Joe Rogan isn’t entirely in favor of the BMF title fight between Justin Gaethje and Max Holloway.
Earlier this month, Dana White blew the MMA community out of the water after announcing the BMF title fight between the two phenoms at UFC 300. The mouth-watering contest is arguably the most anticipated fight on the card, yet Rogan doesn’t really like it.
Speaking on his ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast (as transcribed by LowKick MMA), the UFC’s ace commentator questioned why Holloway, who usually fights at 145 pounds, decided to take on the hardest hitting 155-pound fighter on the planet.
“You know what I hate [about the fight],” Rogan stated. “Max is a great 45-pounder, Dustin Poirier beat him up at 55lbs. I think those guys are a little bit too big for him. Also, Max is right there in the hunt for the title. [When] Volkanovski gets done with Topuria, Max is a likely next fight. It’s 100 percent there.”
Holloway made his UFC lightweight debut in an interim lightweight title fight against Dustin Poirier in 2018, when he suffered a bad beating at the hands of ‘The Diamond’. The difference in power between the two was clear as day as the Hawaiian had his face messed up while the Louisiana native looked relatively fine, even though they landed almost the same number of strikes.
Given the fact that Gaethje most recently knocked Poirier out cold, many believe he’s a bad matchup for Holloway, who is coming off a KO victory against ‘The Korean Zombie’ at UFC Singapore.
Do you agree with Joe Rogan?