UFC Injury: Joe Rogan Advocates Going “Conor McGregor Route” for Recovery in a Confession to Aaron Rodgers

Published 02/08/2024, 2:54 AM EST

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Joe Rogan wants to follow in Conor McGregor’s footsteps! The podcast host is known by the fans for his support and praise for the Irish MMA icon. In the past, Rogan has praised McGregor for his striking skills and unwavering belief in himself that led to him becoming ‘champ-champ’ in the UFC. But it’s not just McGregor’s martial arts skills or his mindset that Rogan wants to emulate!

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During a recent conversation with NFL star, Aaron Rodgers, on the JRE (Joe Rogan Experience) episode no. 2099, the UFC color commentator revealed his thoughts on doing “stuff” to speed up recovery from injuries. And in a surprise confession, he shared that he would have done what Conor McGregor did to return from his horrific injury!

Joe Rogan reveals his thoughts on Conor McGregor’s recovery process

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Conor McGregor has been away from competition since 2021 when he suffered a terrible fracture to his leg in a fight against Dustin Poirier. McGregor has since recovered from the injury and is set to make a comeback against Michael Chandler. However, changes in his physique were noticed by fans which led to allegations of PED usage against the fighter.

But the Irish superstar has found support from Joe Rogan! During the conversation with Rodgers, the discussion touched on the topic of recovering from injuries. Rodgers, who made a stunning recovery from a devastating Achilles tendon tear, spoke about his process to heal and return to his previous form.

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Which prompted Rogan to state, “Yeah, I mean, if you follow like a protocol, you can pretty radically speed up recovery for injuries you know, and what’s interesting is that there’s stuff that you can do that you didn’t do because it’s not allowed which is you know very admirable on your part, but I would have f*cking done it. I would have done everything, like let’s go. I would have gone the full Conor McGregor route.”

Despite controversies surrounding McGregor’s physique changes and allegations of performance-enhancing drug usage, Joe Rogan stands by the fighter, emphasizing the importance of exploring all avenues for optimal recovery.

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And as McGregor prepares for his highly anticipated comeback against Michael Chandler, he has received an intriguing proposition from a legend in the boxing world!

‘PacMan’ is eyeing a clash with ‘The Notorious’ 

Manny Pacquiao, who retired in 2021, is considering a comeback for the right rival, which may be Conor McGregor! The two men have previously been involved in a back-and-forth due to a lawsuit. And at the Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou boxing event last year, McGregor and Pacquiao were even spotted taking pictures together, having seemingly buried the hatchet!

But in a recent interview with BoxingScene.com, Pacquiao’s agent, Sean Gibbons, revealed that “One of the fights that people talked about for a long time was Manny Pacquiao vs. Conor McGregor. That’s something that will be sensational in Saudi Arabia, let’s go.”

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Pacquiao, a former eight-division champion, last competed professionally in 2021, losing to Yordenis Ugás via a unanimous decision. On the other hand, McGregor has been scheduled to face Michael Chandler, but the fight has yet to receive a specific date from the UFC and CEO Dana White.

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As both fighters navigate their respective paths, the fans will be eagerly anticipating any news of the proposed showdown between the two electrifying competitors!

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I am Dushyant Patni, a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. My passion for Mixed Martial Arts started because my father used to be a boxer and a martial arts fanatic. It passed down to me as my first pair of boxing gloves were his old ones! Prior to joining EssentiallySports, I honed my writing and editing skills across various organizations as a writer and an editor.
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