You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen

By Chael Sonnen

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 Jul 14, 2021
Undefeated✊

Wes
 Apr 21, 2019
Love Chael and his takes

HB
 Jan 13, 2019
brilliant

ChrisPT
 Dec 21, 2018
One of the best MMA podcasts out there. In-depth insight from a man on the inside.


 Nov 25, 2018

Description

Chael Sonnen, MMA superstar, American gangster...and bad guy...speaks his mind, drops knowledge and sounds off as the absolute authoritative voice in the world of combat sports. Join Chael as he runs life inside and out of the Octagon, with inside knowledge and unrivaled perspective.

Episode Date
Poirier vs. Chandler Deal Draws Near, Comparing Chimaev and McGregor, and Does Adesanya NEED Alex Pereira?
2819

In a wide-ranging episode, Chael discusses:

  • The making of Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler for UFC 281 in New York, and what will be on the line (00:36)
  • Comparisons between Khamzat Chimaev and the early days of Conor McGregor's career (18:07)
  • If Israel Adesanya needs Alex Pereira more than ever (27:22)
  • Tom Aspinall injury updates and how the UFC should book Paddy Pimblett from here on out (37:11)

Presented by: Dave

Aug 05, 2022
Why Figueiredo Should Vacate the Title, Chimaev vs. Diaz Main Card Released, and Who's Next For Nunes?
2673

With UFC 277 now in the rearview mirror, Chael discusses:

  • If Amanda Nunes should face Valentina Shevchenko or Julianna Pena for her bantamweight title defense (00:35)
  • Why Deiveson Figueiredo should move up to 135 lbs. (12:39)
  • The boxing community's puzzling defense of Hasim Rahman Jr. (21:59)
  • An underwhelming UFC 279 main card (35:27)

Presented by: Dave

Aug 03, 2022
UFC 277 Reaction: Nunes Gets Her Belt Back and Moreno Fumbles the Bag. Plus, Jake Paul Fight Falls Through
2112

In this special Sunday UFC 277 reaction show, Chael discusses:

  • Amanda Nunes defeating Julianna Pena in a brutal five-round beatdown (00:42)
  • Brandon Moreno's impressive win over Kai Kara-France and his laughable post-fight interaction with flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo (10:10)
  • Magomed Ankalaev's win over Anthony Smith and what Ankalaev must do to put himself in the light heavyweight title shot conversation (15:54)

Plus, Chael gives his immediate thoughts on the canceled Aug. 6 bout between Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr. (22:57).

Jul 31, 2022
UFC 277 Predictions, Angry Charlie Olives, and Why Did Chimaev Really Take the Diaz Fight?
3553

Chael discusses the week in MMA story lines and also gives a preview of UFC 277, discussing topics like:

  • Who Paddy Pimblett should fight next (00:49)
  • Charles Oliveira's message to those who doubt him against Islam Makhachev at UFC 280 (14:02)
  • Comments made by Khamzat Chimaev in an interview with Ariel Helwani (25:43)
  • A breakdown of tomorrow's light heavyweight bout between Magomed Ankalaev and Anthony Smith (34:52)
  • Official predictions for Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France and Julianna Pena (41:38) vs. Amanda Nunes 2 (50:40)
Jul 29, 2022
Paddy the Baddy’s Big Potential, Volk Calls for Backup Spot, and Can Julianna Pena Do It Again?
3118

After UFC London and just days before UFC 277, Chael discusses:

  • Tom Aspinall's tough injury and where the heavyweight division goes from here (00:48)
  • Why Chael thinks Paddy Pimblett has what it takes to be a UFC champion (14:46)
  • Alexander Volkanovski volunteering to be the backup fighter for Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev at UFC 280 (24:17)
  • Rumors of a fight between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler (33:02)
  • Saturday's women's bantamweight title rematch between Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes (40:27)
Jul 27, 2022
Making Sense of Chimaev vs. Diaz, McGregor Returning to Form, and Why Rodriguez SUBMITTED Ortega
3000

After a wild weekend and a barrage of MMA news, Chael discusses:

  • The booking of Nate Diaz and Khamzat Chimaev in September for UFC 279 (00:42)
  • What the bantamweight division will look like in the coming months (9:20)
  • Why all of you are wrong about Ortega vs. Rodriguez (18:02)
  • Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev for the vacant lightweight title in October (27:25)
  • John Kavanagh's praise of Conor McGregor (36:03)
  • Why Elon Musk does NOT have to buy Twitter (42:02)

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Jul 20, 2022
The Must-See Fight of 2022, Ortega vs. Rodriguez Preview, and UFC's Changing Business Strategy
2976

On today's episode, Chael talks about:

  • The hype that's quickly building around Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira (00:42)
  • Kamaru Usman's insistence on fighting at light heavyweight (15:44)
  • What's at stake for tomorrow's ABC main event between Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez (26:08)
  • The UFCs evolution during the Dana White era (38:16)

Presented by: Dave

Jul 15, 2022
Nate Diaz Speaks Out, Paul vs. McGregor Heats Up, and Fiziev Wants Gaethje
2806

On today's episode, Chael discusses:

  • Nate Diaz's gripping interview with Ariel Helwani yesterday (00:42)
  • If Jake Paul vs. Conor McGregor would be bigger than the 2017 boxing fight between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather (7:30)
  • Rafael Fiziev's weekend win over Rafael dos Anjos and consequent callout of Justin Gaethje (17:35)
  • Why the fans are being hypocritical in their criticism of Israel Adesanya (27:30)
  • Advice to the light heavyweights (39:04)

Presented by: Dave

Jul 13, 2022
Adesanya vs. Pratt, Defending Sean Strickland, and What Do We Do With Henry Cejudo?
2557

On today's show, Chael discusses:

  • The feud between Israel Adesanya and actor Chris Pratt (00:42)
  • Why we should cut Sean Strickland some slack (7:25)
  • Sean O'Malley calling out Henry Cejudo (23:35)
  • Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rafael Fiziev in Saturday's UFC main event (29:09)
  • What's a bigger heavyweight fight: Francis Ngannou vs. Jon Jones, or Jones vs. Stipe Miocic? (35:22)

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Jul 08, 2022
Lessons Learned From UFC 276, Chimaev Calls Out Pereira, and Why Volk Must Speak Now
2760

After a few days of reflecting on UFC 276, Chael discusses the following on today's podcast:

  • What we really learned about Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira on Saturday night (00:43)
  • Khamzat Chimaev's callout of Pereira and what this means for Chimaev's next fight (9:35)
  • Why time is of the essence for Alexander Volkanovski (18:38)
  • How Sean O'Malley will move forward after Saturday's no-contest (29:39)
  • The holdup in booking Stipe Miocic vs. Jon Jones (37:30)

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Jul 06, 2022
UFC 276 Reaction: Defending Israel Adesanya, Pereira Sets up Historic Fight, and What’s Volkanovski’s Ceiling?
2048

Immediately after the end of UFC 276, Chael gives you his instant reaction to a great night of fights. He discusses:

  • Why we should be appreciating Israel Adesanya instead of criticizing him (00:42)
  • Alex Pereira's quick work of Sean Strickland, which now sets the stage for an unprecedented title fight with Adesanya (9:38)
  • Alexander Volkanovski's textbook win and what this victory and his post-fight interview mean for his double champ dreams (20:00)
  • Sean O'Malley's no-contest ruling and where The Suga' Show goes from here (28:27)
Jul 03, 2022
UFC 276 Preview: Official Predictions and the Fight That No One’s Talking About
2961

One day before the culmination of International Fight Week at UFC 276, Chael gets you set for the big event by discussing:

  • Why Chael is such a big fan of the matchup between Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier (00:48)
  • Why Adesanya's head coach, Eugene Bareman, deserves more praise than we give him (8:24)
  • The fight that is flying most under the radar this weekend (16:04)

Plus, official predictions for Pedro Munhoz vs. Sean O'Malley (23:44), Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 3 (29:44), and Adesanya vs. Cannonier (36:57).

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Jul 01, 2022
The Middleweight Grand Prix, Ngannou Breaks Silence, and Volk-Holloway 3: The Rest vs. Rust Debate
3276

As we inch closer to a jam-packed UFC 276, Chael discusses:

  • How the middleweight division will look after Saturday night (18:15)
  • Surprising betting odds for Adesanya vs. Cannonier (27:40)
  • If it's possible that both Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway could move up to 155 lbs. following this fight (36:17)
  • Whether Volkanovski's recent activity will help or hurt him, and if Holloway's recent layoff will help or hurt him (45:30)

Plus, Francis Ngannou releases a statement (9:12) and welterweight has a budding star.

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Jun 29, 2022
Volkanovski's Lightweight Dreams, Kevin Holland Calls Out Nate Diaz, and Cowboy Books Another Fight
2976

In an episode filled with stories about some of the sports biggest stars, Chael discusses:

  • Cowboy Cerrone's new UFC 276 opponent, Jim Miller (00:42)
  • If Alexander Volkanovski should move up to 155 lbs. and immediately fight for a title (5:50)
  • A new side of Robert Whittaker (14:32)
  • Kevin Holland's callout of Nate Diaz and whether that fight makes sense (28:51)
  • A changing of the guard among the upper echelon of UFC stars (43:13)

And more.

Presented by: Factor

Jun 24, 2022
Izzy Eyes Pereira, O'Malley's Master Plan, and Jake Paul Latest
2685

On today's episode, Chael talks about:

  • Kattar vs. Emmett reaction (00:40)
  • The cursed Donald Cerrone - Joe Lauzon fight (6:24)
  • If Israel Adesanya is looking past Jared Cannonier for their upcoming UFC 276 title bout (22:58)
  • Sean O'Malley's career roadmap (30:49)
  • The latest with Jake Paul and Nate Diaz (36:58)

And more.

Presented by: Factor

Jun 22, 2022
Oliveira Wants the Money Fight, Prochazka's Future as Champion, and Could Usman Win at 205?
2904

On today's episode of the podcast, Chael discusses:

  • If Jiri Prochazka can defend the light heavyweight belt multiple times, and whether it's good or bad for the UFC if he does (00:42)
  • Ali Abdelaziz's comments about Kamaru Usman having the potential to win the light heavyweight belt in the future (10:16)
  • Charles Oliveira's desire to fight Conor McGregor (29:53)
  • Tomorrow night's UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett (40:22)

And more.

