“Go Easy on Joe”- Fans Livid After Joe Rogan’s Wild Take On Jorge Masvidal and Georges St-Pierre

Published 03/22/2023, 4:58 AM EDT

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Joe Rogan is one of the few personalities in the Ultimate Fighting Championship who have witnessed the promotion rise from rock bottom. His commentary on the mixed martial arts fights has undeniably become his identity. However, it’s not only color commentary where the 55-year-old excels at. He is arguably one of the most listened-to podcasters in the world. ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ has conquered the podcasting limelight for almost a decade now. Without a doubt, he has won many hearts with the variety of his content. However, some of his conversations receive a bit of dislike from the fans.

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Recently, Rogan invited the Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, Luke Combs, to the set of JRE. Although the two talked about a multitude of topics, Rogan zoned into the past, where he believed that the fighters were better. He claimed that Jorge Masvidal would have dominated the octagon if he was active when Georges St-Pierre fought. Doubtlessly, the comment didn’t sit well with the MMA community. The fans on Twitter exploded in the comments after knowing about Rogan’s claims.

Fans criticize Joe Rogan after he compares Jorge Masvidal with GSP

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In episode #1956 of JRE, Rogan seemed to be mesmerized by GSP. He said, “GSP was so good he raised the bar…” However, when Combs asked him if he believed ‘Gamebred’ was better than GSP, the podcaster’s reply shocked the world.

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Rogan made a wild claim that Masvidal was, in fact, better than St-Pierre. He claimed, “I think if Masvidal was around at that time he would be dangerous for everybody, I think he is on another level.” Furthermore, he couldn’t shake off his amazement at the way ‘Gamebred’ defeated Ben Askren and Yves Edwards. Rogan voiced, “He is a f****g assassin. Masvidal is a gangster.” Although it wasn’t the first time he rooted for Masvidal, the fans were not happy with it.

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When the comparison found its way to Twitter, the fans had a different take. Almost none of the fans wanted to agree with the UFC color commentator’s opinion. The fans blamed the smoke that made Rogan say those words.

Some fans simply refused to believe Rogan and shrugged it off with a laugh.

Moreover, a few fans voiced that GSP could have easily defeated Masvidal. Although the fans agreed that the sport was growing rapidly, they were adamant in the belief that St-Pierre was indeed the best. Additionally, one fan even thought Kamaru Usman would be a better bout for GSP.

Furthermore, one fan pointed out that Masvidal was scheduled for JRE, and therefore Rogan had to be on good terms.

Nevertheless, another fan wrote GSP’s words.

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Without a doubt, the world of mixed martial arts, especially the UFC, has been evolving, with new heroes rising every single moment. However, the classic fighters and the legends have not left their designation as role models for the rising stars. Even if GSP and Masvidal hailed from different eras, their style and skills have definitely inspired many fighters to join and train in mixed martial arts. However, the debate about who is better cannot be solved without a turn of time.

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What do you make of Rogan’s claims? Do you think Masvidal is better than St-Pierre? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Krushna Prasad Pattnaik

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Krushna Pattnaik is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Coming from a pharmaceutical background with a master's degree in the same and multiple scientific publications, his passion for combat sports and writing brought him to EssentiallySports, where both of his passions met in a beautiful collaboration. He is an instrumentalist and has a profound love for books.
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