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An irreverent, unscripted discussion of the the week's top mixed martial arts news by MMAJunkie.com's Ben Fowlkes and Bleacher Report.com lead MMA writer Chad Dundas.

An irreverent, unscripted discussion of the the week's top mixed martial arts news by MMAJunkie.com's Ben Fowlkes and Bleacher Report.com lead MMA writer Chad Dundas.
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Missoula, MT

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An irreverent, unscripted discussion of the the week's top mixed martial arts news by MMAJunkie.com's Ben Fowlkes and Bleacher Report.com lead MMA writer Chad Dundas.

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@chaddundas

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 351: A Big Weekend for the S.E. Wildmen

4/22/2019
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With Bellator 220 airing on DAZN and UFC: Jacare vs. Hermansson airing ... somewhere, it shapes up as a big weekend for hardcore MMA fans. Also, in no great surprise to anyone--including, it seemed, Aleksei Oleinik--Alistair Overeem got a big win in St. Petersburg.

Duration:01:19:30

Episode 350: Ebbs and Flows Out This MFer

4/15/2019
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Ben and Chad discuss UFC 236's stellar interim title fights, including what should rightfully happen next for Dustin Poirier, Max Holloway, Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum. In addition to that, they look at a number of Classic Dana Moments from the weekend.

Duration:01:04:01

Episode 349: Goddamnit, I Hate Myself

4/8/2019
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Ben and Chad talk UFC 236's two interim title fights--Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier and Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya. In addition to that, they talk about Bareknuckle FC successfully setting up its own version of a superfight.

Duration:01:17:52

Episode 348: Congratulations, You're Having a Thiago Santos

4/1/2019
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Is Jon Jones just messing with us? Teasing a July matchup with Stipe Miocic only to almost immediately ink this deal to fight Thiago Santos? Well, that's just mean spirited. Also, Justin Gaethje knows who he is, One FC Championship apparently does not and Conor McGregor is ... well, things aren't great for him right now.

Duration:01:17:10

Episode 347: This is Just Primed for Violence

3/25/2019
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Stephen Thompson was winning right up until he lost. Anthony Pettis was losing right up until he won. Big Pretty talked big but fought ugly. Plus, Gaethje vs. Barboza seems destined to be a certain kind of fight on ESPN.

Duration:01:11:15

Episode 346: Three Piece and a Soda

3/18/2019
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Jorge Masvidal serves Darren Till AND Leon Edwards some tasty vittles at UFC Fight Night 147. Plus, Anthony Pettis moves up to welterweight ... and, wait, UFC pay-per-views are available exclusively where now?

Duration:01:10:47

Episode 345: Yeah, That Was Gross

3/11/2019
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Junior dos Santos defeats Derrick Lewis after Lewis allegedly shows up at UFC Fight Night 146 with a serious knee injury. Then, dos Santos says anybody but Brock Lesnar should fight next for the heavyweight title. So, let's just say there is a lot of talk about--and that doesn't even include next week's Fight Night 147.

Duration:01:11:28

Episode 344: Y'all Fighting at the Buffet? Bruh.

3/4/2019
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With Jon Jones saying he's just now getting comfortable feeling like a UFC fighter (lol, wut?!?), we discuss the outlook for the rest of Bones' 2019 in the wake of his victory over Anthony Smith. Plus, a welterweight title fight that was a nightmare for one guy and a dream for the other. Oh, and say one thing for Ben Askren's UFC debut: It was not boring.

Duration:01:14:50

Episode 343: Middle. Finger. Emoji.

2/25/2019
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We talk about what the heck is happening at lightweight, where Dustin Poirier went from tweeting a middle finger emoji to landing in a 155-pound interim title fight. Also, a look ahead to UFC 235, the ACTUAL welterweight and light heavyweight titles are on the line.

Duration:01:14:24

Episode 342: Now THIS is the Heavyweight Division We Know and Love

2/18/2019
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Did Francis Ngannou knock Cain Velasquez out with the shortest uppercut ever seen by man? Did Velasquez's knee spontaneously self-destruct? Is Mirko CroCop back? Have Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov made amends? On this AQC episode of the CME, the heavyweight division is back to its old tricks!

Duration:01:08:23

Episode 341: Finally, We Speak of Bowels

2/11/2019
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So, wait ... WHAT happened to Robert Whittaker just before UFC 234? And how did Kelvin Gastelum play it? And did how we feel about Adesanya vs. Silva have mostly to do with our own fears?

Duration:01:09:04

Introducing: Road Agents!

2/6/2019
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A free sample of Ben and Chad's new podcast "Road Agents" which will be available to top-tier patrons at the CME's Patreon page. Like what you hear? Go sign up: https://patreon.com/comainevent

Duration:01:02:23

Episode 340: Hella Stoppages

2/4/2019
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Jose Aldo and Marlon Moraes each got big wins at UFC Fight Night 144. Plus, your dudes look ahead to UFC 234's Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum and Anderson Silva vs. Israel Adesanya.

Duration:01:18:53

Episode 339: You're Looking at Me Askance Right Now

1/28/2019
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Ryan Bader becomes the Bellator champ champ with his quick and easy victory over Fedor Emelianenko in the heavyweight grand prix final. Did Scotty Cokes and Co. just hit a towering home run? Plus, what to look for at UFC on ESPN+ 2.

Duration:01:18:04

Episode 338: I’m Out Here Swinging Snakes Around, Man!

1/21/2019
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Ben and Chad break down the action from UFC on ESPN+1, as instructed by the huge amounts of listener mail they received.

Duration:01:12:13

Episode 337: I Feel Like I'm Taking Crazy Pills

1/14/2019
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The UFC's broadcast deal with ESPN is upon us, so Ben and Chad break down Henry Cejudo vs. TJ Dillashaw, talk about how a streaming-only product will affect fans and then nod to Nate Diaz jumping into the Conor-Khabib feud.

Duration:01:11:12

Episode 336: From Outhouse to Penthouse

1/7/2019
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After holiday break, Ben and Chad are back like Francis Ngannou after knocking out Curtis Blaydes. On this episode: UFC 232 wrap-up plus UFC 235 goes from the outhouse to the penthouse.

Duration:01:12:43

CME Christmas Spectacular [re-release]

12/25/2018
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ICYMI, the CME put out a Christmas Spectacular last year about this time. Here it is again.

Duration:00:29:13

Episode 335: Time to go whole hog on sword fighting

12/17/2018
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Chad and Ben discuss the divergent directions of Frank Mir and Lyoto Machida, then look ahead to UFC 232's dueling title fights.

Duration:01:18:33

Episode 334: Got Them WMDs

12/10/2018
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Ben and Chad breakdown the two title fights from UFC 231 and ask what happens next at men's featherweight and women's flyweight. Plus, with the UFC's deal with Fox about to end, what did we learn?

Duration:01:10:39