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Jun 17, 2022
Glover Needs to Speak Up, McGregor's 2023 Return, and Will Ronda Rousey Finally Come Back?!
3185

In an episode full of major MMA headlines, Chael discusses the following:

  • Why the next few days are critical for Glover Teixeira (00:43)
  • Rumors that the winner of Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira at UFC 276 will get a middleweight title shot (10:39)
  • The official booking of Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards for August at UFC 278 (19:32)
  • Reports that Conor McGregor will return from injury in 2023 (27:12)
  • Comments from Dana White about Amanda Nunes' drop-off in motivation (34:48)
  • The only person Ronda Rousey says she would fight in a return to MMA (45:00)

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Jun 15, 2022
UFC 275 BONUS Reaction Show: Glover's Costly Mistakes, Scoring Shevchenko vs. Santos, and The End of a Legendary Career
1870

On this special Sunday UFC 275 reaction show, Chael discusses:

  • Jiri Prochazka's unexpected submission victory over Glover Teixeira in the waning seconds of the fight (00:41)
  • Who should get the next light heavyweight title shot? (6:37)
  • Why the judges didn't score in favor of Taila Santos against Valentina Shevchenko (10:17)
  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk's retirement and her lasting impact on the sport of MMA (23:19)
Jun 12, 2022
UFC 275 Preview: Prochazka’s Gameplan, Weili vs. Joanna Excitement, & Can Santos Pull off the Unthinkable?
2836

 On today's show, Chael talks about:

  • A July heavyweight fight that's flying under the radar (00:50)
  • Whether damage inflicted or control time is more important in scoring (13:20)
  • Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 2 and why it deserves more hype (24:05)
  • If Taila Santos stands a chance against flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko (30:05)
  • Glover Teixeira's chances of pulling the upset against favorite Jiri Prochazka (39:05)

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Jun 10, 2022
Mike Tyson’s Words for Conor McGregor, Vera vs. Cruz Is Set, and How To Beat ‘The Bullet'
2999

Chael returns from the weekend to discuss some of the biggest news in MMA, like:

  • Bo Nickal's IKON FC win and what it means for the wrestling phenom's future (00:48)
  • The newly announced August main event between Marlon Vera and Dominick Cruz (12:03)
  • Mike Tyson's advice to Conor McGregor about how the Irishman should handle his career when he returns from injury (20:10)
  • The formula for beating Valentina Shevchenko (32:41)
  • Saturday's UFC 275 light heavyweight title fight between Glover Teixeira and Jiri Prochazka (40:14)

And more.

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Jun 08, 2022
How to Beat Jon Jones, Angry Dustin Poirier, and Masvidal's Roadmap. Plus, Depp vs. Heard Reaction!
3266

On today's jam-packed episode, Chael discusses:

  • The Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard case that captivated the nation (:43)
  • Jorge Masvidal's path forward (11:20)
  • If Paddy Pimblett is taking the Jordan Leavitt fight seriously (22:30)
  • Why Dustin Poirier is upset about Michael Chandler "forgetting" him (28:50)
  • Henry Cejudo's comments about the keys to beating Jon Jones (43:21)
  • Tomorrow night's UFC main event between Jairzinho Rzsentruik and Alexander Volkov (49:24)

And more.

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Jun 03, 2022
McGregor and Masvidal Beef, Paddy Pimblett's Latest Opponent, and Could Khabib Kick Chael's A**?
2771

On today's wide-ranging episode, Chael begins by discussing this week's Twitter feud between Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal, and if it means we could see them locked in the cage together in the near future. Then, Chael talks about Deiveson Figueiredo's anger over the interim flyweight championship (8:58), Francis Ngannou's silence, and an outrageous (but true?) statement from jiu-jitsu legend Rickson Gracie (32:04). Plus...could Khabib Nurmagomedov, one of the greatest of all-time, actually beat Chael in a fight? (39:00)

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Jun 01, 2022
SILENCE at 135 and 155, PEDS in MMA, and Should Chimaev Get an Interim Title Shot?
2630

Will ANYONE speak up and ask to fight Charles Oliveira? And will anyone call out Dominick Cruz at bantamweight? Chael airs his frustrations. Plus, some discussion around Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold (30:35) and as Kamaru Usman struggles with a hand injury, Chael wonders if Khamzat Chimaev should get a crack at an interim title belt (25:05). 

Presented by: Hawthorne and Factor

May 27, 2022
The State of MMA Judging, Khamzat Calls Out Leon, and Valentina to 135?
2486

On today's jam-packed episode, Chael begins by reacting to last Saturday's controversial fight between Holly Holm and Ketlen Vieira. Then, Chael talks about Valentina Shevchenko's comments this week about possibly moving up to bantamweight later in 2022 (8:00), if Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva is the next boxing fight to make, when the 42-year-old Glover Teixeira might call it quits, and how Leon Edwards should respond to Khamzat Chimaev's callout (29:30). Plus, a great story from ol' Uncle Chael (34:44).

Presented by: Hawthorne & Factor

May 25, 2022
Why Nunes REALLY Left ATT, Tony Ferguson Appreciation, and Holm vs. Vieira Preview
2414

There's lots of momentum right now around Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev for the vacant lightweight title...will it happen? Chael discusses. Plus, Chael gives some love to Tony Ferguson (8:41) and also explains why Amanda Nunes really left American Top Team following her loss to Julianna Pena. And of course, an official prediction for tomorrow night's bantamweight main event between Holly Holm and Ketlan Vieira (33:29).

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May 20, 2022
Poirier's Many Options, Islam Makhachev's Title Aspirations, and Oliveira vs. Khabib?
3083

On today's jam-packed episode, Chael begins by recapping Saturday's main event between Jan Blachowicz and Alexsandar Rakic. Then, Chael talks about the chances of Charles Oliveira and Khabib Nurmagomedov getting in the Octagon together (14:18), who Dustin Poirier could face in his next fight (24:20), and the latest on Jon Jones' heavyweight experiment. Plus, Chael wonders how some MMA fighters are able to get past USADA (38:26).

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May 18, 2022
The Case for Esparza-Namajunas 3, Blachowicz vs. Rakic Breakdown, and Volkanovski-Holloway 3 Stakes
2716

Khabib Nurmagomedov tweeted to Dana White that the UFC MUST book Islam Makhachev against Charles Oliveira for the vacant lightweight title fight. Is he right? Chael discusses. Then, Chael explains why Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas, despite popular opinion, need to duke it out for a third time (19:15). And Chael also wonders if Alexander Volkanovski's legacy is on the line against Max Holloway in July (29:02). Plus, an official prediction for tomorrow night's UFC main event.

May 13, 2022
Oliveira's Problems on the Scale, Calling Out McGregor, and Tony Ferguson's Path Forward
2838

Chael begins today's episode by discussing the state of the lightweight title picture and Charles Oliveira's peculiar place in it. Then, Chael shares some wisdom on weight-cutting (11:00) before putting a positive spin on Tony Ferguson's loss to Michael Chandler. And, with several fighters calling out Conor McGregor at UFC 274, Chael speculates on the future of the former double champion (18:20).

May 11, 2022
UFC 274 REACTION: Oliveira's Beatdown of Gaethje, Chandler's Resurgence, and One of the Worst Fights EVER
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In this special Sunday edition of the show, Chael reacts to last night's UFC 274. He begins by discussing Charles Oliveira's dominance over Justin Gaethje, where Oliveira goes from here, and the exorbitant amount of money Oliveira likely cost himself by missing weight on Friday. Then, Chael reacts to Carla Esparza's win over Rose Namajunas in one of the strangest title fights ever (11:57), as well as Michael Chandler's crazy knockout of Tony Ferguson (18:57). Chael also ends the show by breaking down Oliveira's troubles on the scale (26:00).

May 08, 2022
UFC 274 Preview: Gaethje's Evolution, Stakes for Chandler vs. Ferguson, and Official Predictions!
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Chael begins today's show by discussing Justin Gaethje's disappearance from the sport after his UFC 254 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Chael wonders if that layoff will ultimately help Gaethje steal the lightweight title tomorrow night. Then, Chael talks about what's really on the line between Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson (10:49). And of course, official predictions!

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May 06, 2022
Underappreciating 'Thug Rose,' Jake Paul's Big Bet, and UFC 276 Card Gets LEAKED!
2824

Chael begins today's episode by reacting to Marlon "Chito" Vera's gutsy win over Rob Font in Saturday's UFC  main event. Then, he talks about Jake Paul's bet with boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, a mysterious photo that's circulating online about the UFC 276 lineup (27:58), if Rose Namajunas vs. Carla Esparza 2 is the most under-the-radar title fight of 2022, the matchup between Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje at UFC 274 (40:25), and more.

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May 04, 2022
Rethinking Burns vs. Chimaev, GSP's Potential Comeback, and Jon vs. Stipe: What's Going On?
2765

On today's episode, Chael begins with Bob Arum's interesting explanation as to why Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou would be a massive fight. Then, Chael gets into the most recent talk surrounding a heavyweight fight between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic (10:26), if Conor McGregor needs a "tune-up" fight when he returns (36:52), the ONE condition Georges St-Pierre would fight under (23:30), and more.

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Apr 29, 2022
Tyson Fury's Next Move, Poirier's Options, and Is Aljo the Most Disrespected Champ in UFC History?
2624

Chael begins the show by discussing another win for Tyson Fury and the surreal moment that followed when UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou joined him in the ring afterwards. Then, Chael talks about a tweet from Dustin Poirier about his next opponent (16:11), if Justin Gaethje is angry headed into next week's lightweight title fight (27:46), and if Aljamain Sterling is the most disrespected champion in UFC history.

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Apr 27, 2022
Opponents for Nick Diaz, Masvidal Goes to School & Whittaker is Out...Now What?
3052

In a very newsy edition of the podcast, Chael begins by discussing Robert Whittaker's decision to pull out of his UFC 275 co-main event against Marvin Vettori, and which brave middleweight could step in to replace him. Then, Chael talks about a viral video featuring Khamzat Chimaev, Darren Till, and Joaquin Buckley (8:21), a conversation he had with Michael Bisping about Jake Paul (18:07), Jorge Masvidal's commitment to improving his wrestling (25:56), the right weight class for Nick Diaz in his next fight, and more.

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Apr 22, 2022
Jake Paul's Latest Callout, Belal's Ascent Continues & What's Up with Jon Jones and Stipe?
2736

On today's episode, Chael dives deep into the welterweight division by discussing Belal Muhammad's win over Vicente Luque and his consequent callouts of Colby Covington and Khamzat Chimaev. Then, Chael talks about when Chimaev could eventually cross paths with Kamaru Usman (9:54), if Jake Paul and Michael Bisping could actually find themselves together in the boxing ring in the near future (27:48), and his latest thoughts on a heavyweight fight between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic (36:58).

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Apr 20, 2022
Covington vs. Chimaev Speculation, Cejudo Wants Volkanovski & Will Conor McGregor Return to Welterweight?
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Chael begins today's episode by clapping back against those who are criticizing Khamzat Chimaev's UFC 273 performance against Gilbert Burns. Then, Chael talks about the likelihood of Colby Covington agreeing to fight Chimaev (13:43), if Alexander Volkanovski should take a fight with Henry Cejudo (35:13), if Conor McGregor should move up to welterweight when he returns from his injury (42:03), and more.

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Apr 15, 2022
UFC 273 Reaction: Chimaev Is the Real Deal, Aljo Puts on a Clinic & Volkanovski’s Featherweight GOAT Push
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To begin today's show, Chael offers his immediate reactions to UFC 273 from Saturday night. He discusses what Khamzat Chimaev's slugfest win over Gilbert Burns tells us about the young phenom, how Aljamain Sterling turned in one of the best performances in bantamweight history (9:28), and how Alexander Volkanovski overcame an impressive mental hurdle against The Korean Zombie (18:02). Then, Chael talks about Volkanovski's path to stardom, as well as how Kamaru Usman might be feeling about Chimaev's rise (42:02).

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Apr 13, 2022
UFC 273 Predictions, Chimaev's Future & Logan Paul Wants Paddy the Baddy
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Chael gets you set for UFC 273 by dishing out his official predictions for Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev (23:27), Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan (34:44), and Alexander Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie (45:03). But before that, Chael discusses what Chimaev's future will look like after tomorrow night, as well as Logan Paul saying he'd like to fight Paddy Pimblett in MMA.

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Apr 08, 2022
Jon Jones' Long Training Camp, Wrestlemania 38 Recap & The Khamzat/Till Bromance
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Chael begins today's episode by recapping this weekend's Wrestlemania and all the former UFC stars that played a part in making it a massive event. Then, Chael talks about Jon Jones' two years of work into turning himself into a heavyweight machine, early thoughts on Saturday's UFC 273 (30:00), and the burgeoning bromance between Khamzat Chimaev and Darren Till, and whether this is a good or bad thing for the mystery surrounding Chimaev (40:16).

