Joe Rogan gets called out for possibly worst take of all time

As one of the most prominent figures in the world of mixed martial arts, Joe Rogan has a lot to say when it comes to the sport’s rules and regulations.

On his latest podcast episode, Rogan explored the topic of controversial MMA rules, including a case for allowing for hits to the back of the head.

UFC has been around since the early 90s, pioneering mixed martial arts as we know it today. Over the past three decades, the sport has undergone significant changes, with rules and regulations evolving to protect stars and promote fairness.

However, as the sport continues to evolve and athletes become more skilled at avoiding dangerous situations, some are calling for a review of certain rules.

Jorge Masvidal recently spoke with Rogan about his desire to overturn the rule against throwing knees during grappling exchanges.

Rogan took the conversation a step further by advocating for allowing strikes to the back of the head. He argued that blows to the back of the head should be legal in MMA and that banning them does not make sense.

According to Rogan, a lot of knockouts result from high kicks that wrap around the back of the shoulder and land on the back of the head, which are currently legal.

Rogan acknowledged that knees to the head of a downed opponent and strikes to the back of the head are currently illegal under the unified rules of MMA that the UFC follows. Except it takes a real high level skill to deliver a high kick KO, while kneeing a grounded opponent is decidedly low brow attack that anyone could do.

These rules were put in place to protect from irreparable harm in vulnerable positions. However, Rogan believes that UFC stars are now better at protecting themselves, and the rules should be reviewed.

Rogan argued that strikes to the back of the head should be legal, especially in wild exchanges and scrambles. He cited a recent fight between Cyril Gane and Junior dos Santos, where Gane hit dos Santos with an elbow to the back of the head.

Rogan believes that these kinds of strikes should be legal and that fighters should be responsible for avoiding them.

In the old days of MMA, when a person got their opponent’s back, they would drop bombs on the back of the head. Rogan feels that limiting strikes to the side of the head is not realistic, especially in grappling situations where men are in close proximity.