“It’s Tough to F**k With Kamaru Usman”- Joe Rogan Says Georges St-Pierre Did Not Fight the Caliber of Opponents Kamaru Usman Fought

Published 10/20/2021, 3:57 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 01: UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman poses on stage during the UFC 245 press conference at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 2019 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC commentator and famous podcast host Joe Rogan has seen combat sports evolve over the years. He has seen the UFC legend Georges St-Pierre at work in the octagon, and he has also seen the current UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman dominate the division.

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In an episode of his podcast, ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’, Rogan talked about the fight between Colby Covington and Usman. He also compared the reign of Usman and St-Pierre and shared his views on who the greatest of all time is. He said, “It was an amazing fight, yeah. It was amazing. I mean yeah, look, the dude (Colby Covington) had his f*king jaw broken. And still fought another round and a half. Kamaru Usman, the guy he lost to, is my opinion if Georges St-Pierre is number one, he’s number two. And the only reason why you don’t know who would win out of the two of them is because they haven’t fought.

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“But like in terms of in terms of the greatest welterweight of all time. It’s tough to f*k with Kamaru Usman. He’s right up there at the top of the food chain. He doesn’t have the credentials in terms of the overall volume of impressive victories as a champion. Because he won the title vs Tyron Woodley. And he beat Colby Covington, he beat Gilbert Burns, he beat Jorge Masvidal.

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“He knocked out Masvidal in the rematch. Those are the big fights and they’re great impressive fights, but George’s legacy is so long. But George, in all fairness, I don’t think he fought the same caliber of competition as Usman has. But the level of competition Usman has faced is arguably better.”

Kamaru Usman: fifth title defense

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is one of the most respected names in combat sports. With only one loss in his professional fighting career, he has an impressive record of 19-1 under his name.

The 34-year-old is undefeated in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. And he was on an amazing nine-fight unbeaten streak when he became the UFC welterweight champion by defeating Tyron Woodley.

He has fought many big names in the UFC and has defended his title against the best fighters in the promotion, like Gilbert Burns, Jorge Masvidal (twice), and Colby Covington.

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Currently, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ holds an impressive number of four title defenses. And he is set to defend his 170lbs gold against one of the toughest opponents of his UFC career in one of the biggest title rematches between himself and Colby Covington at UFC 268 on 7th November.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 14: (R-L) Kamaru Usman of Nigeria butts heads with Colby Covington in their UFC welterweight championship bout during the UFC 245 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

The fight will headline the pay-per-view inside the Madison Square Garden in New York. This is Usman’s fifth title defense of his UFC career. And considering the results of the previous fight with Colby Covington, which won him the ‘Fight Of The Night’ bonus, this rematch will surely serve as a pleasant treat for the fight fans.

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What do you make out of Joe Rogan’s words? Who do you think will win the rematch? Let us know in the comments.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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