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Episode 590 Brian Ortegas wild week ▶ Episode 590: Brian Ortega’s wild week
Episode 590: Brian Ortega’s wild week

Brian Ortega injured himself before his co-main event fight against Yair Rodriguez even started on Saturday, appearing to roll his ankle during Bruce Buffer’s fighter introductions. Then Ortega got li ...

Episode 589 Topuria triumphs at UFC 298 ▶ Episode 589: Topuria triumphs at UFC 298
Episode 589: Topuria triumphs at UFC 298

Everything came up Ilia Topuria on Saturday at UFC 298, as the 27-year-old Spaniard fulfilled his self-avowed destiny with a thunderous second-round knockout of longstanding men’s featherweight champi ...

Episode 588 UFC 298 is Old Man Volk vs w ▶ Episode 588: UFC 298 is Old Man Volk vs. whippersnapper Topuria
Episode 588: UFC 298 is Old Man Volk vs. whippersnapper Topuria

Alexander Volkanovski fully embraced his old man status headed into Saturday's UFC 298, in a legitimately hilarious internet video that showed off his stellar general acting chops and comedic timing. ...

Episode 587 Renato Moicano is A LOT ▶ Episode 587: Renato Moicano is A LOT
Episode 587: Renato Moicano is A LOT

Got to admire Renato Moicano’s entrepreneurial spirit. Here’s “Money” Moicano nearly 10 years and 15 fights into his UFC career (he’s 18-5-1 as professional after Saturday’s win over Drew Dober) and i ...

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Episode 586 UFC 300 adds Kayla Harrison ▶ Episode 586: UFC 300 adds Kayla Harrison + Jon Anik apologizes?!?
Episode 586: UFC 300 adds Kayla Harrison + Jon Anik apologizes?!?

It was a triple-whammy announcement from Dana White last week, adding Kayla Harrison to UFC 300, giving her a fight with Holly Holm and having it at women's bantamweight. Clearly Harrison's involvemen ...

Episode 585 UFC 297 Dumb and Dumber ▶ Episode 585: UFC 297: Dumb and Dumber
Episode 585: UFC 297: Dumb and Dumber

Dricus du Plessis beat Sean Strickland for the middleweight title, Raquel Pennington cashed-in on the women's bantamweight strap on her 18th fight in the UFC and the company announced Frankie Edgar wa ...

Episode 584 UFC 297 preview ▶ Episode 584: UFC 297 preview!
Episode 584: UFC 297 preview!

Sean Strickland and Dricus du Plessis are set to take it to the cage on Saturday at UFC 297, instead of fighting all over the damn arena like Mankind and HHH in 1997 or whatever. The champion probably ...

Episode 583 UFC gets back to action for ▶ Episode 583: UFC gets back to action for 2024
Episode 583: UFC gets back to action for 2024

Friends, the holiday doldrums are over and this weekend the UFC kicks off its sure to be relentless 2024 live event schedule with a rematch between Magomed Ankalaev and Johnny Walker. Maybe not the se ...

Episode 582 UFC 296 debrief ▶ Episode 582: UFC 296 debrief
Episode 582: UFC 296 debrief

The last UFC event of 2023 left us with a lot to talk about. Leon Edwards and Alexandre Pantoja both successfully defended their titles. Up-and-comers Shavkat Rakhmonov and Paddy Pimblett got big wins ...

Episode 582 UFC 296 debreif ▶ Episode 582: UFC 296 debreif
Episode 582: UFC 296 debreif

The last UFC event of 2023 left us with a lot to talk about. Leon Edwards and Alexandre Pantoja both successfully defended their titles. Up-and-comers Shavkat Rakhmonov and Paddy Pimblett got big wins ...

Episode 581 Can Colby Royval make it a b ▶ Episode 581: Can Colby + Royval make it a baker's dozen?
Episode 581: Can Colby + Royval make it a baker's dozen?

It's been a year of upheaval in the UFC. All told, the company has crowned 11 champions in 2023--with UFC 296's twin-bill of title fights still on deck this Saturday. Can Colby Covington finally break ...

Episode 580 Long live the king of violen ▶ Episode 580: Long live the king (of violence)!
Episode 580: Long live the king (of violence)!

It's possible there has never been a person better suited to bare knuckle boxing than Mike Perry. Here he was again last weekend against Eddie Alvarez, seeming to wager that he was willing to go out t ...

Episode 579 Questions Comments Concerns ▶ Episode 579: Questions, Comments, Concerns
Episode 579: Questions, Comments, Concerns

On the heels of last week's PFL championships and in advance of this week's UFC Fight Night, we open it up to listener questions. What's at stake between Beneil Dariush and Arman Tsarukyan this weeken ...

Episode 578 It was all a dream ▶ Episode 578: It was all a dream ...
Episode 578: It was all a dream ...

It was funny and fitting that Bellator 301 crowned two new champions and advanced one fighter to the finals of the company's ongoing grand prix just a couple days before we got final confirmation it h ...

Episode 577 You get a KO And you get a K ▶ Episode 577: You get a KO! And you get a KO! And YOU get a KO!
Episode 577: You get a KO! And you get a KO! And YOU get a KO!

We crowned two new champions on Saturday at UFC 295–and neither fight took that long. On a night full of KOs at Madison Square Garden, Alex Pereira emerged with the light heavyweight championship (his ...

Episode 576 Jiri P vs Alex P at MSG ▶ Episode 576: Jiri P. vs. Alex P. at MSG
Episode 576: Jiri P. vs. Alex P. at MSG

We’re sad that Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic is off pretty much indefinitely due to Jones’ torn pec, but UFC 295 still looks pretty OK. It’s admittedly a little top heavy – no need to stack the card when ...

Episode 575 Francis Ngannou god among me ▶ Episode 575: Francis Ngannou, god among men
Episode 575: Francis Ngannou, god among men

MMA people, what did we just see? Francis Ngannou went over there to Saudi Arabia over the weekend and DID THE DAMN THING against heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Ngannou out-performed even our most g ...

Episode 574 Strange times in Abu Dhabi ▶ Episode 574: Strange times in Abu Dhabi
Episode 574: Strange times in Abu Dhabi

UFC 294 was a weird one. Islam Makhachev and Khamzat Chimaev both scored big victories over short-notice replacements, but the event also was marred by low blows, fence grabs, illegal knees, some supe ...

Episode 573 UFC 294 is some tasty chicke ▶ Episode 573: UFC 294 is some tasty chicken salad
Episode 573: UFC 294 is some tasty chicken salad

So, just a couple weeks before the UFC is set to head to Abu Dhabi with a fairly marquee card, they lose BOTH their co-main event and main event to some unexpected misadventure. In this case, it was a ...

Episode 572 Nothing planned for Conor Mc ▶ Episode 572: 'Nothing planned' for Conor McGregor?!?!
Episode 572: 'Nothing planned' for Conor McGregor?!?!

UFC President Dana White this week confirmed earlier social media posts from Conor McGregor that the fighter had sent his stuff to UFC drug czar Jeff Novitsky, but said that McGregor was not back in ...

Episode 571 Is this the end ▶ Episode 571: Is this the end?
Episode 571: Is this the end?

Bellator 300 happens this weekend at Pechanga Arena in San Diego. Three titles on the line. Seventeen fights total. Under normal circumstances you could chalk it down as a gala celebration of Scott Co ...

Episode 570 Mailbag bonanza ▶ Episode 570: Mailbag bonanza!
Episode 570: Mailbag bonanza!

We got more listener mail than we expected coming out of last weekend’s Fight Night card – Thanks, Bryce! – and with no UFC event scheduled for this weekend we thought, what the hell, let’s answer as ...

Episode 569 Everybody had fun except Val ▶ Episode 569: Everybody had fun except Valentina Shevchenko
Episode 569: Everybody had fun except Valentina Shevchenko

Nobody loves a 10-8 round more than Mike Bell. That Mike Bell is a 10-8in' MFer to be sure. Let him out of your sight for even one second and Mike Bell will score a round 10-8. Valentina Shevchenko fo ...

Episode 568 What The Fk Just Happened ▶ Episode 568: What. The F@#k. Just Happened?
Episode 568: What. The F@#k. Just Happened?

It was no dream. There is no waking up from this one. Sean Strickland really DID show up on Saturday at UFC 293 and take the middleweight title from Israel Adesanya by shocking unanimous decision. Thi ...

Doin the Damn Thing The Essential Dadlin ▶ Doin' the Damn Thing: The Essential Dadliness of Patrick Wyman
Doin' the Damn Thing: The Essential Dadliness of Patrick Wyman

Hey, Co-Mainiacs, here's a tasty lfree sample of what's going on behind the paywall over at Patreon.com/comainevent. If you like it, you might consider signing up and joining the team? Remember, all o ...

Episode 567 UFC 293 aint no bobby dazzle ▶ Episode 567: UFC 293 ain't no bobby dazzler
Episode 567: UFC 293 ain't no bobby dazzler

Sounds like Sean Strickland is having fun on his trip to Australia, what with showing up on day one and slugging a random fan in the stomach. He's also writing some fire tweets (and by fire we mean of ...

Episode 566 Holloway Zombie both sweet d ▶ Episode 566: Holloway, Zombie both sweet dudes
Episode 566: Holloway, Zombie both sweet dudes

Max Holloway got the win as expected over Chan Sung Jung on Saturday, but it was still a fairly impressive weekend for the Korean Zombie. Jung was able to find Holloway's chin more than expected prior ...

Episode 565 Sean OMalley world champion ▶ Episode 565: Sean O'Malley, world champion
Episode 565: Sean O'Malley, world champion

Friends, your new UFC men's bantamweight champion is Sean O'Malley. It's possible that's a pretty big deal. At this point, the UFC certainly seems to have succeeded in its years-long effort at making ...

Episode 564 UFCs OMalley Experiment gets ▶ Episode 564: UFC's O'Malley Experiment gets serious
Episode 564: UFC's O'Malley Experiment gets serious

Since his promotional debut in 2017, the UFC has had Sean O'Malley ticketed for stardom. Saturday at UFC 292, perhaps we'll see if he came make good on that promise. O'Malley is going off as about a 2 ...

Episode 563 Jake Paul to MMA Is it time ▶ Episode 563: Jake Paul to MMA. Is it time?
Episode 563: Jake Paul to MMA. Is it time?

Jake Paul did that thing on Saturday where he outduels an aging but beloved MMA star in the boxing ring. This time it was Nate Diaz coming up short on the scorecards against The Problem Child. It wa ...

Episode 562 Justin Gaethje BMF No 1 cont ▶ Episode 562: Justin Gaethje, BMF, No. 1 contender
Episode 562: Justin Gaethje, BMF, No. 1 contender

Usually, when Justin Gaethje delivers devastating kicks, they are to the legs. Turns out, he can kick you in the head pretty hard, too. Dustin Poirier found that out the hard way Saturday during the p ...

Episode 561 Doin it again brother at UFC ▶ Episode 561: Doin' it again, brother, at UFC 291
Episode 561: Doin' it again, brother, at UFC 291

Nobody in the world will argue with Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje re-matching at UFC 291. That's just a good-ass fight. One so good, in fact, that it probably doesn't need the added silliness of b ...

Episode 560 Francis Ngannou rolls a Yaht ▶ Episode 560: Francis Ngannou rolls a Yahtzee
Episode 560: Francis Ngannou rolls a Yahtzee

At this point, you gotta admire Francis Ngannou's track record of doing exactly what the fuck he says he's going to do. He said he was going to wait out his UFC contract. He did that. He said he was g ...

Episode 559 UFC 290 is why we watch ▶ Episode 559: UFC 290 is why we watch
Episode 559: UFC 290 is why we watch

Holy shit! If you happen to be an MMA fan who struggles with the current landscape of the UFC, Saturday's pay-per-view was a goddamn life-affirming breath of fresh air. UFC 290 was probably one of the ...

Episode 558 Are the vibes off for Volk a ▶ Episode 558: Are the vibes off for Volk at UFC 290?
Episode 558: Are the vibes off for Volk at UFC 290?

There's no real reason to believe Yair Rodriguez defeats Alexander Volkanovski in their men's featherweight title unification bout at UFC 290 this weekend. Volkanovski has been too good, he comes into ...

Episode 557 These rich nerds aint fighti ▶ Episode 557: These rich nerds ain't fighting
Episode 557: These rich nerds ain't fighting

Mere weeks after Dana White said the UFC doesn't do gimmick fights, he's all up in the media talking about trying to book an actual cagefight between Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk. First off, if you ...

Episode 556 What would a Bellator PFL me ▶ Episode 556: What would a Bellator-PFL merger look like?
Episode 556: What would a Bellator-PFL merger look like?

Bellator staged the top MMA event of the weekend, with Sergio Pettis outdueling Patricio Pitbull in a compelling scrap for the men's bantamweight championship and light heavyweight titlist Vadim Nemko ...

Episode 555 Oliveira Owns UFC 289 ▶ Episode 555: Oliveira Owns UFC 289
Episode 555: Oliveira Owns UFC 289

Amanda Nunes pretty much whooped-up on Irene Aldana to retain her women's bantamweight title and then retired in the cage, which was a nice moment. Canadian fighters went undefeated in front of their ...

Episode No 554 Is UFC 289 the last ride ▶ Episode No. 554: Is UFC 289 the last ride for The Lioness?
Episode No. 554: Is UFC 289 the last ride for The Lioness?

Amanda Nunes returns Saturday to defend her women's bantamweight title against Irene Aldana at UFC 289. Should be a solid little scrap, though we're not sure there's any reason to suspect Nunes might ...

Episode 553 So many Conor McGregor headl ▶ Episode 553: So many Conor McGregor headlines
Episode 553: So many Conor McGregor headlines

Conor McGregor is filling out the paperwork to re-enroll in the USADA testing pool, according to Dana White, which means the biggest star in MMA is back! Almost? Maybe? Remains to seen. Despite the ...

Episode 552 Fighter pay drops to 13 in 2 ▶ Episode 552: Fighter pay drops to 13% in 2022
Episode 552: Fighter pay drops to 13% in 2022

Bloody Elbow's John Nash has a new report out on the UFC's finances and, friends, it is mind-blowing. Once again in 2022, the fight company made more than $1 billion in revenue and, largely because it ...

CME Patreon Power Hour Big guys pointing ▶ CME Patreon Power Hour: Big guys pointing fingers
CME Patreon Power Hour: Big guys pointing fingers

Joe Rogan said some fairly innocuous stuff this week about what would happen in a street fight (or a locked-room fight, as the case may be) between Jon Jones and Tyson Fury. Fury did not appreciate Ro ...

Doin the Damn Thing Kevin Seccia on the ▶ Doin' the Damn Thing: Kevin Seccia on the WGA writers strike
Doin' the Damn Thing: Kevin Seccia on the WGA writers strike

This week, Friend of the Podcast and Real Life Hollywood TV Writer Kevin Seccia was kind enough to come in off the picket line to talk us through the particulars of the ongoing WGA writers strike. Kev ...

CME Patreon Live Chat for 51723 ▶ CME Patreon Live Chat for 5/17/23
CME Patreon Live Chat for 5/17/23

Rumor has it, there was some news this week. Just a lil bit. Just a lil bit of news happened over the last couple of days. As you may have heard, the biggest of homies, Francis Ngannou, announced on T ...

Epsiode 551 Francis Ngannou has some new ▶ Epsiode 551: Francis Ngannou has some news
Epsiode 551: Francis Ngannou has some news

What a tease this guy, Big Fran is. Here he is posting this video to his socials last week promising us that on Tuesday he's going to tells us (what we hope is) his final decision on free agency. We'r ...

CME Patreon Power Hour Almeida says hell ▶ CME Patreon Power Hour: Almeida says he'll tap the Bigi Boy. What if
CME Patreon Power Hour: Almeida says he'll tap the Bigi Boy. What if

Jailton Almeida isn't keeping his gameplan too close to the vest when it comes to this weekend's UFC on ABC main event against Jairzinho Rozenstruik. The fast-rising heavyweight prospect says he's str ...

Doin the Damn Thing Two UFC fighters hav ▶ Doin' the Damn Thing: Two UFC fighters have hijacked the kingdom of M
Doin' the Damn Thing: Two UFC fighters have hijacked the kingdom of M

The Economist published an interesting feature story about how UFC veterans Abu and Ottman Azaitar -- who you may remember from that UFC 257 fiasco involving an alleged bagful of potatoes -- have pa ...

CME Patreon Live Chat for 51023 ▶ CME Patreon Live Chat for 5/10/23
CME Patreon Live Chat for 5/10/23

It's pledge month at the Co-Main Event Podcast. As a totally independently produced podcast, we rely on the generosity of listeners like you to keep this thing rolling. Here's a free sample of our wee ...

Episode 550 UFC 288 doesnt overachieve ▶ Episode 550: UFC 288 doesn't overachieve
Episode 550: UFC 288 doesn't overachieve

You know how some fight cards that look pretty meh on paper turn out to be unexpectedly great? Yeah, UFC 288 wasn't really one of those. Headlined by an important but perhaps not best-selling men's ...

