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Author: ESPN, Daniel Cormier, Chael Sonnan

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The podcast home of Good Guy / Bad Guy. With new episodes every Monday and Thursday, UFC legends Daniel Cormier and Chael Sonnen hang out and kick around the hottest topics from across the world of MMA and break down the most important fight cards and storylines.
461 Episodes
On today's episode of Good Guy/Bad Guy, Daniel & Chael dive into Robert Whittaker's high-risk fight against late notice fill in, Ikram Aliskerov. Does a win for Robert Whittaker solidify him another shot at the UFC middleweight title? If he does face defeat, where does this leave the former champion? Plus, Bo Nickal said he missed a call from the UFC to fill in vs Whittaker... would that have been too much too soon for the big-time prospect? And, with Alex Pereira once again stepping up to main event a PPV on short notice, has he solidified himself as the new face of the UFC? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On today's new episode of Good Guy/Bad Guy... News finally came down that Conor McGregor is out of UFC 303, what do the guys make of Conor's response to being pulled due to injury? Does Chael believe we ever see McGregor step foot into an octagon again? Conor wasn't the only star to be pulled from their main event... Khamzat Chimaev will no longer fight this weekend against Robert Whittaker; Will Khamzat ever truly live up to the hype? And the bad guy gives us a full breakdown on his boxing match against Anderson Silva and why he believes he won the fight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On this episode of Good Guy/Bad Guy, Daniel Cormier and Chael Sonnen dive into what happens if Conor McGregor or Michael Chandler can’t make the walk for UFC 303. What goes into finding a backup fighter and what kind of conversations must happen between athlete & the UFC. And, following his victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 302, just how good is Islam Makhachev? Do the guys believe that he is better than his teacher, coach and UFC hall of famer, Khabib Nurmagomedov? Plus, who should the Lightweight champion face next? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On this episode of Good Guy/Bad Guy… Daniel & Chael react to the postponement of the UFC 303 press conference in Dublin between Conor McGregor & Michael Chandler… Is there concern for Conor McGregor? Does Chael think this is the last we have seen from Conor McGregor inside the Octagon? Plus, Dustin Poirier came up short at UFC 302 against Islam Makhachev in his quest for the undisputed lightweight gold…. Is this the last we have seen of The Diamond? If this is the last time Dustin fights, where does he rank amongst the best to never win a title? And Conor addresses why the UFC 303 press conference was called off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
UFC 302 Preview

UFC 302 Preview


On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…will Dustin Poirier finish his story as the Undisputed Lightweight Champ when he takes on the King of the division, Islam Makhachev at UFC 302? Find out the plan DC & Chael would lay out if they were in Dustin’s corner. Plus, a highly anticipated Press Conference between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler in Ireland will follow UFC 302. So, what would the guys’ strategy be if they were at the center of it all? We tap into the mind of Chael Sonnen…the GOAT at verbally dominating his opponents. Grab your popcorn and take a seat because you do NOT want to miss the Master Class the Bad Guy is giving. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…Are people disrespecting Dustin Poirier? Lightweight Champ Islam Makhachev is a massive betting favorite over Poirier for UFC 302, but why are so many overlooking him? Is this matchup closer than people think? Find out what DC & Chael have to say. Plus, Conor McGregor says he wants to fight three times this year. After his bout with Michael Chandler, he wants to fight at the Sphere in September, then again in December. You do not want to miss who the guys want his next two fights to be. And “This Week in MMA History” we take a trip down memory lane to when DC first became a UFC World Champ against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson for the Light Heavyweight Title. Stick around because what he remembers most about that night will give you all the feels.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On today’s episode…it’s a Good Guy / Bad Guy EXCLUSIVE! Chael drops more Breaking News and reveals details you won’t hear anywhere else behind his massive Boxing match against UFC Hall of Famer Anderson Silva. Find out how it all came together and what rules will be in place when they face-off June 15th for the 3rd time. So, how is Chael preparing for the fight and is he nervous about fighting the Brazilian Legend in enemy territory? You don’t want to miss the guys break it all down! Plus, Chael drops Breaking News on who he plans to fight after the Spider. Insert…Jorge Masvidal! Will the two finally put their beef to rest? Then, this week in MMA History DC became the Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion of the world. What he has to say about winning his very first title 12 years later. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit



