You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen

You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen

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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."


Al "Raging" Iaquinta  

UFC Lightweight Al Iaquinta, discusses his victory over Diego Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 108, his thoughts on not getting the post fight bonus, why he's unhappy with his current contract, and Iaquinta explains how training your eyes is overlooked.

Dr. Shawn Stasiak  

Retired Professional Wrestler, Chiropractor, & Motivational Speaker Dr. Shawn Stasiak, joins Chael & Joel to talk about Boise State dropping its Wrestling program, making a potential comeback to the WWE & the storyline he'd like to pursue, old school wrestlers vs. new school wrestlers, his chemistry with Randy Orton, and Dr. Shawn Stasiak discusses how not helping himself politically, ultimately lead to the demise of his WWE career.

Can You Get Me into The Prison?  

Chael & Joel give predictions for the upcoming Straus vs. Pitbull Bellator 178 match, they breakdown Jake Ellenberger taking on Mike Perry at UFC Fight Night 108, and they discuss Urijah Faber being announced as a member of the 2017 UFC Hall of Fame.

The Cover-Up Is Always Worse Than the Crime  

Chael & Joel talk about Anthony Johnson's abrupt retirement following his UFC 210 loss and they discuss 'fixed fights,' highlighting Dan Severn vs. Shannon Ritch. We also hear Chael & Joel share stories about different ways they've seen fighters cheat the scale during weigh-ins and Chael answers the question weather or not he regrets, not doing the first season of "The Ultimate Fighter."

Respect Never Sold a Ticket  

Chael & Joel discuss Robert Whittaker's upset victory over 'Jacare' Souze, Demetrious Johnson defeating Wilson Reis to retain his Flyweight Title, Daniel Cormier's controversial UFC 210 weigh-in, and they breakdown the Mousasi vs. Weidman debacle that went down at UFC 210.

The Manager is Just a Leech  

Chael & Joel discuss Demetrious Johnson's upcoming Flyweight Title defense against Wilson Reis, Cody Garbrandt stating that after his match with TJ Dillashaw at UFC 213 he wants to take a shot at Demetrious Johnson's Flyweight Title, and Chael & Joel share an inspirational story that occurred on the ride over to the studio.

It's Always Better To Go Up  

Chael & Joel discuss the upcoming UFC 213 match between Robbie Lawler & Donald Cerrone, Rafeal Dos Anjos making the move to fight at 170 pounds, Roman Reigns & The Undertaker's botched spot at WrestleMania 33, and Chael explains what it was like fighting on the same card as his mentor Randy Couture.

Mike "Platinum" Perry  

UFC Welterweight Mike "Platinum" Perry, joins Chael & Joel to discuss his MMA background, what his thoughts are on the potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather match, how he wound up training in Florida at the UFC Gym, the story behind his non-UFC 'winner take all' fights, and Perry talks about eating alligator.

You Can Only Scale The Mountain So Many Times  

Chael & Joel preview UFC 210, breaking down Daniel "DC" Cormier vs. Anthony "Rumble" Johnson for the Light Heavyweight Championship and they share their predictions for Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi.

Honor Amongst Thieves  

Chael & Joel talk about Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather being the most hyped fight that's not officially signed & they dispute the impact of age & weight on the match, Chael shares a vintage Otto Olson story, and Joel reflects on having the opportunity to thank his coaches at the live Kankakee show.

Monsters Don't Talk  

Chael & Joel recap King Mo defeating Rampage at Bellator 175, they breakdown WrestleMania 33 highlighting Roman Reigns defeating The Undertaker, AJ Styles beating Shane McMahon, and Jim Ross making an appearance during the main event. We also hear Chael & Joel shed some light on what really happened at the Kankakee live show.

Richard Hunter  

Broadcaster, Comedian, & Co-Host of the podcast "Phone Booth Fighting" Richard Hunter, joins Chael & Joel to talk about when he first started covering MMA, the difference between writers & broadcasters asking questions to athletes, and Richard shares his secret strategy to post fight press conferences. We also hear Chael & Joel discuss Ryan Bader signing with Bellator and Joel's fight with Wes Sims has an update.

Borderline Scary  

Chael & Joel are podcasting from Chicago, Illinois and they discuss the big storyline of weight difference in the upcoming Bellator 175 match between King Mo & Rampage. We also hear Jay "Gimmick" Anderson call-in to cut a promo on CM Punk and the man whom the 'NickBone' award is named after Mike Nickaboine, makes a surprise call to the show to explain how 'NickBone' was created the first time he spoke with Joel.

235 Ain't No Weight Class  

Chael & Joel preview the upcoming Bellator 175 match between Rampage & King Mo and they weigh in on one of the top wrestling recruits Gavin Teasdale decommitting from Iowa. We also hear Chael & Joel discuss why the B.J. Penn vs. Dennis Siver match set for UFC Fight Night 112 shouldn't be scheduled for five rounds and Chael explains how he jinxed King Mo's Olympic bid.

10 Dimes  

Chael & Joel discuss the Nevada Athletic Commission downgrading Conor McGregor's bottle throwing fine and Chael explains how he found out that his upcoming Bellator 180 match with Wanderlei Silva had been officially announced. Chael & Joel also recall the time they had a 225-pound bench press challenge that ended with a 25-pound weight being thrown through a car window and they reminisce about the time Chael became 'The Repo Man.'

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.

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