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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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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