Anthony Bourdain Refuses To Train With Joe Rogan — ‘He’s a BJJ Bully’

Anthony Bourdain has taken a liking to the grappling game and is actually a blue belt under Renzo Gracie and already has a BJJF New York Spring International Open Championship to his name, winning it late in 2016.

Considering the fact that the foodie idol is constantly on “The Joe Rogan Experience”, it’d almost be a no-brainer for him to get on the mats with Joe Rogan. Not so fast, my friend. Bordain refuses to get on the mats with Rogan in fear of getting bullied with neck cranks and Rogan’s “bowling ball” arms.

While it is safe to assume that most commentators who call a sport have no experience in practicing that sport, Rogan is a special exception, however, as not many fans know that he was a Taekwondo black belt and is well-versed in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Bourdain addressed grappling Rogan, saying:

“No. I’m not rolling with that guy, it hurts. He does not roll light, he goes really really hard. He’s a neck cranker, by the way, and he’s got bowling balls for arms, no visible neck, and he only rolls with no gi. So as much as I love the guy, I’ll do anything with him; shoot animals in the brain, canoe trip, hot tubbing, whatever. But I’m not rolling with the guy.”