Podcasts

Episode 403: Are fights like Woodley vs. Burns the new normal?

Apologies from some sound quality issues on this week’s show, Co-Mainiacs. Hopefully, you will solider through with us. On this episode, we discuss Conor McGregor continuing to troll the competition, whether Fight Island seems unnecessary now and the UFC scraping together main events like Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns.

Episode 400: It’s UFC 249 … fight week?

It’s here (we think). It’s happening (maybe). It’s finally going down (in a matter of days). UFC 249 fight week is upon us leading up to Saturday’s revamped and (twice) rescheduled fight card. Are you ready? Is the world?

Episode 399: Will UFC 249 be safe? We’re going to find out.

The UFC plans to do three events in Jacksonville, Fla., from May 9-16. Can that be safe? One way or another, we’re all going to find out.

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.