'Beyond epic': Joe Rogan's 'shocked' reaction to UFC carnage goes viral

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Joe Rogan (pictured middle) reacts during the UFC 261 card.
Joe Rogan's (pictured middle) reaction to a UFC knockout during the 261 card has gone viral on social media. (Image: Twitter)

UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan's insane reaction to an epic knockout during the crazy UFC 261 card has gone viral.

The UFC held its first capacity crowd since the COVID-19 pandemic kicked in, welcoming 15,000 fans to VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Florida.

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And the welcoming of fans back also brought with it an epic reaction from UFC icon Rogan during Kamaru Usman and Rose Namajunas' devastating KO victories.

The first was Namajunas' stunning victory.

Namajunas lined up Zhang Weili with a devastating left kick, before jumping on her and finishing the fight in 1 minute and 18 seconds with hammer fists.

Rogan could be seen wide-eyed and in shock.

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Rogan also became emotional in the octagon as Namajunas broke down in tears after her bout.

“I told everybody... I am pound for pound the best fighter on the planet right now," she said in the octagon.

Rogan was also taken aback during Usman's rematch with Jorge Masvidal.

The pair met last year when the 33-year-old champ overpowered Masvidal in the clinch and on the ground in a five-round bout.

But this time he didn't need all five-rounds after delivering one of the biggest knockouts in UFC history.

Unfortunately with the crowd came some controversy as many slammed the crowd for 'disgusting' scenes during the main bout between Kamaru and Masvidal.

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Most were overjoyed by the return to normalcy with crowds, but there was some anger after unsavoury scenes.

Usman was booed before, during and after his brutal KO victory over Jorge Masvidal, while Zhang was also booed as she lost to Rose “Thug” Namajunas.

But despite the impressive KO, the pro-Masvidal crowd rained down boos on Usman, leaving onlookers shocked.

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Usman’s 18 consecutive MMA victories include 14 straight wins since joining the UFC in 2015.

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