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Rogan: Gaethje Is The Most Violent Man In MMA

Prior to Justin Gaethje facing Eddie Alvarez at UFC 218 back in 2017, Eddie proclaimed the winner would be dubbed “UFC’s Most Violent Man.” After intense back-and-forth action, Alvarez managed to knockout Gaethje to not only win the award, but also hand “The Highlight” his first ever loss.

Fast forward to a year and a half later, and the title to the most violent man in the world has gone to Gaethje. That’s according to UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, who was floored by “The Highlight’s” first round knockout win over Edson Barboza last night (March 30, 2019) at UFC on ESPN 2 (see it again here).

“To be considered the most violent man in the most violent sport in the world is a fucking crazy position, but in my mind @justin_gaethje is that man,” said Rogan via a Facebook post.

“Congrats on an incredible KO victory last night over one of the most dangerous strikers in the sport!”

Move over, Francis.

Indeed, Justin has left behind a path of destruction over the course of his eight year career to the tune of 17 knockout victories. During his time inside the UFC’s Octagon, he’s knocked out James Vick, Michael Johnson and Barboza rather violently.

Known for pushing the pace and never backing down, even against an aggressive foe, Justin truly leaves it all in the cage, which is why he has become a fan-favorite and one of the most-anticipated fighters to watch compete.

Of course, his aggressiveness has at times cost him, suffering knockout defeats to Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier after perhaps going in a bit overzealous. Still, it’s his style that has made him who he is today; which is one of the most exciting and feared fighters regardless of weight class.

Now, the question remains: Is he violent enough to hand Khabib Nurmagomedov his first-ever defeat?

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Rogan: Gaethje Is The Most Violent Man In MMA

Prior to Justin Gaethje facing Eddie Alvarez at UFC 218 back in 2017, Eddie proclaimed the winner would be dubbed “UFC’s Most Violent Man.” After intense back-and-forth action, Alvarez managed to knockout Gaethje to not only win the award, but also hand “The Highlight” his first ever loss.

Fast forward to a year and a half later, and the title to the most violent man in the world has gone to Gaethje. That’s according to UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, who was floored by “The Highlight’s” first round knockout win over Edson Barboza last night (March 30, 2019) at UFC on ESPN 2 (see it again here).

“To be considered the most violent man in the most violent sport in the world is a fucking crazy position, but in my mind @justin_gaethje is that man,” said Rogan via a Facebook post.

“Congrats on an incredible KO victory last night over one of the most dangerous strikers in the sport!”

Move over, Francis.

Indeed, Justin has left behind a path of destruction over the course of his eight year career to the tune of 17 knockout victories. During his time inside the UFC’s Octagon, he’s knocked out James Vick, Michael Johnson and Barboza rather violently.

Known for pushing the pace and never backing down, even against an aggressive foe, Justin truly leaves it all in the cage, which is why he has become a fan-favorite and one of the most-anticipated fighters to watch compete.

Of course, his aggressiveness has at times cost him, suffering knockout defeats to Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier after perhaps going in a bit overzealous. Still, it’s his style that has made him who he is today; which is one of the most exciting and feared fighters regardless of weight class.

Now, the question remains: Is he violent enough to hand Khabib Nurmagomedov his first-ever defeat?

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Rogan: UFC Wanted Cowboy-McGregor As Co-Main Event

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) megastar, Conor McGregor, sounded eager to make his mixed martial arts (MMA) return against longtime lightweight “Cowboy,” Donald Cerrone, in a planned 155-pound showdown for later this year.

Then the bout fell apart just as quickly as it came together.

Promotion president, Dana White, failed to provide any details or clarify what the obstacles were. Color commentator Joe Rogan, however, heard that UFC wanted to make “Cowboy vs. Cerrone” a pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event.

“They were trying to do ‘Cowboy’ versus Conor and apparently the sticking point was that it was going to be a co-main event,” Rogan said (via MMA News). “I think the idea is that they have to have world titles as a main event for pay-per-view. I think [McGregor is] only interested in big fights. Like things that excite him now because he’s got so much money and so much success. It’s just one of those things.”

