‘He Was the Fu*king Man’ – Joe Rogan Compares Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Legacy to Jon Jones

Published 07/30/2021, 11:24 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 25: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia enters the Octagon prior to his lightweight title bout against Justin Gaethje during the UFC 254 event on October 25, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Who is the greatest MMA fighter of all time? This question is one that remains unanswered till today. People from all around the world have continuously shared their views on the same. While most people have different opinions on who they consider the MMA GOAT. Everyone who talks about the MMA GOAT tends to involve fighters like Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Demetrious Johnson, and more recently Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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Now in a recent podcast, Joe Rogan talked about two of these fighters. Rogan compared the legacies of two fighters who have the best MMA record, Jon Jones and Nurmagomedov. He said, “There’s a real argument that Khabib’s the greatest of all time. And again doesn’t have the accolades that Jon Jones has. And I know Jon Jones has one loss in his record but it’s a bull sh*t loss.”

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“It’s a disqualification in a fight with Matt Hamill, where he was destroying him. So you can make the argument that Jon Jones is undefeated and I think you should make that argument, because nobody actually defeated him. Even though he has a loss on his record, no one beat him. “

“Khabib is undefeated, he retired at 29-0 and dominated everybody, no one was even close. Jon Jones had a couple of split decisions, The Reyes fight was close, so was the Thiago Santos fight fu*king close, close fight. There is no close fight in Khabib’s history, there’s no close fight. Everybody gets fu*king mauled, everybody smash, send location. Khabib was the fu*ing man, he was the fuc*ing man.”

Who is the greatest MMA fighter of all time: Jon Jones or Khabib Nurmagomedov?

If one clearly goes by the statistics and checks the record, one might give the edge to ‘The Eagle.‘ Nurmagomedov has an incredible MMA record of 29-0, compared to that Jones has a record of (26-1.) However, that one loss that ‘Bones’ has is a disqualification and many like Rogan believe that as he was never beaten, he should be considered undefeated.

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However, calling someone the greatest of all time can not be justly attributed to their stats. There are many things that one must take into consideration and still in the end it comes down to one’s personal choice.

Who do you think is the greatest MMA fighter of all time? Let us know in the comments below.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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