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Joe Rogan Swiftly Picks UFC GOAT at Mike Tyson’s Request

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Joe Rogan quickly responded when Mike Tyson inquired about his pick for the greatest UFC fighter of all time.

Throughout his iconic tenure as a UFC commentator, Rogan has witnessed the careers of Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, and Jon Jones unfold.

Yet, when pressed by boxing icon Tyson to weigh in on who stands as the ultimate UFC fighter, Rogan veered off the expected path.

In a dialogue with Tyson on the Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson podcast, Rogan praised former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson for his extraordinary tenure within the organization, signaling him out as his choice for the top fighter in UFC annals.

“It’s hard to say, but it might have been Mighty Mouse. When Mighty Mouse was in his prime, he was so magnificent, he was so fast, and he was doing things that you couldn’t believe how he could do (that),” he said.

Rogan elaborated on his selection by highlighting Johnson’s remarkable finish against Ray Borg. He described a moment where Johnson executed a flawless suplex, transitioning into an armbar mid-air, a move he stressed wasn’t an overstatement.

In his career, ‘Mighty Mouse’ conquered notable adversaries including Ian McCall, Joseph Benavidez, and Henry Cejudo, marking an impressive tally of 11 title defenses in the flyweight division—a record matched only by Jon Jones.

Rogan praised Johnson’s unique ability to outclass his opponents, noting his unparalleled dominance during his prime.

“When he was in his prime, he was fighting world-caliber competition, and they weren’t even hitting him. He was moving on angles that they didn’t expect, he was feinting them and shooting for takedowns, he was kicking them in the head when they thought he was going to throw a takedown. He was just hitting people with like wizard sh*t,” he said.

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