Daniel Cormier has defended Joe Rogan from media insults in a new tweet seen below.
Joe Rogan is the man! He has been so helpful and helps and asks for nothing in return. And Joe Rogan is the UFC, he’s yesterday’s UFC, he’s today’s UFC, Joe Rogan Will be tomorrow’s UFC! I am honored to be able to sit to his right on the biggest fight nights of the year!
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) September 30, 2021
UFC color commentator Joe Rogan recently reacted to Nick Diaz’s return against Robbie Lawler at UFC 266. Joe Rogan Breaks Silence After Missing UFC 266
Joe Rogan opens up on Nick Diaz return
While speaking on an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, the 54-year-old UFC color commentator gave Diaz more credit than many in the MMA community have. He reckoned that Diaz being away from the octagon for more than six years likely played a part in the Stockton native’s defeat against ‘Ruthless’.
“My thing about Nick Diaz is, like, when I looked at him physically, I was like, ‘I don’t know how much he’s been training.’ When Nick was in his prime, he was really lean… I don’t think you can just jump back in that easy after six years out of the sport. I think you probably need more time to prepare… I don’t know how much time he had to prepare and why they agreed to do a fight on short notice.”
The podcast host said that Diaz had some great moments in the fight and he could have performed better if he had been given more time to prepare:
“He didn’t do that bad for a guy that was out six [years]. You know, Robbie Lawler was pressuring him and he was putting it on him and he was definitely getting the better of the exchanges, but it’s not like Nick Diaz didn’t have his moments. he definitely did. He would just have to have way more time to prepare and he would have to really be, like, ready to go. Like the old Nick Diaz, like the Nick Diaz that fought Anderson Silva, like the Nick Diaz that fought Georges St-Pierre, like the Nick Diaz that fought Paul Daley in Strikeforce. I mean, that dude was a f*****g killer.”