• I BEAT Anderson Silva! Plus, Conor McGregor's "Injury" and Alex Pereira's GOAT Case

    I'm back from Brazil, and it seems like I missed a lot! On today's episode, I'm gonna get into it all: My boxing FIGHT with Anderson Silva, why I applaud Conor McGregor for backing out of UFC 303, another bada** move from Alex Pereira, and PR brilliance from Bo Nickal

    The following time codes are approximate:

    • My boxing fight with Anderson Silva in Brazil (00:00)
    • Conor McGregor's UFC 303 pullout (08:50)
    • Alex Pereira saving the day at UFC 303 (21:21)
    • A brilliant move by Bo Nickal (29:05)

    I apologize for missing episodes last week, but I had some business to take care of. I'll talk to you all again on Friday.



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    32m - Jun 18, 2024
  • 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)

     

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    53m - Jun 7, 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)


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    41m - Jun 4, 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)

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    1h 0m - May 31, 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)


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    52m - May 28, 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)


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    1h 8m - May 24, 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)

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    45m - May 21, 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)


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    52m - May 14, 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) 


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    57m - May 10, 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)

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    44m - May 7, 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)

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    1h 25m - May 3, 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.

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    59m - Apr 30, 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)

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    1h 3m - Apr 26, 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)

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    45m - Apr 23, 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)

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    1h 21m - Apr 19, 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.

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    1h 0m - Apr 16, 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)

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    41m - Apr 12, 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)

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    41m - Apr 9, 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)


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    1h 18m - Apr 5, 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)

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    59m - Apr 2, 2024
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