You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen

You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen

United States

UFC Superstar Chael Sonnen speaks his mind and interviews MMA studs and legends. As Chael says "I do the thinking so you don't have to. Listen, learn, and then follow me blindly as I show you the world as it ought to be."


Answer Your Phone and Say YES  

Chael & Joel weigh in on Jacare Souza claiming he would have no problem retiring if he doesn't get a title shot, they address the rumor of Matt Hughes coming out of retirement to fight Royce Gracie, and Chael has some 'insider information' about the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight.

Cael Sanderson Redefines the Word 'Fun'  

Chael & Joel breakdown the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships, highlighting Darian Cruz upsetting Thomas Gilman in the semifinals & capturing the title at 125-pounds, the number four seed Cory Clark defeating Seth Gross to win the 133-pound title, and Penn State's Vincenzo Joseph taking down Isaiah Martinez to win the 165-pound title. We also hear Chael & Joel talk about Ohio State's Kyle Snyder winning the Heavyweight division at the NCAA Championships while having a rib injury and Chael explains why he thinks Penn State's Mark Hall who took home the 174-pound title may be the best wrestler.

The Baddest Man on the Planet  

Chael & Joel are answering listener questions, hitting on topics that include what they make of the recently announced UFC 212 match between Anderson Silva & Kelvin Gastelum, who is currently the baddest man on the planet, what Chael's daily diet is as an active fighter, and they name the best trash talkers in MMA history. We also hear, Chael & Joel talk about the California State Athletic Commission looking to increase fines for fighters who miss weight and Penn State's Nick Suriano being forced to withdraw from the NCAA Wrestling Championships because of an ankle injury.

Where is Kankakee?  

Joel recounts his trip home to Kankakee, Illinois where he was booking the Majestic Theater for a live podcast taking place on March 30th at 7pm. He shares stories about his sister buying a laundromat just to burn it down, his brother denying any relation to Joel while hitting on a woman and Joel explains why the guy in the bar who has to take off his clothes to fight is actually the least likely guy to fight. Chael & Joel also address the rumors of Mark Hunt matching up against Derrick Lewis when the UFC heads to Auckland and Cris Cyborg possibly fighting Germaine De Randamie.

Sure Things Love To Go Down Early  

Chael & Joel share their picks for the upcoming 2017 NCAA Wrestling Tournament, they reflect on Kelvin Gastelum defeating Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 106, Chael fills out a 2017 NCAA March Madness Men's Basketball bracket and Chael has some strong opinions on the lack of fundamentals displayed by batters in the MLB.

Matching Shoes  

Chael & Joel discuss the upcoming UFC Fight Night 106 match between Kelvin Gastelum & Vitor Belfort, Tony Ferguson stating that he would accept a rematch with Khabib on the condition that he would become Interim Champion if Khabib fails to make weight again, and Joel has a rant to get off his chest.

What Paper?  

Chael & Joel talk about Floyd Mayweather calling out Conor McGregor to "sign the paper," Roy Jones Jr. wanting to box Anderson Silva as the co-main event to Mayweather vs. McGregor, and Chael has some choice words for 'The Money Team.'

Beat the Scale  

Chael & Joel recap the UFC 209 fight card, highlighting Tyron Woodley defeating Stephen Thompson, Mark Hunt being the under performer of the night losing to Alistair Overeem, and they talk about Khabib missing weight & the repercussions it may have on his career.

Jay "Gimmick" Anderson  

WWE Insider Jay "Gimmick" Anderson, discusses Randy Orton slow burning a turn on Bray Wyatt setting up their monumental match at WrestleMania 33, why Brock Lesnar will probably beat Goldberg at WrestleMania, and "Gimmick" weighs in on the rumor match potentially happening at WrestleMania 33 between Shane McMahon & AJ Styles.

Hotter Than Hell  

Chael & Joel recall how they became friends as adults during the Matt Lindland vs. Keith Sieracki US Olympic Wrestling trials, Chael recounts the time he fought Tim McKenzie on the beach in Costa Rica, and we hear a vintage Evan Tanner story about the time he showed up to practice in full combat gear.

