You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen

You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen

By Chael Sonnen

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. New episodes every Tuesday and Friday.

Episodes

Dana White Rebukes Conor McGregor, DDP Says He's Out for UFC 300, and Volkanovski Deserves Some Respect

Happy Friday! Here's what's coming up on today's episode*:Dana White has pushed back the Michael Chandler vs. Conor McGregor date (00:00)Potential "jaw-dropping" options for the UFC 300 main event (05:45)With Dricus du Plessis out for UFC 300, some other middleweights need to speak up! (19:51)Why you're all silly for thinking Ilia Topuria will easily dispose of Alexander Volkanovski (31:33)Is Renato Moicano vs. Paddy Pimblett the fight to make? (41:21)Dustin Poirier is the underdog against Benoit Saint-Denis ... should he be? (48:30)Some public beef between Ian Garry and Rampage Jackson (59:27)*All time codes are approximate.Special thanks to this episode's sponsor - Draft Kings Sportsbook - visit https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew Customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $200 in bonus bets!Gambling problem? Call 1-800Gambler or in West Virginia visit www.1800gambler.net In New York, call 877-8HopeNY or text HOPENY (467369). In Connecticut, help is available for problem gambling, call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Please play responsibly. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (in Kansas). 21+ age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. Bonus bets expire 160 hours after issuance. See DKNG.com/football for eligibility and deposit restrictions, terms, and responsible gaming resources.    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09/02/241h 9m

Money Moicano's Post-Fight Speech, His Highness's Genius Fight Promotion, and A Story About Stew

Hope you folks had a great weekend! Here's what's coming up* on today's episode:Why Renato Moicano's post-fight speech stole my attention Saturday night (00:00)Charles Radtke is playing a game I wouldn't advise him to play...but it's working (07:55)Bad blood between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk has me HOOKED on that fight (17:32)So what exactly did Dustin Poirier get to fight Benoit Saint-Denis? (29:31)A story about my friend and hot salads (39:33)*All time codes are approximate.Special thanks to this episode's sponsor - Draft Kings Sportsbook - visit https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew Customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $200 in bonus bets!Gambling problem? Call 1-800Gambler or in West Virginia visit www.1800gambler.net In New York, call 877-8HopeNY or text HOPENY (467369). In Connecticut, help is available for problem gambling, call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Please play responsibly. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (in Kansas). 21+ age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. Bonus bets expire 160 hours after issuance. See DKNG.com/football for eligibility and deposit restrictions, terms, and responsible gaming resources.    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
06/02/2448m 55s

Israel Adesanya Gets Offered UFC 300 Spot, Kayla Harrison's Problem, and Cory Sandhagen's 2024 Plan

On today's episode, I discuss:Dricus du Plessis and Israel Adesanya were offered UFC 300 spots, but will it happen? (00:00)Why I suspect Daniel Cormier knows something about the UFC 300 main event (08:19)Some crazy ideas I have for the UFC 300 main event (17:46)Kayla Harrison's big problem heading into her UFC debut against Holly Holm (22:45)Joe Rogan's thoughts on the BMF title fight between Max Holloway and Justin Gaethje (34:15)Why I have an issue with Cory Sandhagen's 2024 plans (40:34)Did Jon Anik really need to apologize? (48:10)All time codes are approximate.Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed today's episode, please leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or submit a rating on Spotify.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/02/2451m 14s

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier Hate Each Other Again! Plus, Jon Anik Might Retire...

What's happening, guys? Uncle Chael is back and as usual, we've got lots to get into today:The mystery surrounding the UFC 300 main event (00:00)The Max Holloway-Justin Gaethje BMF title fight slated for UFC 300 (09:35)Khamzat Chimaev's middleweight title prospects in 2024 (17:43)Why I'm excited that Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier are going at each other again (28:19)Why UFC commentator Jon Anik is considering retirement (36:30)*All time codes are approximate.Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed today's episode, please leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or submit a rating on Spotify.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
26/01/2442m 24s

UFC 297 Reaction: Why I Disagree with Joe Rogan and Dana White. Plus, Big UFC 300 News is Coming Soon...

I'm back! And we have lots to discuss on today's episode*. Here's what's coming up:Why I think the judges got it right in the UFC 297 main event (00:00)BIG UFC 300 news coming, and why I think it could involve Conor McGregor (13:40)Dricus du Plessis's incredible journey to becoming champion (24:55)How Sean Strickland could convince the UFC to give him an immediate title rematch (35:53)Some thoughts on what fighters should and should not say (46:06)To support the program, please leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or submit a rating on Spotify. I deserve it, don't you think?*All time codes are approximate.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
23/01/2455m 21s

What Happens if Sean Strickland Loses at UFC 297? Plus, Magomed Ankalaev's Proposal for Alex Pereira and Conor McGregor's FINAL FIGHT?!

Happy UFC 297 fight week! Here's what's coming up on today's episode*:Coach Javier Mendez's response to what I said last week about Khabib Nurmagomedov's possible appearance at UFC 300 (00:00)Magomed Ankalaev's offer to Alex Pereira (10:20)My reaction to the BORING press conference between Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou (20:42)What the future with Dricus Du Plessis as champion would look like (28:09)WHY is Conor McGregor (allegedly) fighting Michael Chandler? (40:55)Joe Rogan's take on Colby Covington's poor performance against Leon Edwards at UFC 296 (52:25)*All time codes are approximate.Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed today's episode, please let me know by leaving me a review on my Apple Podcasts page or by leaving me a comment on my Spotify page.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
16/01/241h 1m

Jon Jones Will NEVER Fight Tom Aspinall! Plus, Ian Garry Wants Colby Covington and Khabib at UFC 300?!

What a week it's been! Lots to get to on today's show*. Here's what's coming up:Why I'm confident Dana White will put on a massive headliner at UFC 300 (00:00)Whether Dustin Poirier made a mistake accepting a fight with Benoit Saint Denis (12:57)Why I have little interest in a boxing fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz (20:46)Why I love Ian Garry's callout of Colby Covington (31:56)An online back-and-forth between Tom Aspinall and Jon Jones and what I make of it all (42:29)Arnold Allen's concerns about Alexander Volkanovski returning too soon (01:05:32)Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed today's episode, please let me know by leaving me a review on my Apple Podcasts page or by leaving me a comment on my Spotify page.All time codes are approximate.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/01/241h 14m

Dana White Announces Two HUGE Fights! And Why Is Francis Ngannou Boxing Anthony Joshua?

What a weekend in fight announcements! Coming up on today's episode*, I discuss the following:Why I respect Dustin Poirier for agreeing to fight surging lightweight Benoit Saint Denis (00:00)Why I don't believe Charles Oliveira will actually fight Arman Tsarukyan -- shocker, right? (09:00)I'm not sure why Francis Ngannou is boxing Anthony Joshua (15:05)Ngannou's uncertain MMA future (28:55)Dricus Du Plessis is happy to see Sean Strickland cry (37:47)My West Linn road rage story! (44:57)To support the show, please leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or submit a 5-star rating on my Spotify feed. I deserve it, don't ya think?*All time codes are approximate.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09/01/241h 4m

Dana White’s “Rabbit up His Sleeve” for UFC 300, Jorge Masvidal’s Insincere Retirement, and Why I’m Not Sure McGregor vs. Chandler Will Happen!

I'm all fired up on today's show everybody. Here's what to expect*:Why you shouldn't believe Conor McGregor's announcement video (00:00)Whether Michael Chandler deserves applause for being the most patient man in MMA (09:20)Why the UFC MUST convince Islam Makhachev to move up to welterweight (15:34)A page that Ian Garry is borrowing out of Jeffrey Epstein's book. Yes, you read that right (22:51)Jorge Masvidal's "unretirement" and the interesting position he finds himself in now (29:24)Ariel Helwani's report that the UFC has mysterious plans for UFC 300. What could they be? (40:04)The U.S. Supreme Court, presidential candidate Nikki Haley, and how far is too far in fight promotion? (47:06)*All segment time codes are approximate.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
05/01/2457m 23s

Conor McGregor FINALLY Has a Fight! Plus, Will Khamzat Chimaev Be a Champ in 2024?

Happy New Year! Here's what I'm talking about in the first episode of 2024:Why I loved how Conor McGregor announced his fight with Michael Chandler (00:00)Whether I'd rather see Dricus Du Plessis or Sean Strickland against Israel Adesanya next (09:49)The stunning revelation that USADA has tested Paulo Costa more than Jon Jones (16:25)Why it's obvious Khamzat Chimaev is operating on a different plan than you think he is (27:21)Kevin Holland's troll job of Ian Garry (37:18)Thanks for all your support! To show me even more love, please leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or on my Spotify page.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/01/2441m 25s

Sean O'Malley: The UFC Doesn't Need Conor McGregor. Plus, Tom Aspinall Wants WHO at UFC 300?!?!

I'm back from the holidays! I know you missed me, but I promise I'll make it up to you today by getting into the following juicy topics on today's show:Is Conor McGregor the victim that he says he is? (00:00)Sean O'Malley's statement that the UFC loses money when McGregor fights (01:52)Why I don't understand Bo Nickal's UFC 300 matchup (21:07)A potential mind-blowing heavyweight matchup for UFC 300 (30:57)Whether Sean Strickland is underrated or Dricus Du Plessis is overrated (37:31)Israel Adesanya's next steps and some changes I'd like to see the UFC make in 2024 (44:07)Why I disagree with something Joe Rogan said on his podcast last week (53:34)Thanks for all your support this year! To show me even more love, please leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or on my Spotify page.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
29/12/231h 8m

Leon Edwards Fires Back at Belal Muhammad, Everyone's Forgotten About Ian Garry, and Colby Covington's Next Move

I'm off next Tuesday, so to make up for it I've got a loaded show for you all today! Here's what's coming up:What really happened between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington at UFC 296 (00:00)What I think Covington will do next (17:15)Shavkat Rakhmonov is 18-0 and no one cares. Why? (26:00)The hilarious back-and-forth between Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad (37:27)Why Ian Garry got sick at the PERFECT time (48:51)The awe-striking ascent of both Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis (57:15)Why Bo Nickal needs to care about more things than fighting on UFC 300* (01:09:06)Merry Christmas! To support the show, kindly leave me a review on my Apple Podcasts page or submit a rating on Spotify.We are thankful for this episode’s sponsor: NordVPN - get a 30 day risk-free trial at https://nordvpn.com/chaelsonnen*This episode was recorded before Thursday night's flurry of fight announcements. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
22/12/231h 18m

Belal Muhammad Might Not Get a Shot at Leon Edwards. Plus, Dricus Du Plessis Surprised Me! (UFC 296 Reaction)

Back from Las Vegas after covering UFC 296 for ESPN, I discuss the following on today's show:Why it's possible Belal Muhammad will get skipped over again (00:00)Why Paddy Pimblett impressed me in his win over Tony Ferguson (11:30)My thoughts on the incident between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis (20:12)Why Ian Garry got very lucky this weekend (31:39)Islam Makhachev's hopes of fighting for a welterweight belt (40:49)We are thankful for this episode’s sponsor: NordVPN - get a 30 day risk-free trial at https://nordvpn.com/chaelsonnenAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
19/12/2347m 35s

Colby Covington's Last Chance and UFC 296 Predictions That Will SHOCK You!

A Thursday episode? That's right folks; consider it an early Christmas present from Uncle Chael. Here's what's coming up in this UFC 296 preview episode:Ian Garry's social media video addressing the haters (00:00)**Why Saturday night could be Colby Covington's final UFC fight (09:25)Would Joe Rogan have beaten Wesley Snipes? (15:07)My breakdown of Josh Emmett vs. Bryce Mitchell (24:41)Official prediction: Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. Wonderboy Thompson (31:48)Official prediction: Vicente Luque vs. Ian Garry (37:53)Official prediction: Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington (44:15)And don't forget! I'll be hosting the World MMA Awards Friday night at 10 p.m. ET over on ESPN. Tune in.**This episode was recorded before I broke the news that Ian Garry is out of his UFC 296 fight.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
14/12/2350m 18s

The Leon Edwards-Ian Garry Beef, Islam Makhachev's Rare Callout, and Floyd Mayweather's $15 MILLION JOKE!

UFC 296 week is upon us! Here's what's coming up on today's show:Why Leon Edwards turned on Ian Garry (00:00)Garry fears for his safety now ... but why? (10:02)Belal Muhammad says he's the backup fighter for the UFC 296 main event (14:53)Who gets the next welterweight title shot after this weekend?(23:03)Islam Makhachev is suddenly calling his shots (31:52)A recent scheme that shows why Floyd Mayweather is so brilliant (39:54)Big thanks to this episode's sponsor - Draft Kings Sportsbook - visit https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew Customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $150 in bonus bets!Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler or visit www.1800gambler.net. In New York, call 877-HOPENY or text HOPENY (four six seven three six nine). In CT, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777, or visit ccpg.org. Please play responsibly. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (in Kansas). 21 + age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. Bonus bets expire 180 hours after issuance. See DKNG.dot/MMA for eligibility and deposit restrictions, terms, and responsible gaming resources.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/12/2352m 38s

The Bobby Green “Stoppage,” Mike Perry Is a Star, and Jon Jones and Tom Aspinall Need To Settle Down!

Lots to catch up on today boys and girls! Here's what to expect on this episode:How Mike Perry became the face of BKFC (00:00)Why I'm dying for Jorge Masvidal to respond to Perry's callout (12:35)My thoughts on the stoppage in last weekend's Bobby Green fight (19:34)Whether Conor McGregor actually wants to fight Michael Chandler (30:56)Apparently, Khamzat Chimaev broke his hand during his UFC 294 fight with Kamaru Usman. What do we make of it? (40:44)Comparing the UFC journeys of Dricus Du Plessis and Bo Nickal (46:07)Why Jon Jones and Tom Aspinall need to knock it off (53:42)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08/12/231h 6m

Underdog of the Year Candidate at UFC 296! Plus, Colby Covington Is Ready for Leon Edwards

We've got a lot of top-notch MMA before the year ends and on today's episode, I cover some things we can expect to unfold in the coming weeks:Why I feel sorry for Ian Garry ahead of UFC 296 (00:00)Colby Covington's solid preparation for Leon Edwards (10:46)Islam Makhachev's determination to fight at 170 lbs. (19:55)The behind-the-scenes of the making of big fights in combat sports (28:35)To support this show, please submit a review on my Apple Podcasts page or a rating on my Spotify feed.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
05/12/2341m 26s

My Advice for Ian Garry. And What Happens if Paddy Pimblett Beats Tony Ferguson?

Another busy week here at Bad Guy Inc.! On today’s episode I get into the following:How I think Ian Garry should respond to his recent controversy (01:15) The mystery of which gym Ian Garry actually belongs to (13:40) The ramifications for the winner and the loser of Paddy Pimblett vs. Tony Ferguson (25:14) How Tony Ferguson training with David Goggins actually elevates his fight against Paddy Pimblett (35:50) The myth of PPV buys and how no one truly understands it (43:27)Beneil Dariush says he 'gains nothing' from a win over Arman Tsarukyan (56:28)If you would like to support the show, please leave me a review on my Apple Podcasts page or my Spotify page!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/12/231h 16m

Cult Figure Sean Strickland ATTACKED Ian Garry! Plus, Silent Stipe Miocic Needs To Speak Up!

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend! Here's what's coming up on today's show:What the new-look PFL must do to seriously compete with the UFC (00:00)Sean Strickland's random online attack of Ian Garry (19:06)Potential opponents for Paulo Costa, who says he'll return on Jan. 20 (26:40)Tom Aspinall's belief that he's the right man to face Jon Jones next (33:12)If you would like to support the show, please leave me a review on my Apple Podcasts page or my Spotify page!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
28/11/2346m 28s

Jon Jones is DOWN In The Rankings! Plus, Max Holloway vs. Justin Gaejthe Is THE Fight To Make!

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! Today I get into the following: What did the PFL actually purchase with their acquisition of Bellator? (01:18)Whether now is the right time for the Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou rematch (13:45)ESPN ranking Tom Aspinall above Jon Jones in the UFC heavyweight division (24:25)Who should replace Dan Hooker after he pulled out of in his fight against Bobby Green (36:20)Some advice for Max Holloway in his eventual move to the UFC lightweight division (46:23)Why Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler will not headline UFC 300 (54:34)We are thankful for this episode’s sponsor:  NordVPN - get a 30 day risk-free trial at https://nordvpn.com/chaelsonnenAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/11/231h 4m

PFL (Finally) Buys Bellator ... I'm Confused. Plus, The Rock/Joe Rogan Fallout & Khamzat Chimaev Calls Out Alex Pereira (WHY?)

Happy holidays, everybody! LOTS to get to on today's show:The confusing deal between PFL, Bellator, and what it means for the future of MMA (00:00)Why it's obvious The Rock and Joe Rogan don't like each other (21:53)How much does Tom Aspinall's interim title even mean? Is it legit? (30:48)Why I support Israel Adesanya's decision to take a break (38:02)Khamzat Chimaev's STUPID idea to call out Alex Pereira and how it could come back to bite him (49:25)Apparently Conor McGregor is a pothead? (57:40)We are thankful for this episode’s sponsor:  NordVPN - get a 30 day risk-free trial at https://nordvpn.com/chaelsonnenAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
21/11/231h 7m

Jon Jones Is NOT Ducking Tom Aspinall! Plus, The Rock's Awkward Joe Rogan Podcast Appearance

So much to get into today! Here's what to expect on today's show:Why The Rock's appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast made me uncomfortable (00:00)How Jon Jones could make the Tom Aspinall fight happen (11:56)Why Francis Ngannou left the UFC at the perfect time (23:58)We need more answers in the mysterious light heavyweight division (36:02)Why Leon Edwards needs to shut up and fight (49:40)Paddy Pimblett's rude comments about his Tony Ferguson fight (01:01:34)My Twitter battle with a lawyer and how I won the argument (01:14:18)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
17/11/231h 25m

UFC 295 Reaction: Alex Pereira Is the 2023 Fighter of the Year + Tom Aspinall's WORST Performance So Far!

