Joe Rogan wasn’t in the commentary booth for this past weekend’s UFC 294 event in Abu Dhabi, but he did do a live Fight Companion show for it, where he made it clear he was blown away by Islam Makhachev’s head kick knockout victory over Alexander Volkanovski in the main event.
“Oh my God! He head kicked him,” Joe Rogan said as he watched the action live alongside Eddie Bravo, Bryan Callen and Brendan Schaub. “Wow! What a shocker. Who would have saw that coming? It was amazing. Shin to the dome, opened up a cut. It was perfect. Islam, man. He showed a bunch of new sh*t. That front kick, and he was throwing that kick to the body, and then he threw the same kick to the head.”
“I’m just so impressed that he won that way. He showed so much improvement. He really made adjustments because they must have trained for Volkanovski again,even though he wasn’t fighting Volkanovski (originally).
“I’m sure they went over all the different things that Volkanovski did, and what are the counters to those things, and he shut a lot of it down. He shut down that switch kick to the outside leg, throwing that front kick up the middle, set up the head kick.”
“He knocked (down) Oliveira in the last fight – remember, his striking was his weakest point. Now it’s f*cking as dangerous as anybody in the division. You knock out Volkanovski? Sh*t.”