Joe Rogan was not messing around on the subject of Amanda Nunes on the latest episode of his podcast. The UFC commentator was not impressed by the champion’s cardio in the second round.
Amanda Nunes lost her title to Julianna Pena at UFC 269. The then-champion was harshly criticized by many analysts and the main point was that she got tired very quickly.
“The thing is, one thing I did say leading up to the fight, as they were getting ready, you have to think of all the times where someone has underestimated someone,” Rogan said on his podcast. “You can never underestimate an opponent. You can’t go into a fight not nervous. You can’t go into a fight completely sure you’re gonna win when that other person is hungry and scared, because weird things happen when people underestimate people. But fuck, that was nuts.”
Joe Rogan agreed with many people that said Amanda Nunes quit at UFC 269. The Podcaster believes she was trying to end the fight quickly and paid for it.
“She was swinging for the fences,” Rogan said. “She was trying to take her out quick and then when Julianna was still there, you could tell she was fucking tired. For you to be a world champion in two divisions and universally recognized as the greatest woman fighter of all time, which Amanda is, it’s inexcusable to be that tired in the second round. And just standing in front of her, just swinging in front of her. No movement side to side, standing right in front of her like you’re watching a regional fight…
“It was caused by Julianna. Julianna made her quit, she didn’t just quit on her own. You’ve got to give Julianna all the credit. … You know, that is what Julianna said leading up to the fight. She said I’m going to bring her back to what it was like when she was younger and she would quit in fights. There were fights where she got exhausted and lost her way, and then she became the greatest of all time. It’s wild to see the difference.”
Joe Rogan had some strong opinions on Amanda Nunes and many people share his opinion. UFC 269 will go down in history for the huge upset but also for how great it was.