When it comes to headlining an event, there is more at stake than just ego. Every fighter contract is different, of course, but payouts can be impacted by PPV points, depending on where a fighter is placed on the card.

It should also be noted that McGregor has the top three highest grossing PPV fight cards in the history of MMA, two of which were headlined by non-title fights (UFC 196, UFC 202). His “good knock” at UFC 229 holds the record at roughly 2.4 million.

Cerrone is now rumored to be facing Al Iaquinta this summer.

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Midnight Mania! Rogan Marvels at Little Girl Punching a Tree to Oblivion

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Joe Rogan posts the best of the internet sometimes, whether it be a feat of strength, a strange science story, a combat sports highlight, a tattoo someone got of him, or a picture of himself looking really intense after a workout. Recently, he found this one of a little girl just destroying a tree, evidently because she can.

Whoever set this up knew what would look impressive, but I guarantee if I tried this, I would get a speck of sawdust in my eye halfway through and have to stop the video for half an hour while I flushed it out.


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Is Chris Weidman angling for a third bout with Anderson Silva?

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Kelvin Gastelum tried to downplay trying to fight with a staph infection

This was just awesome from Donald Cerrone

I wonder how this translated to Pay-Per-View buys after the injury to Robert Whittaker

Paulo Costa was not impressed with Israel Adesanya, and yeah, that seems like a great matchup to make down the line

McGregor had a lot to say about UFC 234

He wasn’t wrong about that…

McGregor’s plans are evidently still fluid

Nick Diaz just wants to party, though

This turned out to be a pretty spot-on analogy for one of the coolest ninja fights we’ve ever seen.

Both guys were trying unusual, arcane techniques in the cage, from Silva’s spinning heel kicks to the calf to Adesanya’s question mark kicks

Mixed martial arts in other cultures is just… different.

This doesn’t seem like it would get enforced all that strictly, but also seems like it’s good regulation to have on the books.

Ray Borg really seems like a decent human being

Anything above three plates is work to me so this is damn near superhuman

This is just as impressive in it’s own way

Let Nick Diaz party in peace, he’s already given us some of the most memorable fights of all time.

While we are on unusual submissions…

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Midnight Mania! You’ll Never Believe This Latest Joe Rogan Tattoo

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Someone else got a Joe Rogan tattoo — not the first time it has happened, believe it or not — and it might be the most realistic one yet. No third eye, though. This tattoo is done phenomenally well, but I don’t really get the idea behind getting another man’s face tattooed on your body. That’s none of my business, though, it’s a free country.

This is the artist also behind that photo-realistic Conor McGregor tattoo. Yeah, he’s pretty unbelievably good at this.


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Speaking of Conor McGregor, he and his son were at the Superbowl (video):

Angela Hill practicing to Kill Bill.

Tony Ferguson’s response to this was “You’re Weird:”

I am really interested in the threat Kelvin Gastelum poses with his speed and power in the pocket. He could certainly drop “Bobby Knuckles.”

On the other hand, Robert Whittaker is just ridiculously good at this fighting thing:

This is great, especially because they already fought in real life.

When you feel like proving your dominance over the toughest billy goat around!

Speaking of Derrick Lewis, Junior dos Santos is the right kind of fight to put him in: fun, action battles with other hitters.

This is a pretty finish from Michaud:

Good to know Tenshi Nasukawa is back doing his thing against guys his size:

Always great to see the fruits of thousands of fighters’ sweat and blood pay off for their former boss!

This is what the sport is about!

The ever-dangerous Jose Aldo:

If he doesn’t get the McGregor fight, Anthony Pettis would be a great penultimate battle as Aldo winds down his career.

Who would have guessed?

Jon Jones says he’s never seen Johnny Walker fight:

Of course, Jon Jones identifies with his avatar, the lion, over the animal it is strangling.

