Joe Rogan Disagrees With Brian Ortega’s Claims Of Choking Out Khabib

UFC commentator Joe Rogan doesn’t agree with the claim that Brian Ortega could choke out lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov recently defended his title with a dominant victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 this past weekend, submitting him in the third round. However, there was one moment of adversity for “The Eagle” as Poirier […]

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UFC commentator Joe Rogan doesn’t agree with the claim that Brian Ortega could choke out lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Nurmagomedov recently defended his title with a dominant victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 this past weekend, submitting him in the third round. However, there was one moment of adversity for “The Eagle” as Poirier locked in a deep guillotine in the third round.

It looked like he was close to finishing the champion, however, Nurmagomedov remained calm and eventually got out of it. Ortega — a jiu-jitsu black belt — was watching the fight and made his thoughts clear afterwards:

The topic even came up while Rogan was watching the fight with Brendan Schaub. However, Rogan believes that wouldn’t happen simply because Ortega is small compared to Nurmagomedov:

“I disagree with Brian Ortega because he’s too small,” Rogan said. “He’s a 145-pounder. Tony Ferguson is the man.”

Whether that’s the case or not, it’s still an intriguing matchup and one we could have gotten had Ortega stepped in to face Nurmagomedov back at UFC 223 last year.

For now, the next challenger seems to be Tony Ferguson who is far from small and also happens to have a black belt in jiu-jitsu. Maybe if he were to lock in a submission on Nurmagomedov, things would be different?

What do you think?

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Joe Rogan Thinks Brian Ortega Is Too Small For Khabib

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan doesn’t believe Brian Ortega has the size to match Khabib Nurmagomedov. “The Eagle” has looked unstoppable. Nurmagomedov took on Dustin Poirier in a lightweight title unification bout this past Saturday…

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan doesn’t believe Brian Ortega has the size to match Khabib Nurmagomedov. “The Eagle” has looked unstoppable. Nurmagomedov took on Dustin Poirier in a lightweight title unification bout this past Saturday (Sept. 7). In the third round, Nurmagomedov earned the submission victory via rear-naked choke for his second successful title defense. […]

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Joe Rogan Weighs In On Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan is looking forward to Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal. UFC president Dana White dropped a bombshell when he revealed that the UFC 244 main event will be a welterweight clash between Diaz and Masvidal. The move was made when…

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan is looking forward to Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal. UFC president Dana White dropped a bombshell when he revealed that the UFC 244 main event will be a welterweight clash between Diaz and Masvidal. The move was made when negotiations for a Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington welterweight title bout […]

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Joe Rogan Reacts To Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal Announcement

UFC commentator Joe Rogan was one of many to have been excited with the news that Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will be colliding. It was announced earlier today that the pair would headline UFC 244 which takes place in New York’s Madison Square Garden on November 2. UFC president Dana White even claimed a […]

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UFC commentator Joe Rogan was one of many to have been excited with the news that Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will be colliding.

It was announced earlier today that the pair would headline UFC 244 which takes place in New York’s Madison Square Garden on November 2. UFC president Dana White even claimed a one-off “BMF” belt would be made for the bout.

Rogan reacted to that as well as the fight announcement later on in a Fight Companion video for UFC 242:

“Nate says it’s the ‘baddest motherf*cker in the game belt,’” Rogan reacted laughing. “He can’t say that, are you going to say that on TV? ESPN, you can’t say that.

“…Dude, I got so hyped,” he continued. “When I saw it on my Instagram feed this morning, I threw my arms up like someone got knocked out.”

Rogan still wants to see Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington face each other for the welterweight title. However, he can’t complain about the UFC 244 headliner as he went on to compliment both fighters, with particular praise for “Gamebred”:

“He’s [Masvidal] so clever [referencing the ‘three piece and a soda’ line]. That’s one of the best things to say about Masvidal,” Rogan added. “The thing is people don’t necessarily associate him with knockout power for some reason. But the guy knocked out Yves Edwards with a head kick, Darren Till, Cowboy Cerrone, Ben Askren, put him in another dimension with a flying knee, world record fastest knockout.

I mean, it’s weird people don’t associate Masvidal as a knockout artist. He doesn’t necessarily have the most power but he’s so good.”

Are you excited for five rounds of Diaz vs. Masvidal?

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Joe Rogan Criticizes UFC’s Lack Of Building Prospects

Joe Rogan believes the UFC can do a better job at letting rising stars grow. Much has been made over Darren Till’s next bout. Till will go one-on-one with Kelvin Gastelum in his first middleweight bout under the UFC banner. Many have criticized t…

Joe Rogan believes the UFC can do a better job at letting rising stars grow. Much has been made over Darren Till’s next bout. Till will go one-on-one with Kelvin Gastelum in his first middleweight bout under the UFC banner. Many have criticized the booking as UFC president Dana White had previously said that Till […]

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Joe Rogan: UFC ‘Finally Recognizing’ Nate Diaz As A Star

UFC commentator Joe Rogan believes the promotion is finally recognizing Nate Diaz as a legitimate star. Diaz returned to the Octagon for the first time in nearly three years last month when he took on Anthony Pettis at UFC 241. It was a winning return as well as the Stockton native enjoyed an impressive unanimous […]

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UFC commentator Joe Rogan believes the promotion is finally recognizing Nate Diaz as a legitimate star.

Diaz returned to the Octagon for the first time in nearly three years last month when he took on Anthony Pettis at UFC 241. It was a winning return as well as the Stockton native enjoyed an impressive unanimous decision win.

And Rogan believes the UFC is now seeing just how popular Diaz is with the fans:

“I’m just happy that the UFC is finally recognizing the love and support that guy [Diaz] has from the fans too,” Rogan said on his podcast. “Because for whatever reason, they were so high on Conor McGregor and these other people, they didn’t see — one of the reasons why the Conor fight was so big was because of Nate Diaz. Nate Diaz is a f*cking star. When they put his face on the screen for the Pettis fight, the arena erupted. It was chaos. They went nuts.”

Diaz only really exploded after his shock win over Conor McGregor at UFC 196 back in early 2016. He then fought the Irishman in a rematch at UFC 202 which at the time, was the most successful pay-per-view of all time.

Rogan thinks one factor as to why Diaz took so long to be popular was the fact that he was overshadowed by his older brother Nick:

“I think he was a little overshadowed by his brother, too,” Rogan added. “Because his brother’s a superstar. His brother, when he was fighting in Strikeforce in particular, was one of the best fighters in the world. He was just amazing. Especially during his title reign, when he was at his peak and fighting in Strikeforce but for whatever reason, Nate just flew under the radar.”

Do you agree with Rogan?

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