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Apr 06, 2022
Aljamain Sterling's Storytelling, Werdum's Legacy & Should Valentina Turn Heel?
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Chael begins today's episode with some thoughts on Kai Kara-France's emergence at flyweight and his readiness for a title shot against Deiveson Figueiredo. Then, Chael discusses a theory about Valentina Shevchenko, how Aljamain Sterling is selling next week's title rematch with Petr Yan (28:42), and the possible retirement of MMA legend Fabricio Werdum.

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Apr 01, 2022
Curtis Blaydes' Callout, Jon Jones' "Candle" & Who Can Beat Kamaru Usman?
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Curtis Blaydes gets a crucial heavyweight win, but where should he go from here? Chael discusses that PLUS the latest round of Jon Jones tweets (11:07) and some exciting middleweight fights the UFC recently booked. And to close out the show, Chael talks about the recipe for beating Kamaru Usman and if there's a fighter on the UFC roster who can execute it well enough to dethrone the pound-for-pound king (34:53).

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Mar 30, 2022
Comparing McGregor and Paddy the Baddy, ONE Championship Preview & Blaydes v. Daukaus Prediction
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Chael begins today's show by discussing comparisons between Conor McGregor and Paddy Pimblett and whether the comparisons are even worth making. Then, Chael talks about Tom Aspinall's rise, tomorrow's highly-anticipated ONE X event from ONE Championship (22:35), and also tomorrow's UFC heavyweight main event between Curtis Blaydes and Chris Daukaus (42:07).

Mar 25, 2022
A New Heavyweight Contender, Rethinking Paddy the Baddy's Antics & McGregor's Welterweight Title Pursuit
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Chael begins today's show by reacting to a thrilling UFC London card and all of the story lines to emerge from one of the best Fight Nights in recent memory. Chael discusses Tom Aspinall's emergence as a serious contender at heavyweight, Dan Hooker's shaky featherweight performance, Paul Craig's callout of Anthony Smith, and whether Paddy Pimblett vs. Ilia Topuria is a good fight to make next (16:57). Plus, Chael talks about Conor McGregor's latest social media callout (24:47).

Mar 23, 2022
Hooker's Featherweight Dream, Paddy's "Easy" Road & Could Jake Paul v. Conor McGregor Actually Happen?
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Chael begins today's episode by giving the latest on the dust-up between Paddy Pimblett and Ilia Topuria and where it could go from here. Then, Chael tells you why he's changed his tune on a potential boxing fight between Conor McGregor and Jake Paul (8:07) and also why Kamaru Usman shouldn't chase a Canelo Alvarez fight. Plus, more thoughts on Dan Hooker's return to featherweight tomorrow (40:42) and if there's truth to the claim that the UFC is only giving Pimblett easy fights (33:50).

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Mar 18, 2022
Advice for Paddy the Baddy, McGregor's "Yes Men" & Chandler v. Ferguson!
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On today's episode, Chael recaps his weekend at Eagle FC and Alex Pereira's UFC win and interesting callout afterward. Then, Chael talks about what'll be on the line for Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson in May (14:26), Alexander Volkanovski's callout of Conor McGregor, and Henry Cejudo's Twitter beef with McGregor. Lastly, Chael discusses a video of Paddy Pimblett that circulated online yesterday (39:00).

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Mar 16, 2022
BONUS EPISODE: Eagle FC 46 Preview w/ Khabib, Henry Cejudo, and Kamaru Usman
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Live from Miami, Chael is joined by UFC legends Khabib Nurmagomedov, Henry Cejudo, and Kamaru Usman to quickly break down tonight's Eagle FC card, which features an exciting main event between Diego Sanchez and Kevin Lee. Plus, Usman gives some updates on when we can expect to see him return to the UFC Octagon.

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Mar 11, 2022
Tai Tuivasa Calls Out Stipe, Campaigning for RDA & WTF Is Slapfighting?!?!
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Chael begins today's show by discussing the criticism Jorge Masvidal has received for his game plan against Colby Covington. Then, Chael wonders who Covington should face next -- because if he's not in the welterweight title picture, then where should he look? Plus, a fun heavyweight callout (34:28), the future of Rafael dos Anjos (24:20), and an epic rant about the legitimacy of slap fighting (42:14).

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Mar 11, 2022
Covington v. Masvidal Reaction, Makhachev Speaks Up & What Will Khabib's Coaching Legacy Be?
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A few days removed from UFC 272, Chael offers his analysis of Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal. Then, Chael wonders who each guy will fight next and whether any brave soul will call out Covington (10:52).  After that, Chael discusses Islam Makhachev's recent social media posts regarding the Rafael dos Anjos fight that didn't happen (31:10), as well as whether Khabib Nurmagomedov's coaching career could possibly top his 29-0 fighting career when it's all said and done (43:02).

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Mar 09, 2022
UFC 272 Predictions, Chimaev's Next Fight & An Interview w/ the Marshall Rogan Inu Founders
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Just one day before UFC 272, Chael gives you his official predictions for Colby Covington v. Jorge Masvidal (41:17), as well as Kevin Holland vs. Cowboy Oliveira. Plus, an interview with the founders of the Marshall Rogan Inu crypto coin and Chael also talks about the recently announced fight between Gilbert Burns and Khamzat Chimaev (17:23).

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Mar 04, 2022
Islam Makhachev's Next Move, Colby Eyes 185 & the Ingredients to a Perfect Fight
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After watching Islam Makhachev make quick work of Bobby Green in the first round this past weekend, Chael wonders what the future holds in store for the lightweight phenom. Then, Chael turns his attention to the stars of UFC 272 -- Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal -- to discuss Covington's comments about moving up to middleweight (24:46), why this is the PERFECT fight (33:02), and what Vegas believes the outcome of the fight will be.

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Mar 02, 2022
Makhachev vs. Green Prediction, Darren Till Goes to School & A Valuable Lesson
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On today's episode, Chael discusses the unlikely partnership between Khamzat Chimaev and Darren Till that's taken social media by storm. Then, Chael praises Bobby Green for his willingness to fight Islam Makhachev, and says that other fighters should follow his lead. Plus, an official prediction for tomorrow night's main event (36:57) and Chael tells a story related to Jorge Masvidal (30:50).

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Feb 25, 2022
Masvidal's Calculated Move, Dariush's Future & Can Bobby Green Stop Makhachev?
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Chael begins today's episode by recapping an exciting weekend of MMA that featured a crazy knockout from Jamahal Hill and the BKFC debuts of former UFC fighters Chad Mendes and Mike Perry. Then, Chael discusses Jorge Masvidal's callout of Nate Diaz (20:20), if Bobby Green has what it takes to slow the hype around Islam Makhachev, and how Beneil Dariush can stay relevant in the lightweight title picture after pulling out of Saturday's main event (43:25).

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Feb 23, 2022
Bobby Green's Big Moment, Bisping Takes the Heat & Could Conor Get a Title Shot?
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Beneil Dariush is out of his fight against Islam Makhachev, paving the way for fan favorite Bobby Green to step in on short notice next weekend. Chael discusses. Then, Chael talks about just how bad the blood between Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington actually is (22:22), if Conor McGregor really could get a lightweight title shot when he returns (31:03),  criticism of Michael Bisping's UFC 271 commentary, and a complex middleweight picture.

Presented by: Magic Mind

Feb 18, 2022
A Controversial Izzy-Whittaker Take, Tuivasa Makes a Statement & Is Cannonier Next for Adesanya?
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After an action-packed UFC 271, Chael talks about Israel Adesanya's win over Robert Whittaker, explaining why he thinks the fight was a lot closer than most of you believe. Then, Chael discusses Jared Cannonier's win and if he's next for Izzy (9:10), Tai Tuivasa's unique place in the heavyweight division (24:51) and Dustin Poirier's underrated superstardom.

Feb 16, 2022
UFC 271 Preview: Official Predictions, Adesanya's New Contract & Can Whittaker Upset Izzy?
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Just one day before UFC 271, Chael gives you his official predictions for tomorrow night's main event between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker, as well as Derrick Levis and Tai Tuivasa. Plus, Chael tells an amazing story about the first time he met Jorge Masvidal.

Presented by: Super Speciosa and Birddogs

Feb 11, 2022
The Middleweight Spotlight, Lewis vs. Tuivasa & Adesanya-Whittaker 2: What's Changed?
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Chael begins today's episode by recapping Sean Strickland's weekend win over Jack Hermansson. Then, Chael explains why Israel Adesanya is facing a different Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on Saturday (9:46) and also why he's so excited for Derrick Lewis and Tai Tuivasa to go at it in Houston. And of course, more on Jon Jones and the heavyweight division (37:33).

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Feb 09, 2022
Joe Rogan vs. Spotify, Usman's 205 Dream & Why More Fighters Should Be Like Masvidal
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Chael begins today's episode by defending Joe Rogan in his latest battle with Spotify and the internet mob. Then, Chael talks about Kamaru Usman's comments about fighting at light heavyweight (26:14), Jorge Masvidal's promotional skills and if Israel Adesanya can make a case for the middleweight GOAT (34:45) Plus, an official prediction for tomorrow's main event between Jack Hermansson and Sean Strickland (42:41).

Feb 04, 2022
Eagle FC 44 Recap, Doubts About Ngannou vs. Jones & Jake Paul to NASCAR?
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Chael begins today's episode by recapping his experience at last Friday's Eagle FC event, revealing the details of his conversations with Kamaru Usman, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Henry Cejudo along the way. Then, Chael wonders if the heavyweight super fight between Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones will ever happen (13:55). Plus, Chael discusses what's on the line this weekend between Sean Strickland and Jack Hermansson (32:30), whether Said Nurmagomedov makes sense next for Sean O'Malley, and if Jake Paul would be successful in NASCAR (40:46).

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Feb 02, 2022
Henry Cejudo's Coaching Prowess, State of the Heavyweights & What Does Colby Do Now?
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On today's episode, Chael begins by continuing the discussion around Francis Ngannou's next steps in his fight against the UFC. Then, Chael talks about Henry Cejudo's coaching and how it helped Deiveson Figueiredo reclaim the flyweight title, if TJ Dillashaw and Jose Aldo will ever fight, and the path Colby Covington is attempting to take so he can get another crack at the welterweight belt.

Jan 28, 2022
UFC 270 Fallout: Ngannou's Next Move, Lurking Jon Jones & Will Another Flyweight Please Stand Up?
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In a YouTube live stream that originally aired on Saturday night, Chael tells you why he felt very underwhelmed after watching UFC 270, and why the four fighters at the top of the card are to blame. Then, Chael discusses Francis Ngannou's frayed relationship with the UFC and when we might see him next (21:08), an interesting take on the best heavyweight on the planet right now (33:20) and the state of the flyweight division following the trilogy fight between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno.

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Jan 26, 2022
UFC 270 Predictions, Diaz Still Wants Poirier & How Will Jon Jones Feel Tomorrow Night?
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With UFC 270 just one day away, Chael gives you his official predictions for the heavyweight unification bout between Francis Ngannou and interim champion Ciryl Gane (34:48). Plus, Chael breaks down the flyweight trilogy fight between Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo (23:06) after discussing Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal, Nate Diaz's desire to fight Dustin Poirier (7:16), and Jon Jones.