Back from New York City after covering UFC 295 for ESPN, I get into the following on today's podcast:Alex Pereira's incredible UFC run and why I think he's the 2023 FOTY (00:00)Why I have zero interest in Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya ever again (13:26)How Tom Aspinall just made the heavyweight division very interesting (23:36)How Aspinall shut down Sergei Pavlovich and Ciryl Gane on the same night (33:22)Why I hate that Tony Ferguson is training with fitness guru David Goggins ahead of UFC 296 (44:36)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
14/11/2356m 5s

My Responses to Ariel Helwani and Jorge Masvidal. Plus, UFC 295 Predictions and Conor McGregor at UFC 300?

On today’s episode I discuss: My heated argument with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour (00:00)My response to Jorge Masvidal's mean comments (17:06)What happened to Israel Adesanya? (33:43)Who I think will headline UFC 300 (44:32)The fight week vibes in New York City, as seen from my hotel (54:59)Plus, I give my official predictions for Sergei Pavlovich vs. Tom Aspinall  (01:04:28) and Jiří Procházka vs. Alex Pereira (01:14:02).Big thanks to this episode's sponsors - Momentous Sleep Pack - visit www.livemomentous.com & use code CHAEL for 20% off.Draft Kings Sportsbook - visit  https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew Customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $200 in bonus bets!Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler or visit www.1800gambler.net. In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Please play responsibly. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort, Kansas 21 + age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. Bonus bets expire one hundred sixty eight hours after issuance. See sportsbook.draftkings.com/mma terms for eligibility and deposit restrictions, terms, and responsible gaming resources.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/11/231h 29m

BREAKING: Dana White Announces Three Title Fights! And I'm Not Convinced We'll EVER See Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic...

Another busy day here at Bad Guy Inc.! On today's show, I get into the following:Dana White's announcements for UFC 297, UFC 298, and UFC 299 and why I disagree with one of the title fights (00:00)My UFC Sao Paulo reaction and why Jailton Almeida impressed me (13:44)Why this Saturday's UFC 295 is such a pivotal event (27:23)Whether we'll ever get Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic (39:40)Apparently Francis Ngannou wants to box in December? (49:05)Big thanks to this episode's sponsors - Momentous Sleep Pack - visit www.livemomentous.com & use code CHAEL for 20% off.Draft Kings Sportsbook - visit  https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew Customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $200 in bonus bets!#ufc #ufc295Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/11/231h 1m

Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou BOMBED! Plus, Leon Edwards Bans Ian Garry from Team Renegade!

What an eventful week for ol' Uncle Chael! On today's episode, I tell you why Dana White isn't evil and the reason why PPV buys for Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou underperformed. Plus, I talk about prospects for Jon Jones vs. Ngannou, UFC 295, and Leon Edwards banning Ian Machado Garry from his gym in England.TOPICS:Intro (00:00)Why Fury vs. Ngannou didn't sell well (00:57)Whether Dana White will ever book Ngannou and Jones (23:07)Why White will double down on preventing UFC fighters from boxing while under contract (31:12)An early look at Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira (43:25)Why I feel awful for Ian Garry (50:36)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/11/231h 1m

Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou Reaction: Boxing is FAKE and Where Do We Go From Here?

On today's episode I discuss: Intro (00:00) Why boxing might be fake (00:32)Roy Jones Jr. on Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou (18:08)What's next for Francis Ngannou (36:08)Tom Aspinall being the favorite over Sergei Pavlovich (46:56)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
31/10/231h 1m

Jon Jones Is Out of UFC 295! Plus, Middleweights Still Won’t Fight Khamzat Chimaev

On today’s episode, I discuss: Intro (00:00)Jon Jones pulling out of UFC 295 (00:55)What to do with the UFC heavyweight division (14:58)The fallout of the Johnny Walker vs. Magomed Ankalaev fight (33:42)Khamzat Chimaev and the middleweights who refuse to fight him (46:02)Who Islam Makhachev’s next opponent should be (58:51)Why Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou is the biggest mismatch in combat sports history (1:09:36) My take on Francis Ngannou’s tough luck story (1:20:12)Big thanks to our sponsors -NordVPN - get a 30 day risk-free trial at https://nordvpn.com/chaelsonnen Vessi - go to vessi.com/chael & use code: CHAEL to get 15% off your order Momentous - visit www.livemomentous.com & use code CHAEL for 20% off Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
27/10/231h 25m

UFC 294 Reaction: Kamaru Usman Deserves a Rematch and Johnny Walker BEAT Magomed Ankalaev!

On today's episode, I discuss:Intro (00:00)Why Johnny Walker beat Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 294 (01:00)Kamaru Usman's very impressive performance against Khamzat Chimaev (15:04)Why Usman deserves a rematch with Chimaev (28:12)Islam Makhachev's plea to fight Colby Covington at 170 lbs. (36:31)Why I have zero interest in Charles Oliveira getting another title shot (45:30)Big thanks to our sponsors - NordVPN - get a 30 day risk-free trial at https://nordvpn.com/chaelsonnenVessi - go to vessi.com/chael & use code: CHAEL to get 15% off your orderMomentous - visit www.livemomentous.com & use code CHAEL for 20% offAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/10/2355m 16s

UFC 294 Preview & an Impromptu Mike Perry Interview! Plus ... Was Volkanovski the Only Guy the UFC Called?

In this UFC 294 preview show, I get into the Kamaru Usman video, some animosity between Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski, and you'll also hear from Mike Perry, Kamaru Usman, and Khamzat Chimaev!TOPICS:Intro (00:00)My impromptu interview with Mike Perry (00:55)Jiri Prochazka's criticism of UFC 295 opponent Alex Pereira (08:46)Why Magomed Ankalaev vs. Johnny Walker is a big mismatch (14:24)Did Kamaru Usman actually hear something pop? (23:38)My ESPN interview with Usman and Khamzat Chimaev (31:54)Was Alexander Volkanovski really the first guy to receive the call? Or are we missing something? (41:35)Some animosity between Volk and Islam Makhachev this week (51:14)Big thanks to our faithful sponsor: DraftKings Sportsbook - https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew Customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $200 in bonus bets!Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler or visit www.1800gambler.net. In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Please play responsibly. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). 21 plus age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/football for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply.#UFC294 #ESPNMMAAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/10/2358m 56s

Bo Nickal Blew the Biggest Fight of His Life! How Kamaru Usman Stole a Golden Opportunity and Will Israel Adesanya Retire?

Between Misfits Boxing, another UFC Apex event, and the crazy UFC 294 shuffle, it's been a wild few days in combat sports! Here's what I discuss on today's show:Intro (00:00)Is Jake Paul vs. KSI the fight to make? (01:00)The most compelling part of Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294 (09:08)How Kamaru Usman landed a short-notice fight with Khamzat Chimaev (21:24)Israel Adesanya's decision to take a break from MMA (42:14)And more!Big thanks to our faithful sponsor: DraftKings Sportsbook - https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew Customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $200 in bonus bets!Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler or visit www.1800gambler.net. In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Please play responsibly. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). 21 plus age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/football for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
17/10/2352m 7s

I TOLD YOU SO! Charles Oliveira Is Out at UFC 294. Plus, USADA's Smear Campaign Against the UFC and Conor McGregor!

Apologies for the delay! On today's episode, I get into the following (0:00):Why I'm not surprised Charles Oliveira pulled out of the UFC 294 main event (00:29)How Islam Makhachev just beat ... Ilia Topuria? (5:52)Why I love the booking of Kamaru Usman vs. Khamzat Chimaev (12:30)My problem with USADA's scathing statement about the UFC (20:37)Why Conor McGregor is the winner in the USADA drama (29:58)Big thanks to this episode’s sponsor -Momentous Sleep Pack - visit www.livemomentous.com & use code CHAEL for 20% off.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
13/10/2337m 32s

I Don't Want Jon Jones to Retire, Plus Conor McGregor is BACK! (Maybe) and a SURPRISE UFC 294 Backup Fighter!

Back from a weekend trip to San Diego for Bellator 300, I discuss the following on today's episode:Why Bobby Green and Dan Hooker should fight for the next BMF title (00:48)Conor McGregor has allegedly submitted his USADA paperwork, but what does that actually mean? (9:25)An unexpected backup fighter selection for next week's UFC 294 main event between Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira (19:45)Dillon Danis has showed up to England! But I've hardly seen any training footage, which gives me some weird vibes (29:13)Jon Jones' preparation for UFC 295, the buildup to the fight, and why I hope he doesn't call it quits after his bout with Stipe Miocic (35:39)Plus, my tales from baggage claim this weekend (46:55).Big thanks to this episode’s sponsor -Momentous Sleep Pack - visit www.livemomentous.com & use code CHAEL for 20% off.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/10/2354m 20s

Charles Oliveira Is Trolling Us! And What IF Dillon Danis Beats Logan Paul? Oh, and I've Got 99 Problems!

I'm off in San Diego this week, but don't think that I forgot about you! On today's episode, I discuss the following:Some unfair circumstances Charles Oliveira has been dealt ... again (00:52)Joe Rogan's assertion that Alexander Volkanovski is the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world (10:01)Why Michael Chandler looks more desperate with each passing day (17:00)Dillon Danis and how a win over Logan Paul could open up a world of opportunities (33:12)Plus, I tell tales about Sean Strickland's beat-up Hyundai, my time on "The Celebrity Apprentice," and my favorite hip-hop line of all time.Thank you to this episode’s sponsor - VESSI - visit Vessi.com/chael & use code: CHAEL for 15% off Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
06/10/2359m 36s

Conor McGregor Is DELUSIONAL! Plus, My Thoughts on the Dillon Danis Lawsuit

I'm fired up on today's episode! Today, I discuss:Why I agree with Tristan Tate in thinking that Nina Agdal's lawsuit against Dillon Danis is a terrible idea (00:53)Conor McGregor's (dumb) belief that he'll fight in December of this year (8:42)My idea for who Kamaru Usman should fight next (20:43)How Joe Rogan plans to take kickboxing mainstream (27:34)And because you enjoyed my recent take on the BTK killer, I close by bringing you some unparalleled insights into the death of infamous American outlaw Billy the Kid (37:52).Thank you to this episode’s sponsor - VESSI - visit Vessi.com/chael & use code: CHAEL for 15% off Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/10/2348m 55s

Paddy Pimblett vs. Tony Ferguson is the PERFECT Fight! And Why Does Joe Rogan Believe in Conor McGregor?

*This episode contains reference to sexual violence. Listener discretion is advised.With so much drama going on outside of the cage, I talk about the following on today's episode:The latest in separate court cases involving former UFC stars Mark Hunt and Cain Velasquez (00:56)Why I believe Paddy Pimblett vs. Tony Ferguson makes so much sense for each guy, and why I'm confident Ferguson can beat Paddy (19:39)Joe Rogan's belief that Conor McGregor can come back even stronger, and why I find it very hard to believe that will be the case (27:36)What's going on in this crazy build-up to Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis? (38:12)Plus, I get into the booking of Wonderboy Thompson vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov, and more.Big thanks to this episode’s sponsors - DeleteMe - get 20% off your DeleteMe plan by going to joindeleteme.com/chael & use code: CHAEL Momentous Sleep Pack - visit www.livemomentous.com & use code CHAEL for 20% off.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
29/09/231h 5m

Tony Ferguson Will Beat Paddy Pimblett and Sean Strickland Will Fight Izzy Next. Plus, the Miami Dolphins are LOSERS!

On today's episode, I discuss:Mateusz Gamrot defeating Rafael Fiziev and his consequent callout of Charles Oliveira (00:58)Why I think it's wrong to count out Tony Ferguson against the undisciplined Paddy Pimblett (5:56)Why I'm surprised Ian Garry accepted a fight with Vicente Luque (12:28)Colby Covington's callout of lightweight champ Islam Makhachev, and why I applaud him for it (28:47)What Marlon Vera doesn't know about USADA (36:28)Plus, I talk about the UFC middleweight title picture (22:30) and I also sound off on the Miami Dolphins!Big thanks to this episode’s sponsors - DeleteMe - get 20% off your DeleteMe plan by going to joindeleteme.com/chael & use code: CHAEL VESSI - visit Vessi.com/chael & use code: CHAEL for 15% off Momentous Sleep Pack - visit www.livemomentous.com & use code CHAEL for 20% off.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
26/09/2348m 20s

No More Suga' Sean O'Malley or Conor McGregor in 2023. Plus, Do You Care About Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira?

After a flurry of fight announcements made by UFC President Dana White on Wednesday night, I discuss the following on today's episode:Leon Edwards and Colby Covington landing the coveted December PPV spot over the likes of superstars Sean O'Malley and Conor McGregor (00:53)The booking of Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira as the co-main event at UFC 295, and why this fight seems fishy to me (8:17)Israel Adesanya breaking his silence to say that he wants a "fun" fight next. What could that possibly mean? (17:27)Why last weekend's drama was the best thing to ever happen to Valentina Shevchenko (30:20)Plus, I talk about some top UFC heavyweights (39:28) before diving into tomorrow night's UFC main event between fan favorites Rafael Fiziev and Mateusz Gamrot (58:32).Big thanks to this episode’s sponsors - DeleteMe - get 20% off your DeleteMe plan by going to joindeleteme.com/chael & use code: CHAEL VESSI - visit Vessi.com/chael & use code: CHAEL for 15% off Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
22/09/231h 7m

Valentina Shevchenko DOMINATED Alexa Grasso! Plus, Will Paulo Costa vs. Khamzat Chimaev Actually Happen?

After a wildly successful night in Las Vegas for UFC Noche, I'm here today to talk to you about the following:Why I believe Valentina Shevchenko beat Alexa Grasso five rounds to zero, but also how I don't totally disagree with the controversial 10-8 score from judge Mike Bell (00:59)How The Bullet and Grasso can convince the UFC to give them a trilogy fight (11:10)Unfair criticism of Israel Adesanya, my unsolicited advice to Sean Strickland regarding his next matchup, and the only thing the new middleweight champion actually cares about (35:04)Mystery surrounding next month's UFC 294 co-main spot between Khamzat Chimaev and Paulo Costa, and why I'm not convinced that fight will happen (55:51)And much more.Thank you to this episode’s sponsor - DeleteMe - get 20% off your DeleteMe plan by going to joindeleteme.com/chael & use code: CHAEL Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
19/09/231h 10m

Israel Adesanya SUCKS and Dricus Du Plessis Called Me Stupid ... What Is Going On Here?

There's so much drama going on in this week! But don't worry, Uncle Chael is here to make sense of it all. On today's episode, I discuss:Claims that Israel Adesanya is a has-been and was never even that special in the first place (6:00)My response to Dricus Du Plessis, who had some mean things to say to me earlier this week (12:56)The middleweight title picture and all of the guys who could make a good case for fighting Sean Strickland for the belt (22:35)Who I believe the middleweight GOAT is (33:32)Does Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler even need to happen anymore? (38:22)Plus, I get into tomorrow night's main event between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko in Las Vegas (45:14).Big thanks to our awesome sponsors: Momentous Sleep Pack - visit www.livemomentous.com & use code CHAEL for 20% off.DraftKings Sportsbook - https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew Customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $200 in bonus bets!Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler or visit www.1800gambler.net. In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Please play responsibly. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). 21 plus age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/football for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply.  Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
15/09/2354m 53s

UFC 293 Reaction: How Sean Strickland Beat Israel Adesanya and Why Should Izzy Get a Rematch?

After one of the most historic upsets in UFC history, I discuss the following on today's episode:Sean Strickland's incredible performance at UFC 293, Israel Adesanya's uncharacteristic showing, and whether I believe Izzy deserves an immediate title fight (00:55)Alexander Volkov's massive win over Tai Tuivasa and how the Russian might fare in a suddenly interesting heavyweight division (20:43)I know Sean O'Malley's next opponent! (32:56)And of course ... I give you a little history lesson on the BTK killer -- one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history (40:30).Big thanks to our awesome sponsors: Momentous Sleep Pack - visit www.livemomentous.com & use code CHAEL for 20% off.DraftKings Sportsbook - https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew Customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $200 in bonus bets!Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler or visit www.1800gambler.net. In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Please play responsibly. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). 21 plus age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/football for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply.  Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/09/2351m 28s

Dillon Danis Got a Restraining Order! Plus, How Sean Strickland Can Beat Israel Adesanya at UFC 293

UFC 293 is here and there's also a bunch more going on in MMA. On today's episode, I discuss:The restraining order placed against Dillon Danis by Logan Paul's fiancee and why it reminds me of the time I was in Russia with Matt Lindland ... and is the fight now in jeopardy? (1:00)The Nelk Boys vs. Andrew Schultz (13:36)Sean O'Malley's next fight and why it doesn't even matter who the opponent is (38:03)The UFC 293 press conference and my biggest takeaways from it (47:08)Why Dricus Du Plessis better make sure he's sitting there cageside tomorrow night (57:36)How heavy underdog Sean Strickland can dethrone the middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (1:06:00)And more!Big thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Delete Me - go to joindeleteme.com/chael & use code: CHAEL for 20% off any planDraftKings Sportsbook - https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $200 in bonus bets.Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler or visit www.1800gambler.net. In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Please play responsibly. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). 21 plus age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/football for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply.  Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08/09/231h 13m

Israel Adesanya’s Tough Decision, the Curious Case of Jiri Prochazka, and the First Time I Met Sean Strickland!

After another thrilling card in Paris, I'm here to react to the action and I'm also going to give you a little sneak peek into Saturday's upcoming UFC 293. Here's what to expect on today's episode:Ciryl Gane performed beautifully on the cage, but terribly on the microphone (00:58)The first time I ever met Sean Strickland and whether I ever thought a kid like that would make it to a UFC title fight (21:22)If Israel Adesanya wins on Saturday, will he call out Dricus Du Plessis or the winner of Paulo Costa vs. Khamzat Chimaev? (30:32)I believe Marlon Vera is a guarantee to be Sean O'Malley's next opponent; the only question that's left is ... when will it happen? (43:13)And more!Big thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Delete Me - go to joindeleteme.com/chael & use code: CHAEL for 20% off any planDraftKings Sportsbook - https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $200 in bonus bets.Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler or visit www.1800gambler.net. In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Please play responsibly. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). 21 plus age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/football for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply.  Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
05/09/2350m 48s

My ISSUES With Khabib’s P4P List, Merab Needs My Help, and Is Sean O’Malley Actually a PPV Draw?

