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Chael Sonnen

Sports, Comedy, Ufc, Wrestling, Mma, Bad Guy Inc., Chael Sonnen, Mixed Martial Arts

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Overview

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.

377 Episodes

Did Conor McGregor Ever Truly Plan to Fight in 2024? Plus, Arman Tsarukyan called Islam Makhachev boring!

Howdy folks! On today’s episode, I discuss: The rumours surrounding why ESPN pulled their UFC 303 advertisements (00:00) Whether Conor McGregor truly planned to fight this year (12:58)Arman Tsarukyan’s smart approach to his potential upcoming Islam Makhachev matchup (23:18)What I make of Dustin Poirier's post fight comments (33:45)Dana White’s plans for the next BMF fight and why it might not feature Max Holloway (42:19)What’s going on with Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul? (50:19) All time codes are approximate. Our Sponsors: * Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/chael * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Shopify: shopify.com/chael * Check out Tecovas: tecovas.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 7 June 2024

The Conor McGregor Press Conference Cancellation and My UFC 302 Reaction!

What a couple of days it's been since I've last spoken to you! On today's episode, I'm gonna get into my theories behind the canceling of the Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler press conference in Dublin. Plus, I talk about Islam Makhachev's impressive win over Dustin Poirier at UFC 302, and Dana White's insistence that Jon Jones is above Makhachev in the GOAT conversation. I also get into Paulo Costa's sad excuse for a performance against Sean Strickland, and more.To get all my latest episodes straight to your podcast feed, follow the show here on Apple Podcasts or on Spotify!The following time codes are approximate:The canceled Conor McGregor press conference (00:00)What's next for Islam Makhachev and Dustin Poirier (12:08)Islam Makhachev vs. Jon Jones in the GOAT conversation (19:45)Arman Tsarukyan's title hopes (28:07)Paulo Costa vows to change his ways (35:55) Our Sponsors: * Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/chael * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Shopify: shopify.com/chael * Check out Tecovas: tecovas.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 4 June 2024

How Islam Makhachev Can Surpass Khabib. Plus, My Exclusive Interview with MMA Judge Douglas Crosby

Just before I left Oregon to cover UFC 302 for ESPN, I recorded an extra special episode for you all today! First, I tell you why I LOVE the UFC 303 booking between Ian Machado Garry and Michael "Venom" Page. Then, I talk about what Islam Makhachev can do to be ranked above his mentor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, in the GOAT conversation.Then, I talk to MMA judge (and my friend) Douglas Crosby about the state of MMA judging, similarities between he and Ronda Rousey, why judges don't typically speak to the media, and much, much more.The following time codes are approximate:Ian Garry vs. MVP (00:00)Islam Makhachev's legacy (11:00)Douglas Crosby interview (25:52)Special thanks to this episode’s sponsor:Draft Kings Sportsbook - visit https://sportsbook.draftkings.comNew Customers use code CHAEL to get a NO SWEAT BET up to $1500 if your first bet doesn’t hit.Gambling problem? Call 1-800 Gambler or in West Virginia visit 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 &over age varies by jurisdiction. Void in Ontario. One No Sweat Bet per new customer. Issued as one Bonus Bet based on amount of initial losing bet. Bonus bets expire 168 hours after issuance. See dkng.com/mma for eligibility, wagering and deposit restrictions, terms, and responsible gaming resources. Our Sponsors: * Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/chael * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 31 May 2024

Conor McGregor’s Partying Again?! Plus, My Breakdown of Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier

It’s UFC 302 fight week! We’re gonna dive into that and much more in today’s episode: My take on the alarming Conor McGregor partying footage (00:00) Breaking down the Xs and Os of Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier (12:07)How I think Sean Strickland vs. Paulo Costa will play out (22:02)An update on Ryan Garcia’s positive drug test (31:24)My recent traffic stop in West Linn, OR (43:32) *All time codes are approximate. Our Sponsors: * Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/chael * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Tecovas: www.tecovas.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 28 May 2024

The REAL REASON I'm Fighting Anderson Silva. Plus, How Bad Does Conor McGregor Want It?

