Joe Rogan’s Recent Claim About Charles Oliveira’s Ground Game Might Anger Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC Fans

Published 05/18/2022, 1:46 PM EDT

The former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira is of the deadliest fighters that have ever stepped into the octagon. Not only has he proven himself as one of the best in the division, but he has also smashed multiple records in the history of the promotion.  



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In a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan praised Oliveira’s fighting skills. He said,” His (Oliveira’s) ground game is so elite. It’s so good. I wonder how he would do in like a world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament. Coz I think he would do very well. Coz I watch the way he finishes submissions, the way he syncs things up.”

“I mean it is top of the food chain stuff. I have seen a lot of Jiu-Jitsu in my day, I have rarely seen anyone compete in MMA that closes the show like Oliveira when the fight goes to the ground. His shit is razor sharp,” added the UFC color commentator.


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As of now, the Brazilian holds the record for having the most finishes, the most submission wins, and the most consecutive wins at 155lbs in the history of the promotion. Oliveira has effortlessly beaten some of the greatest fighters in his division. Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje, and Michael chandler have been victims of his killer BJJ skills.

Prior to Oliveira’s insane win streak, no one in the UFC was dubbed as ‘the best on the ground’ other than Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, after every fight, Oliveira’s submission game seems to get better, which strengthens his case against the Russian’s.

Joe Rogan on Charles Oliveira missing weight


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The UFC stripped Charles Oliveira off his lightweight title after he missed weight at the UFC 274 weigh-ins. Prior to the day before the weigh-ins, the fighter tweeted and implied that he was ready to go and has successfully matched the weight limit. However, he checked in half a pound overweight the next day and lost his title.

In his recent podcast show episode, Rogan addressed this situation and suggested that it was the scale’s calibration that caused the champion to miss weight.

He said, “There was some shenanigans with the scale. Some people had messed with the scale… He (Oliveira) would weigh in or he weighed in like the night before the weigh-ins, he was ‘like oh I’m good to go,’ and then in the morning he goes and shows up for the weight cut and it’s a pound plus off. And that is directly related to this calibration thing calibration issue.”


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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Justin Gaethje fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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