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An irreverent and unscripted look at the week's mixed martial arts news from longtime MMA journalists Ben Fowlkes and Chad Dundas. Topics include the latest happenings in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions.

The Co-Main Event MMA Podcast Chad Dundas and Ben Fowlkes

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    • 4.8 • 528 Ratings

An irreverent and unscripted look at the week's mixed martial arts news from longtime MMA journalists Ben Fowlkes and Chad Dundas. Topics include the latest happenings in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions.

    Episode 484: Is this Francis Ngannou's last UFC fight?

    Episode 484: Is this Francis Ngannou's last UFC fight?

    Francis Ngannou's contractual status with the UFC has dominated the storylines leading up to Saturday's "title unification" bout against Cyril Gane. But what happens when these two guys actually get in the cage together? How will the fight go? What's the best case scenario for Ngannou? What's the worst? We discuss. Plus, Brandon Moreno and Davey Figgs out here about to do it again-again brother.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    CME Power Hour: Who would want to firebomb Conor McGregor's pub?

    CME Power Hour: Who would want to firebomb Conor McGregor's pub?

    It's another FREE Power Hour for all the little Co-Mainiacs this week. On this episode, it's all power rankings all the time this week, as we head into Saturday's Fight Night event featuring Giga Chikadze vs. Calvin Kattar. Among our topics: We'd make a list of suspects who might want to throw a Molotov cocktail at Conor McGregor's pub, but this show is only an hour long. You know who has weird ideas about Greg Hardy's MMA career? Greg Hardy! And who's gonna pay $75 to watch Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masivdal?
    Plus, an exciting new development in $20 We Never Want to See Again. No spoilers, but shit. Just. Got. Real.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 483: Can Giga Chikadze steal that spot?

    Episode 483: Can Giga Chikadze steal that spot?

    Giga Chikadze's Fight Night main event against Calvin Kattar coming up on Saturday may well have gotten more interesting this week, when Max Holloway pulled out of a featherweight title shot at UFC 272. Right now, Chan Sung Jung and Henry Cejudo are both pursuing that open slot against Alexander Volkanovski, but you know how this sport is. Who's to say Giga can't steal that spot with an impressive performance? Plus, we look at the recent bonanza of heavyweight fight bookings and discuss Sean O'Malley saying most fighters don't make any money for the UFC.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    How UFC gonna raise PPV prices AGAIN?!?

    How UFC gonna raise PPV prices AGAIN?!?

    For the third year in a row, the UFC wishes fans a Happy New Year by raising prices on its PPV events by $5. That's a 25% increase in just a few years. On this episode of the Power Hour, we ask: Will the ballooning sticker price ever hit a breaking point for fans? So far, it has not. On the bright side, at least we can be assured fighters will get a cut of this newly increased revenue. Haha. Psych. They absolutely will not.
    Plus, in Power Rankings, Max Holloway bows out already, Artem Lobov makes us sad and they're actually doing it: Derrick Lewis vs. Tai Tuivasa.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 482: Dana White keeps taking these Ls from Jake Paul

    Episode 482: Dana White keeps taking these Ls from Jake Paul

    If Dana White had actually read "The Art of War" he might understand that it is a bad idea for him to continually engage Jake Paul on the battlefield where Paul is strongest. Unfortunately, the longtime UFC president just comes out of every skirmish in this feud looking more and more out of touch. Plus, we wonder: Is the UFC really gonna let Francis Ngannou go? Also, fun with futures!
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Doin' the Damn Thing: Year-end wrap-up of books, movies & TV

    Doin' the Damn Thing: Year-end wrap-up of books, movies & TV

    Due to some family obligations, we're not going to be able to record that new episode of the Proper we promised. Instead, please accept this free episode of Doin' the Damn Thing. For the final pod of the year, your dudes talk about our favorite TV shows, movies and books of 2021. Also, an abbreviated Kraken Up, with the NHL shut down amid a holiday COVID outbreak.
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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
528 Ratings

528 Ratings

Josh406 ,

MMA commentary at its best

Doing a great job of representing the state of Montana with their wit and humor. My favorite podcast each week.

Loves MMA ,

Great podcast but too political

I’ve listened to this podcast for quite awhile and they both know their mma. This is a solid mma podcast.

However what Chad and Ben don’t realize is that people watch sports to avoid politics and the drama in the news. Sadly Chad and Ben have made it clear almost every single show that they are hardcore liberals(democrats) and they think everyone else is a complete fool. They find every opportunity to mock and tear down any mma fighter who holds and expresses conservative thoughts. They used to find any opportunity to make fun of President Trump.

Ben and chad should remember that ~50% of Americans are republicans. They’re also about 50% of the people that listen to this podcast. They are mma fans who listen to this podcast to hear about MMA - not the personal political criticisms that these hosts want.

If you want a straight mma podcast - this isn’t the one for you.

icantfight ,

Vaccine

Pro vaccine mandate is a mood killer for me. Personally I’d rather you guys talk about mma. That’s what I tuned in for.

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