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How many fighters has Joe Rogan called “the greatest”?

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  1. ch1584 Been trying to delete my account since 2014

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    I was searching for a bit and couldn’t find a master list, which is a bit surprising because I feel like Joe has referred to just about everyone who enters the cage as the greatest (either of all time, at a particular thing, or “he’s the ________est ever!”). Of course a lot of this is just shameless shilling, but I am curious what the numbers would look like. Off the top of my head I recall these:
    Khabib
    Jones
    GSP
    Silva
    Stipe
    Ngannou
    Joanna
    Aldo
    Holloway
    No wait not Holloway Aldo again
    MM
    Cejudo
    Nunes
    Cyborg
    Ronda
    No wait not Ronda Cyborg again
    Izzy
    Barao
    Askren
    Cruz
    Weidman
    McGregor
    Couture
    Penn

    I am sure there are more instances but those are the names I can recall being mentioned, sometimes pretty flippantly, within the last decade. Any others?
    Edit: adding names others have mentioned in good faith
     
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  2. My name is Shawn

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    Who cares. Do people only listen to rogan to look for things to complain about
     
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    I'm thinking Ben Askren
    Funnily enough, I don't think he ever mentioned Fedor as the greatest anything
     
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  4. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    Barao at one point. He once compared him to Tyson and that the TJ vs Barao upset was greater than Tyson vs Buster Douglas.
     
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    At this point, who hasn’t he called the greatest? UFC hyperbole about fighters being ‘the best ever’ is absurd. There is a new ‘best ever’ approximately once a month or so. Totally ridiculous. The media feeds into it as well, purely for clicks.
     
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    He said with a straight face a few PPV's ago
    "Drew Dober may just be the most underrated fighter of all time"
    He actually fucking said that.
     
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    I think Anderson was the first guy he consistently started calling the greatest of all time.
     
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    i think basically whos ever fought in the co-main or main event he has called them the greatest in something
     
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    Rogan Roganizes. Not news.
     
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    It might be all the drugs but he believes some of his B.S........
     
  11. ch1584 Been trying to delete my account since 2014

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    I forgot about Askren but I’m pretty sure he got hyperbolic about him
     
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    The Ronda stuff was the most absurd but yes absurb is the word for it. It is ridiculous and he doesn't realize he's ruining the sport by encouraging the hype instead of the substance. The substance of great fights and great fighters is what makes this sport awesome.
     
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    Oh shit that’s a good one
     
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    The total lack of perspective and historical contextualisation drives me up the wall. Remember when they tried to promote Cejudo as ‘the greatest combat sports athlete of all time’? It’s so glaring and forced that it detracts from the sporting magnificence of what he did.
     
  15. I WILL CUT YOU Calamity from the Heavens

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    Anyone who has won in convincing matter against an opponent he calls the greatest.
     
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    Imagine being as hyperbolic as Rogan and White in a sport that was in its infancy in the 1990s and is only now gaining widespread mainstream coverage.
     
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    Nobody gives a shit. Only dorks here do
     
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    People on this forum, yes.
     
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    All of them, in MMA there is a greatest around every card, he is paid to hype things, he works FOR the UFC, what is he going to say when he comments shit fights? "This shit is crap, you should be watching Bellator instead", that could be this weekend, but the point is, he gets paid to hype their product up, the closest thing to a real talk about WMMA quality was Nunes's last 145 title defense, they realized there is no division...on air.
     

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