We can all agree that Joe Rogan is a pretty smart guy.
Whether it’s discussing ancient civilizations or pontificating on the vastness of the universe on his uber-popular podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience, it’s safe to say that he has learned a thing or two from all of the documentaries he raves about and the wide array of guests who have been on the show over the years.
Well, some may question his deductive reasoning after a recent television appearance.
Rogan, the long-time UFC color commentator, was on ESPN’s SportsNation, where he said that in a hypothetical match-up between Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather, he believes the UFC women’s bantamweight champion would have the overall advantage.
“It is all about how much time Floyd has to prepare, because he will really have to work on his takedown defense,” Rogan said. “That would be the big thing. If Ronda got a clinch on him, it is not just about worrying about being taken down to the ground; it is worrying about knees to the body. It is worrying about her manipulating his body in ways that he doesn’t understand. …It is too hard to avoid the clinch. If you watch a Floyd Mayweather fight, they very rarely end in a one-punch knockout. He has brittle hands. His hands break. You are talking about small gloves where hands are going to break even easier. She keeps her chin tucked, hands high and gets ahold of you. There is going to be a lot of things she is doing that he doesn’t understand.”
Rogan said it would take “six months to a year” before Mayweather would be able to learn enough of the ins and outs of the grappling world to fend off Rousey.
“He would have to go with the very best trainers in the world and spend a good, solid six months to a year on nothing but grappling,” Rogan said.
So what do you think? Is Rogan way out of bounds or is there some merit to what he is saying?