‘I Don’t Think Jan Blachowicz Got What It Takes’- Derrick Lewis and Joe Rogan Downplay Jan Blachowicz Against Jon Jones

Published 03/14/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis and UFC commentator Joe Rogan sat down to converse in the latest episode of ‘The Joe Rogan Experience. Lewis is coming off one of the best KO’s of his pro career against Curtis Blaydes. The KO earned him a bump in the rankings and he’s knocking on the doorstep of a title shot.

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Joe Rogan has spoken out for a meaningful period about having Derrick Lewis on the podcast. ‘The Black Beast’ is one of the most vibrant personalities in the UFC, and he’s able to generate interest organically from the fans. Joe Rogan long since recognized this and had an interesting conversation about all things MMA with Lewis.

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Joe Rogan and Derrick Lewis on Jan Blachowicz vs Jon Jones

Rogan asked Lewis to chime in on the main event for UFC 259 that saw Jan Blachowicz defend his belt against Israel Adesanya. Chiefly, while reflecting on the fight, ‘The Black Beast’ mentioned that he didn’t favor the Pole against Jon Jones. Despite Jan Blachowicz holding what was Jones’ former light heavyweight title, Lewis didn’t think that Blachowicz could beat ‘Bones’.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: (R-L) Jan Blachowicz of Poland punches Israel Adesanya of Nigeria in their UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The UFC heavyweight contender said, “I don’t think he [Blachowicz] got what it takes to beat Jones though.”

Additionally, Joe Rogan said that Jones’ attitude towards fighting made him a formidable adversary under the lights. Rogan has been on record saying that Jon Jones is arguably the greatest fighter of all time. Moreover, he also did a deep dive into how Blachowicz faired against a common opponent of Jones in Reyes.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Jon Jones of the United States looks on after his after their UFC Light Heavyweight Title bout with Thiago Santos of Brazil at T-Mobile Arena on July 06, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones defeated Santos by decision. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

“Jones is a different person. Jon Jones is top of the food chain. He just figures a way around people. He figures out how to beat people. I got to admit, when you see what Blachowicz did to Dominick Reyes, Dominick Reyes went five hard rounds with Jon Jones and it was a real close decision. Blachowicz blew him out in two rounds.”

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There’s no doubt that Jon Jones vs Jan Blachowicz at heavyweight will be one of the biggest super fights out there. Moreover, this is reinforced even more after Adesanya lost to Blachowicz. Both Jones and Blachowicz have such a meaningful fan base amongst hardcore fans that it makes their potential battle compelling.

What is your take on Lewis’ comments?

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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