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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 what classic fights have listeners been watching to pass the time?

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 managers. Plus, what will the sport look like when it finally comes back?

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 … “somewhere on EARTH.” So, yeah.

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 trouble again.

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-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 declaration it will carry on in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and what will ultimately befall UFC London?

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 those two fights and look ahead to a weekend full of MMA action.

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 TKO. What’s do be done? Also, we look at UFC 248’s two title fights.

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 vs. Aldo? And did Ben consume too many edibles before the weekend’s big boxing match?

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, Paul Felder vs. Dan Hooker.