Tyson Fury unleashed a lot of wrath yesterday when he saw fit to roast and criticize Joe Rogan.
Rogan was the target thanks to a hypothetical scenario he contemplated a while back.
“No one thinks that Tyson Fury beat Jon Jones in a fight. No one thinks that. Tyson doesn’t think that. You want to talk about who’s the baddest man on the planet? If Jon Jones and Tyson Fury are locked into a room, I’m pushing all of my chips on black.”
He added, “Tyson Fury is an amazing boxer. [But] He doesn’t have a f**king chance in hell of making it out of that room… Zero chance.”
Fury then responded saying:
“I’m the baddest man on the planet,” Fury said on his Instagram story. “I heard Joe Rogan say something about me the other day, and I’ve been off all the social media so I didn’t reply to the little p*ssy. The little f***ing bald-headed midget.”
“I heard him say that Jon Jones could f*ck me up if we were in a room together. I don’t think so. Not a man born from a mother can f*ck me up in a room on our own.”
“Whatever happens in that room, I’d be walking out. Not a f***ing problem.”
This invigorated the age old debate MMA vs Boxing. And while we can all agree that boxing quite far from reality in terms of how limiting it is, MMA is a lot closer.
But UFC star Terrence McKinney went a step further and implied that even Joe Rogan had what it takes to defeat Tyson Fury in a no holds barred scenario.
This is provocative for several reasons. Joe Rogan is much older than Fury. Rogan was born in 1969, while Fury is just 34 (born in 1988). Rogan hasn’t competed in martial arts for close to 30 years. And when he did, he ended up quitting after going through a concussion that made him question the brain health component to the ordeal.
Now Rogan does have a few things going, for starter he’s been lauded as a decent kickboxer. Kickboxing typically happens at a bigger distance so he certainly has that going for him. He’s also proficient at BJJ, having been promoted to BJJ Black belt under Jean Jacques Machado (and Eddie Bravo) a long time ago.
Further, Rogan is on all kinds of experimental treatments including TRT – openly. This is bound to equalize the playing field somewhat.
Lastly, Rogan is significantly shorter than Fury, with estimates of his height ranging from 5’4″ to 5’9″. While Rogan claimed he was 5’9″ on the weighing in podcast episode featuring his friends there are repeated reports that he’s substantially shorter and wears custom shoes with lifts.
Can’t wait to see if Fury responds to this gem.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.