I'm all fired up on today's show. Here's what I discuss:Khabib Nurmagomedov's top 15 pound-for-pound rankings of all time and the two major issues I have with his list (00:58)Dustin Poirier's cryptic tweet about his next fight ... so naturally I give him a phone call mid-show (14:47)Dana White's criticism of Merab Dvalishvili and why I believe Merab needs my help ASAP (30:45)Henry Cejudo's claim that Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O'Malley "only" did 350,000 PPV buys and what we should make of this (40:25)My brilliant idea for sweetening the pot at next month's UFC 293 (46:44)Plus, I give Ciryl Gane some love ahead of his UFC Paris main event (1:07:35) and I shut down this Brock Lesnar at UFC 300 nonsense (1:16:12).We are grateful for this episode’s sponsors: Momentous Sleep Pack visit www.livemomentous.com & use code CHAEL for 20% off DraftKings Sportsbook - https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew Customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $200 in bonus bets.Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler or visit www.1800gambler.net. In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Please play responsibly. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). 21 plus age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/football for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply.  Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/09/231h 25m

Max Holloway Did the Right Thing, Conor McGregor’s Troll Job, and I Want To Fight Volkanovski!

After an emotional weekend in combat sports, I discuss the following on today's episode:Max Holloway's win over The Korean Zombie and what's next for the former UFC featherweight champion (00:45)Ilia Topuria saying he'll tap out Alexander Volkanovski and why I think that's a dumb thing to say (18:29)Why I commend Conor McGregor for a tweet he put out this weekend about the Michael Chandler fight (28:16)How UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya reminds me of boxing legend Jack Johnson (36:37)Why Merab Dvalishvili just made a big mistake (45:36)Plus, I tell you why the Logan Paul fight is Dillon Danis' last hope.We are grateful for this episode’s sponsors: Momentous Sleep Pack visit www.livemomentous.com & use code CHAEL for 20% off DraftKings Sportsbook - https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew Customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $200 in bonus bets.Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler or visit www.1800gambler.net. In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. Please play responsibly. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). 21 plus age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. See DKNG.co/football for eligibility, terms and responsible gaming resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply.  Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
29/08/231h 4m

I Can't Wait For Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis. Plus, Volkanovski Is the Most FEARED Man in UFC History!

In another wide-ranging episode, I talk about:How Suga' Sean O'Malley now holds all the cards in the UFC bantamweight division (00:53)Why there's only two guys who make sense for Ian Machado Garry in his next fight (10:12)Conor McGregor's crazy 24 hours (22:06)The mayhem that broke out at the Logan Paul - Dillon Danis press conference in London and why it has me excited for the fight (35:37)Why I believe Alexander Volkanovski is the most feared man in UFC history (48:23)And um ... why are we doing this fight between Max Holloway and The Korean Zombie tomorrow morning?Big thanks to this episode’s sponsor: DraftKings Sportsbook - https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew Customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $200 in bonus bets.Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler. In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In West Virginia, visit www.1800gambler.net. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). 21+ in most eligible states but age varies by jurisdiction. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details and state specific responsible gambling resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply. Terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmatermsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
25/08/231h 6m

UFC 292 Reaction: Sean O'Malley Has CHANGED MMA! Plus, USADA TKO's Conor McGregor

In my special UFC 292 reaction episode, I discuss the following after a WILD weekend in Boston for ol' Uncle Chael:Why I think new UFC bantamweight champion Sean O'Malley has just transformed MMA as we know it (00:56)Aljamain Sterling's post-fight comments and the thing he said that no one else is picking up on (7:33)Whether Ian Machado Garry is the good guy or the bad guy (15:29)Why I believe Chris Weidman should be holding his head up high today despite the tough loss to Brad Tavares (26:14)Conor McGregor's strange voice notes and how his battle with USADA shows he's losing his stronghold on the sport (33:07)And guess what? I wrote the foreword to my producer's FIRST book! If you want to see my masterful writing, check out the paperback on Amazon or the e-books at this link.Big thanks to this episode’s sponsor: DraftKings Sportsbook - https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew Customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $200 in bonus bets.Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler. In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In West Virginia, visit www.1800gambler.net. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). 21+ in most eligible states but age varies by jurisdiction. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details and state specific responsible gambling resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply. Terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmatermsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
22/08/2350m 48s

My UFC 292 Preview and How Are All of You Missing the Biggest Story of the Week?

I'm a busy man in Boston but of course I wasn't gonna leave you hanging! On today's UFC 292 preview podcast, I discuss the following:The real reason why Marlon Vera finds himself on the card tomorrow night (1:11)Why I feel that no matter what happens in the main event, both Aljamain Sterling and Sean O'Malley will be fighting for titles in their next fights (9:02)What to expect in Chris Weidman's big return fight (23:15)Ian Machado Garry's claim that he's carrying UFC 292 and how I feel the fight between he and Neil Magny will go down (31:19)Plus, I take a look at the strawweight title fight between Zhang Weili and Amanda Lemos (44:56) and of course ... the main event (49:30).And guess what? I wrote the foreword to my producer's FIRST book! If you want to see my masterful writing, check out the paperback book on Barnes & Noble or the paperback on Amazon.Big thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Momentous Sleep Pack -  visit www.livemomentous.com & use code CHAEL for 20% off DraftKings Sportsbook - https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew Customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $150 in bonus bets.Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler. In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In West Virginia, visit www.1800gambler.net. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). 21+ in most eligible states but age varies by jurisdiction. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details and state specific responsible gambling resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply. Terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmatermsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
18/08/2357m 39s

Conor McGregor’s Ambitious Roadmap and Who Aljamain Sterling Needs To Call Out at UFC 292!

After another newsworthy weekend of combat sports and just before UFC 292, Chael discusses the following on today's episode:Why Chael doesn't disagree with Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson's handling of the Michel Pereira weight miss fiasco at UFC 291 (00:58)Whether Dricus Du Plessis or Khamzat Chimaev presents a tougher test for UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (12:33)Conor McGregor's ambitious roadmap for his next three fights and whether Chael thinks he'll follow through with this plan (20:01)Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O'Malley at UFC 292 in Boston and if Chael believes Sterling will actually exit the bantamweight division after the fight like Aljo says he will (30:52)The oddsmakers' big belief in Ian Machado Garry and whether Chael thinks Las Vegas is disrespecting the veteran Neil Magny (39:47)Big thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Momentous Sleep Pack -  visit www.livemomentous.com & use code CHAEL for 20% off DraftKings Sportsbook - https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew Customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $150 in bonus bets.Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler. In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In West Virginia, visit www.1800gambler.net. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races All games regulated by the West Virginia Lottery. Please play responsibly. In Connecticut, Help is available for problem gambling call 888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org. On behalf of Boot Hill Casino & Resort (KS). 21+ in most eligible states but age varies by jurisdiction. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details and state specific responsible gambling resources. Bonus bets expire seven days after issuance. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply. Terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmatermsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
15/08/2347m 42s

Predicting Nate Diaz's UFC Return Fight and What's Holding Up Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler?

On today's episode, Chael discusses:How Dricus Du Plessis can get himself back into the middleweight title conversation after this week's official booking of Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland at UFC 293 in Sydney next month (00:51)Derrick Lewis' decision to re-sign with the UFC and why Chael loves everything Lewis has done in the past month (19:24)Chael's idea for who Nate Diaz should fight if he decides to return to the UFC (25:34)Dana White doubling down on Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler, which leaves Chael wondering about the real reason why it's taking so long to make this fight (33:32)Plus, a lookahead to next week's UFC 292 by discussing Ian Machado Garry's new opponent (42:38) and what makes Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O'Malley such a compelling matchup (49:55).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/08/2358m 1s

I'm Sad About Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz. Plus, I've Changed My Tune on Cory Sandhagen!

Back from a weekend in Dallas for Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, Chael discusses the following on today's episode:Paul vs. Diaz and what Chael's biggest takeaway from the weekend was (00:56)Twitter wars exchanged between Paul and Conor McGregor and what Paul's no-sell of McGregor means for the Irishman, plus Chael gives McGregor some slack (15:07)Cory Sandhagen's incredible performance over Rob Font in Nashville and why Chael wants to take back his past criticism of the top bantamweight contender (27:04)Why Khamzat Chimaev vs. Paulo Costa in October could be one of the biggest fights of the year (45:25)And more!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08/08/2353m 6s

Conor McGregor Will Never Fight Again. Plus, Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz Excitement and How MMA and Porn Are Similar!

On today's episode, Chael previews a wild weekend in combat sports. But first, he gets into some more UFC 291 fallout and the uncertainty around the middleweight and light heavyweight title pictures. He discusses:Jorge Masvidal's $100,000 bet on Dustin Poirier at UFC 291 and Chael's displeasure with the current state of the BMF belt (00:47)Why Chael is upset with Justin Gaethje after he tweeted at Conor McGregor (10:51) and why Chael isn't convinced McGregor will ever fight again (20:15)Some mystery surrounding Jiri Prochazka, USADA, and the supposed "worst shoulder injury in UFC history" that the former champion has somehow recovered from in less than nine months (32:22)Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland not coming to terms yet for next month's title fight in Sydney ... leaving Chael vowing to step in and get the terms hammered out (43:05)Then, Chael talks about the UFC Nashville main event between Cory Sandhagen and Rob Font (52:41), as well as Saturday's massive boxing fight between Jake Paul and Nate Diaz and why Chael is foaming at the mouth to watch it (1:00:46).Big thank you to this episode’s sponsor: Momentous Sleep Pack visit www.livemomentous.com & use code CHAEL for 20% off Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
04/08/231h 11m

I Know What's Next For Justin Gaethje. Plus, Jan Blachowicz Got ROBBED & Wonderboy Saved Derrick Lewis' Career!

Back after a crazy weekend in Salt Lake City, Chael discusses the following on today's UFC 291 reaction episode:What to do with BMF champion Justin Gaethje following his head-kick win over Dustin Poirier (1:02)Why Chael thinks Jan Blachowicz beat Alex Pereira but nonetheless ... Pereira finds himself in the midst of a historic UFC run (7:56)Derrick Lewis' nearly perfect outing that now has him set to field some lucrative offers in free agency (16:53)Why, despite a dominant win over Michael Chiesa, Chael believes Kevin Holland should go back up to 185 lbs. (32:36)Conor McGregor's tweets at Gaethje and where the Irishman fits into this whole lightweight mess involving Gaethje, Charles Oliveira, Islam Makhachev, Michael Chandler, and Alexander Volkanovski (41:47)Plus, Chael tells you why Lewis owes Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson a massive favor.Big thank you to this episode’s sponsor: Momentous Sleep Pack visit www.livemomentous.com & use code CHAEL for 20% off Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/08/2351m 54s

Why the Stakes Are So High at UFC 291. Plus, Jon Jones’ STUPID Approach to the Stipe Fight!

Right before heading off to Salt Lake City to cover UFC 291 for ESPN, Chael sits down to get into all of the latest MMA news, as well as this weekend's must-see card. On today's episode, he talks about:Michael Bisping's high praise of Tom Aspinall and Chael's take on how the British star can get to the UFC heavyweight title (00:58)Why the world's (supposedly) most dangerous man -- Jon Jones -- is a coward on social media (9:20)The official booking of Paulo Costa vs. Khamzat Chimaev and why Chael thinks this could be one of the top fights of 2023 (18:33)Whether Chael thinks we'll actually see a rematch between "retired" fighters Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren (27:47)Then, Chael spends the rest of the show talking about UFC 291 and why tomorrow night represents a do-or-die situation for several fighters on the card (33:25). Plus, official predictions for Jan Blachowicz vs. Alex Pereira (57:17) and Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje 2 (1:03:25).And more!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
28/07/231h 13m

Sean Strickland Made a BIG Mistake. Plus, Poirier vs. Gaethje Preview and Tom Aspinall's PERFECT Comeback!

UFC 291 fight week is upon us! On today's episode, Chael discusses:The impressive return of Tom Aspinall and how he's perfectly set up his path to the heavyweight title (00:58)Jon Jones' response to Aspinall's win and whether Chael thinks the heavyweight champion is afraid to face the likes of Aspinall and Sergei Pavlovich (12:18)Dricus Du Plessis pulling out of the Israel Adesanya title fight and whether Sean Strickland is the right guy to step in his place (19:27)Paul Craig's callout of Bo Nickal and if that's the right fight to make (33:02)Plus, Chael breaks down Saturday's upcoming main event between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje at UFC 291 (38:56).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
25/07/2348m 6s

Israel Adesanya BEAT Dricus Du Plessis! Plus, Charles Oliveira DOESN’T Want To Fight Islam Makhachev.

On today’s episode, Chael discusses: How Israel Adesanya has already won against Dricus Du Plessis (00:22)Paulo Costa vs. Khamzat Chimaev, and the mystery of why the Brazilian finally signed the contract (13:33)Dana White’s announcement of Islam Makhachev vs Charles Oliveira, and whether Do Bronx actually wants that fight (23:22)Why Chael believes Tom Aspinall might be the future of the UFC heavyweight division (31:58)Paddy Pimblett’s bizarre nutrition regimen (39:17)And much more! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
21/07/2359m 52s

Congrats Francis Ngannou, But There's One Problem. Plus, We Have a War Approaching and Bo Nickal ... Listen Up!

In this loaded Friday episode, Chael discusses the following:Francis Ngannou's huge win in securing a boxing fight with Tyson Fury, but also why Chael doesn't feel this fight is a real sporting event (00:56)Why Fury should be ashamed of himself for taking this fight (19:04)Why Chael believes Israel Adesanya vs. Dricus Du Plessis could be one of the best fights of the year (39:03)Chael's advice to rising superstar Bo Nickal (58:01)Alexander Volkanovski's dismissing of top featherweight contender Ilia Topuria (1:05:28)Plus, more Jon Jones retirement rumors and are you still watching "The Ultimate Fighter"?Big thanks to this episode’s sponsor: DraftKings Sportsbook - https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew Customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $150 in bonus bets.There will be no episode on Tuesday. We'll be back next Friday!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
14/07/231h 24m

Dricus Du Plessis Created a Monster. Plus, Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic Don't Want To Fight Each Other!

In this special UFC 290 reaction episode, Chael discusses the following:Alexander Volkanovski's beatdown of Yair Rodriguez and what the UFC should do next with the featherweight great (00:53)Dricus Du Plessis's unlikely ascendance, and also the post-fight staredown with Israel Adesanya that DDP hoped would never happen (7:54)An interesting spot for rising star Bo Nickal (23:47)Chael's favorite Robbie Lawler stories following Lawler's perfect retirement fight (31:56)Plus, Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic are officially booked for Madison Square Garden in November. But ... did either guy actually want this to happen (40:05)?Big thanks to this episode’s sponsor: DraftKings Sportsbook - https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew Customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $150 in bonus bets.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/07/2347m 16s

The Hottest MMA Story No One is Talking About. Plus, Ronda Rousey Might Come Back and Middleweights...YOU SUCK!

Chael's bringing the honesty on today's special UFC 290 preview episode. Today, he gets into the following:Conor McGregor's tweet about being "well in preparation" and the he said/he said between McGregor and USADA regarding the Irishman's status in the testing pool (00:33)Rumors of a comeback for Ronda Rousey and Chael's idea for the best way to bring her back into the UFC mix (11:18)Alex Pereira's insane physique (8 percent body fat!) and why Chael thinks the former middleweight champ will be even better at 205 lbs. (17:10)Chael's harsh words for the UFC middleweights who refused to step in on short notice to fight Bo Nickal on Saturday at UFC 290 (23:37)Plus, UFC 290 official predictions (38:40).To support this show, please give "You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen" a FOLLOW on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/07/231h

Henry Cejudo Was Never Going To Fight Marlon Vera. Plus, My Valentina Shevchenko Fantasy!

With UFC 290 right around the corner ... Chael discusses none of it. On today's episode, Chael instead gets into:Henry Cejudo pulling out of his UFC 292 bout with Chito Vera and Vera's consequent callout of former bantamweight champion Petr Yan (00:45)Valentina Shevchenko finally getting the chance to headline a card in September (9:18)The "deal" between Deontay Wilder and Francis Ngannou (18:41)Whether Conor McGregor is still hanging around because he actually intends to fight or just because he wants to make headlines (24:38)Why NBA superstar LeBron James is a "dry snitch" (33:57)To support this show, please give "You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen" a FOLLOW on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
04/07/2346m 30s

The Solution for Michael Chandler, Yair Rodriguez Can Beat Volkanovski, and Did I Get Catfished?

On today's LOADED episode, Chael discusses:Chael's controversial "phone call" with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and whether it actually happened (00:46)Why Chael believes interim featherweight champion Yair Rodriguez has a legitimate shot at dethroning Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 290 (14:57)Chael's brilliant idea for Michael Chandler (29:57)If Jon Jones truly deserves to be nominated for an ESPY Award this summer (40:03)It's been six weeks since PFL announced the signing of Francis Ngannou ... what's happened? (1:13:43)Plus, the return of Sean Strickland and where does Kevin Lee fit into all of this?To support this show, please give "You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen" a FOLLOW on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
30/06/231h 31m

Mark Zuckerberg CALLED ME! Plus, Mr. Water Bottle's Breakout Performance at UFC Jacksonville

After a wild weekend in MMA news and a fun day of fights in Jacksonville, Chael discusses the following on today's program:Chael's phone call with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who hopes to fight Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a cage match at UFC 300 (00:36)Ilia Topuria's jaw-dropping performance against Josh Emmett on Saturday and why he might be the new No. 1 contender at featherweight (11:00)Unemployed Israel Adesanya, career mistakes made by Khamzat Chimaev, and why Robert Whittaker will dismantle Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290 (26:57)Why Chael believes Francis Ngannou is mismanaging his career, but also why he thinks Conor McGregor has largely gone about things the right way (36:46)And more!To support this show, please give "You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen" a FOLLOW on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
27/06/2354m 40s

Michael Chandler Could Blow Everything Up TODAY. Plus, How Big Would Jon Jones vs. Tyson Fury Get?

