Joe Rogan has nothing but praise for Floyd Mayweather for his exhibition bout against Logan Paul.
On Sunday night in Miami, Mayweather returned to the ring against YouTuber star and pro boxer in Paul in an anticipated bout. Paul was nearly 40lbs bigger and had a massive size advantage, but many expected Mayweather to get a stoppage win in the middle rounds. However, the bout ended up going the distance and although no winner was declared, Rogan had nothing but praise for Mayweather.
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“About last night… first off I have to say I was really surprised at how much I was looking forward to this fight. Right before the bell rang for the opening around I was legitimately giddy with excitement. I think the whole thing is pretty fascinating. First of all @FloydMayweather is a f*****g genius in more ways than one,” Rogan wrote. “He’s arguably the greatest boxer of all time, and in the twilight of his career he’s managed to make hundreds of millions of dollars fighting people who really don’t have a chance to beat him. Just f***ing genius. He’s figured out a way to compete into his 40s and make more money than any other boxer alive. It’s really incredible. And the confidence that he has to have in his skills to fight a guy 20 years younger than him and 35 pounds heavier can’t be emphasized enough. Not a lot of all time greats in any sport would take that kind of chance. I think we should appreciate the f*** out of that guy while he’s still around.
“For @loganpaul, just going 8 hard rounds with a superb multi-division world champion like Floyd is pretty f*****g incredible. He survived and he even managed to land a few punches. Just the fact that he had the endurance to do the 8 rounds is really f*****g impressive,” Rogan continued. “When you’re in there with a master like Floyd he’s constantly pressuring you and he’s so efficient and composed that he never fades. Yeah it was a freak show, and yeah real world class boxing between champions is better, but I thought it was pretty f*****g interesting. Kudos to both men, and congrats on making us watch ”
Joe Rogan certainly has a point that it was impressive for Logan Paul to go all eight rounds. However, the real winner was Floyd Mayweather who banked an estimated $100 million for the bout.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime