Joe Rogan Names His Mixed Martial Arts GOAT

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Podcast host, comedian, and commentator Joe Rogan is one of the most well-versed voices in mixed martial arts, so he knows a thing or two about the athletes who compete in the all-encompassing sport.

This past week, he aired his thoughts on the GOAT of MMA, and four names came to mind: Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov, Jon “Bones” Jones, and Anderson “The Spider” Silva.

But when it came to the man who stood above the rest at his peak, Rogan didn’t have to think twice.

“‘Mighty Mouse’ (Demetrious Johnson) in his prime is the greatest I’ve ever seen,” the commentator said.

“Anderson Silva was fantastic in his prime, no doubt about it. But Mighty Mouse – the only problem with ‘Mighty Mouse’ is that he’s in a weight class that’s very small. There’s not a lot of guys that weigh 125 pounds so there’s not the same talent pool that Anderson Silva dealt with.”

Johnson – currently the #1-ranked flyweight in ONE Championship – produced a stellar mixed martial arts career in North America, where he became a 12-time World Champion.

The Washington native then moved to ONE Championship, won his first two fights, and then beat Danny “The King” Kingad to become the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Champion.

Unfortunately for “Mighty Mouse,” he hit a wall when he faced ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes. The two men battled at “ONE on TNT I,” where Moraes finished Johnson with a second-round KO via knee strike.

Despite Johnson’s recent hiccup, Rogan believes the American is the best to have ever done it.

“‘Mighty Mouse’ just destroyed people and destroyed people in a way where they looked overwhelmed and confused. Like they couldn’t touch him. His movement and his ability to mix the wrestling and the striking and the submissions together – flawlessly and seamlessly – was incredible,” Rogan said.

That said, the MMA commentator did note that Nurmagomedov could make an argument for GOAT status given his full body of work.

Nurmagomedov recently retired from the sport as a reigning World Champion with a perfect 29-0 record.

Up next, catch all the action from ONE: EMPOWER live and for free by downloading the ONE Super App or tuning in to meWATCH at 8:30 p.m. SGT on Friday, 3 September.

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