Joe Rogan Advises Hafthor Björnsson to Target ‘Freak Boxing Matches’ and Logan Paul

Published 11/04/2021, 1:05 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 09: UFC commentator Joe Rogan announces the fighters during a ceremonial weigh in for UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena on July 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)


Hafthor Björnsson, who is famous for playing ‘The Mountain’ on Game of Thrones, recently shifted to boxing. The former strongman and actor made drastic changes to his physique and training. In order to start boxing, he had to lose a lot of weight.

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On his podcast, ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’, Joe Rogan spoke about Bjornsson’s transformation and his physique. As Björnsson’s boxing progress impressed the UFC commentator, Rogan advised him on his next fights and suggested Logan Paul as an opponent.

He said, “Yeah, he looks great. It’s crazy, it’s like a totally different kind of human now, you know.”

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“Now he looks like a big athlete. I wonder what his long-term goals in that are. There’s a lot of money in like freak boxing matches, you know. If we could get like Logan Paul to box the mountain.”

The guest on his show, fellow strongman Rob Kearney, also spoke about how impressive Björnsson’s transition looks.

‘The Mountain’ is currently preparing to fight fellow strongman Eddie Hall in a boxing match. Björnsson already has one win to his name, from when he took on professional arm wrestler Devon Larratt in an exhibition fight.

‘The Mountain’ ended the fight in the very first round, knocking out Devon Larratt.

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While having his eyes on one form of combat sports, Rogan is all set to return home this weekend.

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Fans will be eager to watch the trio of Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, and former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier.

The trio has had some legendary moments behind the commentary desk and fans love their incredible reactions and commentary during vicious knockouts.

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Are you excited to see Joe Rogan back in action? What do you make of his views on Hafthor Bjornsson?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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