Episode 549 UFC 288 preview BKFCs Super ▶ Episode 549: UFC 288 preview + BKFC's Super Bowl
Episode 549: UFC 288 preview + BKFC's Super Bowl

It's not every weekend that the eyes of the combat sports world fall squarely on BKFC, but with the UFC giving new meaning to the term Just Some Fights and no other MMA to speak of, that was the case ...

Episode 548 Sergei Pavlovich punches his ▶ Episode 548: Sergei Pavlovich punches his ticket (and Curtis Blaydes)
Episode 548: Sergei Pavlovich punches his ticket (and Curtis Blaydes)

Welcome to the heavyweight elite, Sergei Pavlovich. Ya boy went out there and starched Curtis Blaydes in just over three minutes on Saturday at a UFC Fight Night event to become the consensus No. 1 co ...

Episode 547 Max Holloway aint nothing to ▶ Episode 547: Max Holloway ain't nothing to fuck with
Episode 547: Max Holloway ain't nothing to fuck with

You think the UFC will stop sending its top men's featherweight prospects to Max Holloway? Because so far when they do, all they get back is a box of bones. Holloway continued his up-and-comer ass-whi ...

Episode 546 Izzy gets one back ▶ Episode 546: Izzy gets one back
Episode 546: Izzy gets one back

Once it was over, you could kinda tell Israel Adesanya had been thinking about this one for a while. He had his bow-and-arrow celebration all planned out. He did every dance he knew how to do. He had ...

Episode 545 Reactions to UFCWWE super ha ▶ Episode 545: Reactions to UFC/WWE super-happy-fun merger
Episode 545: Reactions to UFC/WWE super-happy-fun merger

There we all were, just minding our own business, tying to enjoy our weekends when suddenly Endeavor just casually drops that, oh yeah, they're going to buy WWE and roll it into a single, publicly tra ...

Episode 544 Sandhagen Holm reinforce sta ▶ Episode 544: Sandhagen, Holm reinforce status quo
Episode 544: Sandhagen, Holm reinforce status quo

Cory Sandhagen and Holly Holm (or, Holly Holmes, if you prefer) both looked pretty good at the weekend's UFC Fight Night event. Both veterans dispatched challengers who were looking to break into titl ...

Episode 543 A Rocky moment for Leon Edwa ▶ Episode 543: A 'Rocky' moment for Leon Edwards
Episode 543: A 'Rocky' moment for Leon Edwards

Leon Edwards went into Saturday's welterweight title fight against Kamaru Usman at UFC 286 as both the champion and a bit more than a 2-to-1 underdog. As of Monday morning, he's now one thing, but not ...

Episode 542 UFC 286 preview Merabs domin ▶ Episode 542: UFC 286 preview + Merab's dominance
Episode 542: UFC 286 preview + Merab's dominance

Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman are going to do it again, brother, for the third time on Saturday at UFC 286 in London. The champion is going off as a fairly significant underdog and conventional wisdom ...

Episode 541 Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh ▶ Episode 541: Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!
Episode 541: Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!

Goddamn, he made that look easy. During the week leading up to UFC 285, Jon Jones said he expected people to be shocked by how effortlessly he'd beat Ciryl Gane for the heavyweight title. Jones said i ...

Episode 540 Jones vs Gane is upon us we ▶ Episode 540: Jones vs. Gane is upon us (we hope)!
Episode 540: Jones vs. Gane is upon us (we hope)!

This episode takes a deep dive into a thing we once thought would never actually happen: Jon Jones' move to heavyweight. This Saturday at UFC 285, the greatest light heavyweight of all time finally ta ...

Episode 539 Erin Blanchfield is the real ▶ Episode 539: Erin Blanchfield is the real deal
Episode 539: Erin Blanchfield is the real deal

Erin Blanchfield jumps up to the No. 2 spot on the UFC's official women's flyweight rankings this week after her drubbing of a short-notice Jessica Andrade Saturday at a UFC Fight Night. Hard to say s ...

Episode 538 A fight for the ages ▶ Episode 538: A fight for the ages
Episode 538: A fight for the ages

Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski had themselves perhaps one of the greatest fights on all time on Saturday at UFC 284. For all the hoopla about a superfight and the Nos. 1-2 pound for pound f ...

Episode 537 Well that was sad ▶ Episode 537: Well, that was sad
Episode 537: Well, that was sad

We thought it was weird from the start that Fedor Emelianenko wanted to have his retirement fight against Ryan Bader. It was. Friends, Fedor looked every single day of his 46 years on this planet on S ...

Episode 536 Is MMA ready to let go of Fe ▶ Episode 536: Is MMA ready to let go of Fedor?
Episode 536: Is MMA ready to let go of Fedor?

We are led to believe that Saturday's Bellator 290 will include the last fight for The Last Emperor. The 46-year-old Fedor Emelianenko will do the damn thing one more time in a rematch against Ryan Ba ...

Episode 535 What will a Jamahal Hill tit ▶ Episode 535: What will a Jamahal Hill title reign look like?
Episode 535: What will a Jamahal Hill title reign look like?

Jamahal Hill answered all our questions against Glover Teixeira on Saturday night at UFC 283. Could he handle the step-up in competition? Yes. Was he ready to go hard for the full 25 minutes? Indeed. ...

Episode 534 Francis Ngannou KOs UFC in c ▶ Episode 534: Francis Ngannou KOs UFC in contract standoff
Episode 534: Francis Ngannou KOs UFC in contract standoff

Well, he did it. Francis Ngannou waited-out his UFC contract while rehabbing from knee surgery during 2022 and now he's a free man. There's never been a better time to be a free agent in combat sports ...

Episode 533 Its fight week and surely th ▶ Episode 533: It's fight week! (and surely there's nothing else to tal
Episode 533: It's fight week! (and surely there's nothing else to tal

Well, fuck, you guys. We had just hit export on the latest episode of the CME when we refreshed Twitter to see the planned UFC main event between Nassourdine Imavov and Kelvin Gastelum is off and no ...

Episode 532 The State of MMA in 2023 ▶ Episode 532: The State of MMA in 2023
Episode 532: The State of MMA in 2023

With video of Dana White slapping his wife in the face in a club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on New Year's Eve now spreading across the internet, we are forced to frame this week's discussion around whe ...

Episode 531 It was a weird year for star ▶ Episode 531: It was a weird year for stars in the UFC
Episode 531: It was a weird year for stars in the UFC

Conor McGregor didn't fight. Jon Jones didn't fight. Francis Ngannou fought once, in January, and then spent the rest of the year rehabbing from injury with perhaps one foot out the door. Nate Diaz le ...

Episode 530 Paddy Pimblett breaks the in ▶ Episode 530: Paddy Pimblett breaks the internet
Episode 530: Paddy Pimblett breaks the internet

Paddy Pimblett somehow messed around and was awarded a unanimous decision victory over Jared Gordon on Saturday at UFC 282, in a co-main event bout almost everybody who watched live thought Gordon won ...

Episode 529 Wonderman What is the secret ▶ Episode 529: Wonderman! What is the secret of your power?
Episode 529: Wonderman! What is the secret of your power?

Score one for the old dogs at Saturday's UFC on ESPN event. Not only did Stephen Wonderman Thompson emerge victorious over an injured Kevin Holland in the main event, but Clay Guida, Rafeal dos Anjo ...

Episode 528 Conor McGregor probably took ▶ Episode 528: Conor McGregor probably took PEDs, Conor McGregor seems
Episode 528: Conor McGregor probably took PEDs, Conor McGregor seems

Well, this is a new one. After months of speculation on exactly what he was up to when the UFC apparently let him opt out of the USADA testing pool while recovering from the horrible leg injury he suf ...

Episode 527 Is Vadim Nemkov the worlds N ▶ Episode 527: Is Vadim Nemkov the world's No. 1 LHW?
Episode 527: Is Vadim Nemkov the world's No. 1 LHW?

We have once again reached an odd inflection point where Bellator MMA could lay conceivable claim to having the best fighter in the world in a particular weight class. This time it's light heavyweight ...

Episode 526 UFC 281 was WILD ▶ Episode 526: UFC 281 was WILD
Episode 526: UFC 281 was WILD

This week, we take listener questions on all things UFC 281. Will Israel Adesanya get an immediate rematch against Alex Pereira after dropping the middleweight title in a fight he was probably on his ...

Episode 525 UFC 281 preview bonanza ▶ Episode 525: UFC 281 preview bonanza
Episode 525: UFC 281 preview bonanza

As has become customary for pay-per-views, two title fights are on the docket Saturday at UFC 281. One is a hotly anticipated middleweight championship match between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira t ...

Episode 524 Admit it Jake Paul vs Anders ▶ Episode 524: Admit it, Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva was a fun fight
Episode 524: Admit it, Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva was a fun fight

Two things can be true at once: Is Jake Paul just using these aging MMA fighters to make himself a series of huge paydays from relatively easy fights? Yes, obviously. But did Paul and Showtime also ce ...

Episode 523 Islam Makhachev is astonishi ▶ Episode 523: Islam Makhachev is astonishing
Episode 523: Islam Makhachev is astonishing

We did not think it was going to go like that. Both figuratively and literally, our money was on Charles Oliveira to once again become lightweight champion at UFC 280. As it happened, Islam Makhachev ...

Episode 522 Some of us are a little TOO ▶ Episode 522: Some of us are a little TOO pumped for UFC 280
Episode 522: Some of us are a little TOO pumped for UFC 280

Let's face it, Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev seems like a heck of a fight for the vacant UFC lightweight title. Factor in that this event goes down in the middle of a Saturday afternoon (can' ...

Episode 521 These Conor McGregor steroid ▶ Episode 521: These Conor McGregor steroid rumors aren't going away
Episode 521: These Conor McGregor steroid rumors aren't going away

It's been a few weeks now since news originally broke that Conor McGregor apparently hadn't been drug tested by USADA since the third quarter of 2021. Yet ... still nothing. It doesn't appear those re ...

Episode 520 It was Zuck all along ▶ Episode 520: It was Zuck all along.
Episode 520: It was Zuck all along.

So, Dana White lied right to our faces and it turned out the reason no fans or media could attend Saturday's UFC Fight Night event WAS because Mark Zuckerberg wanted to be there, after all. And even i ...

Episode 519 The Dark Lord might do OK in ▶ Episode 519: 'The Dark Lord' might do OK in BKFC
Episode 519: 'The Dark Lord' might do OK in BKFC

Ben Rothwell is set to make his first post-UFC appearance this weekend, taking on -- say it with us now -- Bobo The Bible Belt Brawler O'Bannon in BKFC. You know what, call us crazy, but considering ...

Episode 518 That was disgusting ▶ Episode 518: That was disgusting
Episode 518: That was disgusting

If we remember UFC Fight Night 210 at all, it'll likely be as a damn bloodbath. Cory Sandhagen got a much-needed win in a men's bantamweight contender bout against Song Yadong, after springing open an ...

Episode 517 Nate Diaz the MMA Gods smile ▶ Episode 517: Nate Diaz, the MMA Gods smile upon thee
Episode 517: Nate Diaz, the MMA Gods smile upon thee

Well, that was fuckin' crazy, eh Mainiacs? Here we thought Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson were both headed for demoralizing losses in odd match-ups against heavily favored opponents and then -- Boom! -- ...

Episode 516 Will UFC 279 set a record fo ▶ Episode 516: Will UFC 279 set a record for sadness?
Episode 516: Will UFC 279 set a record for sadness?

It's pledge month over at the CME Patreon. If you haven't yet signed up to join the team, we'd love it if you'd consider lending us your support at: patreon.com/comaineventThis week, we set about gett ...

FREE Power Hour Is the UFCs debut in Fra ▶ FREE Power Hour: Is the UFC's debut in France a big deal?
FREE Power Hour: Is the UFC's debut in France a big deal?

The UFC touches down for the first time in Paris, France this Saturday, with Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa set to do the damn thing in an allegedly important heavyweight contender bout. Is it still a big ...

Episode 515 Can the One Championship Pri ▶ Episode 515: Can the One Championship-Prime Video partnership be a ga
Episode 515: Can the One Championship-Prime Video partnership be a ga

One Championship took advantage of a UFC-free weekend and made its debut on Amazon Prime Video over the weekend. You know what? It was pretty good. Can recommend. Would do again. Plus, One maybe kinda ...

Episode 515 Can the One Championship Pri ▶ Episode 515: Can the One Championship-Prime Video parntership be a ga
Episode 515: Can the One Championship-Prime Video parntership be a ga

One Championship took advantage of a UFC-free weekend and made its debut on Amazon Prime Video over the weekend. You know what? It was pretty good. Can recommend. Would do again. Plus, One maybe kinda ...

Episode 514 We didnt see that coming and ▶ Episode 514: We didn't see that coming and neither did Kamaru Usman
Episode 514: We didn't see that coming and neither did Kamaru Usman

In what has to be the most shocking ending to a UFC pay-per-view card in recent memory, Leon Edwards kicked Kamaru Usman right in his damn face with less than a minute remaining in the fifth round of ...

Episode 513 Leon Edwards has waited year ▶ Episode 513: Leon Edwards has waited years for this. Can he cash in?
Episode 513: Leon Edwards has waited years for this. Can he cash in?

On Saturday in Salt Lake City (man it still feels weird to type that), Leon Edwards' long, strange journey to a UFC welterweight title shot finally comes to a head. Edwards will fight champion Kamaru ...

Episode 512 Mike Tyson is mad online Sho ▶ Episode 512: Mike Tyson is mad online. Should he be?
Episode 512: Mike Tyson is mad online. Should he be?

So, Mike Tyson is big mad at Hulu for producing a mini-series about the boxer's life without any of his input. He's happy with Dana White, however, who Tyson says turned down a lot of money to adverti ...

Episode 511 Amanda Nunes was the GOAT Am ▶ Episode 511: Amanda Nunes was the GOAT. Amanda Nunes is still the GOA
Episode 511: Amanda Nunes was the GOAT. Amanda Nunes is still the GOA

More than merely making some physical adjustments in the wake of her title loss to Juliana Pena at UFC 269, it seemed like Amanda Nunes just flat vowed to show the world she was still the women's MMA ...

Episode 510 UFC 277 preview bonanza ▶ Episode 510: UFC 277 preview bonanza!
Episode 510: UFC 277 preview bonanza!

There are two primary questions we hope to have answered by the UFC 277 main event. Firstly, did Juliana Pena merely catch lighting in a bottle when she took the women's bantamweight title off Amanda ...

Episode 509 Brian Ortegas arm popped whe ▶ Episode 509: Brian Ortega's arm popped (when it wasn't supposed to)
Episode 509: Brian Ortega's arm popped (when it wasn't supposed to)

Yeah, so Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez were just getting down to what was shaping up as a pretty fun main event on Saturday's UFC on ABC card when Ortega's shoulder popped out of joint while he was ...

Episode 508 Rafael Fiziev was so impress ▶ Episode 508: Rafael Fiziev was so impressive in so many ways
Episode 508: Rafael Fiziev was so impressive in so many ways

Where to start with this guy Rafael Fiziev? The technique? The power? The composure? How about the takedown defense? Poor Rafael dos Anjos spent 15 minutes trying everything he could think of to get F ...

Episode 507 Few rave reviews for Izzy af ▶ Episode 507: Few rave reviews for Izzy after UFC 276
Episode 507: Few rave reviews for Izzy after UFC 276

On one hand, you gotta hand it to Israel Adesanya for beating Jared Cannonier in the UFC 276 main event without really seeming to try that hard. On the other hand, man, it really didn't seem like he w ...

Episode 506 Is UFC 276 a killer card wit ▶ Episode 506: Is UFC 276 a killer card with a ho-hum main event?
Episode 506: Is UFC 276 a killer card with a ho-hum main event?

It's international fight week and UFC 276 looks pretty stacked. Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway are gonna go out there and try to make their series one for the ages. Robbie Lawler's gonna be th ...

CME Patreon Live Chat for 62222 FREE ▶ CME Patreon Live Chat for 6/22/22 [FREE]
CME Patreon Live Chat for 6/22/22 [FREE]

Since we missed The Proper on Monday due to some family vacationing, we decided to offer up this episode of the Live Chat for free via the CME feed. Hope you all enjoy this hour of unfettered discours ...

Episode 505 Jiri Glover wrote a damn epi ▶ Episode 505: Jiri & Glover wrote a damn epic poem out there
Episode 505: Jiri & Glover wrote a damn epic poem out there

You want twists? You want turns? You want a fight where both guys get to look strong AND vulnerable en route to one of best light heavyweight title matches of all time? Well, we give you Jiri Prochazk ...

Episode 504 UFC 275 is old dog vs young ▶ Episode 504: UFC 275 is old dog vs. young weirdsmobile
Episode 504: UFC 275 is old dog vs. young weirdsmobile

Challenger Jiri Prochazka is going off as nearly a two-to-one favorite over light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira in the main event of Saturday's UFC 275. That should give you something to chew o ...

Episode 503 Jorge Masvidal keeps confess ▶ Episode 503: Jorge Masvidal keeps confessing to crimes he says he did
Episode 503: Jorge Masvidal keeps confessing to crimes he says he did

Every time somebody asks Jorge Masvidal about his alleged encounter with Colby Covington outside the Papi Steak in Miami, it seems like Masvidal answers with a paragraph-long confession to the crime, ...

