On the latest episode of the Joe Rogan Rogan Experience, host Joe Rogan got into a lengthy and visibly exhausting debate with his guest Eddie Bravo. The topic, as those familiar with either man might guess, was the shape of the earth. Rogan, like most people, believes it’s round, while Bravo is adamant that it is actually flat.
The two friends could not come to an agreement on the shape of the planet we live on, and at long last, agreed to change the subject.
The topic they moved on to, at Bravo’s suggestion, was top UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson. Ferguson, who is a student of the BJJ legend Bravo, returns to action against Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 this weekend.
“It’s a crazy matchup,” Joe Rogan said of this fight, which is the widespread pick for UFC 238’s Fight of the Night honors. “It’s really good, particularly now. Donald has been on a tear. The last three, four fights, he’s just looked so good man. The Al Iaquinta fight, for people who now how good Al is, for Donald to handle Al like that and drop him and really put it to him… The way Al put it, Al said ‘he beat the s**t out of me. That was Al’s quote.”
Eddie Bravo echoed this sentiment from Joe Rogan:
“Cowboy is no joke,” Bravo said of his student’s UFC 238 opponent. “He doesn’t fight like Khabib [Nurmagomedov], he doesn’t fight like Conor [McGregor]. He fights like Tony. So it’s like similar, it’s like Tony vs. Tony. They’re both very good on the ground. We respect Cowboy’s ground game a lot. We did what we could to make sure nothing bad happens.”
“They both have everything,” Rogan responded. “They both have great striking, they both have great submissions.”
Tony Ferguson, of course, has recently been dealing with some troubles outside the cage, but his coach claims he’s still the same absurdly dangerous fighter he’s always been.
“It’s the same Tony,” Bravo assured Joe Rogan, who will be at the commentary desk for UFC 238. “You’d think, is it the same Tony after he had some family stuff going on? Is that going to change him? His opponents hope it’ll change him, but he’s the same Tony. When it comes to fighting, we don’t get into personal stuff. We just stick to fighting. He’s sharper than ever. You can’t guarantee any wins, but I will guarantee he’s going to go in at 100%.
“Tony is coming for war like he always does.”
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 6/4/2019.