On today's episode, Chael discusses:The booking of Max Holloway vs. The Korean Zombie and why Chael believes this fight makes sense for top featherweight contender Holloway (00:44)The addition of Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Vera to UFC 292 and what's actually on the line that night in Boston (8:06)Mark Zuckerberg's hiring of ONE Championship grappling ace Mikey Musumeci (24:12)Conor McGregor, Michael Chandler, and the art of war (34:40)Comparisons between Floyd Mayweather vs. McGregor and a speculated fight between Tyson Fury and Jon Jones (44:57)And more!To support this show, please give "You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen" a FOLLOW on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
23/06/2356m 18s

Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou Are FAKE Tough Guys. Plus, Jared Cannonier NEEDS Your Help!

After witnessing one of the best fights in UFC Apex history on Saturday, Chael discusses:Jared Cannonier's incredible performance against Marvin Vettori and his willingness to next fight Khamzat Chimaev, which NO ONE wants to do (00:41)A clone of Chimaev that all of you need to keep your eyes on (19:36)The staredown between Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones at PFL last Friday and why Chael isn't impressed by it (27:04)Why we need to stop worrying about Conor McGregor's next fight (because he won't have one) and instead start focusing on finding an opponent for company man Michael Chandler (34:56)And more!To support this show, please give "You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen" a FOLLOW on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/06/2344m 58s

Islam Makhachev Is Wrong About the BMF Belt! Plus, How Dustin Poirier Can Mess up Charles Oliveira’s Plans

On today's episode, Chael discusses:If we really should be so confident that Charles Oliveira is guaranteed another crack at Islam Makhachev for the UFC lightweight title (00:00)Why Chael feels that Makhachev misunderstands the importance of the BMF belt (17:38)Israel Adesanya's openness to fighting Alex Pereira (again) for the light heavyweight title in the future (25:44)Something fishy surrounding the UFCs silence on a title fight between Jamahal Hill and Jiří Procházka (32:20)The real reason why the fans aren't getting behind a fight between Francis Ngannou and Deontay Wilder (46:22)And more!To support this show, please give "You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen" a FOLLOW on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
16/06/2357m 52s

I Was Wrong About Charles Oliveira. Plus, What is Jon Jones Still Doing Here?!

A few days removed from a wildly successful night for the UFC in Vancouver, Chael discusses:Amanda Nunes' retirement and how it has created a massive opportunity for female fighters to fill the void she's leaving behind (00:42)Why Charles Oliveira's unbelievable UFC 289 performance has Chael promising he'll never criticize the former lightweight champion again (6:53)How Alexander Volkanovski was actually the biggest winner this past Saturday night (15:50)Rumors of a fight between Jon Jones and Tyson Fury, leaving Chael to wonder what the holdup is in making it happen (34:14)And more!To support this show, please give "You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen" a FOLLOW on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
13/06/2353m 52s

UFC 289 Preview & Does Michael Chandler Know the Conor McGregor Fight Is Off?

One day before UFC 289 goes down in Vancouver, Chael discusses the following on today's episode:How long it will take Michael Chandler to realize that his fight with Conor McGregor isn't going to happen (00:42)The return of Chris Weidman and some words of caution Chael has for the former UFC middleweight champion (14:47)Why Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush hasn't been labeled a No. 1 contender fight and what exactly is on the line for Oliveira in this fight (40:12)The women's bantamweight division and why everyone in it is SCARED of Amanda Nunes (48:50)And more!Big thanks to this episode’s sponsor: Draft Kings Sportsbook - use code: CHAEL & bet $5 dollars to get $200 in BONUS BETSAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09/06/2358m 39s

Has Stipe Miocic Signed to Fight Jon Jones? And I'm Not Convinced Oliveira vs. Dariush Will Happen!

To kick off pay-per-view week, Chael discusses the following on today's episode:Dana White's post-fight press conference Saturday night and what he said specifically about booking a fight between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler (00:49)An ode to Andrei Arlovski (11:15)Why Chael believes it's guaranteed that we're getting Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight title at the end of the year (21:15)Is Amanda Nunes hungry enough to stave off Irene Aldana at UFC 289 on Saturday? (32:40)Why Chael believes Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush is the LOCK of 2023 (42:04)Plus, Chael defends Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his jiu jitsu side hobby (51:06).Big thanks to this episode’s sponsor: Draft Kings Sportsbook - use code: CHAEL & bet $5 dollars to get $200 in BONUS BETSAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
06/06/231h 1m

Conor McGregor Doesn't Want To Fight Michael Chandler & Jon Jones is LYING to YOU!

Chael has a lot to on his mind today. He discusses:Conor McGregor's intentional delaying of signing a bout agreement with Michael Chandler and what it really means (00:50)Why Jake Paul needs to keep McGregor's name out of his mouth (11:02)Kai Kara-France's take on what makes teammate Israel Adesanya so special (37:33)Why Chael isn't too concerned about the recent string of positive drug tests in PFL (47:31)Why Chael believes Jon Jones is full of it (56:15)Plus, what is Francis Ngannou's UFC legacy?Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/06/231h 17m

Francis Keeps Talking About His Ex, Conor McGregor vs. USADA Battle Continues, and Jon Jones' Greatest Performance

Back after a long holiday weekend, Chael passionately gets into the following on today's episode:A hilarious airport run-in between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira (00:50)Another Francis Ngannou interview where he spent more time talking poorly about UFC than praising PFL (11:38)Why Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O'Malley at UFC 292 in Boston is shaping up to be the fight of the summer (28:16)Nate Diaz's path back to the UFC (38:52)The return of "The Ultimate Fighter" tonight as well as more on the saga unfolding between Conor McGregor and big bad USADA (43:25)And much, much more.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
30/05/231h 20m

Kamaru Usman vs. Khamzat Chimaev Speculation, Francis and Fury Latest, and Why I'm Excited for Jan Blachowicz vs. Alex Pereira

On today's loaded episode, Chael discusses:Potential opponents for Francis Ngannou in the boxing ring and what Chael thinks of the social media back-and-forth between Ngannou and Tyson Fury (00:15)The solution to the problems in booking Kamaru Usman vs. Khamzat Chimaev (20:41)If Dricus Du Plessis winning against Robert Whittaker creates a bigger story line for an Israel Adesanya title fight (28:35)Why Chael is so excited for Jan Blachowicz to welcome Alex Pereira to the light heavyweight division (38:00)Plus, more from Chael on Dr. Andrew Huberman (45:05).FOLLOW me on Instagram here: @sonnenchThanks to this episode’s sponsor: Gametime Download the Gametime app or visit Gametime.co and use code: CHAEL for $20 off your first purchase Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
26/05/231h

Conor McGregor Enters USADA Pool, Aljamain Sterling Isn't Scared, and What's Going On With Chimaev?

Back in the studio after a much-needed getaway, Chael discusses the following on today's program:Conor McGregor's declaration that he's entered the USADA testing pool, which puts him on track to fight at the end of 2023 (00:36)The booking of Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O'Malley for UFC 292 in August and what this tells us about the bantamweight champ (9:30)The future of the BMF belt beyond UFC 291 and who the heck is going to place the strap around the waist of Dustin Poirier or Justin Gaethje? (20:03)Paulo Costa's next opponent and why he reminds Chael of Khamzat Chimaev, speaking of which... (28:39)A very exciting opportunity coming up for Chael (37:50)Thanks to this episode’s sponsor: Gametime Download the Gametime app or visit Gametime.co and use code: CHAEL for $20 off your first purchase Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
23/05/2348m 2s

The Return of the BMF Belt and KSI's "Tarnished" Victory

From Hawai'i, Chael talks about the real reason why Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier will fight for the vacant BMF belt at UFC 291 (00:15). Plus, Chael gets into possible conspiracy theories surrounding KSI's controversial win in the ring last weekend (14:08).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
19/05/2334m 16s

UFC Charlotte Reaction: Anthony Smith's Downfall, Johnny Walker's Mistake, and Ian Machado Garry's Potential

Chael is on the road this week but that doesn't mean he's forgotten about you guys! On today's episode, Chael discusses:Anthony Smith's bizarre fight on Saturday in Charlotte and what this means for the fan favorite's futureWhy Johnny Walker didn't do himself any favors in his unimpressive win over SmithChael's advice for up-and-coming Irish welterweight Ian Machado Garry*This episode was recorded before Francis Ngannou announced that he's signed a lucrative deal with PFL.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
16/05/2331m 19s

Colby Covington Wants Islam Makhachev, Chael's Victory Lap, and the Coat That Saved Henry Cejudo's Career

In an action-packed episode of the program, Chael discusses:How Merab Dvalishvili stealing Sean O'Malley's jacket led to Henry Cejudo changing his mind about retirement (00:42)Why Chael wants to give the benefit of the doubt to the "rat" in Belal Muhammad's camp who leaked information about his foot injury prior to UFC 288 (24:05)Colby Covington's callout of Islam Makhachev and whether that fight makes sense for the welterweight division (32:13)Rumors that we're close to booking Jamahal Hill vs. Jiri Prochazka for the light heavyweight title (43:42)Why Chael is starting to believe we may never see Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler together in the Octagon (50:10)Plus, thoughts from the Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz press conference, Paddy Pimblett accepts Matt Frevola's callout, and Chael gives props to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/05/231h 2m

UFC 288 Reaction: Aljo Silences the Haters, Merab Takes Suga' Sean's Jacket, and Matt Frevola Stole My Line!

After another massive weekend for combat sports, Chael discusses the following on today's episode:What we learned about Aljamain Sterling in Saturday night's close win over Henry Cejudo (00:42)Cejudo's callout of Merab Dvalishvili and when we might see Sterling vs. Sean O'Malley (10:01)What really happened between Gilbert Burns and Belal Muhammad at UFC 288 and why it deserves your attention (16:56)Matt Frevola's homage to Chael and whether he thinks Paddy Pimblett will accept Frevola's callout (37:50)Plus, Chael talks about the welterweight title picture and the latest with Khamzat Chimaev.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09/05/2354m 36s

UFC 288 Predictions, Francis Ngannou Latest, and Jon Jones Threatens Retirement

On today's episode, Chael discusses:The status of Francis Ngannou's free agency (00:50)Jon Jones' statement that he's considering retirement after fighting Stipe Miocic later this year (16:38)Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao settling scores (25:26)UFC 288 official predictions for Belal Muhammad vs. Gilbert Burns (40:33) and Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo (50:06)Thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Gametime - visit Gametime.co or download the Gametime app & use code CHAEL for $20 off Draft Kings  - download the Draft Kings Sportsbook app & use code CHAEL to bet $5 & get $150 in bonus bets! Call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org (MA), Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY),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) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/OH/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MA/MD/MI /NH /NJ/ NY/OH/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. VOID IN ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply. Bonus bets (void in NH/OR): Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pre-fight moneyline bet. Bet must win. $150 issued as six (6) $25 bonus bets. Bonus Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Bonus bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Bonus Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Promotional offer period ends 5/28/23 at 11:59PM ET. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmaterms.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
06/05/2357m 23s

My BKFC 41 Experience, ONE Turns Down Francis Ngannou, and Dr. Andrew Huberman LIED!

After another busy weekend in combat sports, Chael discusses the following on today's show:ONE Championship's decision to not submit a final offer to Francis Ngannou and what this means for the former champ's free agency (00:42)His takeaways from BKFC 41 in Denver, what to make of Conor McGregor's surprise appearance, and how we should view Luke Rockhold following his loss to Mike Perry (10:24)Why Saturday's UFC 288 main event odds have Chael confused about how the fight between Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo will go down (31:03)Why Chael believes that Dr. Andrew Huberman -- a professor of neuroscience at Stanford -- is a snake oil salesman (48:23)And more!Thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Gametime - visit Gametime.co or download the Gametime app & use code CHAEL for $20 off Draft Kings  - download the Draft Kings Sportsbook app & use code CHAEL to bet $5 & get $150 in bonus bets! Call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org (MA), Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY),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) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/OH/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MA/MD/MI /NH /NJ/ NY/OH/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. VOID IN ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply. Bonus bets (void in NH/OR): Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pre-fight moneyline bet. Bet must win. $150 issued as six (6) $25 bonus bets. Bonus Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Bonus bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Bonus Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Promotional offer period ends 5/28/23 at 11:59PM ET. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmaterms.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/05/231h 11m

CANCEL Whittaker vs. Du Plessis, Davis vs. Garcia Payouts, and Will Conor McGregor EVER Fight Again?

On today's episode, Chael discusses:Reported earnings from last weekend's massive boxing showdown between Gervonta "Tank" Davis and Ryan Garcia (00:45)Max Holloway's interested in fighting Conor McGregor, but Chael isn't convinced we'll see McGregor ever step into the Octagon again (11:17)Why Chael thinks the UFC messed up in booking a fight between Robert Whittaker and Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290 (24:55)And more!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
28/04/2354m 25s

Sergei Pavlovich Messed Up, Burns vs. Muhammad at UFC 288, and Will Oliveira vs. Dariush Actually Happen?

After a jam-packed weekend in combat sports, Chael discusses the following:Sergei Pavlovich's knockout win over Curtis Blaydes and how, despite the impressive victory, Pavlovich made a huge mistake (00:49)The announcement of Gilbert Burns vs. Belal Muhammad at UFC 288, whether this is truly a No. 1 contender fight, and where Shavkat Rakhmonov fits into all of this (22:00)Robert Whittaker vs. Dricus Du Plessis and why Chael is surprised that the two middleweights are fighting each other at UFC 290 (30:00)Why Chael isn't convinced that Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush -- now scheduled for UFC 289 -- won't actually happen (36:02)And more!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
25/04/2345m 11s

The FAILED Jon Jones Experiment, Pavlovich vs. Blaydes Stakes, and is Francis Ngannou Signing with ONE?

On today's loaded episode, Chael discusses the following:*Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia putting their purses on the line tomorrow night and why Chael believes this is a STUPID idea (00:48)Chael's interview with ONE Championship founder Chatri Sityodtong where he talks about his interest in signing Francis Ngannou, if he believes Demetrious Johnson will retire after the Adriano Moraes trilogy, and the upcoming return of young star Sage Northcutt (17:04)Why Chael believes Jon Jones' move up to heavyweight has been a colossal failure (43:02)Saturday's UFC heavyweight main event between Sergei Pavlovich and Curtis Blaydes (53:04)And much more!*This episode was recorded before the announcement of Gilbert Burns vs. Belal Muhammad for the UFC 288 co-main event.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
21/04/231h 10m

Max Holloway's Peculiar Position, A "Real Fight" for Alex Pereira, and Jon Jones is LYING!

After watching another stellar UFC event in Kansas City this past weekend, Chael is here to discuss the following on today's episode:Max Holloway's impressive win over up-and-comer Arnold Allen and what the UFC should do with the beloved former champion (00:42)Conflicting reports surrounding Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic and Jones' consequent tweets threatening his retirement from MMA (9:11)Who Chael thinks Alex Pereira should face in his first light heavyweight fight (28:40)The postponement of Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush for next month's UFC 288 and how Dana White and crew may go about replacing such a big fight (37:01)And more!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
18/04/2345m 39s

Alex Pereira to 205, Max Holloway vs. Arnold Allen Preview, and Francis Ngannou Looks SILLY!

On today's episode, Chael discusses:Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz and why this doesn't do any favors for Francis Ngannou (00:43)Alex Pereira's prospects in the light heavyweight division following yesterday's announcement (10:56)Gilbert Burns walking back his statement about Jorge Masvidal cheating in their UFC 287 fight (28:24)Apparently Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic is off!?! (36:36)A massive featherweight fight tomorrow night between former champ Max Holloway and the up-and-coming Arnold Allen (41:29)And more!Thank you to this episode’s sponsor, Fitbod! Go to Fitbod.me/Chael & get 25% off your subscription.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
14/04/2350m 29s

Israel Adesanya Turns Heel, Gilbert Burns Issues an Ultimatum, and I Know Izzy’s Next Opponent!

With some more time to digest the happenings of UFC 287, Chael is here today to discuss the following:Chael's unexpected pick for who Israel Adesanya should face in his next middleweight title defense (11:06)The state of the light heavyweight division and if Alex Pereira would be a good fit for it (16:10)Favorite moments from Jorge Masvidal's career (25:04)Gilbert Burns' post-fight plea to Dana White and whether Chael thinks Burns will ultimately get the title shot he wants (31:48)What young prospect Raul Rosas Jr. needs to take away from his loss on Saturday (37:58)Thank you to this episode’s sponsor, Fitbod! Go to Fitbod.me/Chael & 25% off your subscription.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/04/2346m 45s

UFC 287 Instant Reaction!

In this special UFC 287 reaction show, Chael first discusses Israel Adesanya's stunning knockout defeat of longtime foe Alex Pereira (00:30). Then, he lays out the case for a trilogy fight between Adesanya and Pereira (8:10) before telling you why he believes Jorge Masvidal's fight days are definitely not over yet (14:55).Plus, much more!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09/04/2325m 52s

UFC 287 Preview: The Final Chapter of Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya and It’s Do or Die for Jorge Masvidal

UFC 287 is here! Ahead of another massive fight between middleweight champion Alex Pereira and former champ Israel Adesanya, Chael talks about the following on today's episode:Chael's headline-grabbing comments this week about Francis Ngannou's next move (00:43)The massive stakes no one is talking about in Saturday's fight between Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal (10:42)Masvidal's skirmish with Kevin Holland this week and how it actually benefits Khamzat Chimaev (20:12)Chael's official prediction for Pereira-Adesanya 2 (45:38)And much more!Big thanks to this episode’s sponsors:Gametime - Download the GameTime app or visit GameTime.co & use code: Chael for $20 off Draft Kings - Download the Draft Kings Sportsbook app & use code Chael Call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org (MA), Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY),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) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/OH/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MA/MD/MI /NH /NJ/ NY/OH/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. VOID IN ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply. Bonus bets (void in MA/NH/OR): Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pre-fight moneyline bet. Bet must win. $150 issued as six (6) $25 bonus bets. Bonus Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Bonus bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Bonus Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Promotional offer period ends 5/28/23 at 11:59PM ET. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmaterms.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/04/2354m 50s

Endeavor Combines UFC and WWE, UFC 287 Hodgepodge, and Jose Aldo Says Francis Made a Mistake!

