Joe Rogan Reveals His Pick For MMA GOAT
UFC color commentator Joe Rogan has chimed in on the MMA GOAT debate.
Rogan is a longtime fight fan and martial artist. Rogan has called plenty of high-profile bouts and has witnessed elite talent share the Octagon. Some of those fighters include Jon Jones, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Georges St-Pierre. One of those fighters is Rogan’s pick for the MMA GOAT.
That fighter is Jon Jones.
During an edition of his JRE podcast, Rogan explained why he has Jones at the top of his MMA GOAT list (h/t Middle Easy).
“That is the argument right, like who is the GOAT?” Rogan said. “I think if you look at Jon Jones’s early career, Jon Jones wins the title early in his career, in 2011 and from then on has fought more fights as championship fights than any other fights. So he’s the most accomplished for sure. Wins the title, youngest guy to ever win the title in the UFC, beats Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua who’s a legend, then the way he dominates all these other fighters…
“Up until he gets to Alexander Gustafsson you can make the argument that he had a similar career (as Khabib),” Rogan continued. “If you look at what he did. Jon didn’t lose any rounds, Jon was smashing people. Look at what he did to Rashad Evans, look what he did to Rampage Jackson, look at what he did to Lyoto Machida. Everybody he fought, up until the Gustafsson fight. But then with the Gustafsson, how much slack do you give him for admittedly not training?”
Rogan did admit that when it comes to flawless performances, Khabib is as perfect as you can get. Rogan thinks Jones’ resume has more weight when it comes to being considered the GOAT. It’s quite the consideration when you take into account that Jones’ career hasn’t wrapped up.