellator 247 | MORNING KOMBAT | Ep. 63

    McGregor vs. Poirier 2 | Jones vs. Adesanya, Blachowicz | Bellator 247 | MORNING KOMBAT | Ep. 63

    Luke and Brian are back for episode 63 of MK. The boys react to the on-going feud between Conor and Dana that now has McGregor trying to face Dustin Poirier (4:38). They also discuss Jon Jones recent twitter war path where he went after Israel Adesanya and Jan Blachowicz (18:48). PLUS a preview of Bellator 247 and all the breaking news coming out of Milan (29:50). The guys make some revisions to some errors they made in Monday's show (41:12). Finally they close out the show with a deep dive on everything Conor McGregor (47:00).
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    UFC 253 Recap: Adesanya vs. Costa | Charlo Doubleheader | Conor McGregor | MORNING KOMBAT | Ep. 62

    UFC 253 Recap: Adesanya vs. Costa | Charlo Doubleheader | Conor McGregor | MORNING KOMBAT | Ep. 62

    Luke and Brian return for a big episode 62 of Morning Kombat as they recap Showtime Boxing's PPV double header and UFC 253. They discuss Israel Adesanya's dominant victory over Paulo Costa (3:50) and break down how impressive new UFC Light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz was in his win over Dominick Reyes (19:20). Next up the guys discuss what's next for Jermall (28:10) and Jermell Charlo (35:33) and talk about their impressive victories this weekend. They also react to Conor McGregor and Dana White's feud. Does a McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao boxing match make any sense (40:15)? BC & Luke answer some DM's from Donks (56:08) and close the show with their odds and ends from this past weekend (1:41:45).
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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Charlo twins interview, Bloke unleashed, saying goodbye

    Charlo twins interview, Bloke unleashed, saying goodbye

    Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew present an emotional final SOC boxing podcast featuring a sitdown interview with the Charlo twins ahead of Saturday's Showtime PPV. Plus, the guys welcome a number of their favorite listeners and friends of the podcast for an epic chat about why they love the sport and the podcast. Eric Raskin, Quality Bloke, Alex Godinez, Evan Korn and many others make a cameo appearance to say goodbye to the SOC.
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    • 2 hr 58 min
    Charlo PPV: Derevyanchenko, Rosario talk upset plans

    Charlo PPV: Derevyanchenko, Rosario talk upset plans

    Brian Campbell sits down the opponents in Saturday’s unique Showtime PPV card featuring dual main events headlined by twin brothers Jermall and Jermell Charlo. Sergiy Derevyanchenko explains whether he will need to alter his style following two close title losses to Daniel Jacobs and Gennadiy Golovkin. Jeison “Banana” Rosario, meanwhile, shares his belief that his big right hand will be enough to unify 154-pound titles. Plus, Rafe Bartholomew drops by to preview the card at length.
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    • 2 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
724 Ratings

724 Ratings

geoff-x ,

Canelo is wrong and you need to admit it!

i love the podcast but the guys take on Canelo isn't right. there's a Pandemic going on and everyone is taking a paycut so Canelo has to too. why defend a guy who wants to get paid for a fight with Yirdim and who's conspiring with the WBC to make such a garbage fight happen for $35 mil?

Datboynamedtoy ,

Horrible Shift

The shift from wrestling to boxing and MMA blows

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The SOC Box edition is the B-E-S-T

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