Joe Rogan believes Tony Ferguson will benefit from working with David Goggins.
Over the past three and a half years, ‘El Cucuy’ has endured a drastic downfall in his fighting career, as he’s lost six consecutive Octagon appearances, including four inside the distance. The former UFC interim lightweight champion now looks to turn things around against Paddy Pimblett during the UFC 296 main card on December 16.
Ferguson is well aware that something needs to change for him to get back on track. As a result, he’s working closely with David Goggins, a retired Navy SEAL who has gained fame for his motivational content that features grueling workouts and inspirational messages.
Most of the MMA community has ridiculed Ferguson for training with Goggins. The primary complaint is that ‘El Cucuy’ could be overtraining instead of focusing on fundamental deficiencies, as he’s never struggled with cardio or mental toughness.
Meanwhile, Joe Rogan thinks Goggins could help Ferguson. During a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, the legendary podcaster had this to say while talking with Cameron Hanes, an outdoorsman and master bowhunter:
“I’m very interested to see Tony [Ferguson] after he’s been training with David Goggins. There’s a lot of like very mixed reviews about whether or not that would be a good thing or a bad thing for him…Clearly, when the two of them are training together, David is not struggling at all, and Tony is struggling. There is definitely some ground to gain when it comes to endurance…There’s without a doubt some benefit in that.”
Joe Rogan backs up David Goggins for being ‘misunderstood’
The MMA community is not the first people to question David Goggins. In fact, the 48-year-old has been accused of telling false background stories, being disliked by fellow Navy SEALs, and having questionable workout routines.
During the previously mentioned podcast episode, Joe Rogan shut down the doubters by giving Goggins his approval:
“Weak men hate him. Weak me and jealous men and people who don’t know him. He gets misunderstood, unfortunately, by some people that I like. They don’t look into it hard enough.”
As for Tony Ferguson, only time will tell if David Goggins’ methods can help the beloved UFC superstar end his disappointing losing streak. On the contrary, Paddy Pimblett plans to continue his rise to the top by potentially extending his UFC record to 5-0.
Watch Joe Rogan talk about Tony Ferguson and David Goggins below: