The Co-Main Event Podcast

Lot of ground to cover during this week’s Co-Main Event Podcast. With Tito Ortiz’s “unexpected” neck injury forcing Bellator to scramble to re-book Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez on free TV last Friday, you might’ve thought this CME would double as a eulogy for the dearly departed fight promotion. Not so fast however, as episode 75 finds Ben and Chad discussing whether Bellator’s revamped free card actually puts it in a better position than its terrible PPV one. Aside from that, there’s Lyoto Machida’s big win over Mark Munoz to consider, and then some rampant speculation as to if the “Machida Era” is back on at middleweight. In between, they discuss Chad’s new job and benefit from cameo appearances from dudes like Mayehm Miller and Melvin Guillard, not to mention a few Gracies.

All that, plus MasterTweet Theatre, AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

 

Direct download: 75_master.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:40pm EDT

It’s always a joy to record the Co-Main Event Podcast, but some weeks? Some weeks are just superior to others. Take this week, for example, when in the aftermath of the excellent UFC 166 and in advance of Saturday’s UFN 30, Ben and Chad probably could’ve done two, maybe three shows. They will not do this. Don’t get any ideas. That said, episode 74 just rolls out  like a fine, velvety wine. From the awesome performances by Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier and Gilbert Melendez to the slightly troubling ones by Junior dos Santos and Diego Sanchez, this week’s MMA news was begging for it. And the boys oblige. With the time left over, they toss some preview talk about Mark Munoz vs. Lyoto Machida at you just for fun.


All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

Direct download: 74_master.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:49pm EDT

With one of the biggest fight cards of the year on tap, Ben and Chad turn nearly their full attention to UFC 166 during this week’s Co-Main Event Podcast. And we only say nearly after yet another weird display from Rousimar Palhares at last weekend’s Fight Night card led to his UFC ouster and called for a fair amount of discussion on episode 73. Never fear though, gentle listener, you’ll get an earful about the third pending bout between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, as well as Diego Sanchez’s chances in a lightweight tiff against Gilbert Melendez.

All that, plus MasterTweet Theatre, AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

Direct download: 73_master.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT

Some personal news kicks off episode 72 of the Co-Main Event Podcast, with Chad explaining to inquiring MMA minds everywhere why he chose to leave his position at ESPN.com on Monday. Will he take Ben’s advice and join the Crips? Guess you’ll have to listen to the show to know for sure. In any case, the touchy-feely stuff gets dispensed with quickly and then the guys dive right into discussing Wednesday's UFC main event between Jake Shields and Demian Maia. From there they segue into conversations about Ben Rothwell’s nine-month suspension for TRT-related shenanigans (or mistakes, or what have you) and the five-year anniversary of the final EliteXC event, as viewed through the lens of Chuck Mindenhall’s brilliant retrospective over on MMA Fighting.com.

All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

Direct download: 72_MASTER.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

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