After a weekend full of story lines in combat sports, Chael is here to discuss:Endeavor's acquisition of WWE and what this means for how WWE and UFC will work together moving forward (00:56)Jose Aldo's critical remarks of Francis Ngannou and the way he departed the UFC (14:05)The latest updates in the looming battle between the UFC and USADA concerning Conor McGregor's comeback (23:30)If Nate Diaz is playing hard-to-get with the Paul brothers (37:58)The many angles to Saturday's UFC 287 main event which pits rivals Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya against each other once more, as well as the co-main between Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal (45:13)And more!Big thanks to this episode’s sponsors:Gametime - Download the GameTime app or visit GameTime.co & use code: Chael for $20 off Draft Kings - Download the Draft Kings Sportsbook app & use code Chael Call (800) 327-5050 or visit gamblinghelplinema.org (MA), Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY),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) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/OH/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MA/MD/MI /NH /NJ/ NY/OH/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. VOID IN ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply. Bonus bets (void in MA/NH/OR): Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pre-fight moneyline bet. Bet must win. $150 issued as six (6) $25 bonus bets. Bonus Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Bonus bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Bonus Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Promotional offer period ends 5/28/23 at 11:59PM ET. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmaterms.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
04/04/231h 6m

O'Malley Declines UFC 288 Backup Spot, Valentina Makes Headlines, and Alex Pereira to Heavyweight?

After another dramatic week in MMA news, Chael discusses the following on today's episode:Sean O'Malley's refusal to serve as the backup fighter for Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo in May (00:37)Glover Teixeira's statement that his training partner Alex Pereira could one day fight at heavyweight (8:08)Justin Gaethje's role in the Islam Makhachev IV conspiracy (30:05)Why Chael believes Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington is the fight that we all need to see next (39:27)Valentina Shevchenko's interview with Ariel Helwani, which gathered headlines this week for her comments about refereeing in her UFC 285 loss to Alexa Grasso (55:31)And more!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
31/03/231h 5m

Pressure on Jorge Masvidal, It's Time To Make Costa vs. Chimaev, and Paddy Pimblett Speaks!

On today's episode, Chael gets into:Rumors swirling around a middleweight bout between Paulo Costa and Khamzat Chimaev (7:44)Why Jorge Masvidal is at a disadvantage in his UFC 287 co-main event clash with Gilbert Burns (18:30)Is there any interest in seeing a rematch between Paddy Pimblett and Jared Gordon? (24:52)The UFC 280 conspiracy around Islam Makhachev's alleged use of an IV and why Chael believes there's some truth to it (34:09)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
28/03/2342m 47s

Leon Edwards Won’t Fight Colby, Conor McGregor Trains at Big Bear, and Joe Rogan Is on Drugs!

On today's wide-ranging episode, Chael discusses:Leon Edward saying he won't fight Colby Covington and whether Chael thinks that's the right thing to do (00:45)Belal Muhammad's place in the welterweight title conversation (20:16)Some of Conor McGregor's recent tweets, which keep grabbing headlines (36:40)UFC San Antonio this weekend, as well as Khamzat Chimaev's interview with Ariel Helwani this week (57:05)Plus, Chael tells you why he thinks Joe Rogan is on drugs based on something he said recently (1:07:29).Special thanks for this episode’s sponsor - Rocketmoney.com/ChaelAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/03/231h 13m

UFC 286 Reaction: Leon Edwards GOT LUCKY, Gaethje Puts on a Show, and Where Does Usman Go From Here?

After a wild UFC 286 in London, Uncle Chael is here to break it all down. On today's episode, he discusses:Why Colby Covington deserves the next welterweight title shot against Leon Edwards (00:50)Justin Gaethje delivering for the audience (again) and why we need to give him more credit for his performances (9:50)An interesting suggestion for Gaethje's next move (27:02)Why Chael believes we're on the verge of getting some news about Francis Ngannou's next fight (34:38)The trajectory of Kamaru Usman's career now that he's lost twice in a row (39:58)Special thanks for this episode’s sponsor - Rocketmoney.com/ChaelAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
21/03/2349m 13s

UFC London Preview: Edwards vs. Usman 3 Is Finally Here, a Lightweight Banger, and Where's Paddy the Baddy?

With UFC 286 finally upon us, Chael talks about the following on today's episode:Chael's personal experiences with Kamaru Usman and why he feels Usman is built differently than most fighters (00:50)The role that exhaustion played in the last fight between Usman and Edwards and whether either guy fears the other (10:05)One British MMA star who is conspicuously missing from the UFC 286 card (22:07)Official predictions for: Gunnar Nelson vs. Bryan Barberena (29:04), Justin Gaethje vs. Rafael Fiziev (35:21), and Edwards vs. Usman 3 (41:31).Download the GameTime app or visit GameTime.co and use code: Chael for $20 off Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
17/03/2353m 47s

King Mo Talks UFC 286! Plus, The Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier Feud and The Bantamweight Mess

It's officially UFC 286 fight week! On today's episode, Chael discusses:Merab Dvalishvili's dominant victory over Petr Yan this past weekend and how it's only making the bantamweight division more complicated than it already is (00:48)Why Chael believes Daniel Cormier needs to stop trying to make up with Jon Jones (12:12)Jones setting the record straight on why he never got the chance to fight Francis Ngannou (22:10)Plus, Chael's pal Muhammad Lawal joins to break down every matchup on the UFC 286 main card (32:35).Download the GameTime app or visit GameTime.co and use code: Chael for $20 off Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
14/03/2356m 28s

Jon Jones Is Back, Valentina Calls for Rematch, and What's Ngannou's Plan?

On today's loaded episode, Chael discusses:How Jon Jones returned in more ways than one last week (00:55)Opening odds in a title fight between Jones and heavyweight legend Stipe Miocic (10:30)Khabib Nurmagomedov's gracious offer to Ciryl Gane (25:22)Why Francis Ngannou doesn't have it all figured out like he thinks he does (34:27)Whether former flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko deserves an immediate title rematch against Alexa Grasso (48:30)Plus, Chael takes a look at a massive UFC bantamweight showdown this weekend between Petr Yan and Merab Dvalishvili (1:03:30).Special thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Fitbod - Fitbod.me/Chael DraftKings Sportsbook app - use code CHAEL Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY),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) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/OH/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MD/MI /NH /NJ/ NY/OH/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. VOID IN ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply. Bonus bets (void in NH/OR): Valid 1 per new customer. Promo code req. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pre-game moneyline bet. Bet must win. $150 issued as six (6) $25 bonus bets. Bonus Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Bonus bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Bonus Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Promotional offer period ends 3/12/23 at 11:59PM ET. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/basketballterms.Stepped up Parlay (void in OR): 1 Stepped Up Parlay Token issued per eligible college basketball game after opt-in. Max bet limits apply. Min. 3-leg. Each leg min. -300 odds. Profit boosted up to 100% (10+ legs for 100% boost). See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/basketballtermsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/03/231h 10m

Stipe Wants Jon Jones Next, The Diaz Bros Return, and Did Bo Nickal Cheat?

On the heels of UFC 285, Chael discusses the following on today's show:How Jon Jones won in more ways than one on Saturday night (00:30)What a matchup between Jones and former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic could look like (7:54)A UFC 285 cameo by Nick and Nate Diaz and how it relates to the future of Francis Ngannou (30:03)A welterweight fight that Chael MUST see (36:57)Claims that Bo Nickal cheated in his UFC debut and whether they hold any merit (45:15)Special thanks to this episode’s sponsors: Fitbod - Fitbod.me/Chael DraftKings Sportsbook app - use code CHAEL Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY),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) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/OH/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MD/MI /NH /NJ/ NY/OH/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. VOID IN ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply. Bonus bets (void in NH/OR): Valid 1 per new customer. Promo code req. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pre-game moneyline bet. Bet must win. $150 issued as six (6) $25 bonus bets. Bonus Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Bonus bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Bonus Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Promotional offer period ends 3/12/23 at 11:59PM ET. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/basketballterms.Stepped up Parlay (void in OR): 1 Stepped Up Parlay Token issued per eligible college basketball game after opt-in. Max bet limits apply. Min. 3-leg. Each leg min. -300 odds. Profit boosted up to 100% (10+ legs for 100% boost). See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/basketballterms Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/03/2351m 41s

UFC 285 Reaction: Props to Jon Jones, Shavkat’s Next Move, and How Good Is Bo Nickal?

On today's special Sunday show, Chael reacts to a dazzling night of fights at UFC 285! He discusses:Jon Jones making Ciryl Gane look silly en route to Jones winning the UFC heavyweight titleAlexa Grasso's shocking upset of Valentina ShevchenkoShavkat Rakhmonov's impressive performance against Geoff Neal and which fight makes the most sense next for Shavkat (8:28)What Bo Nickal proved in his UFC debut and where the young phenom should go from here (17:10)For more #UFC285 reaction, come back on Tuesday!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
05/03/2326m 3s

UFC 285 Preview: Chubby Jon Jones, Bo Nickal's Debut, and Official Predictions!

The big moment is FINALLY here! Jon Jones is fighting for the first time in three years and on today's show, Chael is here to break down UFC 285 and all of its story lines, discussing:Jon Jones' weight gain and how it will affect his performance tomorrow night against Ciryl Gane (00:44)Gane's path to victory (11:44)Why Chael has "had it" with Francis Ngannou (31:05)The significance of Sergei Pavlovich serving as the backup fighter for the heavyweight title fight (37:55)Bo Nickal's long-awaited UFC debut in the first fight of the UFC 285 main card (47:21)Chael's official prediction for Jones vs. Gane (55:25)And much, much more!Thanks to this episode’s sponsor: RocketMoney.com/ChaelAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/03/231h 4m

McGregor Sets the Record Straight on TUF, Jon Jones Prepares for UFC 285, and Who Is Shavkat Rakhmonov?

It's fight week! On today's episode*, Chael discusses:The UFC 285 main event and how the heavyweight division could look after Saturday night (00:35)Conor McGregor defending himself against claims that he's brought in some of his own guys for 'The Ultimate Fighter' (9:05)If Chael thinks we'll get a rematch between Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski (17:32)Some clarity on Khamzat Chimaev (24:25)How much do we actually know about Shavkat Rakhmonov heading into his UFC 285 bout with Geoff Neal? (30:25)*This episode was recorded before the Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury fightThanks to this episode’s sponsor: RocketMoney.com/ChaelAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
28/02/2335m 47s

Islam Makhachev’s Mother Wants Him To Retire, Drunk Conor McGregor, and Paul vs. Fury Is Finally Here!

Ahead of an action-packed weekend in combat sports, Chael discusses:Islam Makhachev's mother calling for the lightweight champion to step away from MMA (00:42)Why Chael thinks Conor McGregor shouldn't be posting videos of himself drunk at the TUF house (7:52)Who has more pressure on his shoulders: McGregor or Jon Jones? (15:16)Chael's inside scoop about a fight that's been offered to Khamzat Chimaev (31:06)Chael's official prediction for Sunday's boxing fight between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury (37:46)And more!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/02/2344m 56s

Jon Jones & DC Settle Scores, Volk's Big Mistake, and Will Edwards-Usman 3 Actually Happen?

On today's episode, Chael talks about:Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones squashing their longstanding beef (00:43)An apparent Twitter agreement between Francis Ngannou and Deontay Wilder (11:20)Why Chael isn't convinced Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3 will actually happen next month in London (19:12)Alex Volkanovski's big mistake in the aftermath of his UFC 284 fight with Islam Makhachev (28:38)And more!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
21/02/2354m 15s

Volk Remains No. 1, Bo Nickal Praises Whittaker, and My Early Thoughts on UFC 285

On today's episode, Chael discusses: Why the UFC rankings committee deserves props for keeping Alexander Volkanovski as the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter (00:37)Where we currently stand on making a rematch between Volkanovski and Islam Makhachev (13:24)A breakdown of the UFC 285 main event between Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane (22:33)What's the WHY in the rematch between Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya in April (29:17)Bo Nickal's nod to the greatness of Robert Whittaker (39:00)And more!Special thanks to this episode’s sponsor:DraftKings Sportsbook App - use code Chael Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY),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) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/OH/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MD/MI /NH /NJ/ NY/OH/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. VOID IN ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply. Bonus bets (void in NH/OR): Valid 1 per new customer. Promo code req. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pre-game moneyline bet. Bet must win. $150 issued as six (6) $25 bonus bets. Bonus Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Bonus bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Bonus Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Promotional offer period ends 3/12/23 at 11:59PM ET. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/basketballterms.Stepped up Same Game Parlay: Opt in req. 1 Stepped Up Same Game Parlay Token issued per eligible game. Min $1 bet. Max bet limits apply. Min. 3-leg. Each leg min. -300 odds, total bet +100 odds or longer. Profit boosted up to 100% (10+Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
17/02/2353m 6s

Dan Hooker's Big Claims, The P4P Rankings Debate, and Does Volk Deserve Rematch?

After having some time to digest what transpired at UFC 284, Chael is here to discuss the following:The ongoing pound-for-pound rankings debate and whether Alexander Volkanovski deserves to retain the No. 1 spot (00:49)If Volkanovski should get another crack at Islam Makhachev for the lightweight title (8:48)Why Chael believes Makhachev should fully embrace being a heel (15:23)Dan Hooker's Twitter tirade about Makhachev and whether Hooker's claims of cheating hold any water (22:56)Israel Adesanya coming to the defense of friend Francis Ngannou (28:52)And more!Special thanks to this episode’s sponsor: DraftKings Sportsbook App - use code Chael Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY),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) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/OH/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MD/MI /NH /NJ/ NY/OH/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. VOID IN ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply. Bonus bets (void in NH/OR): Valid 1 per new customer. Promo code req. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pre-game moneyline bet. Bet must win. $150 issued as six (6) $25 bonus bets. Bonus Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Bonus bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Bonus Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Promotional offer period ends 3/12/23 at 11:59PM ET. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/basketballterms.Stepped up Same Game Parlay: Opt in req. 1 Stepped Up Same Game Parlay Token issued per eligible game. Min $1 bet. Max bet limits apply. Min. 3-leg. Each leg min. -300 odds, total bet +100 odds or longer. Profit boosted up to 100% (10+Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
14/02/2345m 59s

UFC 284 Immediate Reaction!

Just seconds after the end of UFC 284, Chael gives you his instant thoughts on a solid night of fights in Australia. On today's special episode, Chael tells you why he thinks there's a serious case to be made for Alexander Volkanovski winning the fight (00:35). And what's next for Islam Makhachev (9:56)? Plus, Yair Rodriguez leaves Chael feeling vindicated (17:25).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/02/2325m 11s

UFC 284 Predictions, Chimaev Wants Whittaker, and Con Man Michael Chandler

Now that we're just one day away from one of the biggest fights in recent memory, Chael has a lot to get off his chest. On today's episode, Chael discusses:If we should believe Dana White when he says UFC 284 will break PPV records (00:52)Why Michael Chandler deserves more credit for how he navigates his career (10:27)Where does Kevin Lee fit into all of this? (28:56)Khamzat Chimaev's callout of Robert Whittaker and why Chael believes Chimaev needs to choose a persona and stick to it (39:00)The latest installment of why Chael doesn't believe Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury will actually happen (43:58)Official predictions for the UFC 284 co-main event between Josh Emmett and Yair Rodriguez (52:45), as well as the highly-anticipated main event between Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski (1:01:00)And more! Special thanks to this episode’s sponsors: AthleticGreens.com/Chael    Rocketmoney.com/Chael DraftKings Sportsbook App - use code Chael Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY),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) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/OH/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MD/MI/NJ/NY/OH/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Void in ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply.$200 in Bonus Bets: Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 bet. Promo code req. $200 issued as bonus bets that expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Bonus bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Promotional offer period ends 2/12/23 at 11:59 PM ET. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmatermsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/02/231h 9m

Conor McGregor Set to Return, Suga’ Sean’s New Deal, and the All-time Fight You Aren’t Talking About

Back in his lavish home studio, Chael is here to bring you the best analysis in all of MMA. On today's episode, he discusses:Conor McGregor's "ultimate" training camp which will prepare him for a welterweight bout with Michael Chandler later this year (00:54)If Sean O'Malley will one day regret signing his new lucrative eight-fight deal with the UFC (10:13)What's really at stake (if anything) in a fight between Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury (19:55)Why Chael believes Fedor Emelianenko is the greatest fighter ever (28:58)Saturday's UFC 284 main event and why it's the greatest gift that's ever fallen into your lap (41:58)And more!Special thanks to this episode’s sponsors: AthleticGreens.com/Chael    Rocketmoney.com/Chael DraftKings Sportsbook App - use code Chael Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY),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) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/OH/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MD/MI/NJ/NY/OH/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Void in ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply.$200 in Bonus Bets: Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 bet. Promo code req. $200 issued as bonus bets that expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Bonus bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Promotional offer period ends 2/12/23 at 11:59 PM ET. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmatermsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/02/2352m 4s

Story Time with "King Mo." Plus, Why Is Volk Such a Big Underdog?

On today's episode, Chael tells you why he's upset that everyone is counting out Alexander Volkanovski against Islam Makhachev. Then, the legendary Muhammad Lawal (King Mo) joins Chael in the car to talk about Jon Jones, Francis Ngannou, the heavyweight division, Khamzat Chimaev, and King Mo's memories of fighting Jiri Prochazka.Fitbod: Fitbod.me/CHAEL for 25% off Rhone: Rhone.com/CHAEL for 20 % off Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/02/2337m 6s

Jake Paul Called Me, McGregor Shows His Character, and Is Volk The Most Underrated Champ Ever?

