UFC long-time Commentator and MMA enthusiast Joe Rogan on several occasions have said that he would love to see a boxing match between the no.1 pound-for-pound MMA fighter Kamaru Usman and the no.1 pound-for-pound boxer Canelo Alvarez. Kamaru Usman before his last fight against Colby Covington had expressed his interest in boxing Canelo Alvarez. He also said that he feels his power will prove to be too much for Canelo Alvarez. Kamaru Usman had also made a bold statement saying he will be knocking out Canelo if they box.
Now Joe Rogan in his latest conversation with Mike Tyson in his HotBoxin Podcast talked about the dream Boxing matchup between Kamaru Usman and Canelo Alvarez.
“I would like to see him fight Canelo. I really would. Not because I think that he’s a favorite in a boxing match against one of the greatest boxers of all time, but I want to see him get a giant payday. The same way I would like to see Ngannou fight Tyson Fury,” Rogan said about Usman on Hotboxin with Mike Tyson. “That’s a way you can make a sh*t load of money, and I don’t think it damages his potential as a UFC fighter. I think it would be an invaluable experience for him as a champion if he did have that fight and then came back over to MMA. I think he’d probably be even better as a striker if he gets through it relatively undamaged, even if he loses” Joe Rogan said.
“He’s gonna feel some pain,” Rogan said. “It’s not the same sport, but he’s a dude that knows how to win. You have to understand this guy’s mindset, his knees are destroyed… His knees are f***** but he doesn’t care. He just doesn’t run, but he never runs out of cardio. Everything he does is just drive. All the plyometrics and all the strength and conditioning stuff he does in the gym, he’s doing it with f***** up knees. All the wrestling drills, he’s doing it with f***** up knees” Joe Rogan said.
Kamaru Usman in his last outing fought Colby Covington at UFC 268. The fight was their rematch as the duo previously fought at UFC 245 where Usman had finished Colby in the fifth round of the fight. Now in their rematch, Kamaru Usman won the fight via decision.
- Joe Rogan wants to see Kamaru Usman fight Canelo Alvarez
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