Donâ€™t know if you guys heard, but UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (who has long been regarded as pretty good at fighting) lost the title to Chris Weidman this weekend at UFC 162. It was sort of an upset and that makes episode 59 of the Co-Main Event Podcast a pretty big one. Ben and Chad take a fairly indepth look at the fight itself, including the many machinations of public opinion in the wake of Weidmanâ€™s second round victory. They also contemplate the future of the 185-pound division and exactly how much of the UFCâ€™s future planning went up in smoke at the moment the challenger landed that left hook to the championâ€™s jaw. In middleweight news of another kind, the guys also wonder about the future of longtime fan favorite Chris Leben, whose career appeared on thin ice after his own loss to Andrew Craig.
All that, plus the return of Sir Nigel Longstock and MasterTweet Theatre, AYFKM and Just Sayinâ€™ Stuff.
Sounds: This weekâ€™s music is provided by podcast listener Matthew Kraig and his outfit Minus Music. Yâ€™all can download their EP for free (for free!) at soundcloud.com/minusmusic.
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