“He Paid the Price”: Joe Rogan Admires Ronnie Coleman, Yet Couldn’t Help to Mention Downside of His Life Choices

Published 11/20/2022, 1:15 PM EST

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Ronnie Coleman is a legend in the bodybuilding industry. His unbeaten record of 8 consecutive IFBB Mr. Olympia victories remains etched in the pages of history books. However, this incredible feat was not achieved without dire consequences. UFC Pro Joe Rogan was recently in a discussion with Steve-O about the problems of lifting weights and taking steroids.

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In the latest episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, the two athletes discussed the perils of chemicals in one’s system. A topic that came forth was Ronnie Coleman and his medical conditions, which have left the bodybuilder in a state of lifelong agony.

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While talking about how bodybuilders would often take painkillers to subdue the physical trauma, their bodies suffer from continuous training, Joe Rogan said, “They say Ronnie Coleman used to do that.”

He continued, “He would hurt his back and just keep lifting. Just go through the set. He wouldn’t stop or pause and assess what was wrong with him.”

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Notably, Coleman was later diagnosed with a herniated disk. The bodybuilder continued to train for years despite having dislocated his disk. The UFC commentator believes that Coleman paid a heavy price for his achievements.

“He was different than everybody else in that when Ronnie was at the top of his game, Ronnie was lifting enormous amounts of weight,” explained Rogan, “Like a lot of bodybuilders they just do very very high reps on a lot of steroids Ronnie was lifting crazy weights… like wild amounts. Because he just wanted to be massive. Just as massive as a person could be. And he accomplished that but he paid the price.”

Coleman destined for lifelong agony!

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The 58-year-old Coleman has undergone 13 surgeries on his spine. Rogan explains how his spine is ‘glued’ together. Upon being questioned by Steve-O about how Roonie is doing presently, Rogan states, “He can stand up but he really can’t move around that good.”

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In conclusion, Ronnie Coleman won 26 IFBB titles in his lifetime. Which is why he is probably the G.O.A.T. in bodybuilding. But still, his consistent high-intensity workout routine demanded a great cost. “He is in real pain. He can barely move around. You got a lot of nerve damage and his legs don’t work correctly anymore,” Joe added.

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Anirban Roy is working as a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. Anirban has a Master's degree in Spatial Data Science from Jadavpur University. He has worn many hats, including being a database admin and a scientific researcher.
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