Episode 502 Enough already with the judg ▶ Episode 502: Enough already with the judging 'controversies'
Episode 502: Enough already with the judging 'controversies'

We can't do it anymore, you guys. It's too much. Seems like every damn weekend our social media timelines are clogged with people arguing about some MMA judges' decision. Did they score it right? Did ...

Episode 501 Live tweeting our thoughts t ▶ Episode 501: Live tweeting our thoughts to Dustin Poirier
Episode 501: Live tweeting our thoughts to Dustin Poirier

What happens when you sit down to record the CME Proper and right away notice that Dustin Poirier has responded to one of your tweets? Why, you live-tweet him right back as you do the show, of course. ...

Episode 500 The ups downs good bad of UF ▶ Episode 500: The ups & downs & good & bad of UFC 274
Episode 500: The ups & downs & good & bad of UFC 274

We had ourselves a good, old fashioned emotional roller coaster during UFC 274, didn't we, Mainiacs? First you had Charles Oliveira missing weight (bad!) and being stripped of the title (real bad!), o ...

FREE CME Patreon Power Hour Chucky Olive ▶ [FREE] CME Patreon Power Hour: Chucky Olives, what have you done?
[FREE] CME Patreon Power Hour: Chucky Olives, what have you done?

Just as we sat down to record this episode of the Power Hour, news flashed across the wire that Charles Oliveira had missed weight, been stripped of the UFC lightweight title and will now fight Justin ...

Episode 499 Whos scared cited for UFC 27 ▶ Episode 499: Who's 'scared-cited' for UFC 274???
Episode 499: Who's 'scared-cited' for UFC 274???

Dueling title fights are on tap for Saturday's UFC 274. In the lightweight championship scrap, both Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje will no doubt choose violence -- it's just a matter of exactly h ...

Episode 498 Tyson Fury Francis Ngannou s ▶ Episode 498: Tyson Fury & Francis Ngannou seem serious about this shi
Episode 498: Tyson Fury & Francis Ngannou seem serious about this shi

It turned out to be a wild weekend in combat sports and, perhaps wildest of all, the guy who ultimately pulled off the biggest coup didn't even fight. Francis Ngannou crashed the party in the ring aft ...

Episode 497 Lets get Jon Jones Stipe Mio ▶ Episode 497: Let's get Jon Jones-Stipe Miocic on the books!
Episode 497: Let's get Jon Jones-Stipe Miocic on the books!

With heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou recovering from surgery and assumedly still on the outs with UFC brass, the company is teasing a potential 265-pound bout between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic. Pos ...

Episode 496 Khamzat Chimaev proves his c ▶ Episode 496: Khamzat Chimaev proves his case at UFC 273
Episode 496: Khamzat Chimaev proves his case at UFC 273

We said we wanted to see Khamzat Chimaev tested and, brother, he sure was during a three-round epic with Gilbert Burns. You know what? He mostly passed. There are a couple things -- specifically, his ...

Episode 495 UFC 273 preview bonanza ▶ Episode 495: UFC 273 preview bonanza!
Episode 495: UFC 273 preview bonanza!

UFC 273 might be a teensy bit of a lower-profile affair that the last few UFC pay-per-views, but the top three fights are still gonna be a lot of fun. Oddsmakers don't think these bouts will be all th ...

Episode 494 Curtis Blaydes has a lot goi ▶ Episode 494: Curtis Blaydes has a lot going for him at heavyweight
Episode 494: Curtis Blaydes has a lot going for him at heavyweight

Curtis Blaydes is big, athletic and -- as he proved on Saturday night -- has a well-rounded skillset. On top of that, he's only 31 years old. In the aging and shallow heavyweight division, all those t ...

Episode 493 Violence abounds at UFC Lond ▶ Episode 493: Violence abounds at UFC London
Episode 493: Violence abounds at UFC London

It had been a couple years since the UFC was able to make the trek across the pond and perhaps that break allowed everybody's aggression to become duly PENT. Because once the ref said fight? Hoo boy ...

Episode 492 Diego overachieves Ankalaev ▶ Episode 492: Diego overachieves, Ankalaev underwhelms
Episode 492: Diego overachieves, Ankalaev underwhelms

We thought Magomed Ankalaev vs. Thiago Santos would be a banger, but instead it turned out to be a tepid 25-minute affair where two aggressive, powerful light heavyweights canceled each other out. So, ...

Episode 491 UFC 272 wrap up Are Conor Du ▶ Episode 491: UFC 272 wrap-up + Are Conor, Dustin, Colby, Jorge + Nate
Episode 491: UFC 272 wrap-up + Are Conor, Dustin, Colby, Jorge + Nate

In the immediate wake of his lopsided and predictable unanimous decision win over Jorge Masvidal on Saturday at UFC 272, Colby Covington got right to work building his NEXT big grudge match. This one ...

Episode 490 Ever feel like Jorge Masvida ▶ Episode 490: Ever feel like Jorge Masvidal & Colby Covington don't li
Episode 490: Ever feel like Jorge Masvidal & Colby Covington don't li

Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington are set to settle their longstanding personal grudge on Saturday at UFC 272 and, frankly, the end can't come soon enough. At 37, and winless since 2019, this seems l ...

Episode 489 When bad things happen to we ▶ Episode 489: When bad things happen to weird people
Episode 489: When bad things happen to weird people

Well, Johnny Walker got posterized by Jamahal Hill on Saturday in the UFC. It was his fourth loss in five fights and it was an ugly one. Not does it establish Hill as perhaps the hot new contender at ...

Episode 488 Israel Adesanya was just too ▶ Episode 488: Israel Adesanya was just too good
Episode 488: Israel Adesanya was just too good

Robert Whittaker made some big improvement between his two bouts against Israel Adesanya, making Saturday night's UFC 271 main event a very competitive affair. In the end, however, it was just too muc ...

Episode 487 Can an Israel Adesanya Bobby ▶ Episode 487: Can an Israel Adesanya-Bobby Knux rematch be any differe
Episode 487: Can an Israel Adesanya-Bobby Knux rematch be any differe

It would be an understatement to say things didn't go Robert Whittaker's way at UFC 243, the first time he fought Israel Adesanya for the middleweight title. But that was 2019, in The Before Times, an ...

Episode 486 Is Sean Stricklands psycho g ▶ Episode 486: Is Sean Strickland's psycho gimmick working at all?
Episode 486: Is Sean Strickland's psycho gimmick working at all?

This week Sean Strickland took us all on a virtual tour of his apartment, where he keeps his guns on the kitchen counter and you have to reach into the toilet bowl to make it flush. Strickland's going ...

Episode 485 Francis Ngannou wins it all ▶ Episode 485: Francis Ngannou wins it all
Episode 485: Francis Ngannou wins it all

Well, he did it. Big Francis Ngannou went out there and gutted-out a unanimous decision win over Ciryl Gane on Saturday at UFC 270. Maybe it wasn't the fight we all expected, but the world must now co ...

Episode 484 Is this Francis Ngannous las ▶ Episode 484: Is this Francis Ngannou's last UFC fight?
Episode 484: Is this Francis Ngannou's last UFC fight?

Francis Ngannou's contractual status with the UFC has dominated the storylines leading up to Saturday's title unification bout against Cyril Gane. But what happens when these two guys actually get i ...

CME Power Hour Who would want to firebom ▶ CME Power Hour: Who would want to firebomb Conor McGregor's pub?
CME Power Hour: Who would want to firebomb Conor McGregor's pub?

It's another FREE Power Hour for all the little Co-Mainiacs this week. On this episode, it's all power rankings all the time this week, as we head into Saturday's Fight Night event featuring Giga Chik ...

Episode 483 Can Giga Chikadze steal that ▶ Episode 483: Can Giga Chikadze steal that spot?
Episode 483: Can Giga Chikadze steal that spot?

Giga Chikadze's Fight Night main event against Calvin Kattar coming up on Saturday may well have gotten more interesting this week, when Max Holloway pulled out of a featherweight title shot at UFC 27 ...

CME Power Hour How UFC gonna raise PPV p ▶ CME Power Hour: How UFC gonna raise PPV prices AGAIN?!?
CME Power Hour: How UFC gonna raise PPV prices AGAIN?!?

For the third year in a row, the UFC wishes fans a Happy New Year by raising prices on its PPV events by $5. That's a 25% increase in just a few years. On this episode of the Power Hour, we ask: Will ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 181 113015 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 181 (11/30/15)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 181 (11/30/15)

Did Benson Henderson’s UFC career come to a close last Saturday in South Korea, with a split decision victory over Jorge GAMBRED Masvidal? As always with The Man They Call Bendo, it was kinda hard to ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 91 21714 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 91 (2/17/14)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 91 (2/17/14)

If we’re being honest, there’s just too much stuff to talk about during this week’s Co-Main Event podcast. Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 36 produced dueling middleweight contenders in Lyoto Machda ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 90 21014 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 90 (2/10/14)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 90 (2/10/14)

It’s not every week that news breaks during a Co-Main Event Podcast recording session, but this was one of those weeks. Ben and Chad were nearly done taping episode 90 when news floated across the wir ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 89 2314 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 89 (2/3/14)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 89 (2/3/14)

UFC 169 left the Co-Main Event Podcast no shortage of storyline with which to fill this week’s hour and change. From the Urijah Faber-Renan Barao-Herb Dean thumbs-up debacle, to Jose Aldo skipping tow ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 88 12714 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 88 (1/27/14)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 88 (1/27/14)

To begin this week’s Co-Main Event Podcast, Ben tells the story of his escape from Chicago following Saturday’s UFC on Fox 10. And what a harrowing tale it is, too, friends. Once safely ensconced back ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 87 12014 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 87 (1/20/14)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 87 (1/20/14)

Another week, approximately another 1 million stories for the Co-Main Event Podcast to try to cram into an hour, 15 minutes. Last Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 35 card ended with Luke Rockhold reclaimin ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 86 11314 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 86 (1/13/14)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 86 (1/13/14)

For the first time in Co-Main Event Podcast history, World Wrestling Entertainment takes over nearly an entire round of this week’s show, as Ben and Chad discuss the merits and drawbacks of the new WW ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 85 1614 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 85 (1/6/14)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 85 (1/6/14)

With very little in the way of topical MMA news going on this week, the Co-Main Event Podcast once again puts the fate of the show in the hands of you, the listener. Instead of wasting a round talking ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 84 123013 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 84 (12/30/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 84 (12/30/13)

The Co-Main Event Podcast prepares to ring in 2014 this week with the first ever installment of CME: After Dark. What’s that mean, you ask? Eh, just that Ben and Chad had to record a couple hours late ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 83 122013 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 83 (12/20/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 83 (12/20/13)

Surprise! Just because the Co-Main Event Podcast wants you fools to have a very happy holiday (and because Chad has to go out of town next week) Dundas and Fowlkes got together to record episode 83 a ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 82 211613 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 82 (21/16/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 82 (21/16/13)

UFC on Fox 9 left a lot on the Co-Main Event Podcast’s plate, Ben and Chad don’t mind telling you. First Urijah Faber proves he’s still the man to beat at bantamweight by throttling Michael McDonald. ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 81 12913 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 81 (12/9/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 81 (12/9/13)

One show on the Fox family of networks down, another one coming this weekend. Episode 81 of the Co-Main Event Podcast finds Ben and Chad reveling in the unexpected glory of Mark Hunt’s slugfest with A ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 80 12213 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 80 (12/2/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 80 (12/2/13)

If you had to come up with an official slogan for the Co-Main Event Podcast, it might well be: Motherfuckers be acting silly. In that way, episode 80 dovetails nicely with the week’s MMA news. This we ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 79 112513 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 79 (11/25/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 79 (11/25/13)

After the rollercoaster of the last few weeks it feels almost refreshing to return to the normal MMA news cycle, with the Co-Main Event Podcast sleuthing around for suitable topics with which to fill ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 78 111813 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 78 (11/18/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 78 (11/18/13)

Big week for the Co-Main Event podcast, considering all the fallout from UFC 167. During episode 78, Ben and Chad discuss the hotly contested welterweight title fight between Georges St. Pierre and Jo ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 77 111113 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 77 (11/11/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 77 (11/11/13)

For the listener, perhaps the best part of plowing through episode 77 of the Co-Main Event Podcast will be hearing Ben cough and choke his way through the full hour like somebody’s 70-year-old grandma ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 76 11413 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 76 (11/4/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 76 (11/4/13)

And so the UFC begins its hard push to the new year this week, with shows on both Wednesday and Saturday, to be followed up by two more events this month and then three during the month of December. N ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 75 102813 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 75 (10/28/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 75 (10/28/13)

Lot of ground to cover during this week’s Co-Main Event Podcast. With Tito Ortiz’s “unexpected” neck injury forcing Bellator to scramble to re-book Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez on free TV last F ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 74 102113 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 74 (10/21/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 74 (10/21/13)

It’s always a joy to record the Co-Main Event Podcast, but some weeks? Some weeks are just superior to others. Take this week, for example, when in the aftermath of the excellent UFC 166 and in advanc ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 73 101413 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 73 (10/14/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 73 (10/14/13)

With one of the biggest fight cards of the year on tap, Ben and Chad turn nearly their full attention to UFC 166 during this week’s Co-Main Event Podcast. And we only say nearly after yet another weir ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 72 10713 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 72 (10/7/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 72 (10/7/13)

Some personal news kicks off episode 72 of the Co-Main Event Podcast, with Chad explaining to inquiring MMA minds everywhere why he chose to leave his position at ESPN.com on Monday. Will he take Ben’ ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 71 93013 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 71 (9/30/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 71 (9/30/13)

Plenty of news and notes to discuss this week on the Co-Main Event Podcast and not all of it jolly. On Episode 71, Ben and Chad spend the bulk of the time sorting out happenings that range from unsavo ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 70 92313 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 70 (9/23/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 70 (9/23/13)

There was so much awesomeness to go around in Jon Jones’ UFC 165 win over Alexander Gustafsson that Ben and Chad thought something special was in order for episode 70 of the Co-Main Event Podcast. Unf ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 69 91713 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 69 (9/17/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 69 (9/17/13)

Don’t know if you heard amid all the boxing chatter last week, but there’s a pretty cool mixed-fighting show this Saturday night too, as UFC 165 emanates from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 68 91013 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 68 (9/10/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 68 (9/10/13)

Just because there is no major MMA show this week doesn't mean the Co-Main Event Podcast won't have more than enough fight-related BS to BS about during episode 68. For starters, Ben and Chad chop it ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 67 9313 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 67 (9/3/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 67 (9/3/13)

The first Co-Main Event Podcast of the Anthony Pettis Era went down in style, with custom-made suits and Corn Nuts for everybody. Nah, not really. Since episode 67 was recorded on Labor Day, Ben and C ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 66 82713 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 66 (8/27/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 66 (8/27/13)

Two shows, one week? Two shows, one week. As the UFC prepares to double dip with the revival of its old Wednesday evening time slot for Fight Night 27 and Saturday’s UFC 164, the Co-Main Event Podcast ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 65 82013 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 65 (8/20/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 65 (8/20/13)

Consider it yet another significant hurdle cleared by the UFC on Saturday, as the organization’s Fight Night 26 show ferried Fox Sports 1 into the world with the violent, crowd-pleasing stuff of promo ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 64 81313 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 64 (8/13/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 64 (8/13/13)

Episode 64 marks another early arrival for the Co-Main Event Podcast, this one recorded and put in the can just as news broke that Jason “Mayhem” Miller had allegedly been arrested for domestic violen ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 63 8613 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 63 (8/6/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 63 (8/6/13)

One of the many things that makes hosting the Co-Main Event Podcast so fun is that to date Ben and Chad have never encountered a week where they had to be all, “Well, just a bunch of boring, normal, s ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 62 73013 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 62 (7/30/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 62 (7/30/13)

Online voting did not go as planned last week during the quest to find a winner in the Co-Main Event Podcast music contest. Nobody’s fault, really (except maybe the dudes who wrote up the rules for th ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 61 72313 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 61 (7/23/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 61 (7/23/13)

Don’t mind telling you, Universe, there are a lot of unknowns on this weekend’s UFC of FOX 8 card, which means the Co-Main Event Podcast had its work cut out for itself during episode 61. Witness Ben ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 60 71613 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 60 (7/16/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 60 (7/16/13)

Thank God for Anthony Pettis, Brian Stann and Anderson Silva, as those three gentlemen provided a significant lift to episode 60 of the Co-Main Event Podcast during what otherwise may have been a fair ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 59 7913 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 59 (7/9/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 59 (7/9/13)

Don’t know if you guys heard, but UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (who has long been regarded as pretty good at fighting) lost the title to Chris Weidman this weekend at UFC 162. It was sort ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 58 7213 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 58 (7/2/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 58 (7/2/13)

With America set to turn 237 years old this week (or 229 years young, for you Treaty of Paris types) the Co-Main Event Podcast celebrated the only way it knows how: By recording the show early so Ben ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 57 62513 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 57 (6/25/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 57 (6/25/13)

Ben and Chad pull a fast one on the CME Universe this week, calling an audible and opting to do an All Questions Answered installment of the podcast for Episode 57. Turns out it was a pretty slow news ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 56 61813 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 56 (6/18/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 56 (6/18/13)

