UFC commentator Joe Rogan has questioned why the promotion doesn’t promote Demetrious Johnson anymore.
Johnson recently became the new ONE flyweight champion following his spectacular flying knee knockout victory over Adriano Moraes last month.
It drew plaudits from a number of fighters and fans from the combat sports world as “Mighty Mouse” served another reminder as to why he is one of the most talented fighters of all time.
For Rogan, he’s already one of the greatest of all time as he heaped praise on the finish from Johnson.
“He is one of the greatest of all time,” Rogan said on his podcast (via MMA Junkie). “That guy is so f*cking talented. So talented. And the way he set that knee up, the way he hits him with the right hand and is like a boss – not yet, not yet, BOOM. Lands it perfectly. … He just knew just by the impact, ‘No way he’s getting out of that one.’”
Joe Rogan: Demetrious Johnson Should Be In UFC Hall of Fame
For many, Johnson is already an established GOAT contender.
However, he never got the respect nor promotion he deserved while he was in the UFC.
Now at ONE Championship, Johnson is barely recognized by the UFC at all, and that’s something that bothers Rogan who believes the former should be in the Hall of Fame already.
“They don’t talk about him. They don’t bring him up,” Rogan said. “It’s just really weird, like the UFC doesn’t promote him anymore now that he’s gone and goes to another organization. When they play The Who (inside arenas), they have that music, and they have the compilation, how the f*ck do you not have ‘Mighty Mouse’ in that?
“… I don’t get any of that. In my world, that doesn’t make any sense. Gotta recognize that [Hall of Fame]. Guy is one of the greatest champions ever.”
Do you agree with Joe Rogan that the UFC should promote Demetrious Johnson even while he’s in another MMA promotion?