The main event of UFC 278 on Saturday night in Salt Lake City came to an abrupt and shocking conclusion – and by Joe Rogan the immediate reaction to the incredible finish quickly tore through social media.
Rogan, who serves as a commentator for the UFC, sat octagon-side on Saturday night for the welterweight title fight between champion Kamaru Usman and challenge Leon Edwards. Usman entered the contest having won 15 consecutive matches – the second-longest winning streak in UFC history – and was widely considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport. And he was in control of Saturday night’s match against Edwards, having won three of the first four rounds on the official judges’ scorecards.
But with less than a minute left in the fifth and final round, Edwards – who looked set to win – landed an incredible kick to the head of Usman and knocked the champion out:
— Sports Center (@SportsCenter) August 21, 2022
And the shocking turn of events left Joe Rogan truly stunned:
JOE ROGAN WAS ALL OF US 😱🤯😳 pic.twitter.com/8ZVIFt8Ir6
– #UFC278 on BT Sport (@btsportufc) August 21, 2022
“Oh my God!” Roger said. “Oh my God! Oh my God!”
“We were writing [Edwards’] obituary”, broadcast colleague Daniel Cormier added.
But more than the commentary, it was the footage of Rogan losing his mind that captivated combat sports fans – as his eyes widened and he grabbed Cormier and a man blow-by-blow. Jon Anik. The clip was quickly shared on Twitter:
Joe Rogan is every Joe-Rogan-knockout reaction I’ve seen right now https://t.co/9Xnsum2aNR
— Myko Olivier (@ThisisMyko) August 21, 2022
I wouldn’t be surprised if Rogan literally explodes after an upset knockout. At this point, I feel like that’s how the gods would have it.
– ike vallie-flagg (@IKEVF) August 21, 2022
Rogan’s reactions are the best 😂😂
— Walter Salcido (@Salcido314) August 21, 2022
Joe Rogan literally turned into an emoji 😳pic.twitter.com/Hkdh7rroGV
— Chris Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) August 21, 2022
Yeah. Me this morning catching up https://t.co/sbESQ3Oc3m
— DJ Swerve (@dj_swerve) August 21, 2022
😂😂😂 💯 https://t.co/AsNadMBKPC
— Gurdarshan “Saint Lion” Mangat (@saintlion) August 21, 2022
—Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) August 21, 2022
Seriously. It’s the best sport in the world. 💥🦵👑pic.twitter.com/0jJnSafxCy
— Dave Ross (@drosssports) August 21, 2022
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