One thing to be said for episode 56 of the Co-Main Event Podcast: Everybody was sober for the recording. We think. Hard to tell sometimes with Ben Fowlkes, you know? Anyway, with the decision-heavy UF ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 55 61113 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 55 (6/11/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 55 (6/11/13)

Well, the Co-Main Event Podcast will never do that again. At least, we hope not. The CME unveils its Unofficial Drinking Game this week with Ben, Chad and Sir Nigel spending the hour trying to drink u ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 54 6413 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 54 (6/4/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 54 (6/4/13)

The groovy, spaced-out beach vibe that accompanies episode 54 of the Co-Main Event Podcast is due largely to the show’s featured music, which comes to us from a CME listener’s surf rock band called – ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 53 52813 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 53 (5/28/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 53 (5/28/13)

Episode 53 of the Co-Main Event Podcast is so chock full of heavyweight goodness that it barely slips in under the 265-pound weight limit. With UFC 160 still lingering on all our palates like a fine w ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 52 52113 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 52 (5/21/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 52 (5/21/13)

Not going to lie to you, episode 52 of the Co-Main Event Podcast contains a lot of talk about testosterone replacement therapy. But you knew that already, right? After Vitor Belfort knocked out Luke R ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 51 51413 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 51 (5/14/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 51 (5/14/13)

So it turns out some a-hole has been impersonating Ben Fowlkes on the internets, huh? The introduction to episode 51 of the Co-Main Event Podcast is highlighted by Ben and Chad discussing the story of ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 50 5713 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 50 (5/7/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 50 (5/7/13)

All in all, it was kind of an awkward week for the Co-Main Event Podcast to ring in episode No. 50. Caught in the doldrums between major MMA events and without much really juicy news to sink their too ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 49 43013 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 49 (4/30/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 49 (4/30/13)

Though she does not appear on episode 49 of the Co-Main Event Podcast, the real star of this week’s show may be Ben’s wife, as both he and Chad borrowed her jokes for the broadcast. And really, what c ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 48 42313 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 48 (4/23/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 48 (4/23/13)

With less than a week to go before UFC 159 and just a few days removed from UFC on Fox 7, episode 48 of the Co-Main Event Podcast is strictly concerned with the big issues: Did Benson Henderson really ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 47 41613 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 47 (4/16/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 47 (4/16/13)

If we see your eyes brimming with tears as you listen to this week’s episode of the Co-Main Event Podcast, we’re just going to assume Ben and Chad said something that affected you on a deeply personal ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 46 4913 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 46 (4/9/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 46 (4/9/13)

Due to some technical difficulties it took two full tries to get episode 46 in the books, but Ben and Chad persevered, took it one round at a time and, God willing, they came out on top. You might not ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 45 4213 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 45 (4/2/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 45 (4/2/13)

Episode 45 of the Co-Main Event Podcast was recorded mere moments before the Wanderlei Silva-Gegard Mousasi April Fool’s Day internet rumor bonanza took the MMA news world by storm, or else you better ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 44 32613 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 44 (3/26/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 44 (3/26/13)

Ugh. Yeah, so the Co-Main Event Podcast lost a bet. Because of the unbelievable drubbing Ben’s and Chad’s beloved University of Montana Grizzlies took at the hands of Ariel Helwani’s hated Syracuse Or ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 43 31913 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 43 (3/19/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 43 (3/19/13)

Episode 43 of the Co-Main Event Podcast finds Ben and Chad just trying to wrap their arms around all the awesome happenings of UFC 158 and hug it all so, so tight. Maybe all the excitement goes to the ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 42 31213 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 42 (3/12/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 42 (3/12/13)

Two exciting developments for episode 42 of the Co-Main Event Podcast: 1) The debut of the show’s new logo! and 2) Listener generated music! Both are part of Ben’s and Chad’s ongoing mission to make t ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 41 3513 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 41 (3/5/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 41 (3/5/13)

Episode 41 of the Co-Main Event Podcast comes on the heels of last Saturday’s unpredictable UFC on Fuel TV 8 card from Saitama Super Arena and leaves Ben and Chad with no shortage of things to discuss ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 40 22613 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 40 (2/26/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 40 (2/26/13)

Episodically speaking, the Co-Main Event podcast turns 40 this week, amid the rush that was Saturday night’s UFC 157 and the advance jitters of next weekend’s show at Saitama Super Arena. Ben and Chad ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 39 21813 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 39 (2/18/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 39 (2/18/13)

Another week, another increasingly jury-rigged episode of the Co-Main Event Podcast somehow finds its way into the light. This week, Ben and Chad had to resort to using the world’s oldest known comput ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 38 21313 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 38 (2/13/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 38 (2/13/13)

And so, here it is, the long-awaited episode 38 of the Co-Main Event Podcast, aka CME: The Lost Tapes. The guys got thrown for a loop this week as first the unexpected death of Chad’s computer, then B ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 37 2513 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 37 (2/5/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 37 (2/5/13)

This week the Co-Main Event Podcast puts a temporary hold on one of its solemn vows in order to discuss the recent kerfuffle caused by the release of the UFC’s first official rankings. Seriously, thou ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 36 12913 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 36 (1/29/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 36 (1/29/13)

Episode 36 of the Co-Main Event Podcast is more sprint than marathon. This week Ben and Chad hit the ground running after the unadulterated awesomeness that was Saturday night’s UFC on FOX 6 card and ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 35 12213 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 35 (1/22/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 35 (1/22/13)

Production of the Co-Main Event Podcast moved into the icy basement of Castle Fowlkes during the last two weeks, so if you detect any audio irregularities in episode 35 it may be just be the sound of ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 34 11613 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 34 (1/16/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 34 (1/16/13)

As you certainly know by now, the birth of Ben’s daughter (Willa Jane Fowlkes, who is adorable, by the way) on Monday threw this week’s Co-Main Event schedule into chaos. Just when you thought they’d ...

Co Main Event Podcast Book Club Bar Braw ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Book Club: 'Bar Brawler'
Co-Main Event Podcast Book Club: 'Bar Brawler'

The logo for the first meeting of the Co-Main Event Podcast book club really sets the tone, don’t you think? Racy, exciting, a little bit dangerous. The truth is, the whole thing is kind of a blur. Wh ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 33 1813 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 33 (1/8/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 33 (1/8/13)

The Co-Main Event Podcast may well have dodged another baby bullet this week, as Ben’s wife still had not gone into labor as he and Chad recorded episode 33. Unless Mr. and Mrs. Fowlkes’ kiddo is petu ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 32 1113 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 32 (1/1/13)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 32 (1/1/13)

Through the magic of tape delay the Co-Main Event Podcast’s first installment of 2013 is also the last episode of 2012, as the guys got together bright and early on New Year’s Eve Day to crank this pu ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 31 122512 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 31 (12/25/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 31 (12/25/12)

Not even Christmas can stop the Co-Main Event express, as America’s favorite mixed martial arts podcast thunders straight through the holiday season with episode 31. In the lead up to this weekend’s U ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 30 121812 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 30 (12/18/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 30 (12/18/12)

After so angering the CME Universe last week by choosing to go out of town with his family, Chad hopes to make amends by heading straight from the airport to Co-Main Event Studios to record episode 30 ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 29 12412 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 29 (12/4/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 29 (12/4/12)

First the bad news, kids: There will be no Co-Main Event Podcast next week, since Chad will screw everyone by being out of town. Now that we’ve all processed our grief from that little disappointment, ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 28 112712 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 28 (11/2712)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 28 (11/2712)

Exciting times, you guys, as this week the Co-Main Event Podcast makes arguably the most electrifying announcement since the advent of the White Elephant Essay Contest. What is it, exactly? Well, you’ ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 27 112012 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 27 (11/20/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 27 (11/20/12)

Where to even begin with episode 27 of the Co-Main Event Podcast? After a week filled to the brim with MMA action, Ben and Chad have no shortage of topics to discuss: From Georges St. Pierre showing n ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 26 111312 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 26 (11/13/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 26 (11/13/12)

Only one word to describe episode 26 of the Co-Main Event Podcast: Gargantuan. With UFC: Macau (Macau!) now nothing but a memory and UFC 154 waiting in the wings next weekend, Ben and Chad have plenty ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 25 11612 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 25 (11/6/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 25 (11/6/12)

Episode 25 really makes the guys rethink the relatively free reign they’ve been giving Sir Nigel Longstock over MasterTweet Theatre, as things get weirder than ever between the CME and the world’s lea ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 24 103012 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 24 (10/30/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 24 (10/30/12)

So this week the Co-Main Event Podcast put five rounds in the books in just shy of one hour, four minutes. Kind of makes you wonder why Ben and Chad can’t typically complete three rounds in under 1:15 ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 23 102312 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 23 (10/23/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 23 (10/23/12)

Two things were conclusively proven while recording this week’s Co-Main Event Podcast. One, Chad can’t remember past episodes of the CME for shit. Two, don’t even try to talk to Ben about PEDs if you ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 22 101612 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 22 (10/16/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 22 (10/16/12)

Big news, people: This was probably the best single week for listener mail in Co-Main Event Podcast history, so Ben and Chad respond with a slightly expanded LM segment and by sprinkling some of your ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 21 10912 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 21 (10/9/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 21 (10/9/12)

Well, Ben and Chad were on pace to wrap up episode 21 of the Co-Main Event Podcast in near record time this week. Then, they started talking about Ben’s trip to Kansas City to take in the third instal ...

Co Main Event Podcast episode 20 10212 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast episode 20 (10/2/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast episode 20 (10/2/12)

The Co-Main Event Podcast reaches another milestone this week, as episode No. 20 drops like Bob Sapp after a CroCop left hand. By which we mean, it gets hit, takes a second to think things over and th ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 19 92512 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 19 (9/25/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 19 (9/25/12)

Well, if this isn’t the longest CME Podcast yet, it’s got to be damned close. Ben and Chad kill 72-plus minutes discussing this week’s plethora of MMA-related news. Among the personalities your dudes ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 18 91812 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 18 (9/18/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 18 (9/18/12)

So here it is in all its glory. Episode 18 of the Co-Main Event Podcast may hit the airwaves 24 hours (or so) later than usual because Ben had to go party in California all weekend, but here it is non ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 17 91112 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 17 (9/11/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 17 (9/11/12)

Ben and Chad feel pretty confident that the Co-Main Event is the first podcast in history to name check Scott Coker, Paul McCartney and Marcus Aurelius in a single episode. Not to brag, but that gives ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 16 9312 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 16 (9/3/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 16 (9/3/12)

The Co-Main Event Podcast had to strike while the iron was hot this week, and by that terrible cliché we mean “hot” as in before Chad’s wife up and started giving birth. As a result, episode 16 comes ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 15 82812 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 15 (8/28/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 15 (8/28/12)

We know what you’re thinking: If only you could find a couple dudes willing to spend another hour of everyone’s lives talking about a UFC 151 card that will never happen, right? Good news, wishful thi ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 14 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 14
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 14

After a week of buildup and anticipation the CME presents its first ever listener controlled episode. You asked the questions, so Ben and Chad endeavor to answer them. Well, some of them. As many of t ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 13 81412 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 13 (8/14/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 13 (8/14/12)

Episode 13 of the Co-Main Event Podcast starts like a house of fire and slowly devolves into finger-pointing, as Chad calls Ben on his latent sexism and Ben responds by accusing Chad of subtle xenopho ...

Co Main Event Episode 12 8712 ▶ Co-Main Event Episode 12 (8/7/12)
Co-Main Event Episode 12 (8/7/12)

Important things to know about this week’s CME Podcast: First, Chad busts out his Don Frye impression. Second, Ben wonders what it would take to get Lyoto Machida and Shogun Rua to show up to a bench ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 11 73112 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 11 (7/31/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 11 (7/31/12)

It would frankly be difficult to imagine a more comprehensive hour – fine, hour and 10 minutes – of mixed martial arts talk than this week’s Co-Main Event Podcast. During the time allotted for episode ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 10 72412 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 10 (7/24/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 10 (7/24/12)

With Sir Nigel Longstock still missing – and last heard from somewhere in the wilds of Iowa – Ben and Chad go it alone this week as the Co-Main Event Podcast officially hits doubled digits. Without th ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 9 71712 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 9 (7/17/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 9 (7/17/12)

Sandwiched as it is between last week’s UFC and Strikeforce events and this weekend’s UFC 149, there is no shortage of topics for the Co-Main co-hosts to break down during episode nine. This week, Ben ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 8 7912 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 8 (7/9/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 8 (7/9/12)

For the first time in its illustrious history the Co-Main Event Podcast goes to the championship rounds this week. No, it is not just some crazy dream, Ben and Chad really did need five full periods t ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 7 7312 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 7 (7/3/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 7 (7/3/12)

With UFC 148 looming on Saturday and the CME podcast’s first ever listener contest set to debut next week, Ben and Chad put one hour, 10 minutes in the books for episode seven. Go ahead, complain all ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 6 62612 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 6 (6/26/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 6 (6/26/12)

In episode six, Ben and Chad discuss the true failings of Clay Guida’s game plan against Gray Maynard at UFC on FX 4, break down how the recently retired Fedor Emelianenko will be remembered in MMA hi ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 5 61912 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 5 (6/19/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 5 (6/19/12)

At least one host of the Co-Main Event podcast thinks this Friday's UFC on FX 4 card is like a bowl of cheese balls left on the bar at a Hell's Kicthen tavern. The other suggests video of a tiger figh ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 4 61212 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 4 (6/12/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 4 (6/12/12)

Which pro MMA fighter emailed Ben and Chad a picture of his cat playing Yahtzee this week? You’ll have to listen to episode four of the Co-Main Event Podcast to find out. As if that wasn’t enough, you ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 3 6512 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 3 (6/5/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 3 (6/5/12)

Ben and Chad discuss the revelation of Frank Mir's testosterone replacement therapy exemption, the chaotic state of the welterweight division and why nobody (even people allegedly getting paid for it) ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 2 52912 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 2 (5/29/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 2 (5/29/12)

Looking to avoid a sophomore slump, Ben and Chad examine what UFC 146 means for the careers of Junior dos Santos and Frank Mir, Jason Mayhem Miller's Octagon collapse and whether anyone should care ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 1 52312 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 1 (5/23/12)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 1 (5/23/12)

Ben and Chad talk up (or talk down) UFC 146, Nick Diaz and Chael Sonnen's dueling appearances before the Nevada State Athletic Commission and UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones crashing his Bent ...

Episode 482 Dana White keeps taking thes ▶ Episode 482: Dana White keeps taking these Ls from Jake Paul
Episode 482: Dana White keeps taking these Ls from Jake Paul

If Dana White had actually read The Art of War he might understand that it is a bad idea for him to continually engage Jake Paul on the battlefield where Paul is strongest. Unfortunately, the longti ...

Doin the Damn Thing Year end wrap up of ▶ Doin' the Damn Thing: Year-end wrap-up of books, movies & TV
Doin' the Damn Thing: Year-end wrap-up of books, movies & TV

Due to some family obligations, we're not going to be able to record that new episode of the Proper we promised. Instead, please accept this free episode of Doin' the Damn Thing. For the final pod of ...

Episode 481 Jake Paul Derrick Lewis UFC ▶ Episode 481: Jake Paul, Derrick Lewis & UFC fighters' letters to Sant
Episode 481: Jake Paul, Derrick Lewis & UFC fighters' letters to Sant

Derrick Lewis became the UFC's all-time knockouts leader with his win over Chris Daukaus on Saturday night, for whatever that's worth. On the other side of the country, Jake Paul walloped Tyron Woodle ...

Episode 480 UFC 269 was crazy Lets discu ▶ Episode 480: UFC 269 was crazy! Let's discuss
Episode 480: UFC 269 was crazy! Let's discuss

CME listeners had a lot to say in the wake of UFC 269. You filled up our inbox, so we had no choice this week but to take listener mail throughout the episode, while we discuss Charles Oliveira's subm ...

Episode 479 UFC 269 preview Jose Aldo re ▶ Episode 479: UFC 269 preview + Jose Aldo reclaiming his legacy
Episode 479: UFC 269 preview + Jose Aldo reclaiming his legacy

The UFC offers up the final PPV of 2021 this Saturday, with two title fights on the main card of UFC 269. Charles Oliveira defends his lightweight title against Dustin Poirier and Amanda Nunes puts th ...

Episode 478 Cant wait for the new shapes ▶ Episode 478: Can't wait for the new shapes to drop
Episode 478: Can't wait for the new shapes to drop

The Trillers revolutionized modern hand-to-hand combat with the Triad or whatever over the weekend, and the results were a real mixed bag for the former UFC fighters on the card. Not to worry, however ...

Death in the West DB Cooper 50th Anniver ▶ Death in the West: DB Cooper 50th Anniversary Episode
Death in the West: DB Cooper 50th Anniversary Episode

Hey Co-Mainiacs, just a reminder that Chad's other podcast, Death in the West, returns for a second season in January. This week, DITW dropped a special teaser episode for the upcoming season that c ...

Episode 477 Holloway Rodriguez was art H ▶ Episode 477: Holloway-Rodriguez was art. Hang it in the Louvre!
Episode 477: Holloway-Rodriguez was art. Hang it in the Louvre!

Max Holloway showed out, but perhaps needed to dip deeper into the ol' bag of tricks than we anticipated to defeat Yair Rodriguez in ANOTHER FOTY candidate UFC main event. And did it surprise anyone t ...