UFC “Fortaleza” was very nearly the platonic ideal of a UFC card:

Tyson Fury is a prime example of how looks can be deceiving.

They don’t allow backfists in boxing, but this is the equivalent of that Conor McGregor trivela kick in Cage Warriors:

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Video: Watch Rogan Lose His Sh*t After Pico KO Loss

Henry Corrales stunned the mixed martial arts (MMA) world last night (Sat., Jan. 26, 2019) after he knocked out Aaron Pico in the very first round in the co-main event of Bellator 214 in Los Angeles Calif., handing Pico just his second loss in mixed martial arts (MMA).

See it all unfold here.

Naturally, the MMA world was tuning in, including Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) color commentator Joe Rogan, who was hosting a special Bellator edition of Fight Companion, a podcast he usually conducts with a few of his buddies for UFC events he isn’t calling.

Known for his priceless reactions following an upset, Rogan had another one last night after Corrales came back from the brink of defeat to knockout Pico. Seconds prior to delivering the crushing right hand that put the former Olympian out for the count, Henry found himself on the ground after eating a huge uppercut from the talented striker.

Once he was able to shake off the cobwebs, Corrales stood in the pocket and managed to sneak in a shot that stunned Pico on his feet before connecting a two-piece to seal the deal. The upset KO also had Brendan Schaub falling out of his chair, as evidenced in the video player above.

The loss is Aaron’s second under the Bellator banner, which will now slow his momentum after gaining some traction following his debut loss back in 2017. As for Corrales, that is now his fifth straight win after starting his Bellator MMA career with three straight defeats. And by the looks of it, “OK” is ready to become a legit a star for Coker and Co.

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Midnight Mania! Rogan Knows Why We Love Nate Diaz

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Neither of the Diaz brothers have fought in years. Nate Diaz last stepped into the Octagon in a rematch with Conor McGregor at UFC 202. The younger Diaz earned millions of dollars over the course of two fights with the Irisman for the first time in his career, and promptly absconded from the sport for a variety of reasons, including the unwillingness of the UFC to meet his pay demands, Conor McGregor’s absence that kept Diaz from fighting the one draw big enough to give him that payday, and a variety of legal troubles that kept him on the sidelines. He nearly returned in 2018 opposite Dustin Poirier, but Poirier had to withdraw from a fight for the first time in his career, and the disgruntled Diaz withdrew again. Nick Diaz was supposed to fight Jorge Masvidal, but the bout fell through amidst increasingly erratic behavior from the elder Diaz.

Yet, despite the fact that we haven’t seen either brother inside the Octagon for well over two years, their popularity endures. Joe Rogan had some ideas on the lasting appeal of the famous duo, and believes the UFC underestimates their fanbase. Via BJPenn.com:

“Cause he doesn’t give a f**k,” Rogan said. “He legitimately doesn’t give a f**k. He smokes weed all the time. People love it. They love the fact that those guys are like that.

He went on to remind us that McGregor opposite Diaz at UFC 202 did bigger numbers than McGregor fighting Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title a few months later, establishing that Diaz has an appeal all his own, apart from Conor McGregor.

One of the reasons why Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor was so big is because people love Nate Diaz too,” Rogan explained. “It’s not just Conor McGregor. No disrespect to Eddie Alvarez, but when Conor McGregor fought Eddie Alvarez, the vast majority of the eyes were on Conor McGregor. When Conor McGregor fights Nate Diaz, you’re looking at a lot of people who love Nate Diaz.

I think those guys are superstars, I think the UFC doesn’t know.”

Will 2019 feature the return of Nate Diaz? The potential for a trilogy closer with McGregor lingers, but is their rivalry wearing out its shelf life? Rogan is right that the UFC seems unwilling or unable to promote Nate Diaz as an independent draw, perhaps because of exactly the ‘don’t give a f***’ attitude that makes him so appealing as a character to fans.


