• Jon Jones' Legal Troubles, New Khabib vs. Conor Footage, and is Grasso-Shevchenko 3 Not Happening?

    We have new footage of the unforgettable UFC 229 fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor! I discuss that on today's episode, plus McGregor's guarantee to Michael Chandler that they'll face off later this year. Plus, I give you my thoughts on the latest Jon Jones drama, potential matchups for The Sphere card, and has Valentina Shevchenko silently pulled out of the trilogy fight with Alexa Grasso?

    The following time codes are approximate:

    • The new Khabib vs. Conor footage (00:00)
    • Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler latest (14:22)
    • Jon Jones' legal troubles continue (24:50)
    • The Sphere rumors (36:42)
    • Women's flyweight title fight rumors (44:08)


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    51m - Jul 16, 2024
  • Dana White's $17M Sphere Card, Nate Diaz's Path to the UFC, and Was Fury-Ngannou Fixed?

    I've got a MEGA-episode for you all today! In this special program, I talk about Dana White's MASSIVE UFC 306 expenses, Michael Chandler making Dustin Poirier mad, and I give you my response to Joe Pyfer's criticism of MMA fans. Plus, I lay out Nate Diaz's path back to the UFC, I wonder whether Israel Adesanya will ever be the same, and I even talk about Adesanya's old friend, Darren Till. In addition to getting you up to date on the Friendly Hacker, I also weigh in on something Joe Rogan said about the Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou fight.

    The following time codes are approximate:

    • Dana White's $17M bill (00:00)
    • Dustin Poirier responds to Michael Chandler (10:47)
    • The thing Joe Pyfer needs to learn (22:51)
    • How will Israel Adesanya look at UFC 305? (38:03)
    • Darren Till should stop fighting (47:43)
    • Getting Nate Diaz back to UFC (58:31)
    • Was Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou fixed? (01:07:04)
    • The Friendly Hacker update (01:15:25)
    • Good guy vs. bad guy (01:22:10)

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    1h 28m - Jul 12, 2024
  • Nate Diaz's Best Fight in YEARS! Plus, Stipe Miocic Speaks and Anthony Joshua Called Out Alex Pereira!

    I'm back in the studio this week, and I've got an incredible episode coming up for you all today if I do say so myself. I begin by giving you my thoughts on the Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal boxing fight, which went way better than I expected it to. Then, I tell you why I have questions surrounding WBC's decision to expel Ryan Garcia. After that, I talk about Alex Pereira's back-and-forth with Anthony Joshua, as well as an old foe who wants a piece of Pereira. I also defend Stipe Miocic, who spoke up this weekend about the UFC heavyweight division.

    The following time codes are approximate:

    • Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal recap (00:00)
    • WBC expels Ryan Garcia (15:02)
    • Stipe Miocic breaks his silence (26:52)
    • Alex Pereira to boxing? (37:07)
    • Artem Vakhitov wants Pereira in MMA (49:11)

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    55m - Jul 9, 2024
  • I Got Hacked! And Did Conor McGregor Announce His Retirement?

    Happy Friday! I'm at home today enjoying life on the outdoor patio, but Uncle Chael has managed to come through for you again on today's episode, where I begin by telling you about what happened with my Twitter account earlier this week. Then, I talk about Michael Chandler's statement that UFC has offered him a title shot against Islam Makhachev. Is it legit? And if so, what does this tell us about Conor McGregor's future? I also pay homage to the great Andrei Arlovski before closing with that TROLL Dricus du Plessis.

    The following time codes are approximate:

    • I got hacked! (00:00)
    • Michael Chandler offered a title shot? (07:03)
    • If Chandler fights Islam Makhachev, is Conor McGregor retired? (13:28)
    • My advice to Jiri Prochazka (22:27)
    • An ode to Andrei Arlovski (28:40)
    • Dricus du Plessis's UFC 305 press conference performance (36:48)

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    40m - Jul 5, 2024
  • Jon Jones vs. Alex Pereira COULD Happen, Diego Lopes Deserves More Credit, and What Is Michael Chandler Waiting For?

    I'm on the road, but I've still got a brand new UFC 303 reaction episode out for you all today! I cover Alex Pereira's knockout of Jiri Prochazka and what could be in store for the champion. Then, I get into the STUD moves from Diego Lopes and Dan Ige, as well as why I believe Anthony Smith won even in defeat on Saturday night. I also discuss the latest twists and turns in the cursed Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler fight.

    The following time codes are approximate:

    • What makes Alex Pereira so special? (00:00)
    • Bada** moves by Dan Ige and Diego Lopes (16:53)
    • Major props to Anthony Smith (27:09)
    • What's next for Ian Garry? (32:54)
    • It's looking more and more like Michael Chandler and Conor McGregor won't fight (37:20)

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    42m - Jul 2, 2024
  • UFC 303 Predictions, Sean Strickland's Title Shot Case, and Can Jorge Masvidal Read?

    I'm off in Las Vegas for UFC 303 and to celebrate the occasion, I've got a mega-episode today! I begin by talking about all of the behind-the-scenes things involved with the Arman Tsarukyan suspension. Then, I talk about the 185 lb. title picture and a recent training video I saw of Sean Strickland. Plus, I explain why Conor McGregor's hurt "toe" could prevent him from re-booking the fight with Michael Chandler. In addition to all of that, I give you my official predictions for the three best fights of UFC 303! You're welcome.

    All of the following time codes are approximate:

    • Arman Tsarukyan's suspension (00:00)
    • The middleweight title picture (10:10)
    • The Sean Strickland training video (22:08)
    • Conor McGregor's toe (35:27)
    • Jorge Masvidal is clueless (45:27)
    • The UFC is testing Ian Garry (51:12)
    • Ian Garry vs. MVP prediction (57:56)
    • Brian Ortega vs. Diego Lopes prediction (01:07:42)
    • Alex Pereira vs. Jiri Prochazka 2 prediction (01:16:32)


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    1h 22m - Jun 28, 2024
  • 25 Minutes on Conor McGregor's UFC 303 Withdrawal. Plus, How Good is Jon Jones REALLY?

    It's UFC 303 week! Conor McGregor was supposed to fight this week, but he has an "injured toe." I'll talk about that in an epic rant at the end of the show, but first, I owe Robert Whittaker an apology. I also tell you why I'm so excited for Brian Ortega vs. Diego Lopes, the UFC 303 co-main event that's flying under-the-radar. I also talk about Alexander Volkov's win over Sergei Pavlovich, and what this reveals to us about Jon Jones.

    The following time codes are approximate:

    • Robert Whittaker's beatdown of Ikram Aliskerov (00:00)
    • A massive fight between Brian Ortega and Diego Lopes at UFC 303 (11:51)
    • How good is Jon Jones really? (23:07)
    • 25 epic minutes on Conor McGregor (32:20)

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    54m - Jun 25, 2024
  • 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
  • Does Conor McGregor 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.



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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.

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    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)


    *All time codes are approximate.




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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)

    *All time codes are approximate.



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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
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