In this Wednesday edition of the program, Chael discusses:A phone call Chael received from Jake Paul regarding Paul's upcoming fight with Tommy Fury (00:42)Conor McGregor's honorable handling of a near-death situation last week (9:04)Ahead of UFC 284, is it fair to say that Alexander Volkanovski is the most underrated fighter of all time? (15:19)The announcements of Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya 4 (27:07) and Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal (34:56)And more!Fitbod: Fitbod.me/CHAEL for 25% off Rhone: Rhone.com/CHAEL for 20 % off Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/02/2348m 10s

A Message for Slap Fighting, Luke Rockhold Is Back, and Betting the House on Conor McGregor

On today's episode, Chael discusses:Fuzziness in the light heavyweight division and whether UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira should move up a division to fight Jamahal Hill (10:18)Luke Rockhold's release from the UFC and where he might land now that Rockhold wants to return to fighting (19:36)Chael's issues with Rockhold and Francis Ngannou, and how the two former champions relate to U.S. President Joe Biden (25:42)Coach John Kavanagh's guarantee that Conor McGregor will return in 2023 ... with one special caveat (38:49)Why Chael vehemently disagrees with the MMA pound-for-pound rankings released by The Ringer yesterday (47:34)Why the sport of slap fighting needs to stop pretending it's something that it's not (58:22)And more!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
27/01/231h 7m

What's Next at 205, Oliveira's Path to the Title, and the DUMBEST Idea Ever!

With much to discuss in the aftermath of UFC 283 and the lead-up to UFC 284, Chael talks about the following on today's episode:Jamahal Hill's inspiring road to becoming UFC light heavyweight champion (00:43)Chael's unlikely pick for who Hill should fight in his first title defense (9:18)Some mysterious details surrounding Jiri Prochazka's shoulder injury that Chael can't wrap his mind around (17:58)The lightweight title picture and how Charles Oliveira can get himself back into it (27:09)Tyson Fury's ridiculous idea for a boxing fight with Francis Ngannou (35:03)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/01/2344m 46s

UFC 283 Live Stream Reaction!

Seconds after the end of UFC 283, Chael takes to his YouTube channel to offer instant reaction to a great night of fights. In this special episode, Chael talks about Glover Teixeira's unique career coming to an end, if Alex Pereira will move up to light heavyweight to avenge the loss of his mentor, the Brazilian fans, what's next for Gilbert Burns, Chael's favorite fighter, and much more, including questions from fans!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
22/01/2325m 36s

Poking Holes in Ngannou's Demands, Jon Jones The Narcissist, and Glover's Road to UFC 283

In one of the best episodes of the program to date, Chael discusses:His reaction to Ariel Helwani's Tuesday interview with former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou (00:44)Another mishandled situation by Chael's old friend, Jon Jones (23:08)The booking of Petr Yan vs. Merab Dvalishvili  ... in March! (33:32)Why Chael isn't buying that Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury will actually happen (38:50)Glover Teixeira's unlikely journey to tomorrow's title fight with Jamahal Hill at UFC 283 (1:03:54)Plus, Chael explains why Francis Ngannou's demands to the UFC were out of line and why Ngannou will never find the "freedom" he's looking for (46:18).Presented by: Rocket Money - Rocketmoney.com/chael Athletic Greens- AthleticGreens.com/ChaelDraft Kings: Dowload app and use code CHAELGambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY),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) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MD/MI/NJ/NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Void in OH/ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 bet. Promo code req. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Free Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Free bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Free Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Promotional offer period ends 1/29/23 at 11:59:59 PM ET. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmaterms. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/01/231h 13m

Francis Ngannou Leaves UFC and Vacates Title. Now What? Plus, Jones vs. Gane and Stipe Speaks!

It's UFC 283 week! But this episode is all about the news that rocked the MMA world this weekend. Today, Chael dives into:Francis Ngannou's shocking decision to leave the UFC and his heavyweight title behind (00:56)What Ngannou might do next (13:36)The booking of Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane for the UFC 285 main event in March, as well as Stipe Miocic breaking his silence to call dibs on the winner (24:19)His frustration with Paddy Pimblett following the announcement of Justin Gaethje vs. Rafael Fiziev for the London card (31:51)Why Sean Strickland deserves more credit for his main event performance this past weekend (48:03)And more!Presented by: Rocket Money - Rocketmoney.com/chael Athletic Greens- AthleticGreens.com/ChaelDraft Kings: Dowload app and use code CHAELGambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY),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) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MD/MI/NJ/NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Void in OH/ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 bet. Promo code req. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Free Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Free bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Free Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Promotional offer period ends 1/29/23 at 11:59:59 PM ET. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmaterms.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
17/01/2353m 45s

Khabib To Leave MMA, the Chimaev Photo, and Free Shipping for Benny!

It's officially fight week again! On today's episode, Chael discusses:Reports that Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to leave MMA for good so that he can spend more time with his family (00:37)Why Chael believes Daniel Cormier is wrong to claim that Alexander Volkanovski defeating Islam Makhachev next month would be the biggest upset in MMA history (9:19)Dustin Poirier's comeback for Beneil Dariush, who said that Poirier should consider retiring if The Diamond continues to duck rising contenders (19:10)The photo of Khamzat Chimaev that broke the Internet this weekend (26:16)And more!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/01/2349m 49s

Jake Paul to PFL, Does Nate Diaz Await? Plus, The Scariest Fighter in MMA History

In a big week of MMA news, Chael discusses:PFL's signing of Jake Paul and how the YouTube star might fare in an MMA fight with free agent Nate Diaz (00:44)The re-booking of Shavkat Rakhmonov and Geoff Neal (18:38)Why Belal Muhammad is to be feared in the UFC's welterweight division (23:53)Betting lines for a potential future fight between Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones (31:38)Plus, Chael gives you his pick for the most intimidating fighter in MMA history (39:34).Presented by:Fitbod - Fitbod.me/CHAELRocket Money - Rocketmoney.com/chael Athletic Greens- AthleticGreens.com/ChaelAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
06/01/2357m 55s

Kamaru Usman's Injury, Advice for Masvidal, and Gordon Ryan to MMA?

In the first episode of 2023, Chael discusses:If BJJ king Gordon Ryan should make the transition to MMA (00:45)Kamaru Usman's hand injury and what it means for his hopes of getting a welterweight title rematch in March (18:11)How Jorge Masvidal can revive his career (24:49)Silence at the top of the heavyweight division (35:15)And more.Presented by:Fitbod - Fitbod.me/CHAELRocket Money - Rocketmoney.com/chael Athletic Greens- AthleticGreens.com/ChaelAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/01/2354m 50s

An Interview With Dillon Danis. Plus, Where Does Kevin Lee Fit Into All of This?

In the final episode of another stellar year for the podcast, Chael discusses:Kevin Lee wanting to fight Shavkat Rakhmonov (00:38)How can we make Alex Pereira vs. Khamzat Chimaev happen? (7:10)Chito Vera's recent comments about weight cutting and why he considers it to be "cheating" (17:33)The glory days of Pride FC and how they compare to the UFC (27:14)Plus, Dillon Danis stops by to talk about his upcoming boxing fight with KSI, his beef with Ariel Helwani, the UFC 229 melee, if/when he'll return to MMA, and more (36:04).Presented by: RhoneUpgrade your closet with Rhone and use CHAEL to save 20% at https://www.rhone.com/CHAELAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
30/12/2247m 26s

Vera vs. Sandhagen Gets Booked, UFC 284 Stakes, and Chimaev's Next Move

On today's episode, Chael discusses:The announcement of Marlon Vera vs. Cory Sandhagen and what this means for the bantamweight title picture (00:37)Whether the MMA world should be shocked if Alexander Volkanovski dethrones Islam Makhachev in February (9:02)Why Khamzat Chimaev needs to choose a weight class and stick to it (18:52)One of Chael's new favorite middleweight fighters, as well as whether Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya 2 is truly the right title fight to make at 185 (28:16)Presented by: RhoneUpgrade your closet with Rhone and use CHAEL to save 20% at https://www.rhone.com/CHAELAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
27/12/2244m 52s

Whittaker v. Costa Falls Through, Jon Anik on MMA Judging, and a 2022 Review

In one of the final episodes of 2022, Chael discusses:The best comeback by a fighter during a fight this year (12:25)Jon Anik's strong thoughts on the current state of MMA judging (23:28)Paulo Costa's comments this week following the cancellation of his UFC 284 bout with Robert Whittaker (34:06)Sean O'Malley's new approach to training (43:16)Latest thoughts on if/when we will see Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz for the third time (51:23)Presented by: Dave, RhoneUpgrade your closet with Rhone and use CHAEL to save 20% at  https://www.rhone.com/CHAELAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
23/12/2258m 15s

EXCLUSIVE: An Interview with MMA Judge Douglas Crosby

Douglas Crosby is perhaps the most well-known judge in MMA, and he's made the headlines a lot recently due to his controversial scoring of the Dec. 9 Bellator fight between Danny Sabatello and Raufeon Stotts, as well as the Paddy Pimblett-Jared Gordon fight at UFC 282 the following night. And in this special Wednesday edition of the program, Crosby joins his friend Chael to weigh in on all of this, discussing things like:The judges never having the opportunity to speak to the public about their scoring decisions (1:27)People who have criticized him for working too much and why they'll never understand where he's coming from (8:45)His scoring of the Pimblett-Gordon fight and what it says about the state of the MMA judging system (16:50)Why judges need to focus on the job and not worry about public perception (31:08)Plus, some thoughts on rotary dial cell phones, golf clubs, and video games.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
21/12/2236m 12s

Comparing The Suga' Show to Paddy, A Weekend Review, and McGregor at Middleweight?!

On today's episode, Chael discusses:Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland, the scorecards, and where we go from here at middleweight (00:42)Gordon Ryan's jiu jitsu match with Nicky Rodriguez at the UFC Fight Pass Invitational this past weekend (10:05)Conor McGregor's slap fighting proposal to Nate Diaz, as well as McGregor's claim that he could fight at 185 lbs. (25:45)Sean O'Malley's thoughts on comparisons between himself and Paddy Pimblett (34:27)Presented by: Dave, RhoneUpgrade your closet with Rhone and use CHAEL to save 20% at  https://www.rhone.com/CHAELAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/12/2242m 42s

Nick Diaz Wants Izzy, Cannonier vs. Strickland, and My Crazy Plan For UFC 283

In the final episode of a loaded week for the podcast, Chael discusses:Continued debate over the controversial scorecards in last weekend's Paddy Pimblett vs. Jared Gordon fight (00:45)If Jamahal Hill has what it takes to beat former light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira next month (11:36)Chael's plan for UFC 283 which involves not one, but TWO backup fighters (20:26)Advice for how Darren Till can get his MMA career back on track (32:23)Nick Diaz apparently wanting a fight with Israel Adesanya (48:56)A look into the personalities of Sean Strickland and Jared Cannonier, who headline tomorrow's final UFC card of 2022 (59:32)Presented by: RexMD & RhoneGet 90% off RexMD  with our exclusive link -> RexMD.com/CHAEL Upgrade your closet with Rhone and use CHAEL to save 20% at www.rhone.com/chaelAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
16/12/221h 13m

How Paddy Proved Himself and Why He's Capable of More. Plus: Was Jan vs. Ankalaev Really So Bad?

With a little more time to marinate on what he witnessed at UFC 282, Chael discusses the following on today's podcast:Why he feels Jan Blachowicz defeated Magomed Ankalaev in Saturday's main event (00:35)Dana White said the main event was "terrible," but was it actually? And what should Anthony Smith do now that he's left without an opponent? (13:54)Takeaways from Paddy Pimblett's performance that have Chael thinking Pimblett could still reach the highest levels the sport has to offer (29:20)Potential opponents for Pimblett and why Justin Gaethje should be near the top of the wish list (38:07)Continued interest in Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler next year (51:23)Presented by: RexMD & RhoneGet 90% off RexMD  with our exclusive link -> RexMD.com/CHAEL Upgrade your closet with Rhone and use CHAEL to save 20% at  https://www.rhone.com/CHAELAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
13/12/2259m 44s

UFC 282 Recap: Assessing the Split Draw, Paddy Pimblett Deserves Credit, and a New Vacant Title Fight

In this special Sunday edition of the podcast, Chael gives you some of the immediate thoughts he had following UFC 282 on Saturday night. He discusses:Jan Blachowicz completely butchering the post-fight interview after a fight that Chael thought he won (00:32)Dana White's announcement of another vacant light heavyweight title fight between Glover Teixeira and Jamahal Hill (19:52)Paddy Pimblett's display of skill and toughness against Jared Gordon and why, despite the controversial decision, the future is still bright for the young star (26:14)If yesterday was the last time we'll ever see Darren Till compete in the UFC (36:39)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/12/2242m 22s

Paddy Pimblett vs. Ariel Helwani, TJ Dillashaw Walks Away, and UFC 282 Predictions

One day before the final UFC pay-per-view of the year, Chael is here to bring you all the latest in another crazy week of mixed martial arts news. On today's episode, he discusses:TJ Dillashaw pulling his name from the USADA pool and what this tells us for the futures of both him and Conor McGregor (00:46)A viral back-and-forth exchange between Paddy Pimblett and Ariel Helwani that got very contentious this week (16:07)Whether Pimblett's constant bragging about money is making him unlikable (33:44)The four biggest stars in MMA according to Pimblett (42:35)Chael's official predictions for UFC 282: Darren Till vs. Dricus Du Plessis (1:01:40), Pimblett vs. Jared Gordon (1:12:56), and Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev (1:18:44).And more!Presented by: DraftKings, Dave, and RhoneRHONE: Upgrade your closet with Rhone and use CHAEL to save 20% at  https://www.rhone.com/CHAELDRAFT KINGS: 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/LA/MI/NJ/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH/KS), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI /NJ/ NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Void in ONT. $150 in Free bets: Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pre-fight moneyline bet. $150 issued as six (6) $25 free bets that expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Bet must win. Stepped Up: Void in NJ. Valid 1 Profit Boost Token per customer. Token must be used on 3-leg same game parlay bet for UFC 282. Max. $50 bet. Token expires at the start of the main card fight and must be selected before placing bet. Profit boosted 50% on net winnings. Net winnings is the total payout less original bet amount. Profit Boost Tokens have no cash value and are valid only on DraftKings Sportsbook. Ends at the start of the main card fight of UFC 282. See eligibility & terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmaterms    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09/12/221h 25m

A New Heavyweight Contender, The Liver King's Big Lie, and Kevin Holland's Miscalculation

After an entertaining UFC Orlando card, Chael is here to break down the action. On today's show, Chael discusses:The big mistake Kevin Holland made in his loss to Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson on Saturday (00:42)Sergei Pavlovich's critical error made in his jaw-dropping performance against Tai Tuivasa (11:40)If Francis Ngannou has now lost leverage with the emergence of Pavlovich (26:28)Jake Paul's challenge to Paddy Pimblett (41:02)PR advice for The Liver King following last week's apology from one of the most well-known people on the Internet (49:45)Presented by: DraftKings, Dave, & RhoneRHONE: Upgrade your closet with Rhone and use CHAEL to save 20% at  https://www.rhone.com/CHAELDRAFT KINGS: 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/LA/MI/NJ/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH/KS), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI /NJ/ NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Void in ONT. $150 in Free bets: Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pre-fight moneyline bet. $150 issued as six (6) $25 free bets that expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Bet must win. Stepped Up: Void in NJ. Valid 1 Profit Boost Token per customer. Token must be used on 3-leg same game parlay bet for UFC 282. Max. $50 bet. Token expires at the start of the main card fight and must be selected before placing bet. Profit boosted 50% on net winnings. Net winnings is the total payout less original bet amount. Profit Boost Tokens have no cash value and are valid only on DraftKings Sportsbook. Ends at the start of the main card fight of UFC 282. See eligibility & terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmaterms    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
06/12/221h 5m

Pereira and Chimaev Make Headlines, Ex-Friend Goes After McGregor, and Aljo Names His Opponent

In a drama-filled episode, Chael discusses:Conflicting stories about a rumored fight between Alex Pereira and Khamzat Chimaev, and who we should believe (9:02)Alex Pereira's warrior-like persona and how it showed out at UFC 281 (24:18)Whether Glover Teixeira "got screwed" in the whole UFC 282 mess (36:32)Legal issues between former friends Conor McGregor and Artem Lobov (49:09)Is a fight between Paddy Pimblett and McGregor actually as compelling as you think it is? (1:03:40)Plus, Aljamain Sterling says he's got his next title challenger lined up, and Chael tells you why you need to trust everything he says (00:37).Presented by: NetsuiteAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/12/221h 21m

Why Prochazka Losing the Belt Is a MASSIVE Deal, McGregor Teases Return, and Belal Speaks Up!

A few days removed from the seismic news concerning changes to UFC 282, Chael is here to break it all down. On today's episode, The Bad Guy discusses:Why you, the fans, don't really care about Prochazka-Teixeira 2 getting called off (00:42)An unprecedented situation for Jiri Prochazka and why we need to be paying closer attention to it (11:07)If ring rust will severely hurt Jon Jones in his heavyweight debut that's allegedly targeted for March 2023 (21:55)How Conor McGregor is getting in his own way regarding his return (32:55)Belal Muhammad saying that Kamaru Usman doesn't deserve an immediate title rematch against Leon Edwards (43:40)Presented by: NetSuiteAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
29/11/2254m 20s

Jones v. Blaydes Rumors, UFC Wants Burns v. Magny, and Pereira's "Advantage"

*This episode was recorded prior to the announcement about the changes to UFC 282. More on that next week!Chael returns from vacation to bring the following stories to you guys:Alex Pereira's massive weight gain in the hours leading up to his UFC 281 title victory over Israel Adesanya two weeks ago (00:49)The UFC looking at making Jon Jones and Curtis Blaydes for UFC 285 in March (9:18)Paulo Costa's negotiations with the UFC for next year's fight with Robert Whittaker (29:46)Rumors of the UFC targeting Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny, and what this means for Jorge Masvidal (38:19)And more! Plus, with the World Cup underway, Chael has a message for soccer fans (46:23).Presented by: DaveAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
25/11/2254m 28s

The Psychology of Alex Pereira, Matchmaking for Poirier, and Is Pereira the Worst 185 Lb. Champ Ever?

Still drunk on the madness that was UFC 281, Chael discusses:How Israel Adesanya could have used Alex Pereira's own psychology against him last Saturday night (00:42)Comparisons between Pereira and welterweight champion Leon Edwards (11:32)Advice to Robert Whittaker (24:42)Who Dustin Poirier should fight next following his win over Michael Chandler (30:23)If we aren't giving Pereira enough credit for defeating Adesanya (46:40)Presented by: DaveAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
18/11/2255m 34s

Pereira Dethrones Adesanya, Poirier vs. Chandler Delivers, and RIP Anthony "Rumble" Johnson

Two days after one of the most unforgettable nights of the year in New York City, Chael discusses:His immediate thoughts from Saturday night following the end of Adesanya vs. Pereira at UFC 281 (00:49)The bloodbath between Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier (13:48)One of his favorite stories from his time spent with Anthony "Rumble" Johnson (23:06)Is Pereira vs. Khamzat Chimaev the next middleweight title fight to make? (49:08)Plus, the lightweight title fight is booked (58:35) and more.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
15/11/221h 7m

UFC 281 Preview: Izzy's Secret, Chandler Stakes His Claim, and Official Prediction!

