Joe Rogan’s top real-life scuffles – including one against UFC Hall of Famer

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Beloved UFC commentator and podcaster extraordinaire, Joe Rogan, has calmed down considerably in his later years, thanks to his use of isolation tanks and other enlightenment methods, but it would have been a terrible mistake to cross him in his younger days.

In this video, we see some of Joe Rogan’s top scuffles and confrontations, mostly from his younger days, but we even see him tango with a UFC Hall of Famer from not too long ago and Joe doesn’t do all that bad, initially.

Though Joe never competed himself in MMA, he is a very adept martial artist and in very good shape especially for someone nearing 50. As a young man, he competed in Taekwondo (which we see as the first clip in the video) as well as in kickboxing.

He martial arts training took a change of course shortly thereafter as he realized the importance of grappling ability and began training in BJJ. He is now a black belt both in the gi, under Jean Jacques Machado, as well as in no-gi, under his pal Eddie Bravo’s style of 10th Planet Jiu-jitsu.

One of the more interesting and intense exchanges in this video is from around the 3:30 mark where he is talking to some guy who just doesn’t get it. When you touch someone and they tell you not to do it, it is probably best to keep your hands to yourself. This guy in the video must not have got the memo so Joe had to teach him a lesson and put him in a choke hold.

The final clip in the video is a recent awkward exchange between Joe and UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman and is reminiscent of something that would happen in a high school cafeteria. Coleman keeps pestering Rogan, albeit in a playful way, but Rogan clearly wasn’t into it. Eventually, Rogan decides to fight back and surprises Mark with an arm drag where he briefly takes the former heavyweight champion’s back but eventually relents and Coleman responds by shoving him into a wall.

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