“He Got That Power but He Don’t Have the Boxing Skill”- Joe Rogan and Marlon Vera Explain the Fall of Deontay Wilder

Published 12/21/2021, 11:45 AM EST


UFC color commentator and American podcast host, Joe Rogan, called in Marlon Vera for the latest episode of his podcast. Rogan sat down with Vera, an Ecuadorian mixed martial artist who competes in the bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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UFC has ranked ‘Chito’ no. 8 in the bantamweight rankings. Additionally, Aljamain Sterling reigns over this division as the bantamweight champion. While on the podcast, the two touched on various topics ranging from weight-ins, Sean O’Malley, to Chuck Norris.

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Consequently, the subject of lazy people and them making excuses came up. This led to Marlon sharing his opinion on fighters, making excuses after their loss. He shared, “That’s a f***ing excuse. You lose. You lose. Take it like a man. ” 

Joe Rogan brought Deontay Wilder’s name in the mix. He shared his astonishment at Wilder’s ‘got poisoned’ and the ‘dress being too heavy’ excuses for his defeat against Tyson Fury. ‘Chito’ also added, “I was like, shut the f**k, I can’t believe that. He got that power but he don’t have the boxing skill. Power is like a blessing, but the rest you have to work for that. You have to work on the skill.”

Joe Rogan concluded that Deontay Wilder’s power is like a blessing and a curse, both at the same time.

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury: A historical trilogy

Deontay‘s first matchup with Fury ended in a draw. However, during the rematch in 2020, Wilder faced his first-ever defeat. Fury dethroned Wilder by a technical knockout in the seventh round after showcasing a dominant performance.

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Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021, Tyson Fury in action against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

But the fight that will go down in history books was yet to come. Soon after the second matchup, Wilder activated the second rematch clause. Both the fighters faced each other for the third time on October 9, 2021. This time the audience witnessed a great match between the two, with Fury winning by knockout in the eleventh round.

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Many critics regard this fight as a historic heavyweight championship trilogy.

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Siddharth Negi

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Siddharth Negi is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This English graduate, who has been following MMA and the culture surrounding the sport for almost four years, elected to fuse his degree and interest to provide fans with the background information beyond the fights. Negi believes that combining his vast knowledge and curiosity for every little fact of the sport with his love for language can bring a change to the reader’s point of view.

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