In his most recent Instagram post, Joe Rogan expressed his opinions on which sport has the most potential to become the most popular worldwide. The opinions of American MMA fighter Matt Brown have struck a chord with him.
Matt Brown took to Instagram, shedding light on ONE Championship’s riveting Muay Thai showdown.
His caption echoed a sentiment many share, “HOW is Muay Thai not the biggest sport in the world?!?! You rather watch football? Or soccer? I don’t get it. Respect to these killers @rodtang_jimungnon and @superlek789 thanks for an amazing fight!”
Joe Rogan wholeheartedly endorsed Brown’s sentiments, reposting the reel with the comment: “I completely agree with Matt Brown.”
“I think it’s just going to take the right organization with deep pockets to make it as huge as it deserves to be over here. Absolutely amazing fight between two masters of the art at @onechampionship!”
Muay Thai is often referred to as Thai Boxing. It is a combat sport that employs a symphony of fists, elbows, knees, and shins. It is known as the “Art of Eight Limbs.”
While the sport has made waves in the Asian domain, its foothold in the West remains to be completed. The acclaimed UFC commentator harbors hope that Muay Thai will break through as a global phenomenon. Nevertheless, he acknowledges that financial backing will be necessary for this evolution.
When it comes to sporting giants with financial clout, soccer takes center stage. It boasts the largest global following and thus commands colossal financial investments. Recent times have witnessed an unprecedented surge of financial influx from all quarters into the sport.
Saudi Arabia emerges as the latest big market in this high-stakes arena, endeavoring to forge a league of superstars. The nation has already extended lucrative contracts to a slew of European luminaries, securing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar for the Saudi Professional League.
Even Kylian Mbappe found himself in the crosshairs of Saudi Arabian teams, with an astounding $1 billion offer reportedly on the table. When Rogan got to know about the offer during JRE #2012, he exclaimed: “What? A billion [dollars] for a year?”
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi received a huge offer to join Inter Miami CF this summer.