Over the past week, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith and UFC announcer Joe Rogan have gone back and forth discussing the former’s ability to serve as an MMA analyst.
Both men have some valid points.
For those who are unaware of the issue, here is a little background.
The disagreement stems from Smith’s comments after the UFC 246 main event on January 18 that saw Conor McGregor triumphantly return to the Octagon with a 40-second KO win over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
Smith said he didn’t think there was much we can take from the quick victory. He also accused Cerrone of quitting while dismissing the shoulder strikes McGregor used to daze Cowboy in the opening seconds of the fight.
Rogan didn’t agree, and he said as much when the two were on air together.
He expounded during an episode of his podcast.
Smith took to social media to post a video rebutting Rogan.
Now Rogan has fired back: