Joe Rogan Wishes Jon Jones vs. ‘Rumble’ Johnson Took Place As Planned

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Joe Rogan Wishes Jon Jones vs. ‘Rumble’ Johnson Took Place As Planned

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Like many combined martial arts followers, Joe Rogan needs he obtained to see Jon Jones share the Octagon with Anthony Johnson.

Jones was set to defend the Final Combating Championship (UFC) gentle heavyweight gold in opposition to Johnson again in Could 2015. Jones was stripped of his title and suspended by the UFC following a hit-and-run incident. “Rumble” ended up dealing with Daniel Cormier for the vacant 205-pound gold, and Cormier received the title by way of submission.

Rogan Talks Struggle Followers Lacking Out On Jones vs. Johnson

Throughout a current version of his “JRE MMA Show,” Rogan mentioned that he had excessive hopes for “Bones” vs. “Rumble” (by way of BJPenn.com):

“I was really looking forward to that fight, Jon Jones versus Rumble. I was really looking forward to that. I wish that fight took place. But for whatever reason, Rumble couldn’t beat the best of the best. He said after he retired, in the fight when he lost to [Daniel Cormier], he goes ‘I’m just good at this.’ He goes ‘I’m not really a fighter,’ he’s like ‘I’m an athlete.’ He goes ‘I’m just really good at this.’ I’m like ‘how the f**k are you not a fighter? You smash people.’ He’s a terrifying fighter, that’s just not his thing.”

Johnson was identified for his punching energy. He may thwart takedown makes an attempt with ease within the gentle heavyweight division when he wasn’t matched up with Cormier. Many felt he’d be a risk to Jones’ title, however we might by no means know simply how the struggle would play out.

What do you assume would’ve occurred had Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson taken place as scheduled?

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