On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…BREAKING NEWS for UFC 304 in England! Get the guys immediate reaction to the major matchups Dana White just announced, including two title fights. Belal Muhammad is finally getting his shot at the Welterweight belt with a rematch against the Champ, Leon Edwards in the Main Event. Tom Aspinall will put his Interim Heavyweight Title on the line against Curtis Blaydes and fan favorites Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett and “King” Bobby Green will face off. Then, Ian Machado Garry says he’s agreed to fight a handful of names including Colby Covington and Michael “Venom” Page but none of them have accepted the offer from the UFC. Find out who DC & Chael think he should fight next! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy... Joaquin Buckley won in front of his home crowd this past weekend and followed that up by calling out Conor. McGregor. How bad did Buckley fumble his opportunity? Also, 1 month removed from UFC 300, does Max Holloway's KO still hold up in their minds as the greatest knockout of all time? Plus, Chael & DC goes 5 Rounds... Should Jones be focusing solely on Stipe? Can Carlos Ulberg make a run at light heavyweight? And the bad guy made his MMA debut 27 years ago this week! We look back on that historic moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…Lightweight Champ Islam Makhachev joins the show to talk about how he plans to finish Dustin Poirier, his goal of becoming Double Champ, and DC not picking up the check! Plus, Sean O’Malley says he’d move up weight classes to fight Conor McGregor but what do DC & Chael think about the possibility of that Superfight? Then, Matt “The Immortal” Brown announces he’s hanging it up after an MMA career that spanned nearly 20 years. So how do you know when it’s time to lay down the gloves? Is the fighter usually the last to know? The guys detail their own stories of how they knew it was time to walk away. And find out who the guys believe will grab the headlines when the Fight Night in St. Louis is all said and done. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…would Jon Jones vs Alex Pereira for the Heavyweight title be the biggest fight in UFC history? Jon seems to believe so, but what do DC & Chael think? Plus, find out what the guys have to say about talks of Pereira possibly becoming the GOAT if he beats Jon. Then, who should be the backup fighter for Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler? Charles Oliveira has already thrown his name in the mix but there are some other big names who could also be on deck. And DC & Chael are going 5 Rounds on the hottest topics from UFC 301! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…The King of Rio returns for UFC 301 in Brazil! Jose Aldo is coming off a nearly 2-year retirement to take on #13 ranked Bantamweight Jonathan Martinez. With his recent induction into the UFC Hall of Fame, should the UFC consider certain requirements like other leagues before a fighter can be eligible to be inducted? Plus, find out who the guys believe has the edge in the Main Event as Flyweight Champ Alexandre Pantoja faces off against Steve Erceg. Then, you do NOT wanna miss DC & Chael’s epic stories about Brazil! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…What’s next for the BMF? DC & Chael lay out their thoughts on what the next move should be for Max Holloway. Then, Justin Gaethje reflects on his loss heard around the world. Plus, who is the better competitor, Conor McGregor or Michael Chandler? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The NFL Draft kicks off today so on this episode of Good Guy vs Bad Guy…DC & Chael are drafting their Ultimate Fighting Teams to go head –to-head in a brawl for the ages! So, whose team will reign supreme? You be the judge. Plus, it’s official! UFC 304 is going down in Manchester, England on July 27th! The UK is currently home to two Champs, Leon Edwards & Tom Aspinall but with no Main Event announced yet which one will headline the card and who will they face off against? Then, this week in MMA history 11 years ago Jon Jones made his 5th Light Heavyweight Title defense against the Bad Guy himself…Chael Sonnen. Don’t miss what Chael has to say about that KO loss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…DC and Chael discuss the possibility of Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler fighting for a new 165lbs title? Plus, who is DC’s favorite Co Host? Ryan Clark joins the show to put DC on the hot seat and to talk all things MMA. Then, DC & Chael go 5-rounds on the hottest topics in the fight game like, Alexander Volkanovski taking shots at himself in a hilarious new video! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
It’s official…Conor McGregor will face Michael Chandler at UFC 303 on June 29th for International Fight Week! The Good Guy & Bad Guy break down the matchup and Conor’s return to the octagon after nearly 3 years away. Then, Islam Makhachev will now put his Lightweight title on the line against the former interim Champ Dustin Poirier. But do the guys think this the right fight for Islam? Plus, UFC 300 was absolutely INSAAAANE! DC & Chael are breaking down the best moments of the night and handing out grades for the biggest callouts! And find out if that last second KO in the BMF title fight cracked their lists for the Top 3 Holy Sh%T moments in UFC History! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
UFC 300 Is Finally Here!

UFC 300 Is Finally Here!


DC and Chael are together at last from lovely Las Vegas to break down all the action from Saturday’s epic UFC 300 card. The guys take you through everything you can expect to see from the curtain jerker to the main event and go 5 rounds on all things 300. With the event just days away find out vital information like which of the new shorts are the nicest, who is going to have the best callout after a win, and which fights are most likely to earn bonuses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kickoff to UFC 300!

Kickoff to UFC 300!


