This Incredible Head Kick Was One of the Best Finishes at UFC 228… And Left Joe Rogan Speechless…
We all know and love Joe Rogan. And we all know that the man is never quiet. That’s not a criticism at all: he’s built a fantastic career out of his ability to speak and it’s made him millions of dollars. He’s a well-established comedian and a long-serving commentator for the UFC. Rogan has been a mainstay since UFC 12: Judgement Day, way back in 1997.
The man has definitely seen a lot of spectacular violence. He’s renowned for his near photographic memory and has been at practically every major event in the past 21 years. That’s a long time to be working with the UFC.
It doesn’t happen very often, but he was actually silenced by an incredible kick by Geoff Neal, who bludgeoned Frank Camacho with a shin kick from Hell. Seriously, if you like slow motion footage, take a look at this sledgehammer blast.
On a night where we saw some incredible levels of violence, Neal still managed to stand out with the brutal shin kick you can see above. It was just as spectacular as Jessica Andrade’s KO win over Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Abdul Razak Alhassan’s defeat of Niko Price.
This KO came in the second round. Neal dissected Camacho in the first round, landing with his punches at will. It was an excellent display of power and precision. Camacho was evidently rattled and desperate to make a quick impression in the second. It didn’t exactly work out well.
Neal is a product of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. He won a place in the UFC when he knocked out Chase Waldon back in 2017. He’s a badass, and the hype-train is starting to grow, now that the welterweight division is starting to thin out. Now he has established a four-fight win streak – yet still works 50 hours a week…
Of course, Joe Rogan is known for his background in Taekwondo, so he’ll definitely appreciate a good kick. He represented the USA back in the 1980s and trained in the Korean martial art before he ever tried Muay Thai or Brazilian Ju-Jitsu. It still holds a place close to his heart and he has won the respect of professional fighters for the speed and power of his kicks.
He famously broke the power record at the UFC Performance Institute when he blasted the power meter with a massive roundhouse kick. That’s not bad for a 51-year old man wearing denim jeans!
Rogan has also made news this week after saying that he’d actually like Bellator to be competitive with the UFC. While Dana White might not be happy to hear him say it, Rogan believes it’s for the good of MMA that Bellator is growing. He said:
“I like it. I like that the fighters are having a good time over there. They get paid well. I want it to grow. I want it to be right up there with the UFC. I would love it if it was a full rival like PRIDE was.”
He’s got a point for sure. Bellator is definitely growing, and several UFC fighters have started moving over to the rival promotion in their prime. MMA has never been more exciting. The next time we see Joe Rogan at a UFC event, it will be UFC 229. Conor McGregor v Khabib Nurmagamedov.