Renowned UFC commentator Joe Rogan discusses NBA icon LeBron James’ potential in MMA and how his physical advantages and winning mentality would have made him a formidable force in the UFC.
In a recent podcast episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, renowned UFC commentator Joe Rogan discussed the potential of NBA icon LeBron James in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA). Rogan expressed his belief that if James had chosen to pursue MMA instead of basketball, heavyweight fighters would have been left in a state of shock.
Unfathomable Physical Advantages
Rogan emphasized that James possesses unfathomable physical advantages that would have given him a significant edge over other fighters. Despite not having a martial arts background, James’ towering 6’9 frame and bulky physique would have made him a formidable opponent in the UFC’s heavyweight division.
A Winner’s Mentality
According to Rogan, James’ success as a basketball player is a testament to his winning mentality. He believes that individuals with a certain level of winners’ mentality can excel in any endeavor they choose, including MMA. Rogan dismisses the notion that certain attributes that make a great basketball player would not translate to success in fighting, stating that James would have beaten anyone in the cage.
Speculation Surrounding Athletes in MMA
Over the years, various high-profile athletes and celebrities have expressed interest in testing their skills in the world of MMA. WWE superstar Brock Lesnar stands out as one of the most successful crossover stars, having won the UFC heavyweight title in 2008. This success has sparked speculation about how other athletes from different sports would fare in the octagon.
The UFC’s Return
In other news, the UFC is set to make its return with a showcase card in London. The main event will feature British fighter Tom Aspinall, who will face Marcin Tybura. Aspinall will be making his comeback after a knee injury he suffered in July of last year.
Joe Rogan’s comments on LeBron James’ potential in MMA have sparked intrigue and speculation within the combat sports community. Despite James’ focus on basketball, Rogan believes that his physical attributes and winning mentality would have made him a formidable force in the UFC. As fans eagerly await the return of live MMA action, the debate surrounding athletes crossing over into the sport continues.