Presented by: Eight Sleep

Jan 21, 2022
Cejudo Shoots His Shot, Nunes Leaves American Top Team & The "Dumb S.O.B. Award"
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Chael shines the spotlight on 145 lbs. by discussing Calvin Kattar's bounce-back victory over Giga Chikadze and Henry Cejudo's desire to fight in the division. Plus, Chael discusses this week's news about Paddy Pimblett, Amanda Nunes' decision to leave American Top Team (29:13) and the bewildering main event that's going down on Saturday between Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane (38:32).

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Jan 19, 2022
Jake Paul Changes Course, Miesha Drops to 125 & Predicting Kattar vs. Chikadze
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Chael begins today's episode by discussing Miesha Tate's decision to move down to flyweight to fight Lauren Murphy. Then, Chael talks about Jake Paul setting his sights on a different opponent, Derrick Lewis' desire to fight Stipe Miocic (29:50), and tomorrow's featherweight showdown between Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze (38:10).

Jan 14, 2022
Problems with Covington vs. Masvidal, Oliveira's Likeability & Will Gilbert Burns Fight Khamzat?
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Chael begins today's episode by explaining why he isn't itching to see a fight between former training partners Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal.* Then, Chael discusses Gilbert Burns' willingness to fight Khamzat Chimaev (10:14), why Derrick Lewis has agreed to fight Tai Tuivasa, why Chael finds Charles Oliveira extremely likable now (40:25) and more.

*This episode was recorded before the official announcement of Covington vs. Masvidal.

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Jan 12, 2022
The Volk-Max Trilogy, Poirier vs. Diaz Falls Through & Will Ngannou Fight Tyson Fury?
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Chael begins the show by again discussing the rumored fight between Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz, and why it looks like it's not going to happen next month. Then, Chael dives into the newly-booked featherweight title fight in March between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway and what the division will look like after that fight (7:35). And of course, more on Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane (19:42) and might Ngannou and Tyson Fury find themselves across from each other in the ring soon? Chael breaks it all down.

Presented by: EightSleep

Jan 07, 2022
Jake Paul vs. Dana White, A Message for the Middleweights & Nate Diaz's Last UFC Fight
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Chael begins today's episode by defending Dana White against online criticism he's received from Jake Paul. Then, Chael discusses rumors of a Dustin Poirier-Nate Diaz fight (11:14), an interesting question about Jon Jones and the heavyweight division (29:31), why every middleweight not named Israel Adesanya or Robert Whittaker is making a mistake right now, and more.

Jan 05, 2022
O'Malley Says NO to 5 Rounds, Ngannou's Feud & A Tough Guy Story
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Chael begins the final episode of 2021 by discussing Francis Ngannou's feud with the UFC and the heavyweight champion's failure to draw interest around next month's heavyweight title defense against Ciryl Gane. Then, Chael talks about a bantamweight matchup that must happen (16:25) and Suga' Sean O'Malley's comments about fighting five rounds before telling a story about one very tough guy (36:55).

Presented by: Trade Coffee

Dec 31, 2021
Looking Ahead to UFC 270, Fight of the Year & What's Next For Colby?
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Chael begins today's episode by discussing Colby Covington's unusual place in the welterweight division and what 2022 could possibly hold in store for one of the top fighters in the world. Then, Chael tells you why Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane is one of the greatest matchups ever (25:05) and how Khamzat Chimaev should approach 2022. Plus, Chael gives his pick for Fight of the Year (37:22).

Presented by: Black Buffalo

Dec 29, 2021
Jake Paul's Next Step, The New Justin Gaethje & A Heavyweight Update
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After taking Wednesday off, Chael returns to give you guys the latest on the UFC's heavyweight division. Then, he discusses Jake Paul's win over Tyron Woodley and who Paul should fight in 2022 (15:18). Plus, he talks about Justin Gaethje's improvements inside and outside of the cage (31:30) before naming some of the biggest fights in history that never got made.

Presented by: EightSleep, Trade Coffee, Athletic Greens

Dec 24, 2021
Chael's Victory Lap, Paul-Woodley 2 Preview & Could Poirier-Diaz Happen?
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From Las Vegas, Chael gives you more thoughts on Julianna Pena'a upset of Amanda Nunes and Daniel Cormier's recent comments about how the fight ended. Then, he talks about rumors around a Dustin Poirier-Nate Diaz fight next month (15:14) before getting into this weekend's Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley rematch (23:55) and a UFC heavyweight showcase between fan favorite Derrick Lewis and newcomer Chris Daukaus.

Dec 17, 2021
UFC 269 Recap: Pena Takes Down the GOAT, Oliveira's Reign Continues & O'Malley Needs a Ranking
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After a CRAZY UFC 269 in Las Vegas, Chael tells you guys how Julianna Pena was able to pull off the unthinkable against Amanda Nunes. Then, Chael discusses the significance of Charles Oliveira's title defense (10:13), how to view Sean O'Malley after another knockout win (16:28), and different career arcs for former champions Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt.

Dec 15, 2021
UFC 269 Preview: Oliveira-Poirier Prediction, O'Malley's Future & Can Julianna Pena Make History?
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Before previewing UFC 269, Chael makes an announcement (2:46) and also discusses Neil Magny's desire to fight Khamzat Chimaev. Then, Chael talks about the futures of Sean O'Malley and Cody Garbrandt, if Julianna Pena can pull off a historic upset of Amanda Nunes (36:56) and what to expect in the lightweight title showdown between Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier (44:10).

Presented by: Athletic Greens, SimpliSafe, EightSleep

Dec 10, 2021
Jake Paul's Big Mistake, Aldo's Unlikely Story & 'The Unranked Champion' Returns
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Another impressive win has Chael giddy about Jose Aldo and his rebirth at 135 lbs. After that, Chael discusses Khamzat Chimaev's continued Twitter callouts, why Jake Paul is making a big mistake in letting Tyron Woodley fill in for Tommy Fury on Dec. 18 (25:05), the return of Suga' Sean O'Malley at UFC 269 (37:13) and what Justin Gaethje must do on Saturday night to ensure he gets the next lightweight title shot.

Presented by: DraftKings 

Additional support: Black Buffalo

Dec 08, 2021
Colby's Words for Usman, the Best Lightweight Grappler & Rob Font vs. Jose Aldo
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On today's episode, Chael discusses leaked footage of Colby Covington's embrace with Kamaru Usman following their UFC 268 title rematch, and what it really means for Covington's gimmick. Then, Chael talks about how the relationship between teammates Dan Hooker and Alexander Volkanovski might change with Hooker now fighting at 145 lbs. Plus...more Jon Jones stuff and an official prediction for Saturday night's bantamweight main event between Rob Font and Jose Aldo (29:30).

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Dec 03, 2021
Chimaev's Stardom, Khabib Praises Gaethje & Is McGregor-Diaz 3 the Fight To Make?
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Chael discusses rumors of a Colby Covington-Khamzat Chimaev matchup and later on, Chael also dives into Chimaev's superstar potential (42:40). Plus, the latest in the Jon Jones legal battle and what it means for his fighting career (34:35), some high praise for Justin Gaethje (23:15) and will we ever get the trilogy fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz?

Presented by: Trade Coffee

Dec 01, 2021
Title Fight vs. Money Fight, a Holloway-McGregor Idea & Could Poirier Move to 170?
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Dustin Poirier says he'd consider a move to 170 lbs. after next month's lightweight title fight. Do we believe him? And what would that mean for the futures of both him and Charles Oliveira? Chael discusses. Then, Chael dives into the possibility of a Max Holloway-Conor McGregor catchweight fight (18:20), a possible opponent for Darren Till (26:52) and comments made earlier this week by Daniel Cormier (36:31).

Nov 26, 2021
Stipe Speaks on Jones, Khamzat's Wrestling Video & Dan Hooker Drops to 145
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Chael begins today's show by recapping Ketlen Vieira's win over Miesha Tate and the emergence of Sean Brady at 170 lbs. Plus, Chael talks about the video that dominated MMA Twitter this weekend (18:38), the possibility of a Colby Covington-Jorge Masvidal season of The Ultimate Fighter (27:02), Stipe Miocic's recent comments on fighting Jon Jones (35:22), Dan Hooker's decision to move to featherweight and more.

Presented by: Eight Sleep & SimpliSafe

Nov 24, 2021
Possible Matchups for Khamzat, Vieira vs. Tate Prediction & Do Fans Want Poirier-McGregor 4?
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Chael puts his beef with Conor McGregor aside to talk about next month's lightweight title fight and how its result might affect the perception of McGregor and the possibility of a fourth Dustin Poirier fight down the line. Plus, Chael speculates on future opponents for Khamzat Chimaev (16:55) before breaking down this weekend's women's bantamweight main event between Ketlen Vieira and Miesha Tate (34:53).

Presented by: Black Buffalo

Nov 19, 2021
The Chael-Conor Twitter Battle, Another Max Holloway Clinic & Volkanovski Gets Played
2594

Despite all of the exciting fights that happened this weekend, Chael begins today's show by breaking down his recent Twitter beef with Conor McGregor. Then, Chael discusses Max Holloway's convincing win over Yair Rodriguez (14:25) and what it means for his hopes of a trilogy with featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (26:34). Plus, Chael proposes a lightweight fight that no one is talking about (36:54).

Presented by: SimpliSafe & Athletic Greens

Nov 17, 2021
Edwards vs. Masvidal Is Off, Max Holloway's Trajectory & Chandler Calls Out McGregor
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Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal won't fight at UFC 269 next month, so what happens now to the welterweight title picture? Chael discusses. Plus, a great callout from Michael Chandler (21:15) and Chael brings you two legendary pieces on Jon Jones (28:20) and tomorrow's Max Holloway-Yair Rodriguez fight (47:26).

Presented by: Trade Coffee & Ten Thousand

Nov 12, 2021
Usman's Growing Legacy, Rose Proves She's the Best, Gaethje's Title Hopes & a Dream Matchup
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With UFC 268 officially in the books, Chael gives you his post-fight reaction, breaking down Kamaru Usman's decision win over Colby Covington and what it means for Usman's growing legacy. And could Khamzat Chimaev be next for the welterweight title (13:55)?  Plus, Chael discusses Justin Gaethje's bloody win over Michael Chandler, if Gaethje deserves a lightweight title shot (35:31), Rose Namajunas' place in strawweight history (23:56), and perhaps a new contender at middleweight.

Presented by: Eight Sleep & BetterHelp

Nov 10, 2021
UFC 268 Preview: Usman's Motivation, A Strawweight War & Gaethje vs. Chandler Expectations
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Before Chael heads off to New York City for UFC 268, he gives you his official predictions for Kamaru Usman-Colby Covington 2 (26:04), Rose Namajunas-Zhang Weili 2 (17:45), and the lightweight bout between Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler (13:21). Plus, Chael talks about a recent Conor McGregor video and the next steps for Islam Makhachev and Khamzat Chimaev following their impressive showings last weekend.

Presented by: Athletic Greens

Nov 05, 2021
Khamzat's Huge Return, Makhachev's Path to Stardom & What's at Stake for Colby Covington?
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A WILD UFC 267 leaves Chael wondering about the incredibly bright futures of Islam Makhachev (24:13) and Khamzat Chimaev (4:52), and if Nate Diaz might potentially be in the future for Chimaev (47:33). Plus, Chael discusses Glover Teixeira winning the 205 lb. title and an awesome interim bantamweight title fight (11:07). Chael also looks ahead to Saturday's Kamaru Usman-Colby Covington rematch at UFC 268 (38:17).

