TMZ recently caught up with UFC commentator Joe Rogan ahead of UFC 205 and asked the skilled martial artist who he thinks made the most money between UFC stars Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey.
“I don’t know,” Rogan stated. “You know I’m not their accountant. I have no idea but I would say they are both probably the top two,” Rogan said. “And then probably number three was probably Georges [St-Pierre].
“Probably Conor,” Rogan said giving his guess. “Conor has been a part of some massive pay-per-views and he’s been very active you know over the last few years. And, his superstardom right now, it’s pretty unprecedented. If you see him fight in Europe or you see him fight in Ireland, I mean, there’s nothing really like it.”
Rogan went on to state that Rousey is unprecedented in her own right.
“I mean, she put women’s MMA on the map,” Rogan said. “If it wasn’t for her, there’s probably a lot of women coming up right now that probably wouldn’t have ever gotten into martial arts or gotten into MMA at least, gotten into fighting.
“So, it’s exciting to see her come back if she wants to come back,” Rogan said of her scheduled title fight against current champion Amanda Nunes. “Whenever someone starts saying, ‘Oh, a couple more fights and then I’m going to go into movies.’ I go, man, I don’t like hearing that. Because when you have one foot out the door you should probably put both feet out the door. But, she might not really have one foot out the door. You don’t know. I mean, I haven’t talked to her in a long time. I know she’s a fierce competitor.”
Rogan goes on to mention that he just wants to see Rousey do what she wants to do, whether it be going into acting in movies or continuing a long career in fighting.
The rep from TMZ then asks Rogan if he would still like to see Rousey take on Cris Cyborg.
“I don’t know. Cyborg scares the f–k out of me,” Rogan said. “She does. She’s so big, she’s so ferocious, and she’s very talented. She’s very good and she’s tough,” Rogan said of Cyborg. “I just don’t think they’re in the same weight class but with that said, if it happens, I’m going to watch!”