Episode 476 Are there even words to desc ▶ Episode 476: Are there even words to describe Gaethje-Chandler?
Episode 476: Are there even words to describe Gaethje-Chandler?

Somehow Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler exceeded even our loft expectations. That was just bananas, and now they better damn well let Gaethje fight the winner of Chucky Olives vs. Dusty P. Plus, w ...

Episode 475 All hail the great and power ▶ Episode 475: All hail the great and powerful Glover
Episode 475: All hail the great and powerful Glover

You know what, in this sport, we'll take the feel-good stories where we can get them. Glover Teixeira winning his first UFC title at 42 while being universally liked and and unyielding positive is a f ...

Episode 474 Getting nervous for Costa ex ▶ Episode 474: Getting nervous for Costa, excited for Fedor & pumped fo
Episode 474: Getting nervous for Costa, excited for Fedor & pumped fo

Marvin Vettori was surprisingly businesslike all week, considering all the nonsense Paulo Costa was pulling, and that approach extended to the fight. Vettori notably wouldn't share his wine with Costa ...

Episode 473 Your Qs on Conor McGregor UF ▶ Episode 473: Your Qs on Conor McGregor, UFC: Ladd vs. Dumont, Bellato
Episode 473: Your Qs on Conor McGregor, UFC: Ladd vs. Dumont, Bellato

It's amazing how naturally the phrase, Conor McGregor punched a DJ, rolls off the tongue at this point. Yeah, that just feels right. That feels like something McGregor would do. This week, on an All ...

Introducing Doin The Damn Thing ▶ Introducing: Doin' The Damn Thing
Introducing: Doin' The Damn Thing

The maiden voyage of Doin’ The Damn Thing is frankly jam-packed with CME goodness. We spend the first part of the show discussing the first couple episodes of Ken Burns’ new PBS doc on Muhammad Ali an ...

Episode 472 Fury Wilder had a classic ▶ Episode 472: Fury & Wilder had a classic
Episode 472: Fury & Wilder had a classic

Boxing owned the weekend, no doubt about that. Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder crafted a classic in their trilogy fight, capturing the attention of the sports world in a way it feels like MMA can never ...

Episode 471 These are not the Weirdsmobi ▶ Episode 471: These are not the Weirdsmobiles we came to see
Episode 471: These are not the Weirdsmobiles we came to see

Well, shit, what can you do? Seemed like Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker kind of forgot to fight during the UFC's main event on Saturday night. That happens sometimes, but it certainly wasn't what we ...

Episode 470 UFC 266 reaction Jon Jones g ▶ Episode 470: UFC 266 reaction + Jon Jones gets arrested, like, IMMEDI
Episode 470: UFC 266 reaction + Jon Jones gets arrested, like, IMMEDI

UFC 266 was a hell of a fight card, basically from start to finish. While there weren't any surprises in the evening's big three bouts, Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega put on an absolute crac ...

Episode 469 UFC 266 preview Anthony Smit ▶ Episode 469: UFC 266 preview + Anthony Smith in DGAF mode
Episode 469: UFC 266 preview + Anthony Smith in DGAF mode

Anthony Smith had some words for Ryan Spann in the cage Saturday night, after Smith scored a first-round submission victory. Lionheart admits he let some of Spann's pre-fight trash talk get to him b ...

Episode 468 That time Anderson Silva clo ▶ Episode 468: That time Anderson Silva clowned you so hard, people sai
Episode 468: That time Anderson Silva clowned you so hard, people sai

It took Anderson Silva a little under one minute, 30 seconds to leave Tito Ortiz in the black lands during their boxing match Saturday at the Trillers. Silva styled on Ortiz so badly, some people thou ...

Episode 467 What will become of you Darr ▶ Episode 467: What will become of you, Darren Till?
Episode 467: What will become of you, Darren Till?

Derek Brunson went out this weekend and reminded us all that he is a very good fighter who thus far in his UFC career as only lost to the elite in the middleweight division. So, that was good for him. ...

Episode 466 Oh right this is a Tyron Woo ▶ Episode 466: Oh right, this is a Tyron Woodley fight
Episode 466: Oh right, this is a Tyron Woodley fight

It turns out, Tyron Woodley boxes a lot like he fights in MMA, which is to say watching him was one of the more frustrating experiences in all of combat sports. So, yeah, Jake Paul improved to 4-0 or ...

Episode 465 Jared Cannonier is broke Tha ▶ Episode 465: Jared Cannonier is 'broke.' That's a bad look.
Episode 465: Jared Cannonier is 'broke.' That's a bad look.

Jared Cannonier edged Kelvin Gastelum in a competitive and entertaining UFC main event on Saturday night, then immediately hopped on the mic and announced that he's broke. Is that a good look for th ...

Episode 464 All Questions Considered ▶ Episode 464: All Questions Considered!
Episode 464: All Questions Considered!

On an All Questions Considered episode of the show, we take a grab bag of queries from you, the Co-Mainiacs, including: Will Conor ever be champion again? Which UFC titles will change hands before the ...

Episode 463 Good Kid mad city ▶ Episode 463: 'Good Kid,' mad city
Episode 463: 'Good Kid,' mad city

Ciryl Gane pretty much ruined the entire city of Houston's weekend with his third-round TKO of Derrick Lewis at UFC 265. Does the Good Kid's forthcoming title unification bout with Francis Ngannou n ...

Episode 462 Can AJ McKee become a star i ▶ Episode 462: Can AJ McKee become a star if he stays in Bellator?
Episode 462: Can AJ McKee become a star if he stays in Bellator?

AJ McKee pretty much annihilated the competition during the Bellator featherweight grand prix, including Saturday's championship finale, where he stopped Patricio Pitbull in just a minute, 57 seconds ...

Episode 461 Exactly how back is TJ Dilla ▶ Episode 461: Exactly how 'back' is TJ Dillashaw?
Episode 461: Exactly how 'back' is TJ Dillashaw?

TJ Dillashaw surprised a lot of people--including your humble co-hosts--Saturday night by emerging with a split-decision victory over Cory Sandhagen in Dillashaw's return after a two-year JPD suspensi ...

Episode 460 Miesha Tate is immediately a ▶ Episode 460: Miesha Tate is immediately a player again
Episode 460: Miesha Tate is immediately a player again

Miesha Tate perhaps benefited from some friendly matchmaking Saturday night as she returned to the cage for this first time since 2016, but she still made it look pretty easy against a retiring Marion ...

Episode 459 THIS IS NOT OVER but it shou ▶ Episode 459: THIS IS NOT OVER! (but it should be)
Episode 459: THIS IS NOT OVER! (but it should be)

Conor McGregor broke his whole leg shit on Saturday night against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. The good news is, Poirier will probably now get to fight for the title while McGregor convalesces. The bad ...

Episode 458 Does anybody know what Conor ▶ Episode 458: Does anybody know what Conor McGregor has left?
Episode 458: Does anybody know what Conor McGregor has left?

This weekend at UFC 264, Conor McGregor returns to the octagon for just the fifth time since 2016 to complete a trilogy with Dustin Poirier. At this point, we've got so little recent intel on McGregor ...

Episode 457 Anderson Silva deserves this ▶ Episode 457: Anderson Silva deserves this moment
Episode 457: Anderson Silva deserves this moment

Kind of funny that we all, as MMA fans, are going to look down our noses at these boxing vs. MMA crossover fights until we win one, and then suddenly we're out here in the street lighting couches on f ...

Episode 456 No babies are safe ▶ Episode 456: No babies are safe!
Episode 456: No babies are safe!

Honestly, Brandon Moreno kinda stole the show at UFC 263, what with winning the men's flyweight title in overwhelming fashion while simultaneously seeming like the nicest damn person in the world. In ...

Episode 455 Dont mess around and lose th ▶ Episode 455: Don't mess around and lose this one, Izzy
Episode 455: Don't mess around and lose this one, Izzy

Israel Adesanya defends the middleweight title Saturday at UFC 263 against Marvin Vettori, in a championship fight that feels like it's happening just because. Does that make this a sneaky trap fight ...

Episode 454 Your questions on Cyborg Fon ▶ Episode 454: Your questions on Cyborg, Font, Fabia & More
Episode 454: Your questions on Cyborg, Font, Fabia & More

Cris Cyborg battered Leslie Smith for nearly the full 25-minutes to retain the Bellator women's featherweight title on Friday night and the following evening Rob Font did something close to the same a ...

Episode 453 King Chuck takes the throne ▶ Episode 453: King Chuck takes the throne
Episode 453: King Chuck takes the throne

Charles Oliveira is the lion of lions. He weathered the early storm against Michael Chandler, won the vacant UFC lightweight title via second round TKO and then smeared blood on Dana White. Not a bad ...

Episode 452 Bellator won the weekend Doe ▶ Episode 452: Bellator won the weekend. Does it matter?
Episode 452: Bellator won the weekend. Does it matter?

There's no doubt that Bellator's Friday night event on Showtime was the best MMA card of the weekend. With MVP's whole-shit-broke KO win, Rumble Johnson having a fun one with Jose Augusto and Young Se ...

Episode 451 Jiri Prochazka is an absolut ▶ Episode 451: Jiri Prochazka is an absolute wildman
Episode 451: Jiri Prochazka is an absolute wildman

Just two fights into his UFC run, it sure looks like Jiri Prochazka is closing in on a light heayvweight title shot. And hey, if we're being honest, anything that keeps this suddenly Jon Jones-less di ...

Episode 450 We all went on an emotional ▶ Episode 450: We all went on an emotional journey at UFC 261
Episode 450: We all went on an emotional journey at UFC 261

From seeing Chris Weidman's leg shatter against Uriah Hall's leg to a trio of stoppages--at least a couple of them fairly shocking--in the event's three title fights, there were a lot of mood swings d ...

Episode 449 UFC 261 Trillers weird alter ▶ Episode 449: UFC 261 & Triller's weird alternate universe
Episode 449: UFC 261 & Triller's weird alternate universe

Given the assembly-line nature of the UFC content these days, you can't blame MMA fans, boxing hardcores and casuals alike for being interested in Triller, which is (if nothing else) EXTREMELY differe ...

Episode 448 A bad deal for everybody ▶ Episode 448: A bad deal for everybody
Episode 448: A bad deal for everybody

Marvin Vettori defeated Kevin Holland in the main event of UFC on ABC 2 on Saturday, but it turned out to be the sort o fight that didn't really help either guy's standing in the middleweight division ...

Episode 447 Its Patricio Pitbull the wor ▶ Episode 447: It's Patricio Pitbull the world's best featherweight?
Episode 447: It's Patricio Pitbull the world's best featherweight?

Patricio Pitbull Freire advanced to the final of the Bellator featherweight grand prix Satuday night during that promotion's debut on Showtime, by choking Emanuel Sanchez to damn sleep with a quickn ...

Episode 446 Francis Ngannou does everyth ▶ Episode 446: Francis Ngannou does everything right
Episode 446: Francis Ngannou does everything right

Francis Ngannou pitched damn near a perfect game on Saturday at UFC 260, stopping Stipe Miocic via second-round KO to claim the heavyweight title. By all rights, Jon Jones should be next, but somehow ...

Episode 445 Ill follow you home bitch ▶ Episode 445: I'll follow you home, bitch
Episode 445: I'll follow you home, bitch

The UFC heavyweight title rematch between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou is set to go down this weekend. The featherweight title scrap between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega? Not so much. Pl ...

Episode 444 Sometimes it be like that ▶ Episode 444: Sometimes it be like that
Episode 444: Sometimes it be like that

Well, fudge. That's not how we wanted it to go. That's obviously not how Belal Muhammad wanted it to go. Dare we say, that's not how Leon Edwards wanted it to go, either, though his suggestion that ma ...

Episode 443 Speak your truth Jan Blachow ▶ Episode 443: Speak your truth, Jan Blachowicz
Episode 443: Speak your truth, Jan Blachowicz

Israel Adesanya's foray into the light heavyweight division did not go as planned, courtesy the Legendary Polish Power of Jan Blachowicz. Oh, Janny Blackjacks, you never stop surprising us. Plus, Aman ...

Episode 442 Can Adesanya defeat The Lege ▶ Episode 442: Can Adesanya defeat The Legendary Polish Power?
Episode 442: Can Adesanya defeat The Legendary Polish Power?

Knock on wood, people: Five UFC titles are scheduled to be on the line during March, including this weekend's UFC 259 and its triple bill of championship bouts. Can Israel Adesanya end Janny Blackjack ...

Episode 441 Heavyweight Bacchannal ▶ Episode 441: Heavyweight Bacchannal!
Episode 441: Heavyweight Bacchannal!

The current moment in the UFC belongs to the big fellas. With Derrick Lewis' KO of Curtis Blaydes last weekend and the Biggi Boy vs. Ciryl Gane coming up next, the heavyweight division is taking cente ...

Episode 440 Real Champ Shit from Kamaru ▶ Episode 440: Real Champ Shit from Kamaru Usman
Episode 440: Real Champ Shit from Kamaru Usman

After a first round where it looked like Gilbert Burns was on the verge of capturing the UFC welterweight title, Kamaru Usman put his foot down. The power jab, the low kicks, the third-round TKO victo ...

Episode 439 A tough one for the old guys ▶ Episode 439: A tough one for the old guys
Episode 439: A tough one for the old guys

Both Alistair Overeem and Frankie Edgar had rough nights at Saturday's UFC. Alexander Volkov busted Overeem's nose en route to a second-round TKO. Corey Sandhagen put Edgar's chin into the stratospher ...

Episode 438 All Questions Considered ▶ Episode 438: All Questions Considered
Episode 438: All Questions Considered

Alistair Overeem fights Alexander Volkov this Saturday during Super Bowl weekend, but you already knew we weren't going to spend the entire show talking about that. Instead, we take listener queries i ...

Episode 437 Put some respect on Dustin P ▶ Episode 437: Put some respect on Dustin Poirier's name
Episode 437: Put some respect on Dustin Poirier's name

Dustin Poirier walked out to James Brown's The Big Payback, stopped Conor McGregor in the second round and then declared himself the uncrowned champion. A pretty nifty piece of business from The Dia ...

Episode 436 Does McGregor fight week sti ▶ Episode 436: Does McGregor fight week still have that magic?
Episode 436: Does McGregor fight week still have that magic?

Max Holloway amazed us all with his performance at Saturday's UFC on ABC card. Never one to rest on its laurels, however, the UFC ramps back up for two events this week. (We see you, Michael Chiesa vs ...

Episode 435 What to expect from UFC on A ▶ Episode 435: What to expect from UFC on ABC
Episode 435: What to expect from UFC on ABC

The UFC returns to network television this week for the first time since 2018, as Saturday afternoon it presents its debut broadcast on ABC. What to make of this, especially after the fight company's ...

Episode 434 All Questions Considered ▶ Episode 434: All Questions Considered
Episode 434: All Questions Considered

On the first episode of The Proper since mid-December, we've got some catching up to do. So, we're going All Questions Considered this week. What's up with the UFC raising PPV prices? Have we witnesse ...

Episode 433 CME Office Christmas Party ▶ Episode 433: CME Office Christmas Party
Episode 433: CME Office Christmas Party

Let's be honest, ain't nobody doing any work the week of Christmas. This episode, we present (or, uh, re-represent, as the case may be) our year-end awards. Plus, Sir Nigel Longstock stops by to read ...

Episode 432 The greatest majority draw o ▶ Episode 432: The greatest majority draw of all time!
Episode 432: The greatest majority draw of all time!

Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno threw DOWN on Saturday in the main event of UFC 256 and, while it probably wasn't the fight of the year, it was perhaps the greatest majority draw of all time. I ...

Episode 431 Say it aint Yo el ▶ Episode 431: Say it ain't Yo-el!
Episode 431: Say it ain't Yo-el!

The UFC says its release of perennial title contender/lovable weirdsmobile Yoel Romero is one of about 60 cuts it will make before the New Year to trim its inflated roster. Inflated, huh? That's an ...

Episode 430 Tyson Jones delivers UFC pla ▶ Episode 430: Tyson-Jones delivers, UFC plays musical chairs
Episode 430: Tyson-Jones delivers, UFC plays musical chairs

Ben watched the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. exhibition boxing match on Saturday night and gleefully reports that he got his money's worth ... of entertainment, if not exactly top flight boxing action. Me ...

Episode 429 Figgy Smalls Shevy Chenks th ▶ Episode 429: Figgy Smalls, Shevy Chenks & the 'McKee Lock' on AQC
Episode 429: Figgy Smalls, Shevy Chenks & the 'McKee Lock' on AQC

UFC 255 was definitely a thing that happened, as Deiveson Figueiredo and Valentina Shevchenko retained the men's and women's flyweight titles, respectively. This week on an All Questions Considered ep ...

Episode 428 Did Felders gamble pay off ▶ Episode 428: Did Felder's gamble pay off?
Episode 428: Did Felder's gamble pay off?

Paul Felder didn't beat Rafael dos Anjos Saturday night, but it still feels like Felder's choice to step in on short notice for a five-rounder against a former champion was the right thing to do. Plus ...

