- Joe Rogan told Aaron Rodgers why Leon Edwards’ head kick KO on Kamaru Usman is the greatest in history
- The UFC commentator pointed out reasons why Holly Holm’s head kick on Ronda Rousey is not close to being second
It is no surprise that long-time UFC color commentator Joe Rogan is all praise about Leon Edwards’ amazing head kick KO win over Kamaru Usman at UFC 278. The comedian has declared that it was the “greatest head kick KO” in the history of the sport, and now he is certain that there’s nothing that comes close as second.
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In a recent episode of his podcast, Rogan told NFL superstar Aaron Rodgers that Edwards pulled it off so perfectly, and the fact that it was a come-from-behind win, made it the best of all time.
Rogan added that some fans are saying Holly Holm’s head kick KO win over Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 in 2015 could be second-best all time. But for Rogan, due to the different circumstances, it can’t be. Because unlike “Rocky,” who was being dominated by Usman for the most part of the fight before he landed that head kick, Holm was already beating up “Rowdy” when she knocked her out with the same move during their title match.
“It’s perfect, greatest head kick knockout ever and I don’t think there’s a close second… you could say Holly Holm versus Ronda Rousey but Holly Holm was winning that fight, totally different experience… Holly Holm was avoiding Ronda, she avoided the clinch, she avoided the takedowns, she was dominating her on the feet. Ronda was already beaten up. By the time that Holly land the head kick, Ronda was getting f*cked up,” Rogan pointed out.
Another thing Rogan emphasized was that he and expert MMA coach Din Thomas saw “Rocky” evidently “mentally broken” from cage-side.
“That’s what a lot of people were saying… Din Thomas actually, who is the guy we go in to in between rounds, he is an expert coach, he said he [Edwards] is broken. You can see how he wasn’t looking at his coaches in the eye and he looked dejected. And he goes, ‘that’s what it looks like when you’re mentally broken.’ And then he went out there and landed the greatest head kick in the history of the sport,” he revealed.
As early as now, a third match between Edwards and Usman is looming but as expected, other top guys in the welterweight division are also trying to present a case. Topping that list is Jorge Masvidal.
Edwards and Masvidal engaged in a physical altercation backstage years ago but never fought inside the octagon. At the moment, the newly crowned champ’s team is not interested in “Gamebred” but let’s just wait and see.