Presented by: DraftKings

Nov 03, 2021
UFC 267 Preview: Glover's Title Shot, Islam's Potential, Yan Speaks & Khamzat's Return
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Chael gets you set for tomorrow's massive card by walking you through all the biggest storylines of UFC 267. Can 42-year-old Glover Teixeira unseat champion Jan Blachowicz? Will Petr Yan win the interim bantamweight belt and refuse to fight Aljamain Sterling next? Is this Islam Makhachev's big moment? And what will Khamzat Chimaev look like after such a long layoff? Chael discusses it all.

Presented by: Cuts Clothing

Oct 29, 2021
Nate Diaz's Contract, Angry Marvin's Big Win & Costa's 205 Future
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A few days removed from a controversial main event event between Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa, Chael discusses Costa's future at light heavyweight and the fighter that the UFC NEEDS to pair Vettori with next (9:10). Plus, Chael talks about the upcoming free agencies of Nate Diaz (24:02) and PFL's Kayla Harrison (39:24).

Presented by: DraftKings

Oct 27, 2021
Costa's Weight-Cut Fiasco, Jake Paul's Next Opponent & Excitement for Usman-Covington 2
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Chael opens the show by discussing Paulo Costa's inability to make 185 pounds for tomorrow's fight against Marvin Vettori*, and what it could mean for Costa's fighting future. Plus, Chael talks about the interest in a Jake Paul-Tommy Fury fight (22:18), UFC 268 and more.

*This episode was recorded before this morning's news about Costa-Vettori happening at 205 lbs.

Presented by: Athletic Greens and SimpliSafe

Oct 22, 2021
Colby's Last Chance, Defending Aspen Ladd & Masvidal Plays the Victim Card
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On today's show, Chael offers his opinions on Aspen Ladd's featherweight debut, as well as the controversial coaching she received from Jim West. Plus, Colby Covington breaks his silence (8:05), Jorge Masvidal speaks about December's Leon Edwards fight (19:45) and Chael delivers the latest on another alleged altercation involving Conor McGregor.

Presented by: DraftKings

Special thanks: BetterHelp

Oct 20, 2021
The Heavyweight Episode: Ngannou's Complaints, Wilder's Injury & Jon Jones Defends Himself
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Chael opens the show with some more thoughts on Leon Edwards vs. Jorge Masvidal at UFC 269. Then, he spends the rest of the episode on the biggest heavyweight names that UFC and boxing have to offer: Francis Ngannou (7:34), Stipe Miocic (23:12), Jon Jones (30:18) and Deontay Wilder (40:37).

Presented by:  Policy Genius & Ten Thousand

Oct 15, 2021
Leon Edwards Plays the Game, Tyson Fury Entertains & a Conor McGregor Check-In
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Chael begins the show by running through a flurry of news stories from the week: Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal's scheduled fight for UFC 269, Luke Rockhold's withdrawal from the Sean Strickland fight, and Chuck Liddell's arrest. Then, Chael recaps an unforgettable weekend of fights (26:36) and gives you the latest on Conor McGregor (44:02).

Presented by: DraftKings

Special thanks: Cuts Clothing

Oct 13, 2021
Cejudo's Title Chase, Adesanya's Options & Looking Ahead to UFC 270
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On today's episode, Chael discusses the latest developments at the UFC's featherweight, middleweight and light heavyweight divisions, focusing on the biggest storylines in each. Plus, Chael dives into the heavyweights, discussing Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane in January (28:35) and tomorrow night's boxing trilogy between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.

Presented by: Athletic Greens

Oct 08, 2021
Oliveira vs. Poirier Is Official, Sandhagen Gets His Shot & SUG Returns!
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Now that Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier are "signed, sealed and delivered" for the 155 lb. title fight in December, Chael wonders if any other lightweights will volunteer for the backup slot (8:25). Plus, Chael isn't convinced Henry Cejudo wants to fight again, Jorge Masvidal can't find an opponent (29:03), Submission Underground returns this upcoming weekend (39:18) and much more.

Presented by: Athletic Greens

Oct 06, 2021
Dan Hooker Appreciation, Valentina Wants Amanda Trilogy & Should Dana Release Jon Jones?
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Chael begins today's show with his response to people who are calling for the UFC to release Jon Jones following his latest legal issues. Then, Chael discusses the fans' appetite for an Amanda Nunes/Valentina Shevchenko trilogy (15:20), a possible Henry Cejudo return (32:54), an official prediction for tomorrow night's main event between Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker and more.

Presented by: BetterHelp

Oct 01, 2021
Volkanovski's Greatness, Assessing Nick Diaz's Return & Jon Jones Arrest Details Emerge
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A few days removed from an electric UFC 266, Chael reacts to Alexander Volkanovski's remarkable title defense against Brian Ortega. Plus, he discusses how much longer Valentina Shevchenko's flyweight reign might continue (12:10) and Nick Diaz's performance against Robbie Lawler (20:23). Chael then veers away from UFC 266 to talk about Jon Jones' latest arrest, the troubling details surrounding his case and what this means for both Jones and the UFC (33:05).

Presented by: DraftKings

Sep 29, 2021
UFC 266 Predictions & Did Nick Diaz Change MMA?
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Chael gets you set for tomorrow's UFC 266 by picking the winners of Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler 2, Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy and Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega. And at the end of the show, Chael discusses Joe Rogan's recent comments about Diaz's impact on mixed martial arts (40:35).

Presented by: DraftKings

Special thanks: SimpliSafe & BetterHelp

Sep 24, 2021
Nick Diaz's Big Secret, Volkanovski's Pursuit of History & McGregor "Marks Out"
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As Saturday's UFC 266 approaches, Chael talks about Alexander Volkanovski's place in UFC featherweight history (10:25) and some BREAKING NEWS concerning Nick Diaz (19:05). Plus, Leon Edwards finally knows how to speak to the media, Daniel Cormier says Conor McGregor has become his gimmick (33:56), Anthony Smith is a serious contender again at 205 and more.

Presented by: DraftKings

Special thanks: Athletic Greens & LMNT

Sep 22, 2021
Suga' Sean's Strategy, Catty Welterweights & Who Should Jake Paul Fight Next?
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Chael begins by discussing the continued fallout of Conor McGregor's dust-up with Machine Gun Kelly. Then, Chael gets into Anthony Smith's recent comments on Jon Jones (6:26), Sean O'Malley's deviousness (23:04), if Leon Edwards should fight Jorge Masvidal and so much more.

Presented by: DraftKings, Policygenius & Cuts Clothing

*This episode was recorded prior to the announcement that Carlos Condit is retiring.

Sep 17, 2021
Another Triller Disaster, Conor vs. Machine Gun Kelly & Khabib Criticizes Aldo
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Triller's latest laughing stock produced a knockout of 58-year-old Evander Holyfield and several interesting storylines surrounding MMA legends Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort. Chael reacts. Plus, Chael discusses potential opponents for Jorge Masvidal (21:07), uncharacteristic comments by Khabib Nurmagomedov and what REALLY happened between Conor McGregor and rapper MGK at the VMAs this past weekend (15:47).

Sep 15, 2021
Gable Steveson to WWE, Forgotten Jon Jones & Masvidal's Lasting Appeal
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Chael welcomes former UFC fighter Stephan Bonnar to the show to explain his side of the story after a video of an ugly scene involving Bonnar surfaced last weekend. Then, Chael discusses why fans are still drawn to Jorge Masvidal (30:10), Jan Blachowicz's critical comments of Jon Jones (23:24), tomorrow's Triller main event between Vitor Belfort and Evander Holyfield and more.

Need more Chael in your life? Give him a follow on TikTok @sonnench.

Presented by: Athletic Greens

Sep 10, 2021
Paddy the Baddy's Debut, Conor's "Delusion" & Ngannou's Missteps
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After years of no one showing Derek Brunson any love, Chael offers words of appreciation for the 185 lb. contender following his weekend win over Darren Till (16:13). Plus, Chael discusses Paddy Pimblett's bright future (8:15), Michael Bisping's recent comments on Conor McGregor (22:33) and much more, including the return of The Chicken Sandwich Wars.

Presented by: LMNT


Sep 08, 2021
Poirier's Brilliant Move, Brunson vs. Till & Gaethje Breaks His Silence
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Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira are officially a go for December, much to Chael's disappointment. Plus, Justin Gaethje says Oliveira isn't the best lightweight, Jorge Masvidal's future (29:57) and an official prediction for tomorrow's middleweight main event between Derek Brunson and Darren Till (36:50).

Sep 03, 2021
Jake Paul's Greatest Accomplishment, The McGregor-Diaz Twitter Battle & 145's New Contender
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In addition to defeating Tyron Woodley Sunday night, Jake Paul has also made another contribution to the combat world that he deserves credit for. Chael discusses that, as well as Paul's "retirement" from boxing (17:00). Plus, Giga Chikadze put on another impressive showing (28:01), Kevin Lee returned & Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz are going at it on Twitter again (43:54).

Presented by: Ten Thousand

Sep 01, 2021
Paul vs. Woodley Prediction, Gable Steveson's Decision & is Ngannou Still the Champion?
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Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley is FINALLY here, and Chael gets you set for everything you need to know, giving his official prediction at the end of the show (39:46). But before that, Chael discusses more drama between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier (19:16), tonight's PFL Playoffs and a thought-provoking question surrounding heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou (14:05).

Aug 27, 2021
The Middleweight Title Picture, Ferguson's Tough Streak & The Changing MMA Landscape
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After a wild weekend in combat sports, Chael opens the show by reacting to a great middleweight bout between Kelvin Gastelum and Jarod Cannonier. Then, Chael discusses if Adesanya-Whittaker 2 really is the next title fight to make at 185 lbs. (13:28) and Tony Ferguson's losing streak (29:44). Plus, did Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor really begin the "super fight" era?

Presented by: LMNT

Aug 25, 2021
Charlie Olives Speaks, Conor vs. Bisping & Ngannou's "Behind the Scenes" Issues
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As Chael predicted on Wednesday, war has (virtually) broken out between Conor McGregor and Michael Bisping. Plus, Chael discusses Jorge Masvidal's thoughts on Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley (20:52), Sean O'Malley's many haters and if Francis Ngannou should be upset with the UFC (26:27).

Aug 20, 2021
McGregor's Online Battles, Leon's Silence & Has Jon Jones Retired?
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Israel Adesanya is talking about Jon Jones again. What did Izzy say, and what does he really mean by it? Chael tells you. Plus, Chael discusses the state of the welterweights, Conor McGregor's recent online antics (20:36) and why this upcoming Jake Paul fight is so much different than previous ones (40:37).

Presented by: Athletic Greens

Aug 18, 2021
Poirier Calls Out Diaz, McGregor/Cormier Beef & Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Latest
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MMA Twitter wars continue, as this week Dustin Poirier wants a piece of Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier are exchanging insults. Chael discusses. Plus, Chael weighs in on the heavyweight title picture (28:32) and also checks in on Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley, which is just around the corner (42:17).

Presented by: LMNT & ExpressVPN

Aug 13, 2021
A New Heavyweight Star, Jon Jones' Future & Jose Aldo's Title Hopes
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Chael reacts to Ciryl Gane's impressive victory over Derrick Lewis at UFC 265, which now has all of us foaming at the mouth for Gane versus Francis Ngannou. Then, Chael discusses Jon Jones' place in the heavyweight picture and if Saturday's outcome might send Jones back down to 205 (17:44). Plus, Kevin Lee calls out Mike Perry and does Jose Aldo have a chance at the bantamweight title? (33:16)

Presented by: Cuts Clothing

Aug 11, 2021
UFC 265 Predictions (Curses), The Blood Diamond & Should Conor Bother Returning?
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UFC 265 is almost here, which means it's time for the return of The Chael Curse! But before that,  Chael tells you why you need to care about a new UFC signee (5:45) and he also wonders whether Conor McGregor and Chris Weidman should continue fighting, even after they recover from their respective injuries (13:03).

