Joe Rogan’s MMA Skills Can Back Up His Mouth!
I remember some of the first times I saw Joe Rogan was on the show “Fear Factor” the reality TV show where contestants are challenged to do some very scary things to win. Joe Rogan hosted the show and often had some smart ass things to say. A few times, it almost looked like he was gong to hit the dirt with a few of the male contestants to get the scrap on. I remember thinking, “Who is this loud mouth guy? He thinks he is pretty tough or something.”
Well, as a surprise to me and many other Fear Factor fans out there, Joe Rogan, who is now one of the commentators for the UFC, is not just funny and at times obnoxious, but he is also an excellent fighter who can back up every word that comes out of his mouth according to a recent Fight Hype interview with Eddie Bravo. Eddie Bravo is Joe Rogan’s trainer. Bravo is a black belt in BJJ who beat Royler Gracie at the Dbu Dhabi Submission Wrestling Championships in 2003. He is an innovator of No-Gi Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu called 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu and is know in MMA to be a top level fighter. Here’s what Eddie Bravo had to say when asked about Joe Rogan’s fighting skills.
“Joe Rogan is a bad motherfucker and I’m not just saying that. He’s one of my best students. He is a brown belt and he is just a nightmare in the gym. He’s gotta work on his guard a little bit, but his half game is amazing. He’s so strong; so explosive. You can’t tell from Fear Factor, but he looks like Frank Shamrock or Ken Shamrock. He’s a giant man.
He’s swole and very athletic and very flexible. He did Taekwondo his whole life, Kickboxing and Muay Thai and he hits really hard. All of the trainers that have trained him…like Rob Kaman trained him and he was just amazed how hard Rogan hits. He hits really hard. He hits harder than anybody I’ve ever held mitts for. If he wanted to do MMA, Joe Rogan could go straight to 170 and fuck up a lot of dudes. He can for sure.”
Rogan became a four-time state Tae kwon do champion before pursuing a career in show business. Rogan earned a black belt at 15 years old after only two years of training. At 19 years old he won the US Open Tae Kwon Do Championship, and later as a lightweight champion went on to beat both the middle and heavyweight title-holders to obtain the Grand Championship.
With that said, it may be wise not threaten to beat up Joe Rogan if he happens to pick you out the crowd, to make fun of, at one of his comedy shows or if he talks a little smack to you when you meet him out on the Vegas Strip or in a night club somewhere. Be smart and Just laugh it off, snap a few pictures and be on your way. Joe Rogan is not the guy you want to defend your honor against. It is far better that someone makes a joke of you and causes you a little embarrassment than for someone to make a joke of you, cause you some embarrasment and then proceed to whip your ass in front of your girl and all your friends.