“Just Stupid Logic” – UFC World Tired of Joe Rogan and Sean O’Malley as the Duo Announce New GOAT in Alex Pereira & Henry Cejudo

Published 11/26/2022, 10:30 AM EST

Joe Rogan has a habit of hyping up combat sports athletes. In the recent JRE MMA Show, the podcaster spoke highly of the current UFC lightweight champion, Alex Pereira. Moreover, he compared the skills of the ‘Poatan’ with Henry Cejudo

A UFC enthusiast posted a clip from the podcast featuring Sean O’Malley on Twitter. However, fans took to the comments section to reveal their opinion on Rogan’s words.


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Fans react to Joe Rogan’s opinion

Recently, a Twitter user by the name of Borrachinha Depot tweeted a video clip of JRE MMA Show episode #133. The clip showed Joe Rogan and Sean O’Malley talking about Alex Pereira and Henry Cejudo

‘Sugar’ made a claim that ‘Messenger’ was a better fighter than the Brazilian ‘Poatan’; because ‘Triple C’ won a gold. Although O’Malley revealed that he heard someone say that Pereira was the greatest combat sports athlete, he couldn’t bring Cejudo’s image down. However, the UFC commentator had different views. He said, “He won a gold medal in the Olympics. However, Pereira, when he’s fighting in Glory, he’s fighting elite professionals. Whereas Henry is wrestling amateurs.”


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Although Rogan is known to hype up the fighters, fans broke into the comments section in support of Cejudo. Nonetheless, many of the fans stood beside Rogan and his opinion. 

Here’s what fans had to say:


Although most of the fans criticized Rogan’s comment, some went on to counter his opinion of Cejudo fighting only amateurs.

Joe Rogan thinks highly of Alex Pereira


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During the podcast, the fan-favorite UFC commentator showed his amazement at Pereira’s physique. He said, “That’s crazy! That’s so big. He’s a heavyweight! He’s a f**king heavyweight.” Furthermore, the 55-year-old podcaster remembered Robert Whittaker exclaiming about Pereira’s size. “He’s a freaking giant”, he recalled as he went into a laughing spree.  

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 5: Alex Pereira steps on the scale during the official weigh-in for UFC 268 on November 5, 2021, at Hilton Midtown in New York, NY. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Additionally, Rogan believed Pereira to be highly technical, as he recalled his fight with Israel Adesanya. He said, “Dude, he’s f**king technical, too, man. It’s not just power. The way he’s setting Izzy up.” Moreover, the former Fear Factor host claimed that the ‘Poatan’ checks his kicks extremely well, adding to his murderous left hook. “If you watch his left leg, when he’s fighting, when he’s stomping forward, he checks everything”, he exclaimed.   


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Krushna Prasad Pattnaik

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Krushna Pattnaik is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Coming from a pharmaceutical background with a master's degree in the same and multiple scientific publications, his passion for combat sports and writing brought him to EssentiallySports, where both of his passions met in a beautiful collaboration. He is an instrumentalist and has a profound love for books.

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