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Mike Tyson asked Joe Rogan for his UFC GOAT, he didn't hesitate with his answer

Nasir Jabbar

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Mike Tyson asked Joe Rogan for his UFC GOAT, he didn't hesitate with his answer

Mike Tyson asked Joe Rogan to name his greatest fighter in UFC history and he didn't hesitate to answer.

Rogan has commentated on some of the best UFC fighters in history, having called the fights of Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones, among others.

But when discussing UFC greatness with boxing legend Tyson, Rogan opted to name another fighter.

The 56-year-old mentioned former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, who had a legendary run as the promotion's 125lbs king.

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During an episode of Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight champion asked for Rogan's opinion on the greatest fighter in UFC history to which he replied: "It’s hard to say, but it might have been Mighty Mouse.

"When Mighty Mouse was in his prime, he was so magnificent, he was so fast, and he was doing things that you couldn’t believe how he could do (that).”

Rogan argued his case by referencing Johnson's spectacular victory over Ray Borg, adding: "He hit a dude with a suplex and caught him with an armbar on the way down

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"And I’m not exaggerating this. He body dumped this guy, and in the process of taking him to the ground, got him in an armbar."

Joe Rogan speaks to Demetrious Johnson after a successful UFC title defence. Image: Getty
Joe Rogan speaks to Demetrious Johnson after a successful UFC title defence. Image: Getty

'Mighty Mouse' made an incredible 11 title defences during his reign as champion - only Jon Jones has managed the same achievement.

He was a special talent who completely neutralised his opponents, with Rogan hailing the fighter's dominance at his peak.

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"When he was in his prime, he was fighting world-caliber competition, and they weren’t even hitting him," he continued. "He was moving on angles that they didn’t expect, he was feinting them and shooting for takedowns, he was kicking them in the head when they thought he was going to throw a takedown.

"He was just hitting people with like wizard sh*t."

Johnson held a stranglehold on the division until August 2018 when he lost of Henry Cejudo.

But his status as one of the best to ever do it in the UFC is set in stone considering his impressive body of work.

Featured Image Credit: Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson

Topics: UFC, Mike Tyson, Joe Rogan, Demetrious Johnson

Nasir Jabbar
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