Aug 06, 2021
Garbrandt's Flyweight Dreams, Ciryl Gane's Title Chase & Khabib on Cejudo's Future
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As UFC 265 quickly approaches, Chael discusses Ciryl Gane's quick climb up the heavyweight rankings and how Francis Ngannou might feel when he watches Gane take on Derrick Lewis Saturday night for the interim heavyweight title. Plus, Jorge Masvidal's new hype guy reminds Chael of how he landed his first gig with ESPN (21:44).

Presented by: Athletic Greens

Aug 04, 2021
Simone's Stand, Angry Stipe & The Chicken Sandwich Wars
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Chael begins the show by weighing in on the sports topic of the week: Simone Biles' decision to pull herself from team competition for mental health reasons. Then, Chael talks about controversy surrounding Joe Rogan's post-fight interview with Conor McGregor at UFC 264 (11:02), TJ Dillashaw's bantamweight title aspirations and the greatest chicken sandwich on the market (40:33).

Jul 30, 2021
A Bantamweight Bloodbath, McGregor's Deleted Tweets & Ngannou Speaks Out
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TJ Dillashaw's gritty win over Cory Sandhagen has Chael singing the praises of the former bantamweight champion. Plus, Usman-Covington 2 is official (12:05), Chael wonders how much longer he can defend Conor McGregor (18:06), Francis Ngannou weighs in on the UFC's pay structure and Chael tells some stories involving car accidents and beach volleyball (43:17).

Presented by: Ten Thousand

Jul 28, 2021
Logan Paul vs. Anderson Silva, Sandhagen's Spygate Affair & A Lightweight Scuffle
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Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler are going at it online, so what's the holdup in booking them against one another? Chael discusses. Then, Chael dives into the Nick Diaz-Robbie Lawler rematch (16:16), Anderson Silva and Logan Paul's talks to box one another and all the dirty details surrounding Saturday's must-see bantamweight bout between Cory Sandhagen and TJ Dillashaw (25:57).

Presented by: Athletic Greens

Jul 23, 2021
The McGregor Excuse Tour, Miesha Tate's Return & Makhachev Gets Called Out
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Chael opens the show by breaking down Miesha Tate's impressive win in her first fight following a five-year layoff. Then, Chael discusses his impressions of Islam Makhachev and if Dan Hooker's callout will be enough to lure in the young phenom (11:55). Plus, Conor McGregor's camp has more to say (18:40) and Chael gets you pumped for Saturday's bantamweight showdown between Cory Sandhagen and TJ Dillashaw (33:25).

Presented by: MVMT

Chael has a new TV show! Alongside seasoned journalist Jorge Sedano, Chael breaks down the biggest stories in MMA. New episodes weekly. "The Chael Sonnen Show" is exclusively available to ESPN+ subscribers for $5.99 per month.

Jul 21, 2021
Oregon Wrestling Season Recap & Lessons Learned
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In a special Monday episode of "You're Welcome," Chael recaps an unforgettable season of coaching high school wrestling, shouting out all the kids along the way who persevered through the toughest season they'll ever endure.

Chael has a new TV show! Alongside seasoned journalist Jorge Sedano, Chael breaks down the biggest stories in MMA. New episodes weekly. "The Chael Sonnen Show" is exclusively available to ESPN+ subscribers for $5.99 per month.

Jul 19, 2021
Khabib Speaks, Makhachev's Big Moment & Conor Tells His Story
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Conor McGregor and Logan Paul...are they doing the same thing? Chael weighs in (10:30). Plus, Khabib Nurmagomedov talks about McGregor's fighting future (23:10) and the GOAT debate. Chael also tells a story about marshmallows that somehow relates to Islam Makhachev, who fights tomorrow (40:50).

Presented by: Raycon & BetterHelp

Jul 16, 2021
Poirier-McGregor 3: Dustin's Domination, A Doctor's Stoppage & Conor's Genius Move
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Chael starts off today's episode by explaining what Conor McGregor's call for a doctor's stoppage really means. Plus, what does his future look like (43:28), and how should the public view McGregor after a controversial post-fight interview? And, Chael discusses Sean O'Malley's win over Kris Moutinho and possible upcoming opponents for The Suga' Show (38:20).

Presented by: Eight Sleep, ExpressVPN and Ten Thousand

Chael has a new TV show! Alongside Jorge Sedano, Chael breaks down the biggest stories in MMA. New episodes weekly. "The Chael Sonnen Show" is exclusively available to ESPN+ subscribers for $5.99 per month.

Jul 14, 2021
UFC 264 Predictions, McGregor's Cloudy Future & Suga' Sean's Impersonation
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The Dustin Poirier/Conor McGregor trilogy concludes this weekend, and Chael is here to get you set for it. But first, he explains why he doesn't buy into rumors of a Nick Diaz/Robbie Lawler rematch. Then, Chael dives into comparisons between McGregor and Sean O'Malley (8:12), Gilbert Burns vs. Wonderboy Thompson (15:52) and what's really on the line for both Poirier and McGregor tomorrow night. 

Jul 09, 2021
Poirier-McGregor Numbers, Masvidal's Callout & The Adesanya-Whittaker Beef
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As we're just days away from the highly-anticipated trilogy fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, Chael lays out each guy's path to victory. Plus, Chael dives into Gilbert Burns vs. Wonderboy Thompson (8:50), Jorge Masvidal's new callout (17:28),  Jon Jones' experiment at heavyweight and much more.

Presented by: Athletic Greens

Jul 07, 2021
O'Malley's New Opponent, The Jon vs. Chael Feud & Jake Paul: Freak Athlete
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On today's episode, Chael dives DEEP into the years-long backstory that culminated in Jon Jones recently blocking Chael on Twitter (35:15). Plus, Chael discusses Conor McGregor's possible health scare, Georges St-Pierre's comments about the best fighter in MMA (28:40) and why all of you need to embrace Jake Paul (19:14).

Presented by: Eight Sleep

Jul 02, 2021
An Unexpected Title Fight, Conor's Media Silence & Ronda Rousey 6.0?
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Now that Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane are set to fight for the interim heavyweight title fight in August, where does this leave champion Francis Ngannou, Stipe Miocic and Jon Jones? Plus, Chael discusses Conor McGregor's paths to victory at UFC 264 (18:10), Kayla Harrison's ceiling (41:05), who Sean O'Malley should fight on July 10 and more.

Presented by: BetterHelp

Jun 30, 2021
Nick Diaz's Trolling, "Movie Character" Wonderboy & Chael's Challenge
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Khamzat Chimaev and Luke Rockhold will not fight, so what's next for each guy? Chael speculates. Plus, Chael discusses Wonderboy Thompson's comments about Nate Diaz (8:04), Ciryl Gane vs. Alexander Volkov and he also issues a special challenge to the listeners (25:30)!

Presented by: Athletic Greens & BetterHelp

Jun 25, 2021
Khabib's Clear Message, UFC's Most Improved Fighter & The Hamburger Connoisseur
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On today's episode, Chael discusses Anderson Silva's impressive boxing performance, the ongoing beef between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker, The Korean Zombie's wasted callout (9:05) and much more. Plus, Chael gets heated about hamburgers (40:02).

Jun 23, 2021
Poirier-McGregor 3 Expectations, Adesanya's Ground Game & T-Ball Lessons
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Chael begins the show by talking about the newly booked boxing fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Vitor Belfort. Chael also talks about the boxing fight that HAS to get made (4:27), why the past two fights mean nothing for next month's Poirier-McGregor 3 (15:27) and Saturday's bout between Dan Ige and The Korean Zombie.

Presented by: Athletic Greens

Jun 18, 2021
Izzy's Improvements, Moreno Makes History & Nate Diaz's Epic Party
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With UFC 263 in the books, Chael discusses Israel Adesanya's impressive improvements on the ground, but also points out that the fight with Marvin Vettori wasn't as lopsided as everyone thinks. Plus, Chael wonders what makes sense for Nate Diaz next (25:24), if Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal must fight soon (12:48) and if Deiveson Figueiredo should jump up to 135.

Presented by: EightSleep

Jun 16, 2021
UFC 263 Predictions, Nick Diaz's Next Fight & Leon's Observation
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Chael delivers his official predictions for tomorrow's main event between Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori (31:25), as well as the Belal Muhammad and Demian Maia fight. Plus, Nate Diaz pushes back against Francis Ngannou (18:24), Leon Edwards talks trash about the champ and more.

Presented by: HelloFresh

Jun 11, 2021
Diaz's Path to Victory, Logan Beats Floyd & Costa's Good Point
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With UFC 263 just days away, Chael gives his official predictions for Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz (23:02) and the flyweight title rematch between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno. Plus, Chael reacts to Francis Ngannou's tweet about the boxing fight between Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather (3:40).

Presented by: Eight Sleep, DraftKings and ExpressVPN

Jun 09, 2021
Usman vs. Covington 2, Mayweather vs. Logan Paul & Diego Sanchez Speaks
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Dana White says he's locked in on Colby Covington rematching Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title, which has Chael very excited (19:15). Plus, Logan Paul finally tells us why he's fighting Floyd Mayweather, Diego Sanchez takes the high road and Chael uses tomorrow night's heavyweight fight to discuss Jon Jones' apparent unwillingness to fight (36:50).

Presented by: Eight Sleep

Jun 04, 2021
Paul vs. Woodley Gets Done, Colby Speaks Up & Big Questions at 170
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Former UFC champion Tyron Woodley has stepped up to represent the MMA community in a boxing match against online sensation Jake Paul, leaving Chael to wonder what this is all really about. And what's on the line for Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz at next week's UFC 263 (22:33)? Oh, and Chael also tells some stories involving "Pretty Boy" Floyd Mayweather, Stipe Miocic and air conditioning.

Presented by: SEED

Jun 02, 2021
Advice for Jon Jones, Gaethje's Disappearing Act & Rockhold Wants To Fight
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After gushing about the newly booked Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez fight, Chael wonders why we haven't heard from Justin Gaethje. Chael also discusses his recent Twitter war with Jon Jones, concerns for Jones after his career and this week's news that Jones has hired former Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer as his new adviser (20:28).

May 28, 2021
Usman's Callout, GSP vs. Khabib & Jon Jones' "Save The Date"
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Kamaru Usman insulted Conor McGregor, and Chael thinks it could lead to a welterweight fight between the two stars down the line. Plus, Dana White reignites rumors of a mega-fight (11:12) and Chael also discusses the messy breakup of Diego Sanchez and Joshua Fabia. And, Kevin Holland puts on his wrestling shoes (37:25).

Presented by: EightSleep

May 26, 2021
The New Lightweight Champion, Ferguson's Decline & Heavyweight Title Update
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Charles Oliveira's impressive UFC 262 title victory over Michael Chandler has Chael and the rest of the MMA community wondering what's next for the sport's most exciting division. Plus, Chael discusses another loss for Tony Ferguson (12:48), Edson Barboza's improvement and the latest in the standoff between Jon Jones and the UFC (27:36).