Stuck In Las Vegas With My Pet Idiot  

Chael & Joel recap their live show in Las Vegas with the "Phone Booth Fighting MMA" guys Frank Mir & Richard Hunter, they breakdown the upcoming UFC 209 fight card, and Chael weighs in on Penn State freshman Nick Suriano possibly missing the Big Ten Wrestling Championships.

Chris Duffin  

Inventor, Strength Coach, CEO/Co-Founder of Kabuki Strength Equipment, & Co-Owner of Kabuki Strength Lab in Portland Oregon Chris Duffin, explains how the 'Whiskey & Deadlifts' concept came to fruition, what it was like growing up homeless, his views on nutrition, and Duffin discusses how his Engineering & Manufacturing background play a role in his current business.

The Enemy Of My Enemy Is My Friend  

Chael & Joel talk about Georges St-Pierre's official return to the UFC, how he's training with Freddie Roach, and they speculate who St-Pierre will make his comeback against. We also hear Chael & Joel answer some listener questions that include who hit Chael the hardest in an MMA match, how Joel got the nickname "The Godfather," and Chael opens up about his Bellator 170 fight with Tito Ortiz pointing out that Ortiz Verbally tapped.

Jack Swagger  

WWE superstar Jack Swagger joins Chael & Joel to discuss how he got into wrestling, why Daniel Cormier owes him a pair of wrestling shoes, how he came up with his wrestling gimmick, and Jack hints at a possible WrestleMania 33 appearance.

Matt Iseman  

Host of "American Ninja Warrior" and winner of the new "Celebrity Apprentice" Matt Iseman, highlights squaring off against Boy George in the finally of "Celebrity Apprentice," why he thought Carson Kressley was the most talented competitor, and Matt explains how he was caught off guard by Donald Trump taking shots at Arnold Schwarzenegger over ratings. We also hear Joel reaffirm his bet to shave his head if Fedor beats Mitrione at Bellator 172, Chael texts Georges St-Pierre to find out if the contract rumors are true, and Joel gets an official date to fight Wes Sims.

John Piermarini  

John Piermarini talks about Bray Wyatt winning the WWE Championship Title at WWE Elimination Chamber 2017, why he thinks Golberg will beat Kevin Owens for the WWE Universal Title at WWE Fastlane 2017, and he shares his thoughts on Randy Orton winning Royal Rumble 2017.

You're Only As Good As Your Last Fight  

Chael & Joel discuss the reported verbal agreement between Floyd Mayweather & Conor McGregor and what the fallout might be like for McGregor if the UFC is not involved. They also talk about the UFC 208 results highlighting Silva defeating Brunson, Germaine De Randamie throwing late punches after the bell & still getting the victory over Holly Holm for the Women's Featherweight Title, and Fedor vs. Mitrione at the upcoming Bellator 172 is accessed.

Breaking and Entering  

Chael & Joel breakdown the upcoming UFC 208 fight card and they dispute the purpose of adding replay to MMA fights. We also hear Cheal stress the importance for fighters to focus on entertainment & not just pure sport, Joel pays homage to his late father on his 103rd birthday, and this weeks 'NickBone' awards are dished out.

Can You Move Forward When The Chips Are Down  

Chael & Joel reflect on what Ryan Walker is going through after he lost the Welterweight Title match to Ben Egli at King Of The Cage: Heavy Trauma. They also talk about Chael's first fight against Trevor Prangley at the Roseland Theater, the possibility of the UFC letting go of Frankie Edgar, how Andrei Arlovski became an overnight star in the UFC because a void needed to be filled, and they get to the bottom of the dried up blood on Joel's chin from Wednesdays show due to the fact that he is back in the gym training for a fight against Wes Sims.

Tyrone Spong  

Tyrone Spong joins Chael & Joel to explain his MMA background, how his focus is now on boxing, that the BlackZilians are alive & well, what his prediction is for Silva vs. Brunson at UFC 208, and Tyrone talks about one of his beloved hobbies breeding finches.

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