Jorge Masvidal Shares His Thoughts on Getting GSP Praise From Joe Rogan: “A F***ing True Connoisseur of This Sport”

Published 03/30/2023, 1:08 PM EDT

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Joe Rogan, the legendary voice of the UFC, has cemented his place in the sport of mixed-martial arts over the last two decades. His vast knowledge and insights on the intricacies of the octagon are unparalleled. Hence, when Rogan speaks on any combat-specific subject matter, it comes with a certificate of legitimacy. However, even with his years of experience, there are times when his opinion could stir the pot and cause chaos. His recent praise of Jorge Masvidal in regards to Georges St-Pierre drew a significant backlash on him.

Despite being a fan-favorite, Rogan faced criticism for his comments. Meanwhile, Masvidal was thrilled with the high praise from Rogan. In a recent interview, ‘Gamebred’ expressed his gratitude for the recognition from someone like Joe Rogan.

Jorge Masvidal isn’t questioning Joe Rogan’s praise


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During a dialogue with MMA Junkie, Jorge Masvidal spoke about a range of topics, including the high praise he received from Joe Rogan. The interviewer asked the 38-YO to reflect upon Rogan’s comment that viewed Masvidal as a better fighter than Georges St-Pierre. In response, the Miami-native said, “I think, you know, a lot- one, Joe’s been watching the sport freaking forever, man. And he truly is like an encyclopedia.”


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Masvidal continued,“So for him to consider me one of the better fighters to have ever lived is a- F**k man, it’s a real life notch right there for me. Because that guy, you know, I consider him a f**king true connoisseur of this sport… I really enjoy his commentary as well. So, I feel like, man, that’s f**king awesome that he put me up there like that.”

With his return fight against Gilbert Burns on the horizon, this massive compliment is sure to serve as a boost for Masvidal. However, it’s not the highlight for him, as he’s more interested in what’s next to come after this fight.

Masvidal on Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington


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Dana White recently announced that Colby Covington will fight the reigning welterweight champion Leon Edwards next, and he is rather determined to make it happen. However, Masvidal doesn’t see it happening. During the same interview the BMF fame opened up about what’s next for him and whether he will take on the winner of Edwards vs. Covington. The Welterweight veteran rather confidently replied, “No no no no no no. I am fighting Gilbert[Burns], then I’m fighting Leon[Edwards].”

He further added, “And it’s just, I’m telling you, that that’s gonna play out… I just got some insider information.”


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While it seems that his arch-nemesis Colby Covington will take on Leon Edwards next, as per Jorge Masvidal, it will eventually be him. It’ll be interesting to see how this thing plays out.

Watch this story: Dana White Doubles Down On Colby Covington Promise


Written by:

Mayur Soni


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Mayur Soni is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. His interest in the UFC heightened when he first saw his favorite fighter Conor McGregor knockout Jose Aldo in mere 13 seconds, in 2015. He thus got hooked on the sport.
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Sourabh Singh