Joe Rogan heaps praise on Islam Makhachev for “perfect” knockout over Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294
UFC commentator Joe Rogan heaped praise on Islam Makhachev following his win over Alexander Volkanovski.
Last weekend at UFC 294, Islam Makhachev shocked the world. His win over Alexander Volkanovski wasn’t the shocking part – but instead, it was the manner in which he did it. Makhachev landed a nasty head kick before following up with brutal ground and pound, with the referee eventually stepping in to stop the fight.
With a victory as emphatic as that, many are now calling him the clear pound-for-pound number #1 in the sport. Of course, that’s up for debate, but it’s the position he currently holds.
Joe Rogan was hosting a Fight Companion during the event and was able to react to the knockout live.
Rogan praises Makhachev
“Oh my God! He head kicked him,” Rogan said. “Wow! What a shocker. Who would have saw that coming? It was amazing. Shin to the dome, opened up a cut – it was perfect. Islam, man. He showed a bunch of new sh*t. That front kick, and he was throwing that kick to the body, and then he threw the same kick to the head.”
“I’m just so impressed that he won that way,” Rogan said. “He showed so much improvement. He really made adjustments because they must have trained for Volkanovski again, even though he wasn’t fighting Volkanovski (originally).
“I’m sure they went over all the different things that Volkanovski did, and what are the counters to those things, and he shut a lot of it down. He shut down that switch kick to the outside leg, throwing that front kick up the middle, set up the head kick.”
Quotes via MMA Junkie
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