Everybody, meet Ben and Chad ...
Chad Dundas is a journalist and fiction writer whose MMA writing has been published by ESPN.com, the Sporting News, NBC Sports, MMA Fighting.com, CagePotato.com, Crave Online and UFC360 Magazine. He is very, very old and in a previous life, worked for newspapers, while earning a BA in journalism and MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana. While pursuing his graduate degree, he became acquainted with Ben Fowlkes, who on the night they met got hammered and assured him, “Hey, I do alright with the ladies, OK?” For some reason, they are still friends. Chad’s novel Champion of the World is available everywhere books are sold. He lives in Missoula, Montana with his wife and kids. He’s been known to frequent taverns also occasionally frequented by Ben.
Ben Fowlkes is a columnist and feature writer for USA Today and MMAjunkie.com. He has covered mixed martial arts professionally since 2006, and his sports writing has also appeared in Fight Magazine, MMAFighting.com, Sports Illustrated online, and a bunch of other websites and magazines about fighting. You don’t really want him to list them all. He received his MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana, which is where he met Chad Dundas, who drove around listening to sports talk radio all the time but who otherwise seemed like a decent dude. His short fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, Crazyhorse, and Best American Short Stories 2015. He lives in Missoula, Montana with his wife and two daughters. Sometimes he runs into Chad at a bar.
Our solemn vows ...
The Co-Main Event Podcast is an irreverent, unscripted discussion of the week’s top mixed martial arts news featuring Bleacher Report Lead MMA Writer Chad Dundas and Ben Fowlkes of USA Today/MMAJunkie.com. It happens every week, it’s about an hour long and it contains some adult themes. Listener discretion is advised.
Opinions expressed here are those of Ben and Chad and do not represent the opinions of their employers, colleagues, friends, families or anyone with any goddamn sense. They do this for fun, so don’t bother them with any of your weird hang-ups, man.
Every show must have a code. These are the solemn vows of the Co-Main Event Podcast, and they are nonnegotiable:
1. The CME will happen once a week, every week.
Exceptions to this rule include childbirth, poorly planned family trips, sickness and terrible technological disasters.
2. The CME won’t interview fighters.
Or anyone else, for that matter. If that’s the kind of talk you’re looking for there are numerous podcasts in the MMA space that will gladly fulfill your needs. Most of them, actually. Just not this one.
3. This shit only gonna be an hour.
Give or take.
4. The CME won’ be censored.
Ben and Chad understand you come here for unfettered discourse and pledge to never allow said discourse to become, uh, fettered.
5. The CME won’t do fight picks and won’t discuss rankings.
You know, within reason.
Become a Patron ...
The CME is largely listener-funded and listener-dependent. Wait, Co-Dependent? Whatever. If you like what you hear and you want to sign up to give to our Patreon, you can do that right here. Does this give you access to special content, extras, bonuses and other shiny objects available only to people who give us their monies? You bet your ass it does. Sound good?