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! On today's episode, I'm gonna spend a lot of time talking about Conor McGregor: His big plans for 2024, why Dustin Poirier doesn't think he'll fight McGregor again, and if McGregor is even training enough for his June 29 return fight with Michael Chandler. Plus, I talk about Carlos Ulberg stepping in for Khalil Rountree, as well as that boxing fight I took with Anderson Silva...The following time codes are approximate:My boxing fight with Anderson Silva (00:00)Jamahal Hill vs. Carlos Ulberg (12:08)My message to Belal Muhammad (20:46)Conor McGregor's big 2024 plans (32:48)McGregor stopping trash talk? (42:52)I don't believe Dustin Poirier (52:50)How bad does McGregor want it? (01:00:40) Our Sponsors: * Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/chael * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Tecovas: www.tecovas.com * Check out eufy: us.eufy.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 24 May 2024

Conor McGregor's Training Footage, My Issue with Ian Garry, and I Need More From Tom Aspinall

Bonjour! I'm back from Paris. And on today's episode, I'm getting into my big takeaways from the entire FOUR seconds of Conor McCregor's training footage, my issue with Ian Machado Garry saying he's "accepted" a fight with Michael "Venom" Page, and the thing I'm missing from Tom Aspinall. Plus, is Max Holloway also the No. 1 contender at 155 lbs.?The following time codes are approximate:Oleksandr Usyk's win over Tyson Fury (00:00)My advice to Tom Aspinall (10:48)Conor McGregor's training footage (22:44)Ian Garry vs. MVP? (33:58)Max Holloway's next move (42:06)To give this program the support it deserves, give me a FOLLOW here on Apple Podcasts or on Spotify. Our Sponsors: * Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/chael * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Tecovas: www.tecovas.com * Check out eufy: us.eufy.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 21 May 2024

The Biggest Gate in UFC HISTORY?! Plus, Jake Paul Says "One Of Us Has to Die"

Happy Tuesday! On today's episode, I react to Derrick Lewis' win this past weekend, and a certain heavyweight triangle involving Jon Jones, Alex Pereira, and Tom Aspinall. Plus, Dana White says UFC 303 is already breaking records! Crazy John Fury also head-butted someone from Oleksandr Usyk's team, but I don't believe it. And a whole lot more!The following time codes are approximate:Derrick Lewis' win at UFC St. Louis (00:00)Jon Jones is calling for Alex Pereira now (09:35)Chandler vs. McGregor is shattering records (18:30)Islam Makhachev's eventual plans to move up to 170 lbs. (29:10)Does someone really have to die in Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson?(39:07)The John Fury "head-butt" (46:28) Our Sponsors: * Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/chael * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Tecovas: www.tecovas.com * Check out eufy: us.eufy.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 14 May 2024

I Spoke to Islam Makhachev, I'm Right About Ryan Garcia, and My Masvidal vs. Diaz Doubts!

Hey everybody! I spoke to Islam Makhachev today, and I'm gonna tell you what I learned from that conversation. Plus, I told Ariel Helwani why I'm not positive Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz is happening, Alexander Volkanovski wants the BMF belt all of a sudden, and wrestling phenom Gable Steveson is out at WWE. Does a career in MMA await?Oh yeah, and I TOLD YOU SO!!! The following time codes are approximate:I TOLD YOU SO! (00:00)My conversation with Islam Makhachev (12:09) Alex Volkanovski wants the BMF belt (22:48) Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz (33:45) An ode to Matt Brown (40:20) Gable Steveson to MMA? (50:19) Our Sponsors: * Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/chael * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Tecovas: www.tecovas.com * Check out eufy: us.eufy.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2024

Are We Getting Jon Jones vs. Tom Aspinall Next? Plus, Steve Erceg's UFC 301 Performance

I'm back from ESPN headquarters, and I've got some things to say about UFC 301! On today's episode, I'm gonna tell you how Steve Erceg, even in a loss, was the most impressive fighter at UFC 301. Plus, I'll tell you why Anthony Smith inspires me, where Jose Aldo fits into the UFC bantamweight title picture, and what I'm hearing about Jon Jones and Tom Aspinall possibly fighting each other in July. And apparently Charles Oliveira wants to be the backup fighter for UFC 303?The following time codes are approximate:Steve Erceg's UFC 301 performance (00:00)Anthony Smith does the unexpected again (07:25)Cory Sandhagen vs. Umar Nurmagomedov is official (13:00)I'm loving Jon Jones' approach to fighting right now (21:35)Charles Oliveira's list of demands (30:10)Why does no one care about Ryan Garcia and VADA? (34:58)To support this fine program, please leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or submit a rating on my Spotify feed. Our Sponsors: * Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/chael * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Tecovas: www.tecovas.com * Check out eufy: us.eufy.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

UFC 301 Official Predictions, Ryan Garcia's STUPID Mistake, and Floyd Mayweather Detained in Dubai!?

