The Co-Main Event MMA Podcast

Even with no UFC event last weekend, there is still plenty on the Co-Main Event Podcast’s plate in this latest episode. For starters Ben and Chad talk about Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor wrapping up their “world tour” promotional swing for UFC 189, where they made crazy eyes at each other from city to city, until Dana White threatened he’d turn this goddamn car around and drive straight home. Then there was what turned out to be an action-packed weekend in smaller MMA organizations, from Bellator getting good stuff from LC Davis and Hideo Tokoro, to Joe Warren dropping the bantamweight strap via high-pitched scream and Justin Gaethje and Luis Palomino having a barnburner at WSOF 19. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s Chad Mendes’ brunch date with Ricardo Lamas right around the corner at UFC Fight Night 63. So ... big wheel keep on turning …

All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

Direct download: 147_master.mp3
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It's a surprise Sunday Co-Main Event Podcast for all the little Co-Main Event Maniacs who’ve been saying their prayers and taking their vitamins out there in radio land. Also, because Chad has his annual doctor’s check-up on Monday and there was no other way. Anyhoo, he and Ben sit down for a nice, cozy Sunday afternoon chat about Ryan LaFlare making Demian Maia look like Brock Lesnar with the takedowns, Josh Koscheck making Erick Silva look like … uh … Demian Maia and all the crazy happenings in the women’s bantamweight division. Is good. You like.

All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

Direct download: 146_master.mp3
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After a week long excursion in Florida, Chad gave up on turning his life into a Zac Brown Band song and returned to Co-Main Event World headquarters on Wednesday. He and Ben turned out the following episode of the podcast, a few days late but still just current and just a poignant as usual. They discussed Pretty Tony Pettis’ stunning loss to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185, as well as Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s beatdown of Carla Esparza. They also looked ahead to UFC Fight Night 62, such as it is.

All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

Direct download: 145_master.mp3
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UFC 185 comes to the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Tex., this weekend, and while you probably can’t be there in person, the Co-Main Event Podcast transports you there via … the sound of their voices? Look, it’s whatever. In any case, Ben and Chad take an in-depth look at what should be a solid top-to-bottom card for the world’s largest MMA promotion. Sporting a twin bill of title defenses from lightweight champ Anthony Pettis and strawweight champ Carla Esparza (plus Johny Hendricks vs. Matt Brown!) there’s not a lot to dislike about this event. Hear about all of it, including whether Rafael dos Anjos and Joanna JÄ™drzejczyk (you know we had to get that name in there at least once) have a chance to unseat the UFC titlists.

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

Direct download: 144_master.mp3
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With the world still reeling from two seismic events--Ronda Rousey’s 14 second win over Cat Zingano and the birth of Ben Fowlkes’ second child--the CME delivers a very special episode. This week, Ben and Chad have you covered on a bunch of health-related topics, such as 1) Revel in the fact you have two working arms, CME Universe, because you never know when the UFC might call you to fight Ronda Rousey. Seriously, they’re kinda running out of people for the job. 2) Don’t get too caught up in your shockwaves and your dejavus, it may cost you your Bellator light heavyweight title. 3) It’s cool if you get super nervous and trembly before your UFC debut. It might even disqualify you from being recruited for the job we mentioned in No.1, which is probably a good thing.

All of that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

Direct download: 143_master.mp3
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