UFC color commentator Joe Rogan has seen thousands of fighters come and go through the promotion over the near two decades he has been there.
Rogan is a huge fan of former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, as he stated in a March 2015 interview with Dan Lebatard:
“There's a lot of guys her size she could beat. I mean, a lot. If you took the roster of the UFC's bantamweights, 135 pounds, and you paired them up against Ronda Rousey, she might be able to beat 50 percent of them. That's not a joke,” says Rogan.
However, Rousey is no longer the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion and she has lost two straight fights, with those losses coming to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes.
The UFC color commentator, on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, has regretted the comments he previously made.
“I’m not happy that Ronda Rousey lost but in a way, it makes things easier because there was a bunch of f**kin’ people going, ‘Oh yeah, what about Ronda Rousey?” And I made the mistake saying - hyperbole. I’m the master of hyperbole, I exaggerate all the time - I was like, ‘She could probably beat half the men bantamweights in the UFC.’ That’s definitely not true. I shouldn’t have said it at the time, now it’s definitely not true. She could beat a few that aren’t good outside the sport. Look, if she gets guys on the ground she could f**k a lot of people up. Her Judo is 100 percent legit, her armbars are amongst the best in the business but people were always saying that... Thank god now that she’s lost everyone’s relaxed with that,” says Rogan.
Rogan will be seen next at UFC 209, which will be taking place on Saturday, March 4 with Stephen Thompson and Tyron Woodley headlining.