Happy Friday! I've got a LOADED show for you all today.* Here's what's coming up courtesy of Uncle Chael:My expert take on Ryan Garcia's failed drug test (00:00)Why Tom Aspinall was wrong to criticize the UFC 304 start time (18:35)I have to rush to Jon Jones' defense again... (26:15)Prediction for Anthony Smith vs. Vitor Petrino at UFC 301 (35:33)Prediction for Jonathan Martinez vs. Jose Aldo (45:51)Prediction for Alexandre Pantoja vs. Steve Erceg (50:52)Ilia Topuria's response to Joe Rogan (58:49)Islam Makhachev's take on the lightweight title picture (01:09:27)The latest with the curious case of Floyd Mayweather, who apparently is held up in Dubai? (01:17:27)*All time codes are approximate. Our Sponsors: * Check out Mint Mobile: mintmobile.com/chael * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out Tecovas: www.tecovas.com * Check out eufy: us.eufy.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2024

Why You Should Care About UFC 301, My Unsolicited Advice to Brian Ortega, and Mike Perry's INCREDIBLE BKFC Run!

After another weekend of nonstop action in combat sports, Uncle Chael is here to give you the goods!* Here's what to expect on today's episode:Ilia Topuria, Max Holloway, and the featherweight title picture (00:00)My pie-in-the-sky dream for the BMF belt (12:25)Mike Perry's unexpected career turnaround, and Conor McGregor's investment in BKFC (21:34)Why UFC 301 matters and why you, as a fan, should tune in (31:28)What to make of Jose Aldo's upcoming return on Saturday night (39:50)Some big news concerning Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson (49:11)*All time codes are approximate.To support this show, please leave me a review on my Apple Podcasts page or submit a 5-star rating on Spotify!Special thanks to this episode’s sponsor - Draft Kings Sportsbook. Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app. New Customers use code CHAEL to bet $5 and get $200 in bonus bets!Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler, or in West Virginia visit www.1800gambler.net. In New York, call 8778 HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). In Connecticut, help is available for problem gambling: 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.com/MMA for eligibility and deposit restrictions, terms, and responsible gaming resources. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Check out eufy: us.eufy.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 30 April 2024

Tom Aspinall's TBD First Title Defense. Plus, Justin Gaethje's Uncertain Future, and Ryan Garcia's "Act"

Happy Friday, everybody! Here's what's coming up on today's program:Why I can't stop thinking about Ryan Garcia's win over Devin Haney (00:00)Who Tom Aspinall could fight at UFC 304 in Manchester (22:00)Why I feel Justin Gaethje could fight for a UFC title again (31:52)What exactly is Ronda Rousey expecting from her media tour? (41:56)My take on The Rock's upcoming biopic about Mark Kerr (52:24)To support the program, please follow us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2024

Ryan Garcia's $2 Million Bet Pays Off, and Michael Chandler vs. Conor McGregor Isn't Official...

No UFC this past weekend, but a bunch still happened in the combat sports world! Allow me to get into it on today's episode.* Here's what to expect:A hindsight look at Ryan Garcia's antics leading up to his fight with Devin Haney (00:00)Michael Chandler says his bout agreement with Conor McGregor hasn't been signed ... uh oh (09:58)Comparisons between Garcia and McGregor (18:02)Whether Max Holloway would put up the BMF belt against Ilia Topuria (27:43)My reaction to the U.S. Olympics wrestling trials (37:38)*All time codes are approximate.To support this fine program, please leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or submit a rating on my Spotify feed. You want to help me out, don't ya? Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Shop the eufy video lock: https://shop.eufy.com/VideoLock or order it on Amazon today! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 23 April 2024

The Greatest Knockout in UFC HISTORY! Plus, Ilia Topuria Flips the Script and Ryan Garcia's Descent Into Madness