On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy, DC and Chael kickoff the greatest fight card ever assembled for UFC 300! And with 3 of the 5 top Lightweights facing off we’re breaking down the division. So, who do the guys think Islam Makhachev should want to fight next? Then, we’re going 5 rounds on the hottest topics surrounding UFC 300, like who will look better in a new weight class Aljamain Sterling or Kayla Harrison? Plus, WrestleMania 40 is a wrap, and the guys recap the biggest moments. Don’t miss the Bad Guy’s hot take on the Main Event after Roman Reigns personally calls him out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy…DC & Chael break down some sick hypothetical matchups from different UFC Eras! From Chuck Liddell vs Jon Jones, BJ Penn vs Max Holloway, to Matt Hughes vs Kamaru Usman & Anthony “Rumble” Johnson vs Alex Pereira. Plus, we’re on the Road to UFC 300 and taking a look back at all the drama that unfolded just a few days before DC was set to headline against Jon Jones at UFC 200. Get DC’s thoughts on getting the news that Jones was out and having to prepare to fight Anderson Silva on less than 48 hours’ notice. Then, WrestleMania is here and the Bad Guy is tearing apart DC’s list of the Top 5 Most Entertaining Wrestlers of all time. And, the guys go 5 Rounds on the hottest topics in the MMA world! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
On this episode of Good Guy / Bad Guy, DC & Chael react to the big fight announcement of the #3 Middleweight Robert Whittaker taking on #11 Khamzat Chimaev in Saudi Arabia. Plus, from eye pokes to title contentions Atlantic City did NOT disappoint! So, what’s next for Manon Fiorot after she outclassed Erin Blanchfield? Then, Ronda Rousey drops a bombshell ahead of the release of her new book “Our Fight: A Memoir” revealing why she retired from the UFC. You do not want to miss the guys take on her history of concussions she kept secret for her entire career. And DC & Chael are going 5 rounds on the hottest topics in the MMA world, like Ian Machado Garry trolling Colby Covington with a new Make MMA Great Again hat! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Comments (155)

Spouse Mag

The "Good Guy/Bad Guy" tactic is a negotiation strategy often used in various situations, including sales, conflict resolution, and sometimes even in personal relationships. Understanding this concept can help individuals recognize and respond effectively to such strategies when they encounter them.

May 31st

Hugo Stiglitz

unlistenable. how can an ESPN podcast have such garbage audio?

Jul 7th


McGregor is an ass for saying DC is "drunk" but DC literally defended himself by saying Conor broke his "arm" instead of his "leg" multiple times 😂😂😂

Aug 12th


ummm why the barboza interview play twice and just cut out the cyborg interview

May 20th

Demian Lovell

how can you not like Chandler. Class act, well spoken, articulate and an absolute beast.

May 13th

Warren White

7:01 when you think Ariel can't get anymore pathetic....

Apr 19th
Reply (1)

Mike Richter

That's why you should not smoke the hippie lettuce!

Feb 11th

Warren White

Dustin Poirier interview classic Wiesel Helwani.

Feb 2nd

Hugo Stiglitz

1:15:50 ariel is a lil weasel. totally lied just there

Jan 21st

Hugo Stiglitz

Ariel's such a soyboy

Jan 19th

William Abegnale

Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier is coming soon wtf.. why I just scrolled down like 12 episodes and no Coverage of that no title? Why ya'll hating on Conor?! 👎👎 I'm unsubscribing... 👎👎👎

Dec 29th

Sully Khan

your the best ariel

Nov 5th

Thomas Tapper

How can you be the p4p king when you've never even humoured the idea of fighting out of 155. It's very likely he'd go up to 170 and absolutely annihilate the entire division but that he won't even attempt a fight at welter even against a warm up opponent is boring and probably frustrating for his fans.

Oct 27th
Reply (2)

Rowdy Palmer

6' 4" 230+ lbs JON JONES isnt afraid of a single human on earth. Plus we all know what a reyes rematch would have looked like. ;) This guy is only argued as the goat bc of his outside the cage antics. Take away those and we all know the answer.

Oct 1st

David Lamontagne

DC lower the volume.

Sep 29th

David Lamontagne

DC volume is too loud compare to ariel

Sep 25th

Hugo Stiglitz

I love this dude. One minute he said Isabella runnersanya is gay and the next minute he called cody garbrandt and Cody no chin. What a savage!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Sep 24th

Matthew Williams

yay I love this show !

Sep 21st

Dev M

fuckin wack DC is annoying as hell I miss the old MMA hour

Sep 3rd
Reply (4)


I like Dillon Danis but did anyone else lose all interest about 5 minutes into his interview? Ariel should have put Till last in this edit 😂

Aug 6th