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Demetrious Johnson got some of the more random fan art I’ve ever seen

Anthony Smith says he will be a champion or die trying

Israel Adesanya doing wrestling practice

I’ve never seen this- what an amazing moment. Takanori Gomi gave us some incredible MMA moments

Funny if true

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Elbow battle!

Watch the referee

Great fight

This is why a 165-lb. division is the only one that makes sense to add.

Amazing moment.

Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade is likely the co-main event for UFC 237; the most sense would be to have Amanda Nunes defend against Cyborg, Ketlen Vieira, or the winner of Holm-Ladd

This fight was truly insane.


Quick Hits


Random Land

Who among us doesn’t like fluffballs?

High drama in Antarctica

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OHHHH! Nunes Wins, Rogan Loses His S—t

OHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) color commentator, Joe Rogan, is passionate about combat sports, which is what makes his reactions to some of the greatest finishes in mixed martial arts (MMA) all the more enjoyable.

They also get repeated ad nauseam in the UFC promo videos, but we can’t blame that on Rogan, who had one of his vintage freak outs when Amanda Nunes stopped Cristiane Justino in the UFC 232 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event.

Watch the replay here.

Already the bantamweight titleholder, Nunes became the first women’s “champ-champ” and did so with a violent, first-round knockout. It was the first time the featherweight “Cyborg” has ever been put down with strikes in her 18-year career.

No telling what’s next for either fighter, but all we can do is hope that Rogan is there to call the action, though with his PPV-only schedule, that might not happen until UFC 234 next month in Australia.

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Joe Rogan Doesn’t Believe Jon Jones’s Recent Test Result Indicates Continued PED Use

The Ultimate Fighting Championship went into crisis mode this week, moving the highly-anticipated UFC 232 from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on six days’ notice after learning that the Nevada Athletic Commission would not license headliner Jon Jones to fight.
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Midnight Mania! Joe Rogan, Deontay Wilder Destroy Anthony Joshua

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Joe Rogan and Deontay Wilder went in on Anthony Joshua on Joe Rogan’s podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience. They were discussing Wilder’s recent fight, a split draw against Tyson Fury (watch the incredible highlight), in which Fury got up from what seemed a sure knockout by Fury to make it to the final bell. Rogan mentioned that the fight and the rematch on track to do so well makes UK heavyweight superstar Anthony Joshua look bad:

Rogan: It’s gonna be incredible. And it puts Anthony Joshua in a terrible situation- terrible! He looks awful.

Wilder: Oh, they beggin’ now.

Rogan: He looks terrible. He’s gonna fight some other guy, and no one gives a fuck. And it’s like, your titles, whatever titles you got, they’re bullshit! They don’t mean anything! Everybody knows this is where the real title is! It’s a wrap now.

Wilder went on to say that Joshua’s people were reaching out to his people, and pointed out that Joshua could have had the fight- against either himself or Fury- had he wanted it.

You can watch the full podcast below, in which Deontay starts off talking about his grandma telling him he was the chosen one as a child.


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Emil Meek has jokes

Paulo Costa practicing his body shots

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Perfect time to bring this old Fedor Emelianenko meme back: Tyson Fury fits it perfectly.

Took me a second to see it…

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Who will beat the Spider’s record?

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The hatred Dana White has for Tyron Woodley makes little sense, but this idea from Woodley does make some sense.

Speaking of welterweight things that make no sense: who thought Sage Northcutt was ready for Santiago Ponzinibbio??

A little artistic liberty and Alex Oliveira could make his forehead stitches into an “A” for his first name.

At least it wasn’t Tenshin Nasukawa Linares knocked down in sparring…

McDojoLife took their page private, last I checked, but Joe Rogan still gets a kick out of this stuff.

Eryk Anders broke his hand and needed surgery after his fight with Elias Theodorou

Combat sports this weekend


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Dan Hooker somehow manages to finish opponents without doing anything spectacular- he recalls an early Chris Weidman in that way

Sometimes its just a matter of pressure

That’s a mean left hook

This sport never fails to show me new wrinkles on things


No Country for Old Men, Indeed

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