You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen

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." To access the entire You're Welcome with Chael Sonnen archive, go to PodcastOne.com.

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01:10:01 4/21/2017

Past Episodes

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."
01:07:33 4/20/2017
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.
01:16:53 4/19/2017
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.
59:48 4/14/2017
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.
57:55 4/13/2017
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.
01:02:38 4/12/2017
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.
55:37 4/7/2017
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.
01:01:58 4/6/2017
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.
01:12:10 4/5/2017
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.
49:06 3/31/2017
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.
01:01:26 3/30/2017
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.
01:08:33 3/29/2017
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.'
57:10 3/24/2017
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.
01:26:38 3/23/2017
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.
01:11:21 3/22/2017
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.
01:05:23 3/17/2017
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.
01:09:46 3/16/2017
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.
01:27:24 3/15/2017
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.
57:32 3/10/2017
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.'
01:16:37 3/9/2017
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.
01:04:19 3/8/2017
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.
54:07 3/3/2017
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.
01:03:13 3/2/2017
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.
53:10 3/1/2017
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.
00:50:39 2/24/2017
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.
00:57:00 2/23/2017
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.
00:49:39 2/22/2017
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.
00:45:12 2/17/2017
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.
01:05:45 2/16/2017
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.
01:02:54 2/15/2017
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.
01:03:31 2/10/2017
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.
01:05:46 2/9/2017
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.
01:00:55 2/8/2017
Chael & Joel weigh in on Amanda Nunes apologizing to Ronda Rousey and Dana White stating that Jon Jones will face the winner of Cormier vs. Johnson 2. We also hear Chael & Joel discuss the New England Patriots facing off against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51, Tom Brady's handling of 'Deflategate,' and Joel shares what it was like to watch the Super Bowl in prison.
01:08:08 2/3/2017
Chael reflects on "Celebrity Apprentice" explaining what he brought to the show, how cast mates tried too hard to be liked, and that Laila Ali earned his respect in the boardroom. Chael & Joel also discuss why MMA doesn't follow the boxing model, the probability of Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather actually happening, and Cheal highlights Antonio Carlos Jr. upsetting Garry Tonon at Submission Underground 3.
00:58:21 2/2/2017
Frank Shamrock talks about his new show "The BakeOut" on bakeout.tv, detailing the first episode which featured a young girl who survived terminal cancer using cannabis and cannabis oil. Frank also discusses medical marijuana patients being afraid of the Trump administrations stance on medical cannabis, how CBD oil is used for its medical properties & not to get high, the reason he would want a do-over against Nick Diaz, and he explains why he stays away from MMA.
01:09:13 2/1/2017
Glenn Robinson gives an update on the current state of the Blackzilians, talks about the lack of loyalty on the business side of MMA, and he points out that the heyday of sponsorships in MMA ended a long time ago.
01:04:13 1/27/2017
Front Row Brian shares his thoughts on Travis Browne leaving Glendale Fight Club for Black House, he predicts the outcome of the grappling match between Dillon Danis & Aj Agazarm taking place at Submission Underground 3, and he talks about Mike Goldberg opening up on his departure from the UFC.
01:00:02 1/26/2017
Ben Askren talks about his involvement with the 'Ali Act' and he explains the impact it would have if it gets expanded to covering combative athletes. Askren also shares his thoughts on MMA rounds being scored 10-7 and Chael gives an in-depth explanation about what really happened on "Celebrity Apprentice" when he got fired.
01:04:59 1/25/2017
It's the night before weigh-in at Bellator 170 and Chael & Joel are podcasting from California. They discuss the "Celebrity Apprentice" See's candy challenge that Warren Buffett judged, Robbie Lawler leaving 'American Top Team' gym, and they preview Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson set for UFC 208.
00:44:15 1/20/2017
It's fight week and Chael & Joel are in California podcasting, as Chael's fight with Tito Ortiz is just days away at Bellator 170. Chael & Joel talk about Tim Kennedy retiring from MMA, Stipe Miocic being unhappy after learning he made less than Alistair Overeem at UFC 203, what it was like filming "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil," and Mark Hunt suing the UFC.
00:44:30 1/19/2017
Dan Russell & Matt Sprague join Chael & Joel to discuss the biggest rivalry in amateur wrestling that spans 48 years, between USA Oregon and Peninsula Wrestling Club. Spearheaded by Peninsula's Roy Pittman & USA Oregon's Marc Sprague, the impact each clubs respective coach had is detailed. Dan, Matt, Chael & Joel also have a 'virtual dual meet' between some of the very best to have ever come out of USA Oregon & Peninsula, highlighting Anthony Amado, Travis West, Joe Russell, Tyrel Fourtune, Les Gutches, Tivon Abel, Marc Sprague Jr. and many more.
01:44:35 1/18/2017
UFC Bantamweight TJ Dillashaw, talks about the inevitable match between him & Cody Garbrandt, his dominating victory over John Lineker at UFC 207, and he sheds some light on his departure from Team Alpha Male.
01:08:54 1/12/2017
Chael and Joel breakdown B.J. Penn making his return to take on rising star Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 103, Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson 2 set for UFC 209, and Chael talks about some of the highlights from this weeks episode of "Celebrity Apprentice." We also hear Jake Ellenberger cut a promo on Joel while accepting this weeks 'Celebrity NickBone' award.
01:01:01 1/11/2017
Chael & Joel share stories that involve fans overstepping their boundaries with fighters at Open Workouts, they assess the rumor of Brock Lesnar making a 2017 appearance in the UFC, and the California State Athletic Commission gives Chael a call informing him of a surprise drug test.
00:57:09 1/6/2017
Chael & Joel give a complete break down of The Battle at Bear's, discuss UFC 207 being the final broadcast for longtime commentator Mike Goldberg, and they point out that Ronda Rousey understands aggression but not violence.
00:57:47 1/5/2017
Actor, Host of "I Am Rapaport: Stereo Podcast," & Comedian Michael Rapaport, shares his views on the Nunes vs. Rousey UFC 207 fight, he explains why he got expelled from high school, and Rapaport talks about landing his roll in "Men of Honor." We also hear from UFC Welterweight Jake Ellenberger, as he collects his 'Celebrity NickBone' award from Joel and Chael recaps the UFC 207 fight card.
01:11:34 1/4/2017
Chael & Joel are live from Bear's Smokehouse BBQ in Hartford, Connecticut and Joel has a guest co-host for the eating competition, Gilbert Melendez. Joel & Gilbert share predictions for the UFC 207 fight card and Gilbert drops some huge personal news. We also get to hear from the competitors themselves - Jamie "The Bear" McDonald, Chael & his teammate Brian Nichols. Tune in for a finish nobody could have predicted!
00:46:36 12/30/2016

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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.
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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."
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