About Us

cme poster final smallAbout the CME:

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.

About Chad Dundas

Chad Dundas is an MMA 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 short fiction has appeared in the Beloit Fiction Review, the Sycamore Review, Sou’Wester, Camas and Thuglit. He lives in Missoula, Montana with his wife, daughter and cat. He’s been known to frequent taverns also occasionally frequented by Ben.

Follow Chad on Twitter: @chaddundas

About Ben Fowlkes

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 on MMAFighting.com, Sports Illustrated online, CBS Sports, 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, and also where the two of them occasionally got drunk and punched each other in the face on the living room floors of classmates and colleagues. This behavior was not well received. His short fiction has appeared in Crab Creek Review, Pindeldyboz, Verbicide, and he supposedly has something forthcoming in Glimmer Train. He lives in Missoula, Montana with his wife, daughter, and dog. Sometimes he runs into Chad at a bar.

Follow Ben on Twitter: @BenFowlkesMMA