Nobody interviews the world’s most notable, important and famous surfers like Joe Rogan. The comedian/actor-turned-podcaster has mined absolute gold from the likes of Laird Hamilton, Shane Dorian, Kelly Slater. Allowing the super-sized personalities space to roam, to match wits, to titillate and educate.
Rogan’s surf kink is matched only by his love of mixed martial art tangling, a sport known for its blood splatters and larger-than-life personalities such as Conor McGregor.
Well, the “Notorious MMA” really lit into the aforementioned Rogan, hours ago, on social media calling him a “f*cking tick” and declaring, “Proper Twelve blow the jaw off you stick to that other gick boondock head” and “Ye well this is springbok. You ever see a springbok jump? We’ll just have a look at that knee springbok into this eye sock hahahaja I’m the goat of unseen shots. That’s without question.”
The question for you, here though, revolves around gick boondocks but also MMA personalities vs. surf ones. Between Paddy Pimblett and Conor McGregor, Ireland I suppose, and any professional surfer you can think of, who wins? The World Surf League very much tried to re-imagine pre-bout tension during the latest Final’s Day, there on Lower Trestles famed cobbled stone, but it was an objective disaster.
I was there, watching, and while Chris Cotê handled his role as Michael Buffer well, the surfers seemed uninterested in engaging and/or embarrassed facing each other down.
So there we go.
Do you wish surfers were more fiery or are you happy with the Sport of Kings staying above the fray?