I don't think he misrepresents what he used to do, he seems to be pretty honest about it.
Says he thought he was good from doing a lot of training and TKD stuff but then went to a BJJ class and got his ass handed to him so started trainng BJJ, which he stuck with for a long time until he was awarded a black belt, tried a couple kickboxing matches and caught a beatdown and had second thoughts about where his skills really were.
He has sat cage side at all of the biggest UFC fights of the last 20+ years and also knows a ton of MMA guys and I'm sure has been in a ton of top MMA gyms over the years. He has absolutely no misconceptions about what he is watching, unlike 99% of the public that watches MMA on their TVs.
He's now one of the richest and most well-known TV celebrities in America, I think he might have a few regrets abuot not having a couple more fights when he was younger but I think he made the smarter choices. Back when he was doing martial arts competition the MMA landscape was extremely new and underdeveloped, people were beating the living fuck out of each other for peanuts in Vale Tudo matches with no gloves and no rules, giant hulking men that were juicing to the eyeballs. It was a lot of risk for very little reward in those days, even the top guys from that era are pretty much broke and broken at this point. If he had pursued MMA instead of TV and comedy he'd probably be a washed up former fighter at this point with a broken brain and body.
Now he's filthy rich and he can still kick OPs ass without even breaking asweat.
“I don’t think he misrepresents what he used to do, he seems to be pretty honest about it.”
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looks like he is banned
I don't think Joe is much of a fighter...30 years ago he fought with some headgear and pads on but that was 30 years ago...now he trains martial arts but doesn't spar, I doubt anybody would go all out with him even rolling BJJ
He doesn't even correct the uneducated that come on his show and refer to him as a "fighter"...he enjoys the ego boost...some think he fought MMA.
He is a Martial Arts Fan playing the part of a tough guy IMO...I think Joe wouldn't take a shot and keep fighting nowadays
I ain't hating, the guy has some cool jobs and is living the life.
A fighter he isn't.
Just ask Quadros