Guys, there's still so much to get to in the wake of UFC 300! I'm gonna dive way deeper on today's episode. Here's what's coming up in this Friday mega-edition* of the program:Michael Chandler vs. Conor McGregor FINALLY has serious stakes attached to it (00:00)Why I agree with Joe Rogan's take on Max Holloway's knockout of Justin Gaethje (10:45)Ilia Topuria has called out Max Holloway as part of the champ's master plan (21:52)Arman Tsarukyan's dust-up with a fan at UFC 300 (33:14)Jamahal Hill's big mistake against Alex Pereira (41:32)You guys will hate me when you hear who I think Pereira should fight next (53:42)Everyone wants to see Khamzat Chimaev vs. Bo Nickal ... is it time to make it happen? (01:03:35)My thoughts on Ryan Garcia's descent into madness ahead of his boxing fight with Devin Haney (01:13:20)*All time codes are approximate. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Shop the eufy video lock: https://shop.eufy.com/VideoLock or order it on Amazon today! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 19 April 2024

Max Holloway's Many Options, I'm Mad at Arman Tsarukyan, and Is Alex Pereira the GOAT? Plus, I Spoke to Michael Chandler About UFC 303

What a weekend in Las Vegas at UFC 300! On today's episode, I'm gonna react to everything I saw while taking in one of the best fight cards we've seen in some time.* Here's what's coming up:What I think Max Holloway should do given his newfound leverage (00:00)Why I believe Alex Pereira can already stake his claim as the GOAT (12:10)Conor McGregor is finally set to return ... but will he actually headline UFC 303? (22:58)My respect for both Kayla Harrison and Holly Holm is at an all-time high (32:23)I'm not mad at Arman Tsarukyan, just disappointed (42:22)UFC 300 wrap-up: Bo Nickal's showing, Aljamain Sterling's featherweight debut, and more (52:45)*All time codes are approximate.To support this amazing program, please leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or submit a 5-star rating on Spotify. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Shop the eufy video lock: https://shop.eufy.com/VideoLock or order it on Amazon today! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 16 April 2024

The UFC 300 I CAN'T WAIT to See (It's Not Even on the Main Card). Plus, That Time I Got Anderson Silva's Autograph

So, my video producer is out of town, and now I'm in Las Vegas with ESPN. I wasn't sure how I'd get this episode to you, but as always, I've delivered for you. Enjoy this episode* which comes to you recorded from at first a car, and then a treadmill.The latest in the standoff between Tom Aspinall and Ciryl Gane (00:00)Who do you want to see Paulo Costa fight next, and where the heck is Jared Cannonier? (09:25)Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler, Conor McGregor, and what's at stake in the lightweight division tomorrow at UFC 300 (13:56)The UFC 300 fight I'm most looking forward to (21:06)Why I'll be watching the Cody Garbrandt vs. Deiveson Figueiredo fight VERY closely (28:54)What I make of Jamahal Hill asking Alex Pereira for his autograph (36:40)To support this program, please leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or submit a rating on Spotify. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Shop the eufy video lock: https://shop.eufy.com/VideoLock or order it on Amazon today! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2024

The UFC 300 Fight I CAN'T WAIT to See (It's Not Even on the Main Card). Plus, That Time I Got Anderson Silva's Autograph

So, my video producer is out of town, and now I'm in Las Vegas with ESPN. I wasn't sure how I'd get this episode to you, but as always, I've delivered for you. Enjoy this episode* which comes to you recorded from at first a car, and then a treadmill.The latest in the standoff between Tom Aspinall and Ciryl Gane (00:00)Who do you want to see Paulo Costa fight next, and where the heck is Jared Cannonier? (09:25)Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler, Conor McGregor, and what's at stake in the lightweight division tomorrow at UFC 300 (13:56)The UFC 300 fight I'm most looking forward to (21:06)Why I'll be watching the Cody Garbrandt vs. Deiveson Figueiredo fight VERY closely (28:54)What I make of Jamahal Hill asking Alex Pereira for his autograph (36:40)To support this program, please leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or submit a rating on Spotify. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Shop the eufy video lock: https://shop.eufy.com/VideoLock or order it on Amazon today! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2024

You Owe Jon Jones an Apology. Plus, Who Has the Most To Lose at UFC 300?

