Over the weekend there is saga between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee for the UFC interim lightweight title and the expectation that it will be the best fight of the year. The winner of this fight will ostensibly get an opportunity to challenge for the real title. Conor Mcgregor lays out numerous other options possibilities for next bout, and his coach suggests a trilogy fight with Nate Diaz.
UFC commentator Rogan is in awe of Conor Mcgregor “The Notorious.” Few of you would argue that Mcgregor is the most talked athlete in the combat sports. Recently speaking on his podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience” (MMA Fighting) where UFC commentator Joe Rogan praises the uniqueness of Conor Mcgregor, how he went from lows to highs in his fighting career and there is no one like him.
“You’re never gonna see another one like him because he’s a unique person. He’s literally himself. You’re gonna see a bunch of people try to mimic that and in a sense, he sort of mimicked the people who came before him, like the Chael Sonnen’s and the Muhammad Alis and the people that were really good at talking s**t. The difference is, what Conor’s been able to do is he’s the first guy in the UFC that’s been able to do that, that’s had spectacular results, and also showed his real character in losing and then coming back and winning very quickly afterwards against the same guy – the Nate Diaz fight. That was a very important character exposing fight because he lost a fight, he got humbled, and then he jumped right back on the horse and then wound up winning. Then he comes back and blows Eddie Alvarez out of the water to become the first two-division, concurrent champion in the sport.”
Joe Rogan continues praises Conor Mcgregor for his greatness and believes without any doubt; he is a superstar in MMA. His debut boxing bout against Floyd Mayweather sold over 4 million pay-per-view buys. Even though he lost that match in the tenth round, but according to Joe, it shows how positive and extraordinary “The Notorious” is.
“I think he’s a unique guy in a very – it’s almost like we don’t have a word strong enough [to describe him]. Unique isn’t a strong enough word. . . He’s got brilliant ability. He’s incredibly smart. He’s very innovative in his techniques and his approaches and I think he has phenomenal coaching as well.
“He’s a combination of a lot of things. He has a brilliant team. John Kavanagh, his coach, is a brilliant coach. He’s got amazing jiu-jitsu coaching and striking coaching and his mind, he understands how to apply these things. His ability to perform under pressure is fantastic. You saw that in the Mayweather fight. Even though he lost that fight, he hit Mayweather with some pretty good shots, and he won the first three rounds against the greatest boxer of all-time. That’s extraordinary. Conor’s an extraordinary person. He has greatness.”
His greatness and firing passion is something that led him a rising star in MMA combat sports. He made his debut in UFC four years ago in a bout against Marcus Brimage and scoring a TKO win in 67 seconds. Joe Rogan believes after Floyd Mayweather bout; any Conor Mcgregor fight will be the biggest fight ever in UFC history as he is very famous worldwide.
“I don’t think it hurts his stock in any way. I think it elevates him. His next fight in the UFC, whoever it will be, will be probably the biggest fight in UFC history, especially if it’s Nate Diaz because Nate Diaz is a huge name. If Nate Diaz and him decide to do it one more time I think that will be the biggest fight ever in the history of the sport because I think Conor has eclipsed the sport, largely.
“He’s the biggest combat sport athlete not just of today, but ever. There’s no one like him.“