UFC expert Joe Rogan has descibed Conor McGregor has as the greatest featherweight in the franchise’s history.
Max Holloway became the franchise’s third featherweight champion in defeating Jose Aldo on Saturday, taking three rounds to see of the Brazilian with a TKO. McGregor defeated Aldo in 13 seconds to claim the crown in 2015 and the manner of Holloway’s victory has prompted debate as to which of the three is the greatest fighter the division has seen.
“I’ve got say Conor is the greatest 145-pounder of all time cause he knocked out Aldo, who was clearly the greatest,” Rogan said on his podcast.
“But in terms of who’s got more victories of course it’s Aldo.
“The problem is – we’re not doing MMA math here – you’re having two guys actually fight each other.
“So if you said who is the greatest of all time?
“Well it would have to be Aldo because he beat all these guys — no, no no, because the two of them fought and Conor merked him.
“So you’ve to give it to him.
“Otherwise there’s no other metric.
“There’s no other metric other than a knockout.”
McGregor defeated all in his way in the featherweight division between 2013 and 2015, before moving up to take the lightweight title, a division it appears he will be staying put in, rather than moving back to featherweight.
McGregor is currently on a hiatus from the sport, following the birth of his first child, with a bout against boxer Floyd Mayweather, at the end of 2017 the Irishman's expected next fight.
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