I'm at home for today's show, so bear with me as I meander through the hallways of my mansion while waxing poetic about the latest in combat sports. Here's what's coming up:Allegations that came out against Jon Jones this weekend, why I believe this can be a great learning experience for all parties involved, and why this situation reminds me of "To Kill a Mockingbird" (00:00)Similarities between Jones and Lance Armstrong, and why I believe we all owe Jones an apology (13:35)The stakes for Justin Gaethje at UFC 300 on Saturday (23:37)My thoughts on Paddy Pimblett's callout of Renato Moicano, who fights at UFC 300 (28:20)Why I'm not thrilled with how WrestleMania 40 ended (32:16)*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 $150 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. One No Sweat Bet per new customer. Issued as one Bonus Bet based on amount of initial losing bet. Bonus bets expire 160 hours after issuance. See DKNG.com/mma for eligibility and deposit restrictions, terms, and responsible gaming resources. Our Sponsors: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: https://www.rosettastone.com/ * Shop the eufy video lock: https://shop.eufy.com/VideoLock or order it on Amazon today! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 9 April 2024

Ronda Rousey’s Controversial Comments, Suspicions Around Jon Jones’s Injury, and Is Max Holloway Making a Mistake?

Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s what’s coming up on today’s show: I breakdown Ronda Rousey’s recent interview, where she claimed to be ‘the greatest fighter to have ever lived’ (00:00)Jon Jones’s injury and how he moves forward (14:05)Charles Oliveira pulled a Cory Sandhagen this week (27:48)UFC 300’s two lightweight matchups and the stakes involved for both (39:21)Is Max Holloway making a mistake by going up to 155lbs? (48:16)Michael Bisping thinks Khamzat Chimaev vs. Robert Whittaker could be disastrous for ‘Borz’ (59:17)Did Ian Garry really call Colby Covington Colby ‘Wimpington’? (1:09:49) *All time codes are approximate.To support this show, please leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or submit a rating on Spotify. Our Sponsors: * Shop the eufy video lock: https://shop.eufy.com/VideoLock or order it on Amazon today! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 5 April 2024

Chris Weidman's Controversial Win, The Rock's MASTERFUL Promos, and I Have Some Questions About Ronda Rousey's Concussions

Hey everybody! We've got some fun things to discuss on today's program. Here's what's on deck:Chris Weidman's strong showing in his win, and why I believe there should be some changes regarding eye pokes (00:00)Sean Strickland is in a tough spot, but I have some ideas for him (15:56)Bo Nickal calls Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs a "fraud" (26:40)Why I'm in AWE of The Rock as we approach this weekend's Wrestlemania 40 (36:30)Ronda Rousey has opened up about why her UFC career came to an abrupt end...and I have some questions about it (50:07)*All time codes are approximate.To support this show, please leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or submit a rating on Spotify. Our Sponsors: * Shop the eufy video lock: https://shop.eufy.com/VideoLock or order it on Amazon today! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2024

The Middleweight Title Picture Just Got Complicated. Plus, Should Jon Jones Retire Now to Save His Legacy?

Hey everybody! I've got a big episode for you today as we head into the weekend. Here's what's coming up*:Robert Whittaker vs. Khamzat Chimaev is supposedly a No. 1 contender fight, but how is that possible? (00:00)Why Bo Nickal and Chimaev should fight each other if they both win in their next fights (12:58)Where does Sean Strickland fit into all of this? (25:23)Tom Aspinall's callout of Curtis Blaydes for a fight in Manchester, England (38:21)Whether the results of Jon Jones' next fight could make or break his legacy (49:27)We know who the refs for UFC 300...do you care? (01:00:38)My take on burgers in Kansas City (01:10:02)*All time codes are approximate.If you want to support the program, the best thing you can do is give this podcast a follow on my Apple Podcasts or Spotify feeds. Our Sponsors: * Shop the eufy video lock: https://shop.eufy.com/VideoLock or order it on Amazon today! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 29 March 2024

Biting in the UFC?! Plus, Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler Is Getting Boring!

Howdy folks! I hope you had a great weekend! Here’s what’s coming up on today’s show: My reaction to Igor Severino biting Andre Lima at the UFC Apex last weekend (01:21)Why Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler is getting boring (13:13)Nick Diaz’s heavy bag footage, and when we can expect his return (25:19)How is Netflix going to handle the Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson promotion? (35:54)I give my recap of the 2024 NCAA Wrestling Championships (49:14) *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. Our Sponsors: * Shop the eufy video lock: https://shop.eufy.com/VideoLock or order it on Amazon today! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 26 March 2024

Conor McGregor Has Lost Power. Plus, Chito Vera is TROLLING You, and Will Alex Pereira Fight at UFC 301?