Episode 427 Five Questions About the Lig ▶ Episode 427: Five Questions About the Light Heavyweight Division
Episode 427: Five Questions About the Light Heavyweight Division

So, Glover Teixeira pretty much handled Thiago Santos in their main event fight Saturday night. This week, the CME turns its attention to the most vexing questions facing the 205-pound division, inclu ...

Episode 426 Can the UFC just end Anderso ▶ Episode 426: Can the UFC just end Anderson Silva's career?
Episode 426: Can the UFC just end Anderson Silva's career?

Anderson Silva lost to Uriah Hall on Saturday via fourth-round TKO. It wasn't great. It also wasn't terrible. But, jeez louise, Dana White sure showed up at the postfight presser in a shitty mood. He ...

Episode 425 Do svidaniya Khabib Nurmagom ▶ Episode 425: Do svidaniya, Khabib Nurmagomedov
Episode 425: Do svidaniya, Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov called it quits on Saturday after UFC 254 in what has to be considered one of the most emotional retirement announcements in MMA history. Naturally, we got a lot of mail on the sub ...

Episode 424 You sly dog Brian Ortega ▶ Episode 424: You sly dog, Brian Ortega
Episode 424: You sly dog, Brian Ortega

Brian Ortega returned from his first career loss and an extended absence from the cage looking like a new man on Saturday and straight-up put a whipping on Chan Sung Jung. Sup with that??? Plus, we lo ...

Episode 423 Welcome to immortality Joaqu ▶ Episode 423: Welcome to immortality, Joaquin Buckley
Episode 423: Welcome to immortality, Joaquin Buckley

If what you want out of your UFC content is a no-strings-attached experience where one semi-anonymous dude might do something unbelievably awesome (and terrible) to another semi-anonymous dude then, b ...

Episode 422 A Couple Old Road Dogs ▶ Episode 422: A Couple Old Road Dogs
Episode 422: A Couple Old Road Dogs

Holly Holmes Holm and Carlos Conduit Condit both went out there and reminded us who the fuck they were on Saturday. But what now for our two old pals? Plus, the Jon Jones-Israel Adesanya beef gets ...

Introducing Death in the West ▶ Introducing: Death in the West
Introducing: Death in the West

Here's a taste of Chad's new podcast: Death in the West. ...

Episode 421 Adesanya made it look easy ▶ Episode 421: Adesanya made it look easy
Episode 421: Adesanya made it look easy

Israel Adesanya froze Paulo Costa like a statue, battered him with leg kicks from range and then toppled him with strikes to the dome piece in the second. It was, in short, exactly the kind of perform ...

Episode 420 Colby Covington still repreh ▶ Episode 420: Colby Covington, still reprehensible
Episode 420: Colby Covington, still reprehensible

Colby Covington pretty much shut down Tyron Woodley en route to a fifth-round TKO victory on Saturday night. Then Covington opened his mouth and spewed awful racist bile all over the place during the ...

Episode 419 All Questions Considered ▶ Episode 419: All Questions Considered
Episode 419: All Questions Considered

There were a ton of fights this weekend, and the CME will forego its normal three-round format in order to talk about as many of them as possible. We discuss Michelle Waterson's win over Angela Hill, ...

Episode 418 The Reem rolls on ▶ Episode 418: The Reem rolls on
Episode 418: The Reem rolls on

Alistair Overeem's late-career dream continues, in the form of a fifth-round TKO over Augusto Sakai. All the props in the world to Overeem for remaking himself as a crafty veteran, but how far can he ...

Episode 417 Anthony Smith didnt find wha ▶ Episode 417: Anthony Smith didn't find what he was looking for
Episode 417: Anthony Smith didn't find what he was looking for

Anthony Smith made a somewhat short turnaround after his high-publicized de-toothing by Glover Teixeira back in May, just to return Saturday night to get outpointed by Aleksandar Rakic. Chances are, S ...

Episode 416 Frankie can still Frankie ▶ Episode 416: Frankie can still Frankie
Episode 416: Frankie can still Frankie

Frankie Edgar finally made his bantamweight debut on Saturday and ... well ... it looked a lot like what we've seen from him at every other weight, which is to say quite good, but also prone to produc ...

Episode 415 Did the Stipe DC trilogy hav ▶ Episode 415: Did the Stipe-DC trilogy have a satisfying end?
Episode 415: Did the Stipe-DC trilogy have a satisfying end?

Stipe Miocic will continue being the man after his unanimous decision victory over Daniel Cormier at UFC 252 concluded that pair's heavyweight title trilogy. As for Cormier? We're not totally sure, th ...

414 Whats your hype level for UFC 252 ▶ 414. What's your hype level for UFC 252?
414. What's your hype level for UFC 252?

Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier fulfill the trilogy this weekend. Kind of feels like it snuck up on us, no? Plus, we love Derrick Lewis, but is he trying to do too much? And shouldn't some MMA company ...

Episode 413 Not so fast Edmen Shahbazyan ▶ Episode 413: Not so fast, Edmen Shahbazyan
Episode 413: Not so fast, Edmen Shahbazyan

Score one for the grizzled veterans, as Derek Brunson became the first professional fighter to crack the riddle of Edmen Shahbazyan on Saturday night. Plus, chaos ruled at UFC Fight Night 176 and--wha ...

Episode 412 Thats a wrap on FightIsland ▶ Episode 412: That's a wrap on #FightIsland
Episode 412: That's a wrap on #FightIsland

Robert Whittaker reasserted himself as one of the UFC's elite middleweights--and reminded us he has no qualms about stomping a motherfucker's knee to shreds. Plus, Shogun and Roger Nog didn't make us ...

Episode 411 More heartbreak for Joe B ▶ Episode 411: More heartbreak for Joe B.
Episode 411: More heartbreak for Joe B.

Joseph Benavidez likely saw his last, best chance at a UFC title evaporate when he got choked unconscious by new undisputed flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo on Saturday. Plus, what did we miss f ...

Episode 410 The cold hard reality of Kam ▶ Episode 410: The cold, hard reality of Kamaru Usman
Episode 410: The cold, hard reality of Kamaru Usman

The legend of Street Jesus collided with the best welterweight in the world at UFC 251 and ... well ... it was a long night in the Bread Game. Plus, Max Holloway maybe got jobbed (or maybe not!) and P ...

Episode 409 Youre crazy for this one Jor ▶ Episode 409: You're crazy for this one, Jorge Masvidal
Episode 409: You're crazy for this one, Jorge Masvidal

Gilbert Burns is out and Jorge Masvidal (probably, almost certainly) in against Kamaru Usman in the UFC 251 main event. It was a circuitous route to the fight that should've been headlining this pay-p ...

Episode 408 Why isnt Dustin Poirier a bi ▶ Episode 408: Why isn't Dustin Poirier a bigger star?
Episode 408: Why isn't Dustin Poirier a bigger star?

Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker went to battle on Saturday in the main event of UFC on ESPN 12. Did Hooker prove he belongs among the lightweight elite? Did Poirier revive his title aspirations? This we ...

Episode 407 Curtis Blaydes just got inte ▶ Episode 407: Curtis Blaydes just got interesting
Episode 407: Curtis Blaydes just got interesting

Curtis Blaydes told us exactly what he was going to do to Alexander Volkov on Saturday night and then he went out and did it. He also warned some of you more punch-and-kick-oriented types that you mig ...

Episode 406 Every UFC event is a perfect ▶ Episode 406: Every UFC event is a perfect, beautiful snowflake
Episode 406: Every UFC event is a perfect, beautiful snowflake

Cynthia Calvillo established herself as a women's flyweight contender with a win over Jessica Eye on Saturday. Would we say she looked ready for Valentina Shevchenko, however? No, we would not. Next u ...

Episode 405 Amanda Nunes Puts On a Tour ▶ Episode 405: Amanda Nunes Puts On a Tour de Force
Episode 405: Amanda Nunes Puts On a Tour de Force

Amanda Nunes, the female GOAT, continues to be leaps and bounds ahead of any competition the UFC can find for her. What are you gonna do? Meanwhile, Cody Garbs, Aljo and O'Malley make the case against ...

Episode 404 Jon Jones is having a weird ▶ Episode 404: Jon Jones is having a weird time
Episode 404: Jon Jones is having a weird time

Jon Jones says he's vacating the light heavyweight title and going on hiatus during a public spat over pay with the UFC. Then he's suddenly out in the streets working as a social activist. Plus, Gilbe ...

Episode 403 Are fights like Woodley vs B ▶ Episode 403: Are fights like Woodley vs. Burns the new normal?
Episode 403: Are fights like Woodley vs. Burns the new normal?

Apologies from some sound quality issues on this week's show, Co-Mainiacs. Hopefully, you will solider through with us. On this episode, we discuss Conor McGregor continuing to troll the competition, ...

Episode 402 On Alistair Overeem lovable ▶ Episode 402: On Alistair Overeem, lovable elder statesman
Episode 402: On Alistair Overeem, lovable elder statesman

Alistair Overeem weathered an early storm to defeat Walt Harris by virtue of his wily, veteran guile on Saturday. We discuss that, plus look back at the UFC's weird week in Jacksonville. ...

Episode 401 A command performance ▶ Episode 401: A command performance
Episode 401: A command performance

When it finally arrived, UFC 249 weekend served-up a downright unwieldy number of storylines. From Jacare's positive coronavirus test to The Waiver to Justin Gaethje's surprise destruction of Tony F ...

Episode 400 Its UFC 249 fight week ▶ Episode 400: It's UFC 249 ... fight week?
Episode 400: It's UFC 249 ... fight week?

It's here (we think). It's happening (maybe). It's finally going down (in a matter of days). UFC 249 fight week is upon us leading up to Saturday's revamped and (twice) rescheduled fight card. Are you ...

Episode 399 Will UFC 249 be safe Were go ▶ Episode 399: Will UFC 249 be safe? We're going to find out.
Episode 399: Will UFC 249 be safe? We're going to find out.

The UFC plans to do three events in Jacksonville, Fla., from May 9-16. Can that be safe? One way or another, we're all going to find out. ...

Episode 398 What will it take to do UFC ▶ Episode 398: What will it take to do UFC 249 safely?
Episode 398: What will it take to do UFC 249 safely?

We discuss reports of Dana White's recent conference call with fighters booked on upcoming UFC cards, what an epidemiologist told Ben about how the UFC could get back to business in a safe way and wha ...

Episode 397 Everybody showed their ass f ▶ Episode 397: Everybody showed their ass for UFC 249
Episode 397: Everybody showed their ass for UFC 249

With UFC 249 officially postponed after Disney and ESPN bigwigs pulled the plug on Dana White's Grand Plan to Be a Man, we look at what we learned about White, Disney, ESPN, MMA fans, media and manage ...

Episode 396 Where is somewhere on EARTH ▶ Episode 396: Where is 'somewhere on EARTH' exactly?
Episode 396: Where is 'somewhere on EARTH' exactly?

We're told UFC 249 is a go. We're told the main event will be Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje. We're told it will be for an interim title. We're told the venue you will be ... wait for it ... somewh ...

Episode 395 Khabib out UFC 249 still on ▶ Episode 395: Khabib out, UFC 249 still on & JBJ still JBJin'?
Episode 395: Khabib out, UFC 249 still on & JBJ still JBJin'?

Khabib Nurmagomedov is stuck at home in Dagestan, which makes him a lot like the rest of us, when you think about it. So, he's probably out, but the UFC insists 249 is still on. Plus, Jon Jones in t ...

Episode 394 UFC 1 ▶ Episode 394: UFC 1!
Episode 394: UFC 1!

Well, here's something completely different. This week, from self-isolation and without much MMA happening worldwide, we went back and rewatched UFC 1. It was weird. Then we talked about it. ...

Episode 393 Greetings from self isolatio ▶ Episode 393: Greetings from self-isolation
Episode 393: Greetings from self-isolation

Both our families are self isolating this week, which causes a number of challenges for the CME podcast. Still, here we discuss Charles Oliveira's win over Kevin Lee at UFC Brasilia, the UFC's weird d ...

Episode 392 An absolute classic ▶ Episode 392: An absolute classic
Episode 392: An absolute classic

Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk tore the house down in their women's strawweight title fight at UFC 248. Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero? Weeeeeell, that's a different story. This week, we discuss ...

Episode 391 How dare you sir ▶ Episode 391: How dare you, sir?
Episode 391: How dare you, sir?

Deiveson Figueiredo smashed UFC Norfolk's main event title fight when he missed weight last week. Then he damn near smashed the whole flyweight division by defeating Joseph Benavidez via second-round ...

Episode 390 Ben ate the peanut butter cu ▶ Episode 390: Ben ate the peanut butter cups for Fury-Wilder
Episode 390: Ben ate the peanut butter cups for Fury-Wilder

What are Dan Hooker's prospects among the lightweight elite after defeating Paul Felder at UFC Auckland? Can Joseph Benavidez finally make good on his flyweight potential? Are we really doing Cejudo v ...

Episode 389 Diego Sanchez what in the wo ▶ Episode 389: Diego Sanchez, what in the world?
Episode 389: Diego Sanchez, what in the world?

Jan Blachowicz crashes the light heavyweight title picture with his three-minute KO of Corey Anderson, Diego Sanchez mystifies us with an unusual performance against Michel Pereira and, up next week, ...

Episode 388 An emotional journey ▶ Episode 388: An emotional journey
Episode 388: An emotional journey

How about that UFC 247, eh people? Specifically, how about that thriller main event between Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes? On this episode of the CME, we discuss that fight, the judging controversy tha ...

Episode 387 Jonathan Dwight Jones enters ▶ Episode 387: Jonathan Dwight Jones enters the cage
Episode 387: Jonathan Dwight Jones enters the cage

Jonny Bones returns for the fourth time in roughly 13 months on Saturday to take on Dominick Reyes at UFC 247. If he wins, is this the last time we see Jones at light heavyweight? Can Reyes pull off t ...

Episode 386 Curtis Blaydes advances to 1 ▶ Episode 386: Curtis Blaydes advances to 13-and-Ngannou
Episode 386: Curtis Blaydes advances to 13-and-Ngannou

Curtis Blaydes looked good en route to second round TKO victory over Junior dos Santos Saturday at UFC: Raleigh. Yet, is there a huge, Francis Ngannou-shaped roadblock between him and the title? Also, ...

Episode 385 Were fans satisfied with UFC ▶ Episode 385: Were fans satisfied with UFC 246?
Episode 385: Were fans satisfied with UFC 246?

Conor McGregor blew through Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds in the UFC 246 main event, which seemed like exactly what matchmakers and promoters wanted. But with such a top-heavy main card and a $70 price ...

Episode 384 What are you looking for fro ▶ Episode 384: What are you looking for from Conor McGregor at UFC 246?
Episode 384: What are you looking for from Conor McGregor at UFC 246?

Conor McGregor returns to the cage for the first time since 2018, for a bout against Donald Cerrone at Saturday's UFC 246. What do we expect from Conor and from Cowboy? And what else is worth watching ...

Episode 383 Fair use ▶ Episode 383: Fair use!
Episode 383: Fair use!

We're back with an All Questions Considered episode of the podcast, as we wrap-up the action from Bellator 237 and look ahead to what 2020 might bring in MMA. Also, Tyron Woodley got mad at Leon Edwar ...

CME Holiday Live Chat for 122319 ▶ CME Holiday Live Chat for 12/23/19
CME Holiday Live Chat for 12/23/19

With Christmas just a couple days away, we went ahead and moved our normal Patreon Live Chat from Wednesday to Monday and opened it up to all listeners. Thanks to everyone who joined us. We hope the r ...

Episode 382 It was kind of a weird weeke ▶ Episode 382: It was kind of a weird weekend
Episode 382: It was kind of a weird weekend

All three UFC 245 title fights nearly went the distance, pushing the pay-per-view run time up around four hours. Here we talk about how it all went for Usman, Covington, Volko, Holloway, Nunes and GDR ...

Episode 381 That feels emotionally manip ▶ Episode 381: That feels emotionally manipulative
Episode 381: That feels emotionally manipulative

You wanna talk about painful? How about Jairzinho Rozenstruik destroying Alistair Overeem's lip in the final seconds of a heavyweight main event Overeem was on the verge of winning at UFC on ESPN 7? A ...

Episode 380 It is more or less officiall ▶ Episode 380: It is more or less officially on
Episode 380: It is more or less officially on

Conor McGregor returns from his lengthy, uh, sabbatical to fight Donald The Cowboy Cerrone at UFC 246 in January and, among other things, the CME wants to know: Why now? Why the Cowboy? Why welterweig ...

Episode 379 Whats Going On With Your Fac ▶ Episode 379: What's Going On With Your Face?
Episode 379: What's Going On With Your Face?

The dreaded Patreon Power Rankings take over the CME proper for the first time ever! Plus ... uh ... what's going on with Ben's face? ...

Episode 378 Were a roving goddamn specta ▶ Episode 378: We're a roving goddamn spectacle
Episode 378: We're a roving goddamn spectacle

Zabit Magomedsharipov edged Calvin Kattar in the main event of UFC: Moscow on Saturday night, but not without a bit of intrigue. Magomedsharipov seemed to be fading down the stretch of their three-rou ...

