Rogan Discusses Jones-Johnson GOAT Argument
For the past several years in Mixed Martial Arts, the two names brought up in the argument of greatest of all time have been former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
One person who has given both the mantle of G.O.A.T is UFC commentator Joe Rogan, who broke down his thoughts on both during his podcast this week.
“Here’s what’s disappointing to me, that for whatever reason, ‘Mighty Mouse’ never became a giant superstar,” Rogan said (transcribed by BJPenn.com). “That confused the s**t 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.”
“[Johnson is] the best ever,” Rogan continued.
“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. 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.”
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