It's been a crazy week for MMA news! We'll get to some of it on today's episode.* Here's what's coming up:Intro (00:00)Why fight negotiations for Conor McGregor are different than they used to be (01:48)Why I think Michael Chandler's motivation for fighting McGregor extends beyond money (15:20)What to make of Marlon Vera's comments regarding Sean O'Malley's greasy hair (28:19)Is Alex Pereira looking past Jamahal Hill? (37:00)Why both Jake Paul and Mike Tyson are in very difficult situations (46:01)*All time codes are approximate.To support this program, please leave me a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts or submit a rating on my Spotify page. Our Sponsors: * Shop the eufy video lock: https://shop.eufy.com/VideoLock or order it on Amazon today! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 22 March 2024

Jon Jones Meets Tom Aspinall, Islam Makhachev Is a Heel, and Bo Nickal's UFC 300 Controversy

Happy Tuesday! Here's what's coming up on today's episode:Intro (00:00)Will the real Jon Jones please stand up? (01:41)Why I'm confident Colby Covington vs. Ian Garry will get booked (13:36)Islam Makhachev's criticism of Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway (24:33)Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan, and a rule change I'd like to propose for this fight (35:12)Some controversy surrounding Bo Nickal's UFC 300 main card placement (45:43) Google Podcasts is going away. Remember that if you listen to this program on Google Podcasts, I advise that you switch over to another platform that still exists. Our Sponsors: * Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 19 March 2024

Colby Covington's Proposal to Ian Garry, Jon Jones Injures Fan, and Why Conor McGregor Can't Headline a UFC PPV!

Happy Friday! We've got a lot to cover today. Here's what's I'm getting into in this episode:Intro (00:00)Why Jon Jones could be on the verge of getting sued by a fan (01:49)Why I don't think Conor McGregor deserves a main event spot against Michael Chandler (10:33)Why I think the Suga' Show could come to an end soon (21:01)Sean Strickland's call for an immediate rematch with Dricus du Plessis (33:21)Colby Covington's response to Ian Machado Garry's callout (40:05)Mike Tyson's approach to the fight with Jake Paul (50:37)An inspiring story involving MMA pioneer Mark Coleman (59:37) *All time codes are approximate. Our Sponsors: * Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 15 March 2024

Suga' Sean's 2024 Plans, Dustin Poirier's Case for a Title Shot, and What Does Francis Ngannou Do Now?

What a weekend in Miami! I can't wait to talk to you about everything that went down this weekend.* Here's what I'm discussing on today's episode:Dustin Poirier's chances of landing a title fight with Islam Makhachev (00:00)Some life and career advice for Benoit Saint-Denis (13:10)What to do next with Sean O'Malley, Ilia Topuria, and Alex Volkanovski (25:28)What I make of Curtis Blaydes' callout of Tom Aspinall (34:10)How Francis Ngannou's career should progress following this past weekend's devastating results (44:32)*All time codes are approximate. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 12 March 2024

Dustin Poirier Will WIN at UFC 299! Plus, the Real Reason Chandler vs. McGregor Is Getting Delayed

As a make-up for missing some recent episodes, here's the Friday podcast one day early! Today*, I'm talking UFC 299, Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou, Jake Paul, and the ongoing saga that is Michael Chandler vs. Conor McGregor.Does Francis Ngannou HAVE to KO Anthony Joshua? And will he? (00:00)Why Big Nog is the one that tried to feed the bus a carrot (11:30)Why I suspect Michael Chandler vs. Conor McGregor hasn't been booked yet (22:20)The oddsmakers are doubting Dustin Poirier at UFC 299, but not me! (32:33)Sean O'Malley vs. Marlon Vera 2, and why I see this differently than many of you do (42:33)Enjoy all the fights this weekend! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 7 March 2024

You're Wrong About Dustin Poirier! Plus, Henry Cejudo's Advice to Dana White and Previewing Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou

Howdy! Happy UFC 299 fight week. Here's what's coming up on today's show*:My thoughts on Umar Nurmagomedov's win over the weekend (00:00)Some crazy betting line movement for Sean O'Malley vs. Marlon Vera 2 (12:40)Why I think you're all stupid for doubting Dustin Poirier against Benoit Saint-Denis at UFC 299 (24:22)Why Henry Cejudo thinks Dana White should pull Max Holloway from the Justin Gaethje fight (35:35)MMA math and how it may predict the winner of Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou (45:28)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. One No Sweat Bet per new customer. Issued as one Bonus Bet based on amount of initial losing bet. 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/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 5 March 2024

My Response to Jorge Masvidal's Callout, Israel Adesanya Breaks Silence, and What's Next For Ilia Topuria?

