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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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    Why Nunes REALLY Left ATT, Tony Ferguson Appreciation, and Holm vs. Vieira Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 40:14

    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).Presented by: Sunday Lawn

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 51:23

    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).Presented by: Sunday Lawn Care

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 45:16

    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.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 47:18

    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).

    UFC 274 REACTION: Oliveira's Beatdown of Gaethje, Chandler's Resurgence, and One of the Worst Fights EVER

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 36:08

    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).

    UFC 274 Preview: Gaethje's Evolution, Stakes for Chandler vs. Ferguson, and Official Predictions!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 57:59

    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!Presented by: DraftKings*Special thanks: Marshall Inu*If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NJ/ NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 47:04

    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.Presented by: DraftKingsSpecial thanks: Marshall Inu

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 46:05

    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.Presented by: Marshall Inu, Hawthorne, and Sunday

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 43:44

    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.Presented by: Marshall Inu, Sunday, & Hawthorne

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 50:52

    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.Presented by: Coinbase

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 45:36

    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).Presented by: Coinbase

    Covington vs. Chimaev Speculation, Cejudo Wants Volkanovski & Will Conor McGregor Return to Welterweight?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 49:01

    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. Presented by: DraftKings*Special thanks: Factor*If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat  (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/ /NJ/NY/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    UFC 273 Reaction: Chimaev Is the Real Deal, Aljo Puts on a Clinic & Volkanovski's Featherweight GOAT Push

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 53:34

    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).Presented by: DraftKings*Special thanks: Factor*If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat  (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/ /NJ/NY/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    UFC 273 Predictions, Chimaev's Future & Logan Paul Wants Paddy the Baddy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 51:32

    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. Presented by: DraftKings*Special thanks: Sunday Lawn Care*If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    Jon Jones' Long Training Camp, Wrestlemania 38 Recap & The Khamzat/Till Bromance

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 47:31

    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).Presented by: DraftKings*Special thanks: Sunday Lawn Care*If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details

    Aljamain Sterling's Storytelling, Werdum's Legacy & Should Valentina Turn Heel?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 51:50

    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.Presented by: Coinbase

    Curtis Blaydes' Callout, Jon Jones' "Candle" & Who Can Beat Kamaru Usman?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 45:17

    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).Presented by: Coinbase

    Comparing McGregor and Paddy the Baddy, ONE Championship Preview & Blaydes v. Daukaus Prediction

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 53:43

    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).

    A New Heavyweight Contender, Rethinking Paddy the Baddy's Antics & McGregor's Welterweight Title Pursuit

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 41:15

    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).

    Hooker's Featherweight Dream, Paddy's "Easy" Road & Could Jake Paul v. Conor McGregor Actually Happen?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 46:59

    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).Presented by: DraftKingsIf you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat  (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.   

    Advice for Paddy the Baddy, McGregor's "Yes Men" & Chandler v. Ferguson!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 46:36

    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).Presented by: DraftKingsIf you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat  (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.  

    BONUS EPISODE: Eagle FC 46 Preview w/ Khabib, Henry Cejudo, and Kamaru Usman

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 17:40

    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.Presented by: Coinbase

    Tai Tuivasa Calls Out Stipe, Campaigning for RDA & WTF Is Slapfighting?!?!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 48:26

    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).Presented by: Super Speciosa

    Covington v. Masvidal Reaction, Makhachev Speaks Up & What Will Khabib's Coaching Legacy Be?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 50:27

    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).Presented by: Super Speciosa & Coinbase

    UFC 272 Predictions, Chimaev's Next Fight & An Interview w/ the Marshall Rogan Inu Founders

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 54:19

    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).Presented by: DraftKings

    Makhachev's Next Move, Colby Eyes 185 & the Ingredients to a Perfect Fight

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 55:41

    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.Presented by: DraftKingsSpecial thanks: Magic Mind

    Makhachev vs. Green Prediction, Darren Till Goes to School & A Valuable Lesson

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 50:27

    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).Presented by: Super Speciosa and Birddogs

    Masvidal's Calculated Move, Dariush's Future & Can Bobby Green Stop Makhachev?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 54:56

    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).Presented by: Super Speciosa & Birddogs

    Bobby Green's Big Moment, Bisping Takes the Heat & Could Conor Get a Title Shot?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 45:30

    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

    A Controversial Izzy-Whittaker Take, Tuivasa Makes a Statement & Is Cannonier Next for Adesanya?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 43:00

    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.

    UFC 271 Preview: Official Predictions, Adesanya's New Contract & Can Whittaker Upset Izzy?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 43:45

    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

    The Middleweight Spotlight, Lewis vs. Tuivasa & Adesanya-Whittaker 2: What's Changed?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 46:51

    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).Presented by: DraftKings

    Joe Rogan vs. Spotify, Usman's 205 Dream & Why More Fighters Should Be Like Masvidal

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 49:09

    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).

    Eagle FC 44 Recap, Doubts About Ngannou vs. Jones & Jake Paul to NASCAR?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 48:51

    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).Presented by: DraftKings

    Henry Cejudo's Coaching Prowess, State of the Heavyweights & What Does Colby Do Now?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 42:44

    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.

    UFC 270 Fallout: Ngannou's Next Move, Lurking Jon Jones & Will Another Flyweight Please Stand Up?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 55:01

    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.Presented by: DraftKings

    UFC 270 Predictions, Diaz Still Wants Poirier & How Will Jon Jones Feel Tomorrow Night?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 46:34

    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

    Cejudo Shoots His Shot, Nunes Leaves American Top Team & The "Dumb S.O.B. Award"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 50:19

    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).Presented by: DraftKings

    Jake Paul Changes Course, Miesha Drops to 125 & Predicting Kattar vs. Chikadze

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 48:40

    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).

    Problems with Covington vs. Masvidal, Oliveira's Likeability & Will Gilbert Burns Fight Khamzat?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 46:08

    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.Presented by: DraftKings

    The Volk-Max Trilogy, Poirier vs. Diaz Falls Through & Will Ngannou Fight Tyson Fury?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 48:55

    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

    Jake Paul vs. Dana White, A Message for the Middleweights & Nate Diaz's Last UFC Fight

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 50:34

    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.

    O'Malley Says NO to 5 Rounds, Ngannou's Feud & A Tough Guy Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 46:35

    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

    Looking Ahead to UFC 270, Fight of the Year & What's Next For Colby?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 44:12

    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

    Jake Paul's Next Step, The New Justin Gaethje & A Heavyweight Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 50:59

    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

    Chael's Victory Lap, Paul-Woodley 2 Preview & Could Poirier-Diaz Happen?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 45:42

    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.

    UFC 269 Recap: Pena Takes Down the GOAT, Oliveira's Reign Continues & O'Malley Needs a Ranking

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 30:14

    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.

    UFC 269 Preview: Oliveira-Poirier Prediction, O'Malley's Future & Can Julianna Pena Make History?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 53:19

    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

    Jake Paul's Big Mistake, Aldo's Unlikely Story & 'The Unranked Champion' Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 53:56

    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

    Colby's Words for Usman, the Best Lightweight Grappler & Rob Font vs. Jose Aldo

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 46:29

    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).Presented by: Hello FreshVisit chaelsonnen.com to get a "Bad Guy" T-shirt while supplies last!

    Chimaev's Stardom, Khabib Praises Gaethje & Is McGregor-Diaz 3 the Fight To Make?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 53:12

    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

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