With UFC 281 finally here, Chael discusses:The "secret" that Israel Adesanya has in store for Alex Pereira in tomorrow night's main event (23:31)Why Michael Chandler deserves props ahead of his fight with Dustin Poirier (32:17)What's really at stake between Chandler and Poirier (43:07)His official prediction for Adesanya vs. Pereira (51:37)Plus, Chael gauges interest in Jake Paul vs. Andrew Tate (00:42).Presented by: NetSuite & DraftKings**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/LA/MI/NJ/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH/KS), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pre-fight moneyline bet. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Bet must win. Stepped Up: 1 Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Min $1 bet. Max bet limits apply. Min. 3-leg. Each leg min. -300 odds, total bet +100 odds or longer. 10+ leg req. for 100% boost. Ends at the start of the main card fight of UFC 281. See eligibility & terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmaterms.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/11/221h 1m

Alex Pereira's Path, a UFC Betting Scandal, and Neil Magny Did What?!

On today's episode, Chael looks back on the weekend that was and also looks forward to the big weekend ahead! He discusses:A budding scandal in the world of UFC betting (00:50)Neil Magny's historic weekend that no one knows about (9:28)Belal Muhammad's thoughts on Colby Covington's place in the welterweight division (22:02)Alex Pereira's abnormally fast rise to the middleweight title fight, which takes place on Saturday at UFC 281 in New York City (30:15)And more! Presented by: NetSuite & DraftKings**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/LA/MI/NJ/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH/KS), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pre-fight moneyline bet. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Bet must win. Stepped Up: 1 Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Min $1 bet. Max bet limits apply. Min. 3-leg. Each leg min. -300 odds, total bet +100 odds or longer. 10+ leg req. for 100% boost. Ends at the start of the main card fight of UFC 281. See eligibility & terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/mmaterms.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08/11/2251m 48s

Beyond Adesanya vs. Pereira, The Suga' Show's Rising Stock, and STOP Getting Mad At Dillashaw!

In another wonderful episode of the best podcast in combat sports, Chael discusses:Who the fans want Jake Paul to fight next (00:42)Why we need to stop criticizing TJ Dillashaw for fighting hurt at UFC 280 (10:49)Robert  Whittaker's thoughts on why fighting Khamzat Chimaev would end poorly for Colby Covington (31:19)What we'll know about Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira after next weekend's UFC 281 main event (38:17)A viral video of Zhang Weili picking up Francis Ngannou (48:35)Plus, a classic Chael story (55:52).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
04/11/221h 7m

Jon Jones Hasn't Changed, UFC 281 Mind Games, and the Best Fight I've EVER Seen!?

After a big weekend in combat sports, Chael discusses:Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva and why Chael thinks it's possibly the best boxing fight he's ever seen (00:52)Henri Hooft's thoughts on the mental side of Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira at next weekend's UFC 281 (12:13)Darren Till's cryptic photo (25:29)How Jon Jones hasn't changed during his layoff from the sport (36:19)And more.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/11/2246m 39s

O'Malley Ascends the Rankings, Stipe vs. Jones Is WEIRD, and How Should Oliveira Handle This?

On today's episode, Chael discusses:If any lightweight contenders can beat Islam Makhachev and how Charles Oliveira can make his way back to the title (00:36)Sean O'Malley's rise to the No. 1 contender spot in the bantamweight rankings (10:40)The right weight class for Khamzat Chimaev and rumors of him fighting Colby Covington next year (21:10)A report of USADA testing Jiri Prozachka an INSANE number of times in the past month (29:53)If we should give up hope on seeing Jon Jones make his heavyweight debut against Stipe Miocic (38:11)And more.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
28/10/2259m 57s

Makhachev's Future as Champion, Suga' Sean Wins the Night, and McGregor vs. The USADA Pool

UFC 280 delivered! And on today's show, Chael discusses:If Saturday night was Aljamain Sterling's biggest moment yet (00:48)Why Sean O'Malley deserves credit for not only how he fought, but also for how he handled himself after his win over Petr Yan (9:12)Islam Makhachev's lightweight title win, where Oliveira went wrong, and the appearance of Alexander Volkanovski after the fight (15:18)What kind of title reign Makhachev will have (26:50)If Henry Cejudo will swoop in for a bantamweight title shot over O'Malley and Marlon Vera (42:44).And, Chael tells you why we shouldn't worry about Conor McGregor not having his name in the USADA testing pool (50:37).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
25/10/221h 1m

UFC 280 Preview: Oliveira's Path to Victory, Benny's Only Shot, and Can O'Malley Pull the Upset?

UFC 280 is FINALLY here and on this special Thursday night edition of the show, Chael discusses:A killer prelim welterweight fight between Belal Muhammad and the undefeated Sean Brady (00:42)Why Saturday's fight is an absolute must-win for Beneil Dariush against the rising Mateusz Gamrot (9:42)What Sean O'Malley must do to get past former bantamweight champion Petr Yan (18:20)How Charles Oliveira can silence the doubters and defeat Islam Makhachev (27:15)Plus, some more thoughts on Oliveira vs. Makhachev and where Alexander Volkanovski fits into all of this.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/10/2257m 34s

Stipe vs. Jones Rumors, Masvidal Wants Leon, and Can Oliveira Be the GOAT?

A few days out from a must-see UFC 280, Chael discusses:Why the public doesn't view Islam Makhachev in the same way it views Khamzat Chimaev (9:20)Michael Bisping's claim that Charles Oliveira is the lightweight GOAT if he defeats Makhachev (17:38)The UFCs interest in booking Stipe Miocic and Jon Jones as the main event of UFC 282 (25:29)Jorge Masvidal's pursuit of a welterweight title shot vs. Leon Edwards (41:06)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
18/10/2249m 53s

Volkanovski Gets the Backup Nod, O’Malley Seeks to Reverse the Narrative, and Will Oliveira Shock the World?

In a great week of MMA news, Chael discusses:Alexander Volkanovski's decision to be the backup fighter for next week's UFC 280 title fight (00:43)Charles Oliveira's proclamation that he's ready to "shock the world" by defeating Islam Makhachev for the lightweight title (12:53)What a win against Petr Yan would look like for Sean O'Malley (29:58)The newly announced UFC 282 light heavyweight fight between Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev (53:00)Will we ever see Jon Jones fight again? (1:03:12)And more!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
14/10/221h 17m

Charles Oliveira's Doubters, Paddy Pimblett Speculation, and MMA DRAMA!

After a rare off weekend for the UFC, Chael discusses:If people are right to doubt Charles Oliveira so much heading into his UFC 280 title fight against Islam Makhachev (00:42)Whether any prominent UFC lightweights will step up to fight Paddy Pimblett at UFC 282 (13:33)How a matchup between Khamzat Chimaev and Bo Nickal might turn out (22:04)Some MMA manager-on-manager drama (29:14)Why aren't any welterweights not named Kamaru Usman trying to fight Leon Edwards for the title next year (42:09)?Plus, some thoughts on ONE Championship (51:00).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/10/221h 1m

Kevin Holland Comes Back, Tough Love for Masvidal, and Can Suga' Sean Beat Yan?

On today's episode, Chael discusses: Kevin Holland's decision to come out of "retirement" to face Wonderboy Thompson in a main event in December (00:37)Conor McGregor's vow to fight again at welterweight (9:55)How Jorge Masvidal has gone SOFT (20:38)Some betting line movement for the UFC 280 main event between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev (30:51)If Sean O'Malley's skills are sharp enough to beat Petr Yan (38:36)Bo Nickal telling Ariel Helwani that he will only agree to fight on the main card of a pay-per-view (46:50)Plus,  a mystery surrounding Khamzat Chimaev (57:34).Presented by: BirddogsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/10/221h 6m

Another McGregor Video, Freak of Nature Aaron Pico, and Did Mackenzie Dern Get Robbed?

After an action-packed weekend in MMA, Chael discusses:Mackenzie Dern's performance against Yan Xiaonan in Saturday's UFC main event (00:42)Unforgettable scenes from Aaron Pico's loss to Jeremy Kennedy in Bellator (16:55)A video of Conor McGregor wrestling that has Chael excited about McGregor's eventual return to MMA (27:12)Online words exchanged between McGregor and Michael Bisping (34:34)Who should Colby Covington fight next? (42:17)Presented by: BirddogsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
04/10/2252m 50s

Bo Nickal Dazzles, Khamzat Calls Out Colby, and Chael Curses UFC 280!

On today's episode, Chael discusses:Yesterday's news that Bo Nickal will fight Jamie Pickett on Dec. 10, and why Chael thinks that fight won't happen (00:37)What it would take for Colby Covington to accept a fight with Khamzat Chimaev (11:40)Why Chael believes the UFC 280 main card will look different on Oct. 22 (20:33)Michael Chandler's criticism of Islam Makhachev (28:45)Unorthodox training videos from Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira (37:22)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
30/09/2246m 24s

Conor McGregor’s New Training Footage and Do We Actually Want MMA Guys To Box?

After a rare off weekend for the UFC, Chael is here to discuss:A lawsuit brewing between Jake Paul and Eddie Hearn, Cris Cyborg's boxing debut, and Floyd Mayweather's fight in Japan this past weekend (00:37)Comments made by Daniel Cormier about Khamzat Chimaev's historic weight miss at UFC 279 (11:33)The link between the mysterious futures of Nate Diaz and Francis Ngannou (18:51)If there's interest in seeing Jose Aldo -- or any great MMA fighter -- go over to boxing at the end of their careers (30:25)Sparring footage of Conor McGregor that came out on Monday (45:27)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
27/09/2255m 35s

Kevin Holland “Retires,” the Evolution of Paulo Costa, and Will We See Paddy vs. Conor?

On today's show, Chael discusses:Kevin Holland's cryptic Instagram post Thursday morning (00:42)How Paulo Costa has suddenly become a fan favorite (13:19)Paddy Pimblett's willingness to fight Conor McGregor (24:43)McGregor's options if/when he returns to the Octagon (35:23)Heat between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler (45:55)The UFC's youngest signee ever (52:24)And more.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
23/09/221h 15m

Jose Aldo Leaves the UFC, Nate Diaz Has Options, and Career Advice for Chimaev

PROGRAMMING ALERT: "You're Welcome" will now come out on Tuesdays and Fridays. Make sure you're following the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more for all the newest episodes.On today's show, Chael discusses: UFC and Jose Aldo parting ways, and if this means the legendary Aldo is actually done fighting (00:55)Why Khamzat Chimaev should fight at middleweight (9:52)What the future holds in store for Nate Diaz (17:43)His thoughts on this past weekend's World Wrestling Championships (37:23)And more.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/09/2259m 27s

Hanging with Anderson Silva's Kids, Chael Meets the Paul Brothers, and the Futures of Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson

Upon returning from Phoenix after hosting the Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva press conference, Chael discusses:Seeing Anderson Silva for the first time in years, and a conversation Chael had with Silva's son (00:57)Chael's takeaways from meeting Jake and Logan Paul face-to-face for the first time (8:22)What Khamzat Chimaev's weight-cut fiasco tells us about his future (20:30)How Nate Diaz has positioned his career as he prepares to leave the UFC (33:43)A story about how Brendan Schaub's fighting career ended, and how it relates to Tony Ferguson (45:21)UFC 280's main event from the perspective of both Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev (59:37)A big problem with USA Wrestling (1:10:05)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/LA/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), 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(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Ends 9/19/22 @ 8pm. Early Win: 1 Early Win Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Token expires at start of eligible game. Min moneyline bet $1. Wagering limits apply. Wagers placed on both sides of moneyline will void bet. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm ET. See terms at sportsbook dot draftkings dot com slash football terms.    Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
16/09/221h 19m

Nate Diaz Goes Out in Style, Chimaev the Villain and What's Next for Ferguson? - UFC 279 Reaction!

In this special UFC 279 reaction episode, Chael talks about:The X's and O's of the main event and the emotional inner conflict Chael had watching Nate Diaz fight Tony Ferguson (00:44)What the future holds in store for Ferguson after yet another loss (15:28)Khamzat Chimaev's dominant win over Kevin Holland (22:32)Chimaev's post-fight interview and whether he's succeeding at creating a strong villain persona (30:23)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/09/2237m 55s

UFC 279 Preview: Bad Guy 101, Tony Ferguson's New Style, and What IF Nate Diaz Wins?

*This episode was published prior to Friday's weigh-in drama and the announcement of the new card.One day before UFC 279 goes down in Las Vegas, Chael discusses:Nate Diaz's new fight promotion, Real Fight, Inc. (00:52)If Khamzat Chimaev is making the right move in portraying himself as a villain (14:23)What to expect from new-look Tony Ferguson at welterweight against Li Jingliang (36:56)What if Diaz actually does the unthinkable tomorrow night? (47:20)Plus, a Kevin Holland story (26:21) and Chael gives his official prediction for tomorrow night's main event (58:42)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/LA/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), 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(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Ends 9/19/22 @ 8pm. Early Win: 1 Early Win Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Token expires at start of eligible game. Min moneyline bet $1. Wagering limits apply. Wagers placed on both sides of moneyline will void bet. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm ET. See terms at sportsbook dot draftkings dot com slash football terms.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09/09/221h 13m

Costa and Chimaev Cause a Scene, a Nate Diaz Training Story, and a Complex Heavyweight Title Picture

On today's loaded episode, Chael discusses:A video of a heated exchange between Khamzat Chimaev and Paulo Costa at the UFC Performance Institute this week (00:50)Ciryl Gane's gutsy win over Tai Tuivasa (8:37) and where Gane fits into the heavyweight title picture (18:57)A peculiar position for Robert Whittaker following his masterclass showing over Marvin Vettori this past weekend (29:33)Kamaru Usman's way of handling his stunning UFC 278 loss to Leon Edwards (37:44)Chael's takeaways from training with Nate Diaz years ago, and what he thinks it means for Diaz's chances against Chimaev this Saturday at UFC 279 (49:28)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/LA/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), 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(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. $200 in Free bets: New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Ends 9/19/22 @ 8pm. Early Win: 1 Early Win Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Token expires at start of eligible game. Min moneyline bet $1. Wagering limits apply. Wagers placed on both sides of moneyline will void bet. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm ET. See terms at sportsbook dot draftkings dot com slash football terms.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/09/2258m 20s

Leon Edwards CHEATED, Gane vs. Tuivasa Preview, and Why Jake Paul Deserves Credit

On today's episode, Chael talks about:Chael's belief that Leon Edwards cheated against Kamaru Usman at UFC 278, and why he stands by his case despite criticism from Dana White (00:50)A different Charles Oliveira as UFC 280 draws closer (14:12)Why we should be heaping praise upon Jake Paul for trying to fight Anderson Silva in the ring (26:19)What's at stake for Saturday's UFC Paris heavyweight main event between Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa (37:22)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/09/2247m 17s

Comparing Leon Edwards to Charles Oliveira, What To Do With Colby, and the Best Head-kick Ever?

On today's episode, Chael discusses:The vacant December PPV and if the headliner will be Francis Ngannou vs. Jon Jones or Stipe Miocic vs. Jones (00:42)If Leon Edwards' fifth-round knockout of Kamaru Usman is the best head-kick in UFC history (10:56)Why Edwards reminds Chael of former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira (20:35)Colby Covington's place in the welterweight title conversation (29:00)Tonight's ONE Championship title fight between Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson (38:28)Presented by: DaveAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
26/08/2247m 53s

Leon Edwards Does the UNTHINKABLE, Usman's GSP Chase Continues, and Why Luke Rockhold Needs to Stick Around

A few days after watching Leon Edwards shock the world with a fifth-round head-kick knockout of former pound-for-pound king Kamaru Usman at UFC 278, Chael discusses:Edwards' inspiring comeback in the final minute of the fight, and why this could actually be a GOOD thing for Kamaru Usman's legacy (00:49)What the welterweight title picture will look like in the coming months (12:58)Luke Rockhold's gutsy performance in the co-main event and why Rockhold shouldn't retire (25:17)A promise Dana White made this weekend, and why he needs to follow through with it (32:12)Joe Rogan's mid-broadcast comments about Nate Diaz's chances of beating Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279 next month (40:20)Presented by: DaveAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/08/2248m 18s

UFC 278 Preview: Usman vs. Edwards 2 Breakdown, Aldo's Last Stand, and Will Costa Make Weight?

One day before the highly anticipated UFC 278 in Salt Lake City, UT, Chael discusses:What Kamaru Usman really means when he talks about fighting at light heavyweight and boxing Canelo Alvarez (00:52)Luke Rockhold's bold press conference comments and if Paulo Costa will successfully make 185 lbs. (14:46)If tomorrow night could be the last time we see Jose Aldo when he takes on the streaking Merab Dvalishvili (26:26)What's on the line between Rockhold and Costa (33:32)How Usman-Edwards 2 will differ from the first time the guys fought each other in 2015 (39:52)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+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NJ/ NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. N/A in NH/OR/ON. One per new customer. Min. $5 deposit and wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Ends 8/20/22. SGP Opt-in req. Max. wager $10. Max winnings vary. Min 3-leg SGP. SGP must lose to receive up to $10 Free Bet award. Exp. prior to start of final UFC 277 fight. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
19/08/2246m 52s

Why Paddy the Baddy is FOOLISH, Next Move for Marlon Vera, and Jake Paul vs. Andrew Tate?

