Joe Rogan points out “Floyd Mayweather would get KILLED by an average Wrestler”

Posted: July 18, 2013 in Commentary/Opinion, Latest news
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floydmayweatherUFC analyst Joe Rogan is much more than an announcer. He really knows his stuff. He’s a student of martial arts. He’s also a passionate guy who has never shied away from speaking his mind without thought about who might be offended. This time he probably pissed off Floyd Mayweather and a bunch of boxing fans by making claims about the sport being a very limited martial art.

“Floyd Mayweather would get killed by an average college wrestler. There would be no competition. If you took Floyd Mayweather today and made him fight against your average college wrestler, that college wrestler is going to shoot on him, pick him up, drop him on his head, and knock him out. There’s nothing that Floyd can do about it. He’s going to get knocked out by getting slammed on his head. A judo guy would do the same thing to him. A jujitsu guy would strangle him, no question about it.” (Inked Magazine, August)

OK, so who’s offended by that? I’m sure every boxer in the world will be up in arms about that quote. But we all know he’s exactly right. How many street fights have you seen where the action doesn’t wind up on the ground in a pile of sweaty, rolling, shirtless bodies? Probably none.

Rogan points out that boxing is one of the martial arts; but a limited one. Of course Mayweather would dominate a fight where boxing-only rules were used. Or one that he ended quickly, before a wrestler (for example) could grab hold of him.

The days of being one dimensional in combat sports are over. Boxing has decades of seniority over MMA in terms of public acceptance, but it was enlightening to hear Rogan remind us of the differences between boxing and fighting.


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