“I don’t think Pereira was gonna stop,” Rogan said in a recent episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast (via MMAJunkie). “He had more time, Izzy was stationary and Pereira was gonna hit him with some big shots.”
“We don’t need to see Izzy with his eyes rolled back behind his head, flat-out unconscious. I think it was a good stoppage. I could see where he would be upset about it, too, and I could see where other fights have gone on longer. And they have, but it’s a subjective call and Marc Goddard is one of the very best in the world. He’s top two or three. He might be No. 2. I think Herb Dean’s No. 1 and ‘Big’ John McCarthy doesn’t ref anymore, he was always in that same spot.”
Since the loss, Israel Adesanya has been open about it and has done a ton of media which Joe Rogan is impressed by.
“Like a f*cking king, like a king,” Rogan said to Adesanya. “He was saying bring back Steve Mazzagatti because Steve Mazzagatti was a referee that was famous for letting fights go way too long… Mazzagatti was kind of famous for that for whatever reason, whether it’s justified or not, but it was just hilarious that Izzy was saying bring back Steve Mazzagatti. Then he went on Andrew Schulz’s podcast on Monday, so he was on Schulz’s podcast Monday, they were drinking, having fun. He handled it very, very well… it’s f*cking the game they play man. I mean, Izzy knocked a lot of f*cking people unconscious. Izzy put it on everybody in the division.”