Episode 377 We Ate the Wings ▶ Episode 377: We Ate the Wings
Episode 377: We Ate the Wings

Well, we spent part of UFC 244 at Buffalo Wild Wings eating the special one-night-only BMF wings. It didn't go that great for us. We talk about that, plus Jorge Masvidal being crowned the BMF king, Na ...

Episode 376 The BMF title fight is ON ▶ Episode 376: The BMF title fight is ON
Episode 376: The BMF title fight is ON

Ben returns from England and we attempt to catch up on everything we missed while he was gone. As usual, it was a lot: Nate's atypical drug test. Maia vs. Askren. Greg Hardy. Dom Reyes. Douglas Lima ...

Episode 375 All Questions Considered ▶ Episode 375: All. Questions. Considered.
Episode 375: All. Questions. Considered.

Joanna Jędrzejczyk is back and maybe (?) better than ever, but is she back enough to coast into an immediate title shot against Zhang Weili? Plus, what to make of Kron Gracie at this point, is Hori ...

Episode 374 Just Astonishing ▶ Episode 374: Just Astonishing
Episode 374: Just Astonishing

We talk about Israel Adesanya's second round knockout over Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 to unify the middleweight championship. Where do both the new champ and the old go from here? And, damn it, we re ...

CME Special Report Catching up with Ben ▶ CME Special Report: Catching up with Ben in Australia
CME Special Report: Catching up with Ben in Australia

Ben got up early for us on what was his Thursday morning and Chad's Wednesday afternoon. We catch up with him about what it's like to be on the ground in Australia for UFC 243 and answer some listener ...

CME Movie Club Silence of the Lambs ▶ CME Movie Club: Silence of the Lambs
CME Movie Club: Silence of the Lambs

With Ben traveling to Australia to cover UFC 243 for The Athletic, there won't be a normal CME this Monday. We hope to be able to deliver a long-distance podcast for you later in the week, depending o ...

Episode 373 It does a disservice to ever ▶ Episode 373: It does a disservice to everyone
Episode 373: It does a disservice to everyone

We discuss Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens' main event fight from UFC: Mexico City ending in a no-contest after just 15 seconds. Due to Ben's travel schedule, we also look ahead to UFC 243's Robert ...

Episode 372 Dont stake your night on get ▶ Episode 372: Don't stake your night on getting hit by Justin Gaethje
Episode 372: Don't stake your night on getting hit by Justin Gaethje

We discuss Justin Gaethje's first-round TKO victory over Donald Cerrone and his ensuing call-out of the winner of a championship fight that hasn't even been booked yet. In addition to that, we look at ...

Episode 371 Hes Really Really Goddamn Go ▶ Episode 371: He's Really, Really Goddamn Good at This
Episode 371: He's Really, Really Goddamn Good at This

After Khabib Nurmagomedov tapped-out Dustin Poirier at UFC 242, we all have to give it up for the guy. He remains one of MMA's more complex and polarizing figures, but he's really good at this stuff. ...

Episode 370 Its About to Go Down ▶ Episode 370: It's About to Go Down
Episode 370: It's About to Go Down

We discuss Khabib Nurmagomedov's and Dustin Poirier's bout to unify the UFC lightweight title this weekend in Abu Dhabi, plus what Zhang Weili's strawweight title win over Jessica Andrade means for th ...

Episode 369 Sup with your mouthpiece man ▶ Episode 369: Sup with your mouthpiece, man?
Episode 369: Sup with your mouthpiece, man?

We discuss Conor McGregor's apology and the MMA world's appetite to see him return to the cage, Matt Mitrione's loss via mouthpiece distraction at Bellator 225 and look ahead to UFC on ESPN+ 15. ...

Episode 368 Its Like Nate Diaz Never Lef ▶ Episode 368: It's Like Nate Diaz Never Left
Episode 368: It's Like Nate Diaz Never Left

In the wake of Stipe Miocic reclaiming the title from Daniel Cormier at UFC 241, we talk about what's next for the heavyweight division. We also marvel at the return of Nate Diaz and discuss Paulo Cos ...

Episode 367 Is There a Nose in There Som ▶ Episode 367: Is There a Nose in There Somewhere?
Episode 367: Is There a Nose in There Somewhere?

We discuss Mike Perry's terrible broken nose (and his reaction) after his fight with Vicente Luque, the return of Nate Diaz and what Daniel Cormier is going to have to do to beat Stipe Miocic a second ...

Episode 366 Just Downright Onerous is Wh ▶ Episode 366: Just Downright Onerous is What it Is
Episode 366: Just Downright Onerous is What it Is

We talk about Colby Covington’s suffocating victory over Robbie Lawler and how important Covington’s odious schtick has been to getting him where he is today. Plus, Cris Cyborg’s “production team” und ...

Episode 365 Hes 100 Percent That Dude ▶ Episode 365: He's 100 Percent That Dude
Episode 365: He's 100 Percent That Dude

We talk about Max Holloway's impressive decision win over Frankie Edgar at UFC 240, where Cris Cyborg might land next and try not to get our hopes up for possibleschadenfreude from Covington vs. Lawle ...

Episode 364 For Some People Winning Is N ▶ Episode 364: For Some People, Winning Is Not Enough
Episode 364: For Some People, Winning Is Not Enough

We talk about Leon Edwards' unanimous decision win over Rafael dos Anjos from UFC on ESPN 4 and what it's going to take Rocky to break through in the minds of MMA fans. Plus, UFC 240 goes down Satur ...

Episode 363 Lets Talk About Practical Ne ▶ Episode 363: Let's Talk About Practical Next Steps
Episode 363: Let's Talk About Practical Next Steps

Sometimes it seems like Germaine de Randamie is forever shrouded in controversy. Even her 16-second TKO win over Aspen Ladd Saturday at UFC Fight Night 155 likely won't be good enough to make her a No ...

Episode 362 This May Go Down as the PPV ▶ Episode 362: This May Go Down as the PPV of the Year
Episode 362: This May Go Down as the PPV of the Year

We discuss all things UFC 239, including: Jon Jones' lack of urgency against an injured Thiago Santos, Amanda Nunes pulling a Holly Holm on Holly Holm, Jorge Masvidal becoming a breakout star after ...

Episode 361 Dont Turn Your Back on Franc ▶ Episode 361: Don't Turn Your Back on Francis Ngannou!
Episode 361: Don't Turn Your Back on Francis Ngannou!

After Francis Ngannou dusted Junior dos Santos in 71 seconds at UFC on ESPN 3, is he a little bit of takedown defense away from being a transformative figure in the heavyweight division? Plus, we look ...

Episode 360 Is Ngannou vs JDS the Most A ▶ Episode 360: Is Ngannou vs. JDS the Most Anticipated Fight of Summer?
Episode 360: Is Ngannou vs. JDS the Most Anticipated Fight of Summer?

We look at Chan Sung Jung's big win over Renato Moicano, investigate the buyers' remorse of the people who tuned in to see Artem Lobov vs. Paul Malignaggi at BKFC 6 and look forward to the heavyweight ...

Episode 359 The Bad Guy Goes Out Again ▶ Episode 359: The Bad Guy Goes Out ... Again
Episode 359: The Bad Guy Goes Out ... Again

We discuss Rory MacDonald advancing to the final of the Bellator welterweight grand prix, Chael Sonnen calling it a career all over again and Fedor Emelianenko announcing his farewell tour. Wait, is ...

Episode 358 Henry Cejudo is Every Damn T ▶ Episode 358: Henry Cejudo is Every Damn Thing He Said He Was
Episode 358: Henry Cejudo is Every Damn Thing He Said He Was

A full slate of UFC 238 recap, including Cejudo's shocking come-from-behind men's bantamweight title win and Donald Cerrone losing a fight by blowing his nose. Plus, Bellator 222 is a snapshot of ever ...

Episode 357 Some Significant News ▶ Episode 357: Some Significant News
Episode 357: Some Significant News

Ben and Chad talk about their decisions to join The Athletic as senior writers. Plus, Lusty Gusty calls it quits, Cowboy and El Cucuy prepare to throw down and Henry Cejudo attempts to become the cham ...

Episode 356 Does UFC Want Stand and Bang ▶ Episode 356: Does UFC Want Stand-and-Bang Only?
Episode 356: Does UFC Want Stand-and-Bang Only?

We take listener questions about the UFC release of Justin Willis and Elias Theodorou, which fights we're looking forward to at UFC 238 and which items we'd choose for an MMA time capsule. ...

Episode 355 A Meat Grinder of a Fight ▶ Episode 355: A Meat Grinder of a Fight
Episode 355: A Meat Grinder of a Fight

Rafael dos Anjos and Kevin Lee journeyed to hell and back in the main event of UFC: Rochester. Or, at least, RDA made it back. Lee didn't sound like he was so sure in his post-fight comments. That, pl ...

Episode 354 Would Andrade Have Lost If S ▶ Episode 354: Would Andrade Have Lost If She Hadn't Won?
Episode 354: Would Andrade Have Lost If She Hadn't Won?

Rose Namajunas was piecing-up Jessica Andrade until the new champ knocked her out cold with a slam. What does that say for the future of both fighters in the 115-pound division? Plus, it was a crazy w ...

Episode 353 Keep Talking Sweet Talker ▶ Episode 353: Keep Talking, Sweet Talker
Episode 353: Keep Talking, Sweet Talker

Donald Cerrone ages like a fine wine against Al Iaquinta, the way forward at lightweight seems as straight forward as ever (though is it ever easy?) and Jessica Andrade opens as a slight favorite over ...

Episode 352 A Fight Between Weirdsmobile ▶ Episode 352: A Fight Between Weirdsmobiles
Episode 352: A Fight Between Weirdsmobiles

Ben and Chad discuss Jack Hermansson crashing the middleweight title picture with his surprising victory over Jacare Souza, the newly gentle-of-spirit Rory MacDonald retaining his Bellator welterweigh ...

Episode 351 A Big Weekend for the SE Wil ▶ Episode 351: A Big Weekend for the S.E. Wildmen
Episode 351: A Big Weekend for the S.E. Wildmen

With Bellator 220 airing on DAZN and UFC: Jacare vs. Hermansson airing ... somewhere, it shapes up as a big weekend for hardcore MMA fans. Also, in no great surprise to anyone--including, it seemed, A ...

Episode 350 Ebbs and Flows Out This MFer ▶ Episode 350: Ebbs and Flows Out This MFer
Episode 350: Ebbs and Flows Out This MFer

Ben and Chad discuss UFC 236's stellar interim title fights, including what should rightfully happen next for Dustin Poirier, Max Holloway, Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum. In addition to that, th ...

Episode 349 Goddamnit I Hate Myself ▶ Episode 349: Goddamnit, I Hate Myself
Episode 349: Goddamnit, I Hate Myself

Ben and Chad talk UFC 236's two interim title fights--Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier and Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya. In addition to that, they talk about Bareknuckle FC successfully setting ...

Episode 348 Congratulations Youre Having ▶ Episode 348: Congratulations, You're Having a Thiago Santos
Episode 348: Congratulations, You're Having a Thiago Santos

Is Jon Jones just messing with us? Teasing a July matchup with Stipe Miocic only to almost immediately ink this deal to fight Thiago Santos? Well, that's just mean spirited. Also, Justin Gaethje knows ...

Episode 347 This is Just Primed for Viol ▶ Episode 347: This is Just Primed for Violence
Episode 347: This is Just Primed for Violence

Stephen Thompson was winning right up until he lost. Anthony Pettis was losing right up until he won. Big Pretty talked big but fought ugly. Plus, Gaethje vs. Barboza seems destined to be a certain ki ...

Episode 346 Three Piece and a Soda ▶ Episode 346: Three Piece and a Soda
Episode 346: Three Piece and a Soda

Jorge Masvidal serves Darren Till AND Leon Edwards some tasty vittles at UFC Fight Night 147. Plus, Anthony Pettis moves up to welterweight ... and, wait, UFC pay-per-views are available exclusively w ...

Episode 345 Yeah That Was Gross ▶ Episode 345: Yeah, That Was Gross
Episode 345: Yeah, That Was Gross

Junior dos Santos defeats Derrick Lewis after Lewis allegedly shows up at UFC Fight Night 146 with a serious knee injury. Then, dos Santos says anybody but Brock Lesnar should fight next for the heavy ...

Episode 344 Yall Fighting at the Buffet ▶ Episode 344: Y'all Fighting at the Buffet? Bruh.
Episode 344: Y'all Fighting at the Buffet? Bruh.

With Jon Jones saying he's just now getting comfortable feeling like a UFC fighter (lol, wut?!?), we discuss the outlook for the rest of Bones' 2019 in the wake of his victory over Anthony Smith. Plus ...

Episode 343 Middle Finger Emoji ▶ Episode 343: Middle. Finger. Emoji.
Episode 343: Middle. Finger. Emoji.

We talk about what the heck is happening at lightweight, where Dustin Poirier went from tweeting a middle finger emoji to landing in a 155-pound interim title fight. Also, a look ahead to UFC 235, the ...

Episode 342 Now THIS is the Heavyweight ▶ Episode 342: Now THIS is the Heavyweight Division We Know and Love
Episode 342: Now THIS is the Heavyweight Division We Know and Love

Did Francis Ngannou knock Cain Velasquez out with the shortest uppercut ever seen by man? Did Velasquez's knee spontaneously self-destruct? Is Mirko CroCop back? Have Matt Mitrione and Sergei Khariton ...

Episode 341 Finally We Speak of Bowels ▶ Episode 341: Finally, We Speak of Bowels
Episode 341: Finally, We Speak of Bowels

So, wait ... WHAT happened to Robert Whittaker just before UFC 234? And how did Kelvin Gastelum play it? And did how we feel about Adesanya vs. Silva have mostly to do with our own fears? ...

Introducing Road Agents ▶ Introducing: Road Agents!
Introducing: Road Agents!

A free sample of Ben and Chad's new podcast Road Agents which will be available to top-tier patrons at the CME's Patreon page. Like what you hear? Go sign up:patreon.com/comainevent ...

Episode 340 Hella Stoppages ▶ Episode 340: Hella Stoppages
Episode 340: Hella Stoppages

Jose Aldo and Marlon Moraes each got big wins at UFC Fight Night 144. Plus, your dudes look ahead to UFC 234's Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum and Anderson Silva vs. Israel Adesanya. ...

Episode 339 Youre Looking at Me Askance ▶ Episode 339: You're Looking at Me Askance Right Now
Episode 339: You're Looking at Me Askance Right Now

Ryan Bader becomes the Bellator champ champ with his quick and easy victory over Fedor Emelianenko in the heavyweight grand prix final. Did Scotty Cokes and Co. just hit a towering home run? Plus, wha ...

Episode 338 Im Out Here Swinging Snakes ▶ Episode 338: I’m Out Here Swinging Snakes Around, Man!
Episode 338: I’m Out Here Swinging Snakes Around, Man!

Ben and Chad break down the action from UFC on ESPN+1, as instructed by the huge amounts of listener mail they received. ...

Episode 337 I Feel Like Im Taking Crazy ▶ Episode 337: I Feel Like I'm Taking Crazy Pills
Episode 337: I Feel Like I'm Taking Crazy Pills

The UFC's broadcast deal with ESPN is upon us, so Ben and Chad break down Henry Cejudo vs. TJ Dillashaw, talk about how a streaming-only product will affect fans and then nod to Nate Diaz jumping into ...

Episode 336 From Outhouse to Penthouse ▶ Episode 336: From Outhouse to Penthouse
Episode 336: From Outhouse to Penthouse

After holiday break, Ben and Chad are back like Francis Ngannou after knocking out Curtis Blaydes. On this episode: UFC 232 wrap-up plus UFC 235 goes from the outhouse to the penthouse. ...

CME Christmas Spectacular re release ▶ CME Christmas Spectacular [re-release]
CME Christmas Spectacular [re-release]

ICYMI, the CME put out a Christmas Spectacular last year about this time. Here it is again. ...

Episode 335 Time to go whole hog on swor ▶ Episode 335: Time to go whole hog on sword fighting
Episode 335: Time to go whole hog on sword fighting

Chad and Ben discuss the divergent directions of Frank Mir and Lyoto Machida, then look ahead to UFC 232's dueling title fights. ...

Episode 334 Got Them WMDs ▶ Episode 334: Got Them WMDs
Episode 334: Got Them WMDs

Ben and Chad breakdown the two title fights from UFC 231 and ask what happens next at men's featherweight and women's flyweight. Plus, with the UFC's deal with Fox about to end, what did we learn? ...

Episode 333 Poison most foul ▶ Episode 333: Poison most foul
Episode 333: Poison most foul

Recapping the hot heavyweight action from Adelaide, Australia over the weekend (and Shogun!), plus Ben and Chad look ahead to the two awesome title fights on tap Saturday at UFC 231. ...

CME Book Club The Sisters Brothers ▶ CME Book Club: The Sisters Brothers
CME Book Club: The Sisters Brothers

Ben and Chad discuss one of their favorite books, Patrick DeWitt's The Sisters Brothers, with some help from the CME listening audience. ...

Episode 332 Still Reeling from Chuck Tit ▶ Episode 332: Still Reeling from Chuck-Tito 3
Episode 332: Still Reeling from Chuck-Tito 3

The outcome of Chuck Liddell-Tito Ortiz 3 leaves everybody out of sorts and wondering, among other things, if Golden Boy is one-and-done in MMA. Also, just how back is Francis Ngannou? ...