Following another great UFC Fight Night and days before a deep UFC 278 card, Chael talks about:Marlon Vera's fourth-round knockout of Dominick Cruz, why Vera is a star in the making, and what he should do in the coming months (00:50)Why Paddy Pimblett needs to stop gaining so much weight after his fights (11:10)If Andrew Tate makes sense as Jake Paul's next boxing opponent (21:05)Luke Rockhold's career path following this weekend's bout with Paulo Costa (29:17)Kamaru Usman saying he's chasing more "respect" (41:09)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+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NJ/ NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. N/A in NH/OR/ON. One per new customer. Min. $5 deposit and wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Ends 8/20/22. SGP Opt-in req. Max. wager $10. Max winnings vary. Min 3-leg SGP. SGP must lose to receive up to $10 Free Bet award. Exp. prior to start of final UFC 277 fight. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
17/08/2248m 52s

Vera vs. Cruz Preview, O'Malley's Title Hopes, and Has Kamaru Usman Lost His Focus?

In another jam-packed episode, one of the foremost thinkers in all of MMA talks about:Bo Nickal's potential and what he means to the wrestling community (00:42)If Kamaru Usman talking about boxing and competing in other divisions is distracting him ahead his fight with Leon Edwards next week (12:02)Cesar Gracie's thoughts on Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nathan Diaz at UFC 279 (20:16)Whether Suga' Sean O'Malley is guaranteed a title shot if he defeats Petr Yan at UFC 280 (30:15)Tomorrow's UFC bantamweight main event between Marlon Vera and former champion Dominick Cruz (35:02)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/08/2244m 15s

The PERFECT Opponent for Conor McGregor, Advice for Masvidal, and Will Jon Jones Fight in 2022?

On today's episode, Chael discusses:Jake Paul agreeing to pay the boxers who were slated to fight on the canceled August 6 MSG card (00:43)If Islam Makhachev truly deserves the title shot at UFC 280 (12:13)Why Jorge Masvidal should volunteer to be the backup fighter at UFC 279 (21:11)What's on the line this Saturday between Marlon Vera and Dominick Cruz in San Diego (28:41)If we should expect to see Jon Jones fight in 2022 (37:50)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/08/2248m 44s

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

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: DaveAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
05/08/2246m 59s

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

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: DaveAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/08/2244m 33s

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

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).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
31/07/2235m 12s

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

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)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
29/07/2259m 13s

Paddy the Baddy’s Big Potential, Volk Calls for Backup Spot, and Can Julianna Pena Do It Again?

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)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
27/07/2251m 58s

Making Sense of Chimaev vs. Diaz, McGregor Returning to Form, and Why Rodriguez SUBMITTED Ortega

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)No show this Friday! In the meantime, please leave the podcast a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/07/2250m 0s

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

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: DaveAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
15/07/2249m 36s

Nate Diaz Speaks Out, Paul vs. McGregor Heats Up, and Fiziev Wants Gaethje

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: DaveAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
13/07/2246m 46s

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

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)Presented by: BiOptimizersGo towww.magbreakthrough.com/chael and use CHAEL at checkout to get 10% off and free shippingAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08/07/2242m 37s

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

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)Presented by: BiOptimizersGo to www.magbreakthrough.com/chael and use CHAEL at checkout to get 10% off and free shippingAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
06/07/2246m 0s

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

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)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/07/2234m 8s

UFC 276 Preview: Official Predictions and the Fight That No One’s Talking About

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).Presented by: DraftKings**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. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/07/2249m 21s

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

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.Presented by: DraftKings**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. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
29/06/2254m 36s

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

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: FactorAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/06/2249m 36s

Izzy Eyes Pereira, O'Malley's Master Plan, and Jake Paul Latest

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: FactorAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
22/06/2244m 45s

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

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.Presented by: Bioptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough Go to www.magbreakthrough.com/chael and use CHAEL at checkout to get 10% off and free shippingAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
17/06/2248m 24s

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

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)Presented by: Bioptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough Go to www.magbreakthrough.com/chael and use CHAEL at checkout to get 10% off and free shippingAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
15/06/2253m 5s

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

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)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/06/2231m 10s

UFC 275 Preview: Prochazka’s Gameplan, Weili vs. Joanna Excitement, & Can Santos Pull off the Unthinkable?

 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)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+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NJ/ NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/06/2247m 16s

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

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.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+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NJ/ NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08/06/2249m 59s

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

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.If you enjoyed today's episode, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or hand out a 5-star rating on Spotify.Presented by: Magnesium BreakthroughGo to www.magbreakthrough.com/chael and use CHAEL at checkout to get 10% off and free shippingAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/06/2254m 26s

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

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)Presented by: Magnesium Breakthrough Go to www.magbreakthrough.com/chael and use CHAEL at checkout to get 10% off and free shippingAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/06/2246m 11s

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

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 FactorAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
27/05/2243m 51s

The State of MMA Judging, Khamzat Calls Out Leon, and Valentina to 135?

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 & FactorAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
25/05/2241m 26s

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

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 LawnAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/05/2240m 14s

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

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 CareAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
18/05/2251m 23s

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

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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
13/05/2245m 16s

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

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).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/05/2247m 18s

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

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).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08/05/2236m 8s

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

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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
06/05/2258m 0s

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

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: DraftKings*Special thanks: Marshall InuIf 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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
04/05/2247m 4s

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

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 SundayAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
29/04/2246m 5s

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

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, & HawthorneAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
27/04/2243m 44s

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

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: CoinbaseAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
22/04/2250m 52s

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

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: CoinbaseAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/04/2245m 36s

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

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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
15/04/2249m 1s

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

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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
13/04/2253m 34s

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

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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08/04/2251m 32s

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

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 detailsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
06/04/2247m 31s

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

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: CoinbaseAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/04/2251m 50s

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

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: CoinbaseAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
30/03/2245m 17s

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

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).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
25/03/2253m 43s

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

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).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
23/03/2241m 15s

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

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.   Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
18/03/2246m 59s

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

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.  Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
16/03/2246m 36s

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

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: CoinbaseAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/03/2217m 40s

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

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 SpeciosaAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/03/2248m 26s

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

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 & CoinbaseAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09/03/2250m 27s

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

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: DraftKingsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
04/03/2254m 19s

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

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 MindAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/03/2255m 41s

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

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 BirddogsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
25/02/2250m 27s

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

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 & BirddogsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
23/02/2254m 56s

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

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 MindAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
18/02/2245m 30s

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

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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
16/02/2243m 0s

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

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 BirddogsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/02/2243m 45s

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

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: DraftKingsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09/02/2246m 51s

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

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).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
04/02/2249m 9s

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

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: DraftKingsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/02/2248m 51s

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

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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
28/01/2242m 44s

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

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: DraftKingsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
26/01/2255m 1s

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

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 SleepAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
21/01/2246m 34s

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

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: DraftKingsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
19/01/2250m 19s

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

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).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
14/01/2248m 40s

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

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: DraftKingsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/01/2246m 8s

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

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: EightSleepAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/01/2248m 55s

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

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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
05/01/2250m 34s

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

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 CoffeeAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
31/12/2146m 35s

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

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 BuffaloAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
29/12/2144m 12s

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

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 GreensAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/12/2150m 59s

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

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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
17/12/2145m 42s

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

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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
15/12/2130m 14s

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

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, EightSleepAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/12/2153m 19s

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

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 BuffaloAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08/12/2153m 56s

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

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!Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/12/2146m 29s

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

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 CoffeeAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/12/2153m 12s

Title Fight vs. Money Fight, a Holloway-McGregor Idea & Could Poirier Move to 170?

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).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
26/11/2148m 21s

Stipe Speaks on Jones, Khamzat's Wrestling Video & Dan Hooker Drops to 145

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 & SimpliSafeAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/11/2153m 29s

Possible Matchups for Khamzat, Vieira vs. Tate Prediction & Do Fans Want Poirier-McGregor 4?

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 BuffaloAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
19/11/2142m 27s

The Chael-Conor Twitter Battle, Another Max Holloway Clinic & Volkanovski Gets Played

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 GreensAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
17/11/2143m 14s

Edwards vs. Masvidal Is Off, Max Holloway's Trajectory & Chandler Calls Out McGregor

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 ThousandAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/11/2153m 47s

Usman's Growing Legacy, Rose Proves She's the Best, Gaethje's Title Hopes & a Dream Matchup

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 & BetterHelpAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/11/2152m 46s

UFC 268 Preview: Usman's Motivation, A Strawweight War & Gaethje vs. Chandler Expectations

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 GreensAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
05/11/2140m 10s

Khamzat's Huge Return, Makhachev's Path to Stardom & What's at Stake for Colby Covington?

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: DraftKingsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/11/2157m 2s

UFC 267 Preview: Glover's Title Shot, Islam's Potential, Yan Speaks & Khamzat's Return

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 ClothingAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
29/10/2148m 22s

Nate Diaz's Contract, Angry Marvin's Big Win & Costa's 205 Future

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: DraftKingsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
27/10/2152m 36s

Costa's Weight-Cut Fiasco, Jake Paul's Next Opponent & Excitement for Usman-Covington 2

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 SimpliSafeAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
22/10/2150m 12s

Colby's Last Chance, Defending Aspen Ladd & Masvidal Plays the Victim Card

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: BetterHelpAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/10/2140m 27s

The Heavyweight Episode: Ngannou's Complaints, Wilder's Injury & Jon Jones Defends Himself

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 ThousandAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
15/10/2147m 2s

Leon Edwards Plays the Game, Tyson Fury Entertains & a Conor McGregor Check-In

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 ClothingAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
13/10/2152m 15s

Cejudo's Title Chase, Adesanya's Options & Looking Ahead to UFC 270

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 GreensAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08/10/2143m 41s

Oliveira vs. Poirier Is Official, Sandhagen Gets His Shot & SUG Returns!

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 GreensAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
06/10/2148m 53s

Dan Hooker Appreciation, Valentina Wants Amanda Trilogy & Should Dana Release Jon Jones?

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: BetterHelpAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/10/2153m 7s

Volkanovski's Greatness, Assessing Nick Diaz's Return & Jon Jones Arrest Details Emerge

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: DraftKingsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
29/09/2155m 3s

UFC 266 Predictions & Did Nick Diaz Change MMA?

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 & BetterHelpAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/09/2151m 34s

Nick Diaz's Big Secret, Volkanovski's Pursuit of History & McGregor "Marks Out"

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 & LMNTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
22/09/2156m 10s

Suga' Sean's Strategy, Catty Welterweights & Who Should Jake Paul Fight Next?

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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
17/09/2145m 12s

Another Triller Disaster, Conor vs. Machine Gun Kelly & Khabib Criticizes Aldo

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).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
15/09/2137m 20s

Gable Steveson to WWE, Forgotten Jon Jones & Masvidal's Lasting Appeal

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 GreensAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/09/2151m 21s

Paddy the Baddy's Debut, Conor's "Delusion" & Ngannou's Missteps

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: LMNTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08/09/2149m 10s

Poirier's Brilliant Move, Brunson vs. Till & Gaethje Breaks His Silence

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).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/09/2145m 14s

Jake Paul's Greatest Accomplishment, The McGregor-Diaz Twitter Battle & 145's New Contender

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 ThousandAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/09/2156m 22s

Paul vs. Woodley Prediction, Gable Steveson's Decision & is Ngannou Still the Champion?

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).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
27/08/2146m 31s

The Middleweight Title Picture, Ferguson's Tough Streak & The Changing MMA Landscape

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: LMNTAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
25/08/2146m 35s

Charlie Olives Speaks, Conor vs. Bisping & Ngannou's "Behind the Scenes" Issues

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).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/08/2146m 53s

McGregor's Online Battles, Leon's Silence & Has Jon Jones Retired?

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 GreensAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
18/08/2150m 18s

Poirier Calls Out Diaz, McGregor/Cormier Beef & Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Latest

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 & ExpressVPNAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
13/08/2149m 29s

A New Heavyweight Star, Jon Jones' Future & Jose Aldo's Title Hopes

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 ClothingAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/08/2146m 21s

UFC 265 Predictions (Curses), The Blood Diamond & Should Conor Bother Returning?

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).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
06/08/2143m 50s

Garbrandt's Flyweight Dreams, Ciryl Gane's Title Chase & Khabib on Cejudo's Future

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 GreensAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
04/08/2150m 18s

Simone's Stand, Angry Stipe & The Chicken Sandwich Wars

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).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
30/07/2148m 46s

A Bantamweight Bloodbath, McGregor's Deleted Tweets & Ngannou Speaks Out

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 ThousandAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
28/07/2155m 56s

Logan Paul vs. Anderson Silva, Sandhagen's Spygate Affair & A Lightweight Scuffle

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 GreensAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
23/07/2145m 49s

The McGregor Excuse Tour, Miesha Tate's Return & Makhachev Gets Called Out

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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
21/07/2143m 4s

Oregon Wrestling Season Recap & Lessons Learned

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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
19/07/2141m 35s

Khabib Speaks, Makhachev's Big Moment & Conor Tells His Story

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 & BetterHelpAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
16/07/2151m 33s

Poirier-McGregor 3: Dustin's Domination, A Doctor's Stoppage & Conor's Genius Move

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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
14/07/2151m 26s

UFC 264 Predictions, McGregor's Cloudy Future & Suga' Sean's Impersonation

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. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09/07/2146m 22s

Poirier-McGregor Numbers, Masvidal's Callout & The Adesanya-Whittaker Beef

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 GreensAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/07/2146m 24s

O'Malley's New Opponent, The Jon vs. Chael Feud & Jake Paul: Freak Athlete

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 SleepAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/07/2153m 21s

An Unexpected Title Fight, Conor's Media Silence & Ronda Rousey 6.0?

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: BetterHelpAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
30/06/2149m 4s

Nick Diaz's Trolling, "Movie Character" Wonderboy & Chael's Challenge

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 & BetterHelpAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
25/06/2143m 33s

Khabib's Clear Message, UFC's Most Improved Fighter & The Hamburger Connoisseur

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).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
23/06/2150m 28s

Poirier-McGregor 3 Expectations, Adesanya's Ground Game & T-Ball Lessons

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 GreensAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
18/06/2143m 24s

Izzy's Improvements, Moreno Makes History & Nate Diaz's Epic Party

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: EightSleepAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
16/06/2147m 44s

UFC 263 Predictions, Nick Diaz's Next Fight & Leon's Observation

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: HelloFreshAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/06/2145m 14s

Diaz's Path to Victory, Logan Beats Floyd & Costa's Good Point

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 ExpressVPNAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09/06/2148m 37s

Usman vs. Covington 2, Mayweather vs. Logan Paul & Diego Sanchez Speaks

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 SleepAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
04/06/2152m 34s

Paul vs. Woodley Gets Done, Colby Speaks Up & Big Questions at 170

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: SEEDAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/06/2151m 41s

Advice for Jon Jones, Gaethje's Disappearing Act & Rockhold Wants To Fight

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).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
28/05/2144m 32s

Usman's Callout, GSP vs. Khabib & Jon Jones' "Save The Date"

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: EightSleepAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
26/05/2149m 36s

The New Lightweight Champion, Ferguson's Decline & Heavyweight Title Update

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 GreensAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
19/05/2146m 12s

Jake Paul Interview, UFC 262 Predictions & Jon Jones' "Improvement"

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 & HelloFreshAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
14/05/2150m 31s

Michael Chandler's Confidence, Cowboy's Cloudy Future & Stipe vs. Jon?

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 & RayConAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/05/2157m 33s

McGregor's "Higher Power," Jake Paul's Plan & Anderson Silva Interview

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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/05/2149m 31s

Jon Jones vs. the UFC, 205's Breakout Star & Misunderstood Josh Fabia

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: BlueChewAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
05/05/2141m 59s

Mysterious Jon Jones, Angry Marvin's Title Shot & a BMF Tournament?

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 GreensAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
30/04/2151m 8s

Usman's New Weapon, Thug Rose's GOAT Case & Nick Diaz Returns

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 GreensAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
28/04/2155m 4s

UFC 261 Predictions, Masvidal's Last Chance & Is Colby Next?

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).Presented by: HelloFreshAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
23/04/2143m 12s

Tough Guy Jake Paul, Adesanya's Next Opponent, Squatting Welterweights

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).Presented by: DraftKings and Dr. SquatchAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
21/04/2155m 1s

Glover Gets His Shot, Paul vs. Askren & Whittaker vs. Gastelum Prediction

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).Presented by: KEEPSMake 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.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
16/04/2148m 26s

Poirier-McGregor Feud, Vettori's Title Hopes & Jake Paul's Promise

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).Presented by: RayconAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
14/04/2156m 8s

Jon Jones' Pay Demands, McGregor's Adjustments & Angry Marvin's Time

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.Presented by: SEEDAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09/04/2152m 48s

Askren-Paul Buildup, Jon Jones' Next Move & Holland's Speedy Return

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? Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/04/2149m 6s

Jon Jones Negotiations, Edwards vs. Diaz & Referee Mt. Rushmore

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).Presented by: Athletic GreensAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/04/2147m 38s

Ngannou's Title, Jon Jones' Mindset, O'Malley's Error & is Woodley Done?

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.Presented by: Athletic GreensAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
31/03/2145m 19s

UFC 260 Preview: Main Event Prediction, Suga' Show Returns, Woodley's Must-Win

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).Presented by: American Giant & DraftKingsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
26/03/2141m 46s

Masvidal's Last Chance, Stipe-Francis 2 & is Poirier Getting Screwed?

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).Presented by: BeSpoke Post & DraftKingsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/03/2143m 46s

The 185 Tournament, Conor's Lost Mojo & Khabib's Trolling

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).Presented by: Keeps & Athletic GreensAthletic Greens FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D & 5 free travel packs when using link - athleticgreens.com/chaelKeeps Hair loss prevention - 1st month FREE when using link - keeps.com/chaelDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
19/03/2152m 51s

Usman-Masvidal 2, Cejudo's Return & Marvin Hagler's Impact

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.Presented by: RayconRaycon 15% off entire order when using link - buyraycon.com/chaelDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
17/03/2145m 56s

Angry Julianna Pena, Lightweight Tournament & Izzy vs. Jones Likelihood

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.Presented by: Athletic GreensAthletic Greens FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D & 5 free travel packs when using link - athleticgreens.com/chaelDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/03/2157m 7s

Izzy's 185 Future, Aljo's Big Decision & What's TJ Dillashaw Thinking?

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?Presented by: Athletic GreensAthletic Greens FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D & 5 free travel packs when using link - athleticgreens.com/chaelDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/03/2157m 10s