UFC Superstar Chael Sonnen speaks his mind and interviews MMA studs and legends. As Chael says "I do the thinking so you don't have to. Listen, learn, and then follow me blindly as I show you the world as it ought to be."
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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
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: DraftKingsSpecial thanks: BetterHelp
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
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: DraftKingsSpecial thanks: Cuts Clothing
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
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
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
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
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: DraftKingsSpecial thanks: SimpliSafe & BetterHelp
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: DraftKingsSpecial thanks: Athletic Greens & LMNT
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.
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).
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
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
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).
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
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).
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
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).
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
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
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
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).
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
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).
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
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
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: MVMTChael 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.
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.
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
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 ThousandChael 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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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).
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
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
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
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
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
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
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).
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
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
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
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
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 GreensIf you liked today's show, please consider leaving a review over on Apple Podcasts.
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 Juri Prochazka's impressive win over Dominick Reyes, Diego Sanchez's bizarre split with the UFC (34:08) and more.Presented by: BlueChew
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