Former British strongman Eddie Hall is aware of the criticisms hurled his way by Joe Rogan.
Hall is set for a freakshow fight against Hafthor Bjornsson, an Icelandic strongman. The two will compete under boxing rules inside Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on March 19.
UFC color commentator Joe Rogan has seen footage of Hall hitting the pads and he thinks it leaves a lot to be desired. Here’s what he said during a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience (h/t GiveMeSport).
“That’s not good. Right away we’re seeing that we have a real problem,” Rogan said, after watching footage of the Englishman training. Yeah, this is terrible. He’s very rudimentary, but also you see that his body is very stiff. Looking at him sparring there, he’s just not moving so good… This is super stiff. He’s throwing these punches with his arms. These are arm punches, almost like he shouldn’t be hitting things.”
Eddie Hall Reacts To Joe Rogan
Eddie Hall happens to be a fan of Rogan but he isn’t offended by the comments.
“Look, people can speculate, they can make assumptions, they can guess, they can do whatever they want, but I’m knocking Thor out. There’s no doubt in my mind. So, people can say whatever they want.
“I take no offense to Joe Rogan’s comments. He’s an experienced guy, he knows what he’s talking about, but he doesn’t know the full picture. You look at a few clips, you can’t make assumptions from that. It doesn’t bother me in the slightest, it doesn’t put me off.”
Hall is certainly not a gifted boxer but he’ll try to make do with his physical abilities when he steps inside the ring with “Thor.” This will be Hall’s first boxing match and Bjornsson’s fourth.