Joe Rogan: Ian Machado Garry will ‘have a really hard time finding’ Michael Page in UFC 303 fight

Joe Rogan expects Ian Machado Garry to struggle against Michael Page.

Garry (14-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) faces Page (22-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in Saturday’s UFC 303 (pay-per-view, ESPN, ESPN+) main card opener at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It’s a matchup between two elite strikers, but Rogan sees MVP’s elusiveness posing big problems for Garry.

“I think he’s (Garry) sensational, but he’s been hit before, and he’s gotten rocked and dropped,” Rogan said on his “JRE Fight Companion.” “Michael ‘Venom’ Page is a different thing inside the octagon. … I think he’s (Garry) going to have a really hard time finding that guy.”

Rogan went on to rave about Page’s unorthodox style and how he’s never seen anything like it in MMA.

“The difference with Michael ‘Venom’ Page is Michael ‘Venom’ Page is an elite point fighter,” Rogan said. “His style of hitting and not getting hit and being able to close distance really fast, f*cking nobody is like that. ‘Wonderboy’ was a kickboxer, a very elite striker, a very elite kickboxer. But the difference between kickboxing and point fighting is that blitz, and Michael ‘Venom’ Page is so unorthodox.

“Michael ‘Venom’ Page has never been in a boring fight in his f*cking life. He’s an entertainer. I just think that he’s the most difficult puzzle on the feet I’ve ever seen. Kevin Holland couldn’t do a f*cking thing to him. Kevin Holland is a good striker, a very good striker. He’s a complete fighter, but he’s a very good striker. He didn’t even come close to hitting him. Like, that dude was just not there. It’s a different thing, man, and he’s tall as sh*t.”

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