Presented by: BlueChew and Athletic Greens

May 19, 2021
Jake Paul Interview, UFC 262 Predictions & Jon Jones' "Improvement"
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Chael offers his thoughts on tomorrow's main event between Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler (42:40), as well as the co-main between Tony Ferguson and Beneil Dariush. Chael also discusses how the next generation will remember Jon Jones (22:53). But before all that, Chael welcomes on rising boxing star Jake Paul to talk about his confrontation with Floyd Mayweather last week, change he wants to see in combat sports, rumors of boxing Kamaru Usman and so much more.

Presented by: Seed & HelloFresh

May 14, 2021
Michael Chandler's Confidence, Cowboy's Cloudy Future & Stipe vs. Jon?
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Dana White says the UFC is trying to finalize a heavyweight title bout between Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis, leaving Jon Jones to possibly fight...Stipe Miocic? And, how badly does Nick Diaz want to fight again?

Plus, Chael suggests Conor McGregor challenge Jorge Masvidal for the BMF belt (19:10), Michael Chandler is feeling himself before Saturday's UFC 262 (27:54) and Chael's got some more thoughts on Jake Paul.

If you have a question you'd like to ask Jake Paul when Chael interviews him Thursday, please comment on this video.

Presented by: DraftKings & RayCon

May 12, 2021
McGregor's "Higher Power," Jake Paul's Plan & Anderson Silva Interview
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Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul are set to fight in a month, but Chael just can't seem to get excited for it. Plus, Conor McGregor believes he has a unique advantage over Dustin Poirier in their trilogy fight (19:04) and Chael explains how the UFC did right by Diego Sanchez. And, MMA legend Anderson Silva joins the show to talk about his foray into the boxing world (40:10).

Presented by: Athletic Greens

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May 07, 2021
Jon Jones vs. the UFC, 205's Breakout Star & Misunderstood Josh Fabia
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There's renewed hope that Jon Jones will face Francis Ngannou next for the heavyweight title. But, will Jones and the UFC ever meet in the middle? Chael weighs in (7:48). Plus, Chael discusses Jiri Prochazka's impressive win over Dominick Reyes, Diego Sanchez's bizarre split with the UFC (34:08) and more.

Presented by: BlueChew

May 05, 2021
Mysterious Jon Jones, Angry Marvin's Title Shot & a BMF Tournament?
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A series of tweets has Chael wondering...what is Jon Jones up to? Plus, Stipe Miocic is changing his training approach and Chael wants to know what Dana White thinks about Jake Paul's request to fight Nate Diaz (31:09). And...Chael makes one final push for something to happen with the BMF belt (44:10).

Presented by: Athletic Greens

Apr 30, 2021
Usman's New Weapon, Thug Rose's GOAT Case & Nick Diaz Returns
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Chael recaps a wild UFC 261 by discussing takeaways from Usman-Masvidal 2, something new he learned about Rose Namajunas (5:55) and how we need to change the narrative around Valentina Shevchenko, a narrative that shouldn't include Amanda Nunes. Plus, Chael talks about Chris Weidman's bad luck (17:50), what to make of Nick Diaz's appearance at UFC 261 (27:02) and MUCH more.

Presented by: Athletic Greens

Apr 28, 2021
UFC 261 Predictions, Masvidal's Last Chance & Is Colby Next?
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As all eyes look toward tomorrow's UFC 261 in front of a sold-out crowd in Jacksonville, Chael discusses if this is Jorge Masvidal's last chance at a championship belt, how a wild past year for Zhang Weili could affect her strawweight defense against Rose Namajunas (17:53) and if Colby Covington is next up for a welterweight title shot. Plus, Chael ends with his official prediction for the main event between Kamaru Usman and Masvidal (33:18).

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Apr 23, 2021
Tough Guy Jake Paul, Adesanya's Next Opponent, Squatting Welterweights
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Jake Paul did it again! Chael tries to make sense of the YouTuber's boxing skills and his appeal to the masses. And with a world of options before him, who should Paul go after next? Chael also gives props to Robert Whittaker, but isn't convinced he'll get to fight Israel Adesanya for the belt next (22:16). Plus, as we head into UFC 261, Chael wonders whether Jorge Masvidal set a bad precedent for the welterweight division (39:12).

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Apr 21, 2021
Glover Gets His Shot, Paul vs. Askren & Whittaker vs. Gastelum Prediction
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Two big main events go down Saturday night and on today's episode, Chael gets you all fired up for 'em. But first, Chael discusses MMA's feel-good moment of the year and Eddie Alvarez's possible foray into the boxing world. After that, Chael approaches the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight through the lens of Freddie Roach (21:12) and then gives his pick for Saturday's UFC middleweight contender fight (38:30).

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Make sure to join Chael LIVE on his YouTube channel Saturday night as he'll break down Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren as the action unfolds.

Apr 16, 2021
Poirier-McGregor Feud, Vettori's Title Hopes & Jake Paul's Promise
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With Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier taking to Twitter this week to hash out some business matters, Chael offers his thoughts on the rivalry that's now taken the sport by storm. Then, Chael discusses Tony Ferguson's future (13:32), Marvin Vettori's chances of landing a title shot against Israel Adesanya and Jake Paul's prediction for Saturday's boxing match against Ben Askren (44:05).

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Apr 14, 2021
Jon Jones' Pay Demands, McGregor's Adjustments & Angry Marvin's Time
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Chael begins the show by reacting to ONE Championship's Wednesday night slate. Then, Chael discusses what he expects to see from Conor McGregor in the Dustin Poirier trilogy fight (6:20), Jon Jones' misguided behavior in fight negotiations (34:05), this weekend's big middleweight event (48:00) and yes...Jake Paul and Ben Askren.

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Apr 09, 2021
Askren-Paul Buildup, Jon Jones' Next Move & Holland's Speedy Return
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As the UFC appears to be distancing itself from a Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones heavyweight title fight, Chael wonders what Jones' next move will be. Plus, some lessons learned from the Ben Askren vs. Jake Paul fight promotion (41:06), Rafael dos Anjos gets called out and Kevin Holland is back...but should he be? 

Apr 07, 2021
Jon Jones Negotiations, Edwards vs. Diaz & Referee Mt. Rushmore
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Chael begins by breaking down the cat-and-mouse game between Jon Jones and the UFC, saying he ultimately believes the two sides won't come to a deal for a heavyweight title bout with Francis Ngannou. Plus, Chael discusses how the Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz fight could change everything (10:06), an interesting text he received yesterday, the UFC's new Venum deal (35:30) and he also answers a listener question about referees (39:15).

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Apr 02, 2021
Ngannou's Title, Jon Jones' Mindset, O'Malley's Error & is Woodley Done?
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What's the story here? Is it that Francis Ngannou, against all odds, beat the great Stipe Miocic to win the heavyweight belt? Or, is it that Jon Jones could be up next? Chael breaks it all down. Then, Chael recaps UFC 260 and also dives into an exciting bantamweight picture, Anderson Silva's announced boxing debut (27:50) and takeaways from the Ben Askren/Jake Paul press conference (34:05).

*This episode was recorded before the announcement of Leon Edwards vs. Nathan Diaz.

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Mar 31, 2021
UFC 260 Preview: Main Event Prediction, Suga' Show Returns, Woodley's Must-Win
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Tomorrow night, all eyes will fall on Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou. To celebrate, Chael delivers his official prediction for the heavyweight title rematch (33:12). But before that, he discusses Sean O'Malley's refusal to accept his loss to Marlon Vera and what's at stake for former champion Tyron Woodley tomorrow night (22:37). Plus, a fun Khabib story and Khamzat Chimaev says he's back (12:55).

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Mar 26, 2021
Masvidal's Last Chance, Stipe-Francis 2 & is Poirier Getting Screwed?
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Chael weighs in on the criticism toward Kevin Holland and whether the rising UFC middleweight deserves it. Plus, he goes around the lightweight division, discussing Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira for the vacant title, Justin Gaethje's next move (20:32) and Dustin Poirier's decision to fight Conor McGregor rather than go for the belt. And, an early look at UFC 260 (38:12).

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Mar 24, 2021
The 185 Tournament, Conor's Lost Mojo & Khabib's Trolling
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After a big news week, Chael breaks down comments from Eddie Alvarez about Conor McGregor's recent struggles. And, with Israel Adesanya focusing on middleweight, what's the status of the Jon Jones fight (29:58)? Plus, Chael's official prediction for tomorrow's Derek Brunson-Kevin Holland showdown (45:50).

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Mar 19, 2021
Usman-Masvidal 2, Cejudo's Return & Marvin Hagler's Impact
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Chael explains the path to a second welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal, breaking down all the compelling storylines along the way. And with the fight booked, what does this mean for Leon Edwards and the rest of the division? Plus, Henry Cejudo wants Max Holloway (22:30) and Chael reflects on the legacy of the man he never met.

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Mar 17, 2021
Angry Julianna Pena, Lightweight Tournament & Izzy vs. Jones Likelihood
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Chael explains why Israel Adesanya's loss at UFC 259 might not impact a potential fight between Izzy and Jon Jones. Plus, an early forecast of Poirier-McGregor 3 (24:17), Julianna Pena wants a piece of Amanda Nunes (31:40) and Chael praises Belal Muhammad ahead of Saturday's main event against Leon Edwards.

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Mar 12, 2021
Izzy's 185 Future, Aljo's Big Decision & What's TJ Dillashaw Thinking?
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After a WILD UFC 259, Chael gets heated over the scoring of the main event and the questions surrounding Aljamain Sterling decision to accept the bantamweight belt (22:58). Plus, potential next opponents for Israel Adesanya (36:02) and Amanda Nunes, and does anyone want to fight Islam Makhachev?

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Mar 10, 2021
UFC Done w/ Overeem & JDS, Izzy's 205 Quest & Yan vs. Sterling
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With Israel Adesanya vying for the 205 pound title Saturday, Chael wonders why other top light heavyweights aren't calling Izzy out (20:05). Plus, a breakdown of the "cat-and-mouse" game between Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling (32:25) and, after the UFC cut ties with two legends this week, Chael has some things to get off his chest.

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Mar 05, 2021
UFC 259 Predictions, Drunk Paulo Costa & The Boxer vs. The Fighter
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Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya. Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson. Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling. Just days before a massive UFC 259, Chael picks his winners to the three title fights. Plus, Khabib's comments on Islam Makhachev (28:14) and Chael defends Paulo Costa (39:56).

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Mar 03, 2021
Advice for Holloway, Ferguson's New Coach, Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren
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Chael begins by explaining why he isn't ready to give up hope yet on Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya. Then, he discusses Daniel Cormier's advice to Dana White regarding Khabib, Poirier-McGregor 3 expectations (13:06), a new twist for Tony Ferguson (22:10) and much more.

Feb 26, 2021
The Jon Jones Experiment, Mean TJ Dillashaw & What Happened To Usman-Masvidal 2?
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While vacationing in California, Chael explains why the future of the UFC's heavyweight division is bright, especially as Jon Jones prepares to enter the picture. Plus, Chael wonders why Kamaru Usman suddenly called off the Jorge Masvidal rematch (20:12) before discussing his observations of TJ Dillashaw and an embarrassing moment from last weekend's weigh-ins (32:30).

Feb 24, 2021
A Message to the Welterweights, Chimaev's Health & Heavyweight Preview
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A fiery Chael begins the show by taking shots at the top of the UFC's welterweight class. Then, he discusses why Gilbert Burns is a "real fighter" (22:38), Belal Muhammad stepping up to fight Leon Edwards next month and also the peculiar state of the heavyweight division as Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis throw down on Saturday (42:45).

