Joe Rogan was probably among the first few men from the MMA’s biggest promotion to acknowledge the talent of Conor McGregor.
While the arguments about where Conor McGregor stands in the GOAT debate are often prevalent, but with his over the top antics and his distinct demeanor, the Irishman is without a doubt the most recognized MMA fighter in the current set up.
From making a name in the open market to now being acknowledged as UFC’s first champ-champ, the fighter has come a long way. However, there was a time when he was not introduced to the glorified audience of UFC and was just a prospect in the MMA circuit but, even then the premier voice of UFC and a fight enthusiast himself Joe Rogan did turn out to be among the first few men who identified the talent in the southpaw.
Throwback To Joe Rogan Giving a Shoutout to Conor McGregor
On December 31st, 2012, Conor McGregor, then a representative of Cage Warriors, claimed the featherweight gold of the promotion. He thereby reached the summit of the promotion holding two belts simultaneously (Lightweight and Featherweight). On the subsequent day, January 1, 2013, Joe Rogan took to Twitter to congratulate the then future legend of UFC.
@TheNotoriousMMA I just caught your fight, Conor. Congratulations, you looked sensational! Hope to see you in the UFC someday. Best of luck!
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) January 1, 2013
Reply to @joerogan Thank you very much Joe, that means alot, you are a fucking legend my friend!!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 2, 2013
So, today marks the 8th anniversary of the very first public one-to-one between these two finest individuals, who are substantially responsible for the mass popularity of the sport.
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