UFC analyst Joe Rogan: 'Marquez KO may have not affected Pacquiao'
Milan Ordoñez on Feb 26, 2015 01:43 PM
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MANILA - UFC color commentator Joe Rogan is one of the few believers that Manny Pacquiao's vicious knock out loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012 may not be that much of a factor.
History dictates that most fighters are never the same after a devastating knock out. They either become too cautious during their comeback, or they become more prone to being hit with big shots. In a nutshell, the public believes that these fighters tend to be a shadow of their former selves, afterwards.
But not Joe Rogan, who lauded Pacquiao's past performances against Brandon Rios and Chris Algieri.
"Manny Pacquiao is a beast," said the former "Fear Factor" host in the latest episode of his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience. "Marquez knocked him out dead, cold, one right hand, and the thought is when a guy gets turned off like that, like maybe, there's something that he lost. It's not always correct. Sometimes, guys bounce back from a knock out and they're fine. It totally varies on the individual."
"There's a thought, and it might not be correct. Because his last fight against Brandon Rios, he looked really f*cking good, and then Chris Algieri, he looked really f*cking good. He's a beast."
Rogan also agreed with Mayweather's previous sentiment about the fight being made at the perfect time, as opposed to five years ago when it was originally intended.
"Mayweather is a very clever man," Rogan said. "And setting the fight now is a good time. It's a good time financially, but it's also a good time for him, success-wise."
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