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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, 710 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.

    McGregor's future in doubt, Brunson shines, Chandler-Henderson II preview (8/4)

    McGregor's future in doubt, Brunson shines, Chandler-Henderson II preview (8/4)

    Brian Campbell is back from vacation and is joined by Rashad Evans to recap UFC Fight Night Brunson-Shahbazyan and preview Bellator 243 and UFC Fight Night: Lewis-Oleinik. The boys open the show by talking about Mike Tyson since Rashad is out in LA and watched him train yesterday. Rashad was on commentary duty at UFC Fight Night: Brunson-Shahbazyan and we broke that card down in full. Who's next for Derek Brunson? Did Edmen Shahbazyan bite off more than he can chew with Brunson? Jennifer Maia shot herself into title contention with her win over Joanne Calderwood. Plus much more. Onto the previews... First up the guys preview UFC Fight Night Lewis-Oleinik and follow up by previewing Bellator 243.
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    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat
     
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Khabib-Gaethje is OFFICIAL! Whittaker defeats Till + Brunson-Shahbazyan preview

    Khabib-Gaethje is OFFICIAL! Whittaker defeats Till + Brunson-Shahbazyan preview

    Rashad Evans is joined by Tyrone Spong to recap UFC Fight Night: Whittaker-Till, Break down the latest news, plus preview UFC Fight Night: Brunson-Shahbazyan. What's next for Robert Whittaker after his split decision win over Darren Till? Did Darren Till's stock rise in his loss to Whittaker? Shogun was able to improve to 3-0 over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, who should be next up for him? Who impressed the guys the most throughout the rest of the card? Justin Gaethje vs Khabib Nurmagomedov is official and we will get that fight on October 24th. Could we potentially see a GSP-Khabib fight? Rashad hits Tyrone Spong with some rapid fire questions... Which fighters are his favorite to watch? Who hit Tyrone the hardest in his career? Finally the guys preview UFC Fight Night: Brunson-Shahbazyan.
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    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat
     
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Big John McCarthy previews Bellator's return, how to fix MMA scoring

    Big John McCarthy previews Bellator's return, how to fix MMA scoring

    Brian Campbell chats with legendary referee and Bellator commentator "Big" John McCarthy ahead of the promotion's first card in five months on Friday with Bellator 242. McCarthy looks at Aaron Pico's response to adversity and breaks down the bantamweight main event between Sergio Pettis and Ricky Bandejas. McCarthy also looks at the state of MMA scoring and breaks down why certain fights have created controversies and how it should be fixed.
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    • 34 min
    PBC/Showtime announce loaded 2020 schedule, Vergil Ortiz Jr. previews return

    PBC/Showtime announce loaded 2020 schedule, Vergil Ortiz Jr. previews return

    Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew react to the nine PBC fight cards in five months that Showtime announced it will close 2020 with. The guys celebrate the return of big-time boxing and rate the group of fights, which includes pay-per-views headlined by Gervonta Davis-Leo Santa Cruz and the Charlo brothers. The guys also welcome unbeaten welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr. to preview his return on Friday as DAZN and Golden Boy Promotions hold their first card since the quarantine. Plus, rumors of Callum Smith as a Canelo Alvarez fall opponent have the guys fired up.
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    '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
     
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Figueiredo becomes flyweight king, Whittaker-Till preview (7/21)

    Figueiredo becomes flyweight king, Whittaker-Till preview (7/21)

    Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans recap UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo-Benavidez, break down the latest news, and preview UFC Fight Night: Whittaker-Till. Deiveson Figeiredo put on a dominant performance against Joseph Benavidez on saturday night... What is next for him? Where does Joseph Benavidez go from here? Jack Hermansson defeats Kelvin Gastelum via first round submission. Where does this win put Jack Hermansson in the middleweight title picture? Kelvin Gastelum has now lost 3 in a row, Is he still the same fighter he once was? Did the Israel Adesanya fight change Kelvin Gatelum for the worse? Plus a bonus break down of the middleweight division. The guys finish up by discussing who impressed them most on the card. Finally the guys close out the show by giving you a full breakdown with expert picks of UFC Fight Night: Whittaker-Till.
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    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat
     
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    UFC Fight Island instant analysis: Welcome to the Figueiredo era (7/18)

    UFC Fight Island instant analysis: Welcome to the Figueiredo era (7/18)

    Brian Campbell provides his instant reaction to the UFC Fight Night card from Saturday in Abu Dhabi where Devieson Figueiredo finished Joseph Benavidez in their rematch to capture the vacant flyweight title. BC looks at what's next for the division and reacps a key 125-pound bout which could produce the next title challenger as Askar Askarov held off Alexandre Pantoja. Plus, Jack Hermansson re-entered the middleweight title picture with a quick submission of Kelvin Gastelum just as the division is heating up with Robert Whittaker-Darren Till next weekend and a Israel Adesanya-Paulo Costa title bout now set for September.
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    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @BCampbellCBS, @SugaRashadEvans, @stateofcombat
     
    For more MMA coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/mma/
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    • 23 min

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