UFC commentator Joe Rogan has a theory about Jon Jones, and his sudden and rapid decline. And while there’s no real way to know, Joe Rogan points to potential brain damage as the cause for the fall of a legend.
Jon Jones is arguably the greatest fighter the world has ever seen. Despite his one DQ blemish against Matt Hamill, he’s been perfect in his career, taking out legend after legend, and all of the top contenders.
As amazing as he’s been inside the cage, Jones has been the exact opposite outside of it.
Drugs, and criminal activity have plagued the former UFC champion in his personal and professional life. He’s currently on the shelf again, awaiting another potential lengthy suspension due to a failed USADA drug test for steroids.
He’s the only man in UFC history to be stripped three times of a world title, and fight fans around the world have all given up hope.
This is why Joe Rogan chimed in on the topic during a recent podcast, with his thoughts on the decline of Jon Jones.
Joe stated, “There’s a symptom of something else going on. People don’t like to discuss this but one of the things that it easily could be is that Jon has impulse control [issues] because he’s been sparring and fighting at the highest level of the sport for many, many years now and he’s gotten hit in the head a gang of times. There’s no way around it.”
“There was an article I posted on Twitter that came up a couple of days ago, these neuroscientists were examining brain injury and violent behavior and like how they’re connected. How damage to certain areas of the brain has irreparable consequences on the decision-making ability of the person who gets hit.”
“Jon is just one of the most talented guys of all time if not the most talented guy of all time and also the biggest disaster in terms of the biggest mistakes that he’s made. We’ve never had a fighter that did a hit-and-run on a pregnant and broke her arm and then took off and then tests positive for drugs cause he’s on dick pills and then tests positive again after his comeback, after a spectacular win over Daniel Cormier.”
“He’s disappointing in that regard. So exceptional in his physical abilities but the choices he makes and the decisions that come out of those choices are just f–king terrible.”