SCARY! Joe Rogan Hits the Pads During a Training Session

Published 08/24/2021, 12:20 PM EDT
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 28: Comedian Joe Rogan performs during his appearance at The Ice House Comedy Club on January 28, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Schwartz/WireImage)


UFC commentator and analyst, Joe Rogan, is not just limited to holding a mic. The 54-year-old comedian can give many combat sports fighters a run for their money. He has had many taekwondo accomplishments during his younger days and also is well versed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai.

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And if anybody wants to know how good he can be, he or she could find it in a recent video of him surfacing online. We see him sparring with a fellow martial artist. We could see Rogan sharpening his punching skills. But more than the punching, one could find him practicing the most important MMA skill doing rounds nowadays, the leg kicks.

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In the video, we could see Rogan connecting some upper body kicks that could give kickboxers like Israel Adesanya and karate specialist Stephen Thompson a good competition.

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This is not the first time that the ace commentator’s brutal sparring sessions have been released. The maverick entertainer spends a lot of time in the gym working out. He also never forgets to teach some tips and tricks to his followers regarding body kicks, spinning back kicks, etc.

What do you make of Rogan’s martial arts skills?

Joe Rogan believes Khabib is the best candidate for GOAT selection

The debate about the MMA GOAT has taken some drastic changes in recent times. Many fight fans and pundits have raised their opinions on the same. Now Rogan, too, has opened up his thoughts. In his recent podcast, the ace commentator revealed who he thinks has a very good chance of winning the discussion.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia celebrates his submission victory over Dustin Poirier in their lightweight championship bout during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

“Khabib Nurmagomedov is a very, very good candidate,” Rogan said recently. “Because in my opinion, Khabib is probably the best candidate, because Khabib; not only did he not lose a fight, he barely lost a round.”

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“He lost maybe one round to Conor, and it seemed like he was just taking the round off, like to kind of, you know, preserve his energy, so he could finish Conor afterward, and he did. He wound up finishing him.” (via MMA Mania)

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Khabib certainly has the credentials to be considered the best. In the 29 fights he fought throughout his career, he never lost a fight. Forget about the fights. Seldom, he felt threatened by his opponents.

Do you agree with Rogan‘s opinion on Khabib?

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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