Speaking on the latest edition of the Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show, UFC commentator Joe Rogan began heaping praise on former UFC flyweight champ and new ONE Championship star Demetrious Johnson.
In Rogan’s eyes, the man they call “Mighty Mouse” is simply the best ever.
“Here’s what’s disappointing to me, that for whatever reason, Mighty Mouse never became a giant superstar,” Rogan said to guest Din Thomas. “That confused the shit out of me. When he took Ray Borg and suplexed him and caught him with an armbar on the way down… I was like what the f**k does this guy have to do to become a superstar. I mean his skill level is off the chart. He doesn’t get hit. He’s a dazzling fighter. He puts on shows.”
While Joe Rogan feels that Demetrious Johnson is probably the best pound-for-pound fighter ever, he feels that UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones will probably always win out that debate, simply because he’s faced stronger competition over the course of his career.
“[Johnson is] the best ever,” Rogan said. “He’s the best, physically, ever. The only thing that keeps him from being thought of as universally the greatest of all time is Jon Jones.
“Jon Jones has been able to beat better guys,” he continued. “Jon Jones fights a better caliber of competition because the 205-pound weight class, at least at one point in time, had a deeper talent pool.”
Are you with Joe Rogan with this one? Do you consider Jon Jones and Demetrious Johnson the best fighters ever?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 1/10/2019.