Episode 331 Stop Doing Stuff with Your E ▶ Episode 331: Stop Doing Stuff with Your Eyes
Episode 331: Stop Doing Stuff with Your Eyes

Are we ready to accept Santiago Ponzinibbio as welterweight No. 1 contender? Also, Bellator throws it back to the early 2000s with a tape delay from Israel and Francis Ngannou prepares to fight Curtis ...

Episode 330 25 Damn Years ▶ Episode 330: 25 Damn Years
Episode 330: 25 Damn Years

The UFC celebrates its 25th anniversary with a Fight Night event in Denver. Yair Rodriguez and Chan Sung Jung have a crackerjack. Mike Perry and Donald Cerrone settle their rivalry ... for now. ...

Episode 329 Whats Your Problem Floyd May ▶ Episode 329: What's Your Problem, Floyd Mayweather?
Episode 329: What's Your Problem, Floyd Mayweather?

Stunning news this week, as Floyd Mayweather Jr. announces he'll be doing ... something ... at Rizin 14 on New Years Eve. Plus, UFC 230 wrap-up and a Fight Night 139 preview. ...

Episode 328 So Were Doing TRADES Now ▶ Episode 328: So We're Doing TRADES Now?
Episode 328: So We're Doing TRADES Now?

Derrick Lewis will cash in on his balls being hot against Daniel Cormier at UFC 230, Anthony Smith seems like a good little light heavyweight contender and, wait, you can make *trades* in MMA? ...

Episode 327 Bellator GP Action DC vs Bea ▶ Episode 327: Bellator GP Action + DC vs. Beast
Episode 327: Bellator GP Action + DC vs. Beast

Ben and Chad try not to jinx the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix. Plus, new fights for DC, The Black Beast, Jonny Bones, Lusty Gusty, Shev-champ-o and Joanna Former Champion. ...

Episode 326 Some People Dont Play ▶ Episode 326: Some People Don't Play
Episode 326: Some People Don't Play

CANNONBALL!!! After Khabib Nurmagomedov goes into the crowd to brawl with Dillon Danis, Ben and Chad question whether anything really goes when you're selling the fight. ...

Episode 325 The Big Banana ▶ Episode 325: The Big Banana
Episode 325: The Big Banana

Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov is almost upon us! Plus, your dudes break down much of the action from Bellator 206. ...

Episode 324 Jon Jones Conor McGregor A G ▶ Episode 324: Jon Jones + Conor McGregor = A Good Week
Episode 324: Jon Jones + Conor McGregor = A Good Week

Jon Jones back. Conor McGregor back. Plus, why is Bellator trying to hide Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory MacDonald from us? ...

Episode 323 All Questions Considered ▶ Episode 323: All. Questions. Considered.
Episode 323: All. Questions. Considered.

All listener mail all the time on this AQC episode. Ben and Chad talk results from UFC: Moscow and answers questions on all things under the MMA sun. ...

Episode 322 Woodley whips Till Did Nicco ▶ Episode 322: Woodley whips Till + Did Nicco Montano get screwed?
Episode 322: Woodley whips Till + Did Nicco Montano get screwed?

On tap this week: UFC 228's main event turned out to be a showcase fight for Tyron Woodley, Nicco Montano loses her title without even fighting and wild times afoot at strawweight. ...

Episode 321 UFC 228 primer Conor Khabib ▶ Episode 321: UFC 228 primer + Conor-Khabib for 2 million buys?
Episode 321: UFC 228 primer + Conor-Khabib for 2 million buys?

Are we hyped for Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till? Is Valentina Shevchenko the uncrowned champ? And is Dana White right to expect two million buys for UFC 229? ...

CME Book Club Fletch ▶ CME Book Club: Fletch
CME Book Club: Fletch

Special guest Sarah Aswell joins the CME to discuss Fletch and how much author Gregory MacDonald may or may not have been fucking with us. ...

Episode 320 Gaethje kills plus growing p ▶ Episode 320: Gaethje kills, plus growing pains for Bareknuckle FC
Episode 320: Gaethje kills, plus growing pains for Bareknuckle FC

Justin Ray Gaethje KOed James Vick in 1:27 on Saturday, Bareknuckle FC starts to reveal its flaws and Buffer vs. Diaz is the hottest feud of the summer. ...

Episode 319 Would the UFC really rebuff ▶ Episode 319: Would the UFC really rebuff GSP's superfight offer? Real
Episode 319: Would the UFC really rebuff GSP's superfight offer? Real

Dana White says he won't let Georges St-Pierre fight the Conor-Khabib winner (*knowing wink*), Justin Gaethje and James Vick prepare to do terrible things and James Gallagher gets kicked. Right. In. T ...

Episode 318 A livestream grab bag ▶ Episode 318: A livestream grab bag
Episode 318: A livestream grab bag

For the first time ever, Ben and Chad open the livestream up to everyone and take questions from the audience. ...

Episode 317 All hail The Messenger Tilly ▶ Episode 317: All hail The Messenger, Tilly Dills (and stills), plus C
Episode 317: All hail The Messenger, Tilly Dills (and stills), plus C

UFC 227 provided twists and turns--Henry Cejudo and Tilly Dills reigned--and Conor McGregor is set to return against the dude he through that hand truck at, so ... ...

Episode 316 73018 Conor Back Plus a Bunc ▶ Episode 316 (7/30/18): Conor Back, Plus a Bunch of Rematches!
Episode 316 (7/30/18): Conor Back, Plus a Bunch of Rematches!

UFC on Fox 30 looked great on paper and the fights themselves turned out to be banging on Saturday night in Calgary. Dustin Poirer defeated Eddie Alvarez in a rematch in order to become … the guy who ...

Episode 315 72318 Shogun falls while Alv ▶ Episode 315 (7/23/18): Shogun falls, while Alvarez & Poirier do it ag
Episode 315 (7/23/18): Shogun falls, while Alvarez & Poirier do it ag

After nearly seven painstaking hours of UFC: Hamburg on Sunday, Anthony Smith made short work of Shogun Rua in their main event light heavyweight fight. Merciful, perhaps, if you were one of the super ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 314 71618 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 314 (7/16/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 314 (7/16/18)

Junior dos Santos outdueled Blagoy Ivanov in the main event of UFC Fight Night 133 on Saturday, though the unanimous decision win wasn’t exactly the home run needed to declare the former champion well ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 313 7918 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 313 (7/9/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 313 (7/9/18)

Now that we’ve all stopped hyperventilating following UFC 226, the Co-Main Event Podcast is here to break down all of the action. On this episode, Ben and Chad discuss the catharsis of seeing Daniel C ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 312 7318 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 312 (7/3/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 312 (7/3/18)

The Big Daddy is finally here--it’s UFC 226 fight week. Your dudes are pretty hyped for what may well turn out to be the biggest fight card of the year. On this episode of the CME, Ben and Chad look a ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 311 62518 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 311 (6/25/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 311 (6/25/18)

An unexpectedly busy MMA weekend leaves the Co-Main Event Podcast with plenty to talk about this week. Donald Cerrone dropped to 1-4 in his last five after a hotly contested unanimous decision loss to ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 310 61818 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 310 (6/18/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 310 (6/18/18)

With Chad newly returned from his family trip, the CME is back to its normal schedule this week with a lot of stuff to catch up on. Firstly, there was UFC 225, which included big wins from Robert Whit ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 309 6418 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 309 (6/4/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 309 (6/4/18)

UFC 225 is right around the corner, so this week’s Co-Main Event Podcast largely concerns itself getting you ready for that event. What does middleweight champion Robert Whittaker have to prove--or ga ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 308 52918 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 308 (5/29/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 308 (5/29/18)

After a short break for Memorial Day, the CME is back--and just in time to discuss the retirement of Michael Bisping. Bisping announced his exit from MMA on his own podcast on Monday, nicely teeing-up ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 307 52118 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 307 (5/21/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 307 (5/21/18)

Yeah, so Kamaru Usman’s unanimous decision win over Demian Maia in the main event of UFC Fight Night 129 wasn’t exactly a crowd-pleaser. Usman largely wore Maia around the cage like a hat, but compare ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 306 51418 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 306 (5/14/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 306 (5/14/18)

Ben and Chad take back everything they said last week about how maybe UFC 224 and Bellator 199 wasn’t going to be all that. As it happened, shit was *flames emoji*. Amanda Nunes crafted her third stra ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 305 5718 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 305 (5/7/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 305 (5/7/18)

UFC 224 comes our way from Rio de Janeiro this Saturday, featuring Amanda Nunes defending her women’s bantamweight title against Raquel Pennington in its main event. Good news, though, Universe. If yo ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 304 43018 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 304 (4/30/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 304 (4/30/18)

It’s always a good week on the Co-Main Event Podcast when Ben and Chad get to talk Fedor Emelianenko news that isn’t patently depressing. Therefore, Emelianenko’s weekend victory over Frank Mir at Bel ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 303 42318 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 303 (4/23/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 303 (4/23/18)

Just in case there was any confusion about who they were, Kevin Lee and Frankie Edgar took to the cage Saturday at UFC Fight Night 128 to remind us all. Lee got his point across en route to a fifth ro ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 302 41618 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 302 (4/16/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 302 (4/16/18)

Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje had themselves a gem on Saturday in the main event of UFC on FOX 29. To say we are not surprised, motherfuckers, would be an enormous understatement. As two of the mo ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 301 4918 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 301 (4/9/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 301 (4/9/18)

Remember last week’s Co-Main Event Podcast, when Ben and Chad felt lucky that Tony Ferguson had been removed from UFC 223 on a Sunday, thereby (they thought) allowing them to dodge the CME News Curse ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 300 4218 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 300 (4/2/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 300 (4/2/18)

Episode 300! Good thing your dudes didn’t have big plans about how they would spend this milestone episode of the Co-Main Event Podcast, since the MMA world up and went kablammo on Sunday night about ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 299 32618 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 299 (3/26/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 299 (3/26/18)

With the major MMA organizations largely taking the weekend off, the Co-Main Event Podcast is back with an All Questions Considered episode. This week, Ben and Chad let the brave and generous sponsors ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 298 31918 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 298 (3/19/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 298 (3/19/18)

Did Fabricio Werdum merely get caught slipping on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 127? Or does the 40-year-old former UFC champ’s knockout loss to Alexander Volkov forecast the end of Werdum’s time among ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 297 31218 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 297 (3/12/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 297 (3/12/18)

Having--somewhat improbably--survived Friday night’s PrideFC Drinking Game Challenge, Ben and Chad return this week to their lives as humble and rapidly aging podcast hosts. The Co-Main Event still ha ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 296 3518 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 296 (3/5/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 296 (3/5/18)

We’re down to single digits now in counting the days until the Co-Main Event Podcast PrideFC Drinking Game Special. So if you still haven’t gotten down with the Patreon, the time is now. This week, ho ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 295 22618 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 295 (2/26/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 295 (2/26/18)

Jeremy Stephens scored a potentially big win over Josh Emmett on Saturday at UFC on Fox 28. How he got there is where things get interesting. The hard-slugging Stephens appeared to commit multiple fou ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 294 22018 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 294 (2/20/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 294 (2/20/18)

ALL QUESTIONS CONSIDERED ALERT! This weekend’s MMA action created too many storylines for the Co-Main Event Podcast to handle under its normal format. Luckily, Ben and Chad also got a ton of good emai ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 293 21218 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 293 (2/12/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 293 (2/12/18)

UFC 221 featured uncomfortable close talking, pantomimed public urination, an egregious eye poke & a dude chugging beer out of a shoe. In other words, we finally reached perfection. On this episode of ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 292 2518 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 292 (2/5/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 292 (2/5/18)

Let’s just say UFC Fight Night 125 did not go off with flying colors Saturday from Belem, Brazil. From the mild controversy of Lyoto Machida’s split decision win over “Ya Boi” Eryk Anders to the sligh ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 291 12918 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 291 (1/29/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 291 (1/29/18)

The biggest MMA news of the week arguably happened Sunday night, at the conclusion of WWE’s annual Royal Rumble pay-per-view. We all suspected Ronda Rousey might wash-up on WWE’s shores sooner or late ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 290 12218 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 290 (1/22/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 290 (1/22/18)

Stipe Miocic, you magnificent SOB. All the heavyweight champion did last weekend at UFC 220 was toss a bundle of dynamite on the tracks in front of the Francis Ngannou hype-train. In the process, Mioc ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 289 11618 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 289 (1/16/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 289 (1/16/18)

“No Time” to waste on this week’s Co-Main Event Podcast. And yes, that is both a clever play on words referring to Volkan Oezdemir’s upcoming light heavyweight title fight against Daniel Cormier at UF ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 288 1818 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 288 (1/8/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 288 (1/8/18)

It’s never too early to start talking about Bellator MMA’s heavyweight title grand prix, that’s the Co-Main Event Podcast’s official position on the matter. With Chael Sonnen and Quinton “Rampage” Jac ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 287 1318 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 287 (1/3/18)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 287 (1/3/18)

Look, if we’re being honest here, Chad and Ben spend the opening five minutes of 2018’s first Co-Main Event Podcast talking about microwave ovens and stomach flu. So, if your New Year’s resolution is ...

Co Main Event Podcast 2017 Christmas Spe ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast 2017 Christmas Spectacular
Co-Main Event Podcast 2017 Christmas Spectacular

Lorenzo Fertitta was gone: to begin with. There was no doubt about that. He’d sold his ownership stake and unfollowed the ring girls on Twitter and flown away on his private jet, richer than God and s ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 286 121817 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 286 (12/18/17)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 286 (12/18/17)

Rafael dos Anjos’ dominant win over Robbie Lawler at UFC on Fox 26 was yet another reminder to the Co-Main Event Podcast (or, at least, one half of it) to stop sleeping on dos Anjos. At this point, yo ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 285 121117 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 285 (12/11/17)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 285 (12/11/17)

Brian Ortega snatched Cub Swanson’s neck (twice) on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 123, perhaps along with it snatching future No. 1 contender status in the men’s featherweight division. This week, Ben a ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 284 12417 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 284 (12/4/17)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 284 (12/4/17)

As investigators continue to comb downtown Detroit looking for Alistair Overeem’s jaw, the Co-Main Event Podcast returns with another action-packed episode. On this week’s show, Ben and Chad discuss M ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 283 112717 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 283 (11/27/17)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 283 (11/27/17)

As feared, things turned even sadder this week for Michael Bisping. That short-notice fight with Kelvin Gastelum went as poorly as Ben and Chad worried it might. Just a few weeks after getting stunned ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 282 112017 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 282 (11/20/17)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 282 (11/20/17)

Show of hands if a couple weeks ago you predicted that a boomerang toss would take up a good portion of Co-Main Event Podcast episode 282? Yeah, Ben and Chad did not see that coming either. In the wak ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 281 111317 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 281 (11/13/17)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 281 (11/13/17)

Seriously, how worried should we be about Conor McGregor? After another weekend where the UFC lightweight champion attended an MMA event as a fan and ended up causing a borderline international incide ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 280 11617 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 280 (11/6/17)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 280 (11/6/17)

The happenings of Saturday night’s UFC 217 were simply too big to fit inside a normal episode of the Co-Main Event Podcast, so for this week’s show Ben and Chad have decided to supersize it. Ninety mi ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 279 103017 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 279 (10/30/17
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 279 (10/30/17

Batten down the hatches, CME Universe, it’s UFC 217 fight week. With just a week or so left before Michael Bisping actually defends his UFC middleweight title against Georges St-Pierre, Ben and Chad t ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 278 102317 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 278 (10/23/17)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 278 (10/23/17)

Darren Till made the most of his first real spotlight moment in the Octagon on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 118, blowing through Donald Cerrone via first round TKO. Now it seems as though Till might be ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 277 101617 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 277 (10/16/17)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 277 (10/16/17)

Gdansk, Gdansk, Gdansk is where the UFC journeys this weekend for Fight Night 118. The main event of that card features Donald Cerrone against Darren Till, which is kind of a strange marquee matchup u ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 276 10917 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 276 (10/9/17)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 276 (10/9/17)

No big deal, you guys. Demetrious Johnson is just going to toss Ray Borg up in the air like a small child and then armbar him as he plummets to earth (which is something we absolutely do NOT recommend ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 275 10217 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 275 (10/2/17)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 275 (10/2/17)

UFC 216 comes our way this weekend from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event will go on, the UFC says, just days after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history struck the Las Vegas str ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 274 92517 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 274 (9/25/17)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 274 (9/25/17)

A pretty low-quality UFC event and a pretty high-quality Bellator event paced the weekend in MMA and you know that kind of role reversal is enough to get the creative juices flowing for the CME. On th ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 273 91817 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 273 (9/18/17)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 273 (9/18/17)

Luke Rockhold returns from more than a year away, takes some time to shake off the rust and ultimately emerges from UFC Fight Night 116 with a second-round win via strikes over Dave Branch. Pretty muc ...

Co Main Event Podcast Episode 272 91117 ▶ Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 272 (9/11/17)
Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 272 (9/11/17)

Demetrious Johnson didn’t get his chance to break Anderson Silva’s record for consecutive UFC title defenses after all. Not when Ray Borg got pulled from their scheduled UFC 215 main event just prior ...