Amid Trolling “Fathead” Khabib Nurmagomedov, “Prime” Tony Ferguson Was Once Compared to Floyd Mayweather by Joe Rogan: “Floyd Would Do That Too”

Published 05/22/2023, 3:23 PM EDT

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UFC commentator Joe Rogan once expressed admiration and praise for Tony Ferguson. Ferguson is a highly skilled and dynamic fighter in the world of mixed martial arts. Known for his ferocious fighting style, ‘El Cucuy’ has captured the attention and respect of both fans and experts in the sport. Rogan, with his extensive knowledge and deep understanding of MMA, highlighted Ferguson’s impressive fights at the UFC. In his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan commented on the former interim champion for his glorious fighting career. One aspect that Rogan often emphasizes is Ferguson’s versatility and adaptability as a fighter.

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The 55-year-old also mentioned that Ferguson’s unconventional training methods are similar to that of boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather. Rogan recognizes Ferguson’s ability to blend different martial arts disciplines seamlessly, and he feels that the Californian fighter should have fought against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Joe Rogan compares Tony Ferguson to Floyd Mayweather

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In JRE, Rogan once mentioned about Tony Ferguson being a great fighter in his prime. Rogan often highlighted Ferguson’s ability to come back to the octagon stronger. In JRE, Rogan’s guest said, “Jeremy Stevens said but he would be like man, he’d just wake you up at like two in the morning like ‘we’re going we’re running’ and he would just go and do this

After listening carefully, Rogan stated that the unconventional training methods of Ferguson shares similarity to that of boxing legend, Mayweather. He said, “That’s Floyd Mayweather. Floyd may do that too. He would go to club, drink water hang out with everybody and then run 10 miles home.” Rogan’s comment about Ferguson made it clear that he had high regard for the UFC fighter.

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‘El Cucuy’s clash against Khabib Nurmagomedov

During the conversation, the former Fear Factor host also mentioned his wish. Rogan wished that the fight between retired UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov and Ferguson would have happened. When Nurmagomedov and Ferguson were at their prime, their matchup was highly anticipated by the fans. Back then, Ferguson posted a video where the Russian fighter and Ferguson were having a verbal war. Under the post, he called ‘The Eagle’ by the name “Fathead.”

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Among many, Rogan also wished that the bout between the two would take place. Rogan said, “I wish Tony fought Khabib when Tony was in his prime. Tony in his prime, you know. People see him get knocked out by Michael Chandler and they see him lose to Nate. They see these fights. It’s a damn shame. Man, it’s that’s a long road of a battered body from war.” Joe Rogan spoke highly of Tony Ferguson, recognizing his exceptional fighting skills.

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Priyanka is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Her passion for the UFC is evident in her writing, and she has been a devoted fan of the sport for many years. Priyanka is particularly fascinated by the sportsmanship displayed by fighters, and she is captivated by their ability to calculate each move when an opponent is all set to attack.
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