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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Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 258 (5/29/17)

comainPod-AAfter a week off to collect themselves–and in the case of Ben, go on vacation with his family–the Co-Main Event Podcast is back with a vengeance. Doesn’t hurt that there are oodles of top-shelf MMA happenings to discuss, either. That’s right, we said oodles. On this week’s show, Ben and Chad look at Alexander Gustafsson’s 21-minute beatdown of Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 109 on Sunday, which maybe revitalized Lusty Gusty’s title hopes after a few rough years. In addition to that, they talk about Germaine de Randamie’s recent declaration that she won’t be defending her women’s featherweight title against Cris “Cyborg” Justino and what that means for the futures of both GDR and 145-pounds (spolier: it’s not good!). Lastly, they look ahead to the main event of UFC 212, where Jose Aldo and Max Holloway will do their damnedest to unify the men’s featherweight crown and begin to move the division away from Conor McGregor.

All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

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Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 257 (5/15/17)

comainPod-AUFC 211 was a barnburner, Universe, and this week’s Co-Main Event Podcast has your wall-to-wall coverage. Stipe Miocic’s first-round TKO over Junior dos Santos to put a second successful defense of the heavyweight title in the bank? Check. Joanna Jedrzejczyk foiling the brute strength of Jessica Andrade by breaking a bunch of her own already insane UFC striking records? Yuuuuup. Demian Maia eking out a split decision win over Jorge Masvidal and reportedly sewing up that long-sought-after welterweight title shot by turning himself into a human backpack for 15 minutes? Got that too.

All of that, plus AYFKM and JSS.

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Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 256 (5/8/17)

comainPod-ANot gonna lie to you, Universe, parts of this episode of the Co-Main Event Podcast don’t sound great. This week’s recording session was beset by technical difficulties, mostly with Ben’s microphone. Fact is, the ol’ Behringer C-1 may be on its way out. Can’t blame it, really, what with Fowlkes sitting there breathing on it for 256 episodes. In any case, you’ll run into some terrible hiss, which gets gradually worse toward the end of the first half of the show. Good news is, it gets a little better from there. If you can force your ears to stand it, you’ll hear Ben and Chad discuss this weekend’s UFC 211 main event, pitting Stipe Miocic in a rematch with Junior dos Santos, Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s title defense against Jessica Andrade and Yair Rodriguez taking a massive leap up in competition to fight Frankie Edgar. You know what? We’ll go ahead and get this audio situation figured out before next week. How’s that?

All that, plus AYFKM and JSS.

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Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 255 (5/1/17)

comainPod-AAnother relatively slow week in mixed martial arts means another #aintshitgoinon episode of the Co-Main Event Podcast. This week, Ben and Chad fill an hour, 15 minutes with almost nothing but your listener mail questions. Well, your listener mail questions and one episode of MasterTweet Theatre featuring the inimitable Sir Nigel Longstock. So buckle in for that. Per usual, you guys bring the heat with your questions, slanging fire queries about Justin Gaethje’s move to the UFC, whether Yoel Romero should use this lull in the middleweight division to challenge Daniel Cormier and whether it’s OK to like to watch bad people fight and more!

Oh, yeah, and did we mention MasterTweet Theatre?

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Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 254 (4/24/17)

comainPod-AArtem Lobov didn’t beat Cub Swanson on Saturday in the UFC Fight Night 108 main event. In fact, at no point in their five-round fight did it even look like Lobov was about to win. Still, dude did better than a lot of people–including Ben and Chad–thought he might do. Does that mean Lobov will be back in an Octagon main event again? Ehhhh … I guess that’s why they record the podcast. In addition to Swanson vs. Lobov, your guys talk about Ragin’ Al Iaquinta knocking out Diego Sanchez and then shouting out his own real estate business. They also discuss where Sanchez goes from here which, yeah, that is as depressing as it sounds. Oh, but did you hear the World Series of Fighting is rebranding itself as the Professional Fighters League? So, that’s more accurate if nothing else.

All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin Stuff.

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Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 253 (4/17/17)

comainPod-AJust in case you needed a reminder how comparatively shitty you are at whatever it is you do for a living, Demetrious Johnson fought last weekend. Johnson, the UFC’s inimitable flyweight champion, painted what might end up being considered his career masterpiece in a defeat of Wilson Reis at UFC on FOX 24. It’s kind of humbling to watch the dude do it, really. Johnson is so far ahead of his competition, it’s as if he’s been sent here from the future to teach the world a new brand of fighting. If that’s the plan, though, it still needs some work, seeing as how the world somehow still doesn’t really like to watch Johnson fight. In any case, Ben and Chad talk about all things Mighty Mouse. They also discuss Robert Whittaker’s reluctance to embrace the “Bobby Knuckles” nickname and Rose Namajunas teeing up another title shot.

All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

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Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 252 (4/10/17)

comainPod-AThere was simply no end to the hijinks, controversy and out-and-out skullduggery surrounding Saturday night’s UFC 210. In other words, it was an event tailor made for Ben and Chad to discuss on the CME. From Daniel Cormier getting a little help from a beach towel at the official weigh-in to Pearl Gonzalez being ruled out and then ruled back in due to breast implants (WTF. SERIOUSLY, NYSAC?) things had gotten weird before the fights even started. Once they did, fans got to see Gegard Mousasi’s co-main event bout against Chris Weidman ruined by … situations beyond our control … and then saw Anthony Johnson abruptly retire inside the cage after losing to Cormier a second time. This one was a doozy, my dudes. Oh yeah, and NEXT week we get UFC on Fox 24, featuring a card chock full of sure-fire goodness. What could possibly go wrong!

All that, plus Just Sayin’ Stuff and AYFKM.

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Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 251 (4/3/17)

comainPod-AMuhammed Lawal and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson ran it back on Saturday at Bellator 175, renewing their rivalry of 2014 by putting on a second fight that looked nearly identical to the first. Except that this time King Mo managed to get the better of the third round and salt away a unanimous decision win. As another wrinkle to this already stimulating match-up, turns out this was the last fight on Rampage’s Bellator contract. So you know Ben and Chad aren’t going to miss out on the chance both to break down this fight and to speculate about where your guy Q-Jack might be headed next. In addition to that, they look ahead to the top two fights on this weekend’s UFC 210 card, pitting Chris Weidman against Gegard Mousasi and Daniel Cormier against Anthony Johnson. The latter in a rematch for the 205-pound title we all assume those dudes are just keeping warm for Jon Jones.

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

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Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 250 (3/27/17)

comainPod-AAin’t shit goin’ on, you guys. Aside from Tonya Evinger getting that sweet, sweet revenge on Yana Kunitskaya at InvictaFC 22 over the weekend, it’s been a fairly quiet couple weeks in the MMA Bubble. You know what that means. That’s right, Ben and Chad turn the programming of this week’s Co-Main Event Podcast over to all the little Co-Mainiacs out there. It’s listener mail for the whole hour on episode 250. Per usual, that means the guys touch on a number of different topics, including but not limited to: the chances of Evinger closing out her career with a UFC run, Cyborg challenging Ronda Rousey to a rasslin’ match, what Bellator needs to accomplish on pay-per-view and how to internally justify being a fan (or drawing a paycheck) from a sport that leaves so many broken bodies in its wake. No, really, it’s fun. You’ll like it.

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