Rogan: Average college wrestler would kill Floyd Mayweather Jr.

 

A number of MMA fighters have been nominated for the ESPN Fighter of the Year, including Randy Couture, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Jon Jones, Lyoto Machida, Anderson Silva, and Georges St-Pierre.

Fighters have been nominated in two other categories as well. Frankie Edgar was nominated for the 'Upset of the Year' in 2010, and Edson Barboza was a nominee for 'Best Play' for his wheel kick knockout of Terry Etim at UFC 142. They didn't win either.

Prior to 2007, MMA fighters were ineligible for voting, as the relevant category prior to that time was Boxer of the Year, rather than the current Fighter of the Year, which covers boxing and MMA.

Winners to date in the category are:
2007: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
2008: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
2009: Manny Pacquiao
2010: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
2011: Manny Pacquiao
2012: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
2013: Floyd Mayweather Jr.

This year there are five figures up for the ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) in the fighter category:
Canelo Alvarez
Danny Garcia
Jon Jones
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Anderson Silva

FMJ won again, but as a point of consolation, Jon Jones would crush him like a bug. In fact, as Joe Rogan points out in an interview in the August issue of Inked magazine, a college wrestler would crush him.

"Although not considered a martial art, boxing is really a martial art. It's a very limited martial art as long as you agree to just box. It's only hands. There are no kicks; there are no takedowns. It's effective in competition, but in an actual physical fight against someone who's just a wrestler, you're going to get killed.

"Floyd Mayweather would get killed by an average college wrestler. There would be no competition. If you took Floyd Mayweather today and made him fight against your average college wrestler, that college wrestler is going to shoot on him, pick him up, drop him on his head, and knock him out. There's nothing that Floyd can do about it. He's going to get knocked out by getting slammed on his head.

"A judo guy would do the same thing to him. A jujitsu guy would strangle him, no question about it."

What do you think UG? How would FMJ do against a wrestler, a trained MMA fighter, or Ronda Rousey?

Transcription by MMAMania.

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Jaybrone site profile image  

9/14/13 8:40 PM by Jaybrone

Joe is right and its no secret.

Seats Taken site profile image  

9/14/13 8:18 PM by Seats Taken

I'm an average Wrestler and average BJJ'r Set it up. Show me the money.

pollice_verso site profile image  

9/14/13 8:11 PM by pollice_verso

A grappler always has a puncher's chance. A puncher rarely has a grappler's chance.

MMA Playwright site profile image  

9/14/13 7:54 PM by MMA Playwright

I don't know who he could beat and who he couldn't, but "Pretty Boy" Floyd "Money" Mayweather has certainly made a lot of money at his job.

HexRei site profile image  

7/22/13 4:28 PM by HexRei

Ooh, looks like I touched a nerve. Maybe when you fail out of boxing next week you can come back and let us know how kung fu is the true master fighting style.

Animal Mother site profile image  

7/22/13 4:18 PM by Animal Mother

Can Floyd stop a takedown? That is the ONLY question that matters.

man meets fate site profile image  

7/22/13 4:05 PM by man meets fate

I'm sorry but your average wrestler, pure bjj or judoka who has never been in a fight can even touch mayweather. He has the speed, movement, footowork and reflexes that you just can't prepare for.

Señor Penis site profile image  

7/22/13 3:54 PM by Señor Penis

"Boxing is dead - Joe Rogan" somethig he said a couple years back lol. He works for Dana, so Joe is always gna say some stupid shit.

man meets fate site profile image  

7/22/13 3:44 PM by man meets fate

Joe knows what he ia talking about. He has willy pepp dvd's

thegoldenboy site profile image  

7/22/13 3:27 PM by thegoldenboy

Congratulations. You have something called logic and common sense.