Joe Rogan admits he “hates” one of UFC 300’s most eagerly anticipated fights
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Comedian and commentator Joe Rogan admitted he “hates” one of the most eagerly anticipated fights from UFC 300.
UFC chief executive Dana White has drip-fed information regarding UFC 300, the company’s landmark event set to take place on April 13.
Some 11 fights have been announced so far, which include a litany of former champions and some of the most respected contenders of the era.
But Rogan, who’s never shy to go against the grain, claimed on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, that he fears Holloway, a former featherweight world champion, may be too small to compete with the 155’ers.
“You know what I hate [about the fight],” Rogan said. “Max is a great 45-pounder, Dustin Poirier beat him up at 55lbs. I think those guys are a little bit too big for him.”
Rogan also admitted the match-up may affect Holloway's bid to reclaim the featherweight title, which champion Alexander Volkanovski will defend against Ilia Topuria at UFC 298 next month.
The 57-year-old added: "Also, Max is right there in the hunt for the title.
"[When] Volkanovski gets done with Topuria, Max is a likely next fight. It's 100 per cent there."
While Holloway would still be in line for a title shot should he lose to Gaethje, Rogan argued that a defeat would halt Holloway’s momentum.
"Yeah, sort of," Rogan said when asked if the 'Blessed' could still take the fight. "But you sort of lose some of your lustre."
The co-main and main events for UFC 300 are currently still a mystery.
On the matter, White said on Thursday morning: "I had an announcement for 300 yesterday.
"You'll get the main event when I'm ready to give you the main event. I've been squeezing them out one by one.
"When I'm ready to give you the main event, you'll get the main event. You're not ready yet. You can't handle the main event."