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WATCH: Rare Video of Joe Rogan Teaching a Young Georges St-Pierre His Signature Back Spinning Kick

Published 09/13/2022, 10:30 AM EDT

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Joe Rogan might be commentating at the UFC, but he is also a trained fighter. He has competed previously in MMA, though never as a professional. In fact, fans can sometimes see him practicing moves. However, there was a time when the commentator once taught welterweight great, Georges St-Pierre, how to do a back spinning kick.

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In an old video shared on Twitter, the color commentator was seen demonstrating kicks while GSP carefully studied them. Rogan was heard saying, “Notice how everything goes in a straight line. What you’re doing wrong is your knee is low and as you’re kicking, you’re going up.”


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“You don’t want to go up, you want to go straight. … Straight line, always straight.”

While Joe Rogan went on to kick the punching bad several times, Rogan stood aside and watched carefully. He seemed to agree with Rogan.

After the MMA analyst was done, St-Pierre went on to try it out and even impressed Rogan. The latter also explained the difference between what he and GSP were doing while kicking.

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The Twitter account that shared the clip suggested it was from 2011. Back then, the fighter was actively competing. He fought once in 2011 against Jake Shields and won the bout through a unanimous decision.

When ‘Rush’ was on the JRE, both personalities even viewed the clip together.

Joe Rogan trains with UFC fighters

While he hasn’t competed in MMA, Joe Rogan understands the nuances of the art of fighting. In fact, he used to train with UFC fighters sometimes.


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In an old video, ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ podcaster was seen demonstrating jiu-jitsu rolling techniques with TJ Dillashaw. Thus, they took turns trying out the rolls, and Joe Rogan also provided an explanation for perfecting them.


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Thus, the MMA analyst is not only a commentator but has a much deeper understanding of the fight game than any other. He has also had several UFC fighters on his JRE podcast where he discusses their perspective on the game. As a result, fighters are able to show their dynamic personalities to the audience.


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Written by:

Rohini Kottu


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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.
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Paras Pande