I'm back from Saudi Arabia! I've got a lot to catch up on during today's episode.* Here's what's coming up:My response to Jorge Masvidal's callout of me (00:00)Francis Ngannou's mindset heading into his boxing fight next week with Anthony Joshua (09:50)Looming questions surrounding Michael Chandler vs. Conor McGregor (19:15)Israel Adesanya has finally spoken up about his next fight (29:32)Why Alexander Volkanovski believes his next fight will be for a featherweight title shot (37:43)My advice to Ilia Topuria (50:28)Henry Cejudo's uncertain plans for his fighting future (01:00:00)Why the UFC will never have a 165 lb. division (01:10:10) *All time codes are approximate.To support the program, please leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or submit a rating on Spotify. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 1 March 2024

UFC 298 Reaction! The Ilia Topuria Era Begins, the Henry Cejudo Era (Maybe) Ends, and the REAL Winner of UFC 298

What a weekend! I can't wait to talk to you all on today's episode about it*. Here's what's coming up:My thoughts on Ilia Topuria's performance against Alexander Volkanovski (00:00)Why Max Holloway is a happy man today (09:38)A very fun co-main event between Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa (18:47)Another very impressive performance from Ian Machado Garry, and why I love his callout of Colby Covington (27:08)It's time to give Henry Cejudo the credit he deserves (34:35)*All time codes are approximate.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or submit a rating on my Spotify page. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 20 February 2024

Why Alex Volkanovski Will Beat Ilia Topuria at UFC 298, Henry Cejudo Weighs Retirement (Again), and Dana White to Announce UFC 300 Main Event

I'm off to Anaheim for UFC 298, but Uncle Chael is still here to deliver a packed edition of the program. Here's what's coming up:*Why every UFC champion not named Alex Pereira is stupid (00:00)If Dana White actually announces the UFC 300 main event Saturday night, I'll be VERY impressed (10:03)Dana White walking off Howie Mandel's podcast set and why I think it was legit (19:29)How Sean Strickland vs. Ian Garry can become a reality (30:57)My official prediction for Ian Garry vs. Geoff Neal (39:55)Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa aren't calling for title shots...why not? (49:20)What to make of this week's drama between Henry Cejudo and Captain Eric (57:42)Cejudo's assertion that he'll retire with a loss to Merab Dvalishvili (01:07:07)My official prediction for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria (01:16:25)*All time codes are approximate.Special thanks to this episode’s sponsor:DraftKings 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/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 16 February 2024

UFC Wants Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 300! And Was Jon Jones Really Offered the Main Event?

The UFC 300 main event speculation is FASCINATING! And on today's episode, I'm gonna do even more of it. Here's what's coming up:Ariel Helwani's report that UFC wants to book Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev for UFC 300 (00:00)Jon Jones says he turned down the offer to headline UFC 300...do we believe that? (10:39)Coach Eugene Bareman reveals why Israel Adesanya performed so poorly in the Sean Strickland fight (20:33)Why a loss to Ilia Topuria at UFC 298 could be beneficial to Alex Volkanovski (30:15)I've got a problem with the way WWE is bringing The Rock back into the mix (41:56)*All time codes are approximate. To support this program, please leave me a review on Apple Podcasts or on my Spotify page. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 13 February 2024

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/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 9 February 2024

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/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 6 February 2024

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/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 2 February 2024

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. Our Sponsors: * Check out Drizly: https://drizly.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 26 January 2024

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. Our Sponsors: * Check out Drizly: https://drizly.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 23 January 2024

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. Our Sponsors: * Check out Drizly: https://drizly.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 16 January 2024

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. Our Sponsors: * Check out Drizly: https://drizly.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 12 January 2024

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. Our Sponsors: * Check out Drizly: https://drizly.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 9 January 2024

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. Our Sponsors: * Check out Drizly: https://drizly.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 5 January 2024

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. Our Sponsors: * Check out Drizly: https://drizly.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 2 January 2024

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/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 29 December 2023

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/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 22 December 2023

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/chaelsonnen Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 19 December 2023

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/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 14 December 2023

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/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 12 December 2023

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/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Transcribed - Published: 8 December 2023

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.

Transcribed - Published: 5 December 2023

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!

Transcribed - Published: 1 December 2023

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