Month: June 2017

Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 261 (6/26/17)

comainPod-AOn paper, maybe it looked like kind of a ho-hum weekend in the world of mixed martial arts, but in practice–boy, howdy–it brought the weird. In other words, Bellator: NYC and UFC Fight Night 112 are both right in the Co-Main Event Podcast’s wheelhouse as far as discussion purposes are concerned. On this episode, Ben and Chad do their best to break down near everything that happened at the Bellator PPV, including but not limited to: Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva both looking old in their own ways, Matt “Mattrione” Mitrione and Fedor Emelianenko almost pulling off the rare double knockout, Michael Chandler being awesome even as his foot forcibly separated from the rest of his body, and Zach Freeman’s awesome email skills. Oh, and Heather Hardy, who seems nice. As far as the UFC event is concerned? There is slightly less to talk about, though the weirdness surrounding Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee would be fine on its own in the wake of a normal weekend. Buckle up, internet, it’s gonna be a ride.

All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

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Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 260 (6/19/17)

comainPod-AAfter another week where the Co-Main Event Podcast was off again, your dudes are back in full effect this week with a super-sized episode of the CME. On this show, Ben and Chad are in a mad scramble to touch on all the stuff they missed while taking a week off. Turns out, there was a lot of shit going on. For one thing, the long-discussed boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor actually got confirmed. So, that was kind of a big deal. On top of that, two UFC events are in the books, with Mark Hunt defeating Derrick Lewis and Holly Holm taking out Bethe Correia, respectively. Then, there is this weekend’s Bellator PPV card to try to get our arms around AND a Sunday UFC event to discuss. Oh, and on top of that the Mixed Martial Arts Journalists Association finally went public too, and both your dudes are on the interim board of directors. As a result this episode of the CME will be broken into two parts for your listening enjoyment. Don’t forget to download both parts!

All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

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Whoops! The CME is Off 6/12. We’re Back on 6/19!

CME signYou guys, remember when that scamp Ben Fowlkes went on vacation a couple weeks ago and canceled the Co-Main Event Podcast? Remember how much we laughed? Yeah, well, so, Chad Dundas is doing that same shit this week. So, uhhhh, there will be no new CME episode on 6/12. LOL right? One day this will all be so humorous. Just try to swallow your rage until we can all look back and laugh.

The CME will return on 6/19 with a regular episode that (barring any crazy breaking news) will probably discuss Mark Hunt’s win over Derrick Lewis (and the Beast’s kinda, maybe retirement?!?), whatever happens at Holly Holm’s fight against Bethe Correia and then looks ahead to that crazy main event between Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee.

I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT WILL BE SO MUCH FUN THAT WE CAN ALL FIND OUR WAY TO LOOKING PAST THIS LITTLE DELAY.

RIGHT?

RIGHT?

Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 259 (6/5/17)

comainPod-AThe world has a new “undisputed” UFC men’s featherweight champion, and that dude is Jerome Max “Blessed” Holloway. Your guy Blessed basically rolled up to UFC 212 last weekend, took the best Jose Aldo had to offer over the course of two rounds and then let the long-time champ have it en route to a third-round TKO. For Aldo, it was the second crushing defeat in three fights and makes you wonder if his legacy will be closely tied to that pair of defeats, despite his 26-3 overall record and long domination over 145-pounds. For Holloway, it was the dawn of a new era and the chance to bust out his dope-ass suit and mirrored tie. So, really, we all were winners in the end. The MMA news cycle didn’t stop there, however, as Demetrious Johnson waited until Monday morning to blast his UFC bosses for “bullying” tactics surrounding his upcoming fight. Ben and Chad talk about all of it, making this an episode of the Co-Main Event Podcast you won’t want to miss.

All that, plus AYFKM, MasterTweet Theatre and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

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