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Feb 19, 2021
Usman's Improvement, Colby Must Fight & Miocic v. Ngannou 2: What's Changed?
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From a hotel room nearby his house in Oregon,  Chael breaks down Kamaru Usman's stellar UFC 258 performance and what it says about his career evolution and place in history. Plus, no one wants to fight Colby Covington (12:45), positive takeaways from Maycee Barber's loss and an early look at next month's heavyweight title fight (41:14).

Feb 17, 2021
Sandhagen-ing, Oliveira Calls His Shot & Maycee Returns
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Did Cory Sandhagen pull a Cory Sandhagen by calling for both TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt? Plus, Nate Diaz showed he still has major clout in this game (11:20), Charles Oliveira needs to create an image for himself and Maycee Barber has all the makings of a star (40:00).

Feb 12, 2021
Diaz Speaks, Khabib's Next Meeting & Jones' GOAT Push
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New comments from Nate Diaz leave Chael wondering what Dana White will decide is best for both Diaz and Dustin Poirier next. Plus, Khabib Nurmagomedov teases another meeting with Dana, the backstory behind Saturday's Usman-Burns headliner (21:50), Jon Jones doubles down (40:23) and much more.

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Feb 10, 2021
Top Stories - Nate Diaz is Out on Poirier, Frankie Edgar vs. Cory Sandhagen and "The Sandhagen"
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So we now know that Nate Diaz is out of a Dustin Poirier fight. So that means...the door is open for who? As for Nate, Tony Ferguson has entered the chat. In case you missed it, the Frankie Edgar vs. Cory Sandhagen is happening, and we almost didn't know about. 

Here's a question...why didn't a Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul bout work? The answer is in the novelty, and the interest. And staying on the Paul family side, let's take a gander a Logan's poem. 

Also, Chael takes a minute to give the "Sandhagen" a push to the dictionary. 

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Feb 05, 2021
Back to Business - Opponents for Dustin Poirier, Kamaru Usman Speaks Up and the Royal Rumble
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As it stands right now, it's the perfect time to examine how's next for Dustin Poirier. So let's do exactly that. If you're wondering about Khabib's back and forth about retiring, let's look to "The Office" for a point of reference. 

Then there's Dan Hooker's interview. If it was intentionally funny or not, was brutally honest and spoke volumes. Finally,  Kamaru Usman spoke up and in doing so, directly impacts his legacy. 

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Feb 03, 2021
Moving On - Dustin Poirier vs Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor's Training, Fake Tough Guys and What's Next From Bellator
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In the wake of his loss to Poirier, Conor McGregor's training has come into question. But is that the right thing to question? As for the winner of their fight, does Dustin Poirer against Nate Diaz make sense? Yes it does. So will we see it?

Making sense of the Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou line. Getting click baited by training reports. Also, have we heard of the "top performer" accolade for the month. Apparently, Max Halloway has it. Even though they haven't announced anything yet, Chael has a feeling Bellator has something big on tap.

Presented by: Manscaped and IP Vanish

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Jan 29, 2021
What. A. Weekend. - How Dustin Poirier Took Out Conor McGregor, Jake Paul vs Ben Askren and the Sport's Most Exciting Fighter
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Sorting out EVERYTHING we witnessed at UFC 257. The "weapon of choice" that changed the fight. Taking a minute to look at things from Dustin Poirier's perspective and what got him there. Beyond that, Coach Cavanaugh's coolness and the perfect way to handle the idea of the next fight in the trilogy.

Chael also sets up the Jake Paul and Ben Askren fight, and gives Jake his due. Also, how about this...how's the "Most Exciting Fighter" in the game?

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Jan 27, 2021
Let’s Get It! - The Conor McGregor and Poirier Showdown, Coach Khabib and the Mental Technique
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We are ready and hyped up for a big weekend! Setting things up with predictions before the festivities commence.  And pondering Conor's longevity and relevance if he takes another loss.

Of course we have to make sense of Conor’s and Michael Chandler's press conference responses to Kahbib questions. As for Khabib, we get a look at "Coach Khabib's" approach on the mental technique. And a fascinating behind the scenes story that has to be heard to be believed!

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Jan 22, 2021
Get Excited - Conor's Back, Advice for Khabib's Cousin and Where TJ Dillashaw Goes Next
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Let’s see what Conor McGregor’s got.  Oh and a few words of caution for Khabib’s cousin, Usman Nurmagomedov, and why it’s best to move that fight. And then there’s TJ Dillashaw…the suspension is over and he’s back…so where does he go from here?

Also, keeping in mind the golden rule: when you have a great story, you have a great fight.

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Jan 20, 2021
Deep Dives - Pacquiao vs McGregor, Yes to Garbrandt Calling Out Aldo and a Closer Look at the 170lb Division
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It's about time we get what we need and want we want! Why Cody Garbrandt calling out Jose Aldo is a good thing. And then there's Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao big ticket. So who do we like?

We also have to give props to David Taylor. Meanwhile, it's about time we examine the 150lb and 170lb divisions. Well off course Chael is here to be our guide...

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Jan 15, 2021
Where There's Smoke - Word on Oliveira and Gaethje, We All Want to See Weili vs. Rose and the Eyewitness
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Chael is back and just in time to update us on the rumors of a Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje fight.  And then there's the fight we all want to see...Weili Zhang against Rose Namajunas. A look at the delayed Jordan Burrows and David Taylor bout. Plus, unpacking Michael Bisping's take on what Tony Ferguason had to say about Khabib.

Meanwhile, there's the unpleasant role of the eyewitness...and it's never a good one. Also, have you ever notice how the MMA world takes to new sayings? Well Chael sure has, and he definitely has something to get off his chest...

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Jan 13, 2021
New Year Swing - What's Up with Khabib, Burns and Usman Get a Date...and Buying Bitcoin
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We're getting right down to it in the new year. For the Fighter's Only Awards, the accolades are great, but how about the Most Improved? And here's a question...what's going on with Khabib? Oh and Chael has to talk about that Dan Henderson leg kick video.

Meanwhile, the UFC announces a major move to network television on ABC. And finally, Burns and Usman get a date for UFC 258. Plus fan questions!

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Jan 08, 2021
Thanks For Nothing
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Chael talks about Mike Tyson's statement, Darren Stewart on training with Chimaev, Adesanya on not being undefeated, Tom Andrusko earns his blackbelt, Scott Coker on why he didn't sign Yoel Romero, Khabib's comments on McGregor/Poirier, Magny/Edward, GSP's calls for press conference, and much more!
Dec 30, 2020
Talk of the Town
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Chael talks about DC's comments on Khabib's return, the rankings, Ben Askren vs Jake Paul, Anthony Pettis signing with PFL, Submission Underground 19, Chito Vera/Sean O'Malley, TJ Dillashaw/Urijah Faber, and more! Plus, Chael tries to get clarity on Covington vs Masvidal, so he calls up Colby! (55:07) Happy holidays!
Dec 25, 2020
Best Fights of 2020
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Chael discusses Tom Cruise, the first time he was over 200lbs, UFC cuts, whether wrestling the least effective martial art today, Jose Aldo, Submission Underground, Wonderboy vs Geoff Neal, a Cowboy Cerrone update, Ali Abdelaziz. Plus, Chael breaks down the best of 2020 (01:34:30), Michael Chandler vs Dan Hooker announced for UFC 257, Neil Magny vs Michael Chiesa, Stipe/Ngannou, and more!
Dec 23, 2020
Baddest Dude Alive
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Chael talks about Yoel Romero, Dana on Adesanya, Geoff Neal vs Wonderboy Thompson, Ariel's interview with Anthony Pettis, Chimaev vs Edwards, is Usman Top 5 great, Mackenzie Dern, the Paul's, and more!
Dec 18, 2020
Forever!?
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Chael talks Dos Santos, Kevin Holland, Ferguson's loss to Oliveira, Figueiredo vs Moreno, Marvin Vettori's self bid, Steven Thompson on Chimaev, Cody Garbrandt's shot at Cejudo, the problem of Charles Oliveira, betting lines on Masvidal/Covington, Conor/Poirier, Chito/Aldo, and more! PLUS, Chael chats with Kevin Holland!
Dec 16, 2020
Unusual Situation
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Chael discusses Jon Jones latest goat comments, Tony Ferguson on Oliveira, Jamahal Hill, Rumble Johnson's move to Bellator, the idea of adding a Super Heavyweight division in MMA, Adesanya gets his purple belt in jiu-jitsu, and more!
Dec 11, 2020
Last Fight
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Chael talks about Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul, Dana trimming the roster, Ngannou/Stipe, Claressa Shields, toughest division in mma right now, Conor, why is Mayweather/Paul so easily accepted in the sport, official predictions for the weekend, Adesanya's latest statement, and more!
Dec 09, 2020
Holes in the Story
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Chael discusses the pay-per-view numbers for Tyson/Jones, Jake Paul/Conor McGregor rumors, Korean Zombie calling out Zabit, Michael Chandler, Helwani's attitude, Conor's tweet, Conor/Poirier, Mazvidal's current spot, TJ Dillashaw's interview with Brett, Underground, cousin Patrick, and more!
Dec 04, 2020
Same News
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Chael discusses his predictions for the boxing world, Henry Cejudo's comment on Figueiredo, Mike Tyson's drug use, George Foreman's comments on Tyson, Aaron Pico's advice, Chimaev Edwards is off, Diego Sanchez says one more, Khabib's initiative to get MMA in the Olympics, Jake Paul wants to fight Conor McGregor, YOUR questions, and more!
Dec 02, 2020
What Ifs
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Chael discusses the world of boxing, Jan Blachowicz' two year plan, Khabib's vacated title, and more! Plus, Chael chats with James Lynch!
Nov 27, 2020
Tom Atencio!
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Chael discusses Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones, Dana on Chandler/Ferguson not happening, the Anderson Silva situation, Jon Jones and more! PLUS, Chael chats with Tom Atencio!
Nov 25, 2020
Officially Official
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Chael talks about Figueiredo, the Bullet, Chandler/Ferguson, Jan Blachowicz on his fight with Adesanya, Tyson vs Jones, Conor vs Poirier finally official, the belt, Jones/Adesanya, Jan 23rd card, the Diaz brothers, and much more!
Nov 20, 2020
That's a Big Step
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Chael talks RDA versus Felder, DC and Jon Jones working things up, Mazvidal & Covington, Khabib still in the USADA testing pool, Max Holloway/Calvin Katter, Uriah Hall/Chris Wideman, Chimaev, and much more!
Nov 18, 2020
Set The World on Fire
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Chael talks about what's wrong with boxing, official prediction for RDA vs Felder, Leon Edwards convo with Ariel about Chimeav, Corey Sandhagen Dillishaw, Sandhagen calls for Dillashaw, Yoel Romero, Mike Tyson's piece with Jeff Novinski, Marc Coleman, and more!
Nov 13, 2020
Buy Some Time
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Chael talks about DC's comments on Blahovic, Amanda Nunez pulls out for medical reasons, Glover Texiera, is Jon Jones on the path to PPV, everyone calling out Chimaev, kids in the underground, and more!
Nov 11, 2020
Is Khabib Really Done?
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Chael talks Thiago/Texiera, is Khabib really done, Jon Jones fake video, Dustin Poirier, Adesanya/Blahovic, Valentina Shevchenko, Conor's latest, Kimbo, Curtis Blaydes/Greg Hardy talk, and more!
Nov 06, 2020