Joe Rogan Chimes in on the Colby Covington- Jorge Masvidal Brawl, Asks the Cuban to Accept Reality

Published 03/30/2022, 2:35 AM EDT
HOUSTON, TX – MAY 15: Joe Rogan at UFC 262 on May 15, 2021, at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

A lot has been said and done about the Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington incident outside the Papi Steak restaurant. The topic has been in contention ever since, and a prominent MMA voice, Joe Rogan, has given his take on the same. 

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Joe Rogan and Josh Barnett spoke about a bunch of interlinked topics that had a common connecting thread. It dealt with the dynamics and repercussions of violence.

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Taling about the Covington-Masvidal issue, Barnett said, “Sucker punching him wasn’t good. He should’ve been like, ‘I told you it’s on. If I see you… and like, come with me and come outside.” 

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Right after, Rogan stated, “If he does that, Colby’s gonna take him down.” 

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: Joe Rogan is seen in the commentary booth during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Joe Rogan then stated, “That’s what happened in the fight. If you want to fight someone, and you fight someone, and you lose, I feel like, at a certain point in time, you gotta accept what happened.” 

Rogan believes Masvidal was better off accepting what happened since he lost the UFC 272 fight fair and square. Sucker punching a person after losing to them in the octagon for 25 minutes seemed illogical to both Rogan and Barnett. 

Joe Rogan on a potential fight between Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal

Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal are two of the biggest names in the UFC currently, and a potential fight between the two was in discussion back from the time Masvidal’s stock rose in 2019. 

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

As exciting as a potential matchup this may have been, Joe Rogan thought that the fight would be a rather hard one for McGregor to go through. Talking about ‘Gamebred’ calling out ‘The Notorious’ for a fight in 2019, Rogan stated:

That’s a rough fight for Conor. Masvidal is a big fella too. He really belongs at 170. That’s where he’s fighting. He fought at 155 but really tortured himself to make that weight.” 

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Rogan believes that Masvidal’s natural weight class would give McGregor problems in the octagon. The fight never materialized, but hopefully, it does before both their careers are over. 

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Rohit Raj

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Rohit Raj is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. As a Business student, Rohit’s love for the UFC was double-sided with the business of it being just as intriguing as the martial arts aspect of it. “Don't just fight, perform” is a quote that he believes drives the most entertaining fights of the UFC, with the likes of Conor McGregor, Chael Sonnen, and Israel Adesanya sweeping him off his feet with their skill as well as swagger and trash talk capabilities.

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