Russell Brand was a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast last week and a lot of the conversation seems to revolve around Conor McGregor.
The tried to examine the greatness that is Conor McGregor and the secrets of his success. Comedian Russell Brand is a practitioner of Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu. He asked Rogan to explain the McGregor ‘phenomena’.
“Well you’re never going to see another one like him,” Rogan said. “Because he’s literally being himself. You’re going to see a bunch of people try to mimic that, and in a sense, he’s mimicking the people that came before him like the Chael Sonnens and the Muhammad Alis. The difference is, with what Conor’s been able to do, he’s the first guy in the UFC that’s been able to do that that’s had spectacular results.
Rogan continued: “And also showed his real character in losing, and then coming back and winning very quickly afterwards with the same guy. The Nate Diaz fight. That was a very important character exposing fight because he lost a fight, he got humbled. And then he jumped right back on the horse and ended up winning, and then he comes back and blows Eddie Alvarez out of the water to become the first two division concurrent champion in the sport.”
“I think he’s a unique guy in a very … it’s almost like we don’t really have a strong enough word, unique isn’t really a strong enough word. Brilliant ability. Massively smart. And he’s very innovative in his techniques and his approaches.”