Joe Rogan has been a fixture on UFC broadcasts for several years and on Sunday one fighter showed the extent to which the longtime comedian and podcaster is going to help a fighter recover from a devastating knee injury.
Miriam Nakamoto, who last fought at Invicta FC 7 and lost to Lauren Murphy via a technical knockout due to a knee injury, revealed a text-message exchange between her and Rogan.
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“So …this happened today,” Nakamoto wrote in the caption of her Instagram post. “I’m struggling to find the words. I’ve been trying to make a comeback for almost 6 years now.
“I’ve come close a few times. But I kept having difficulty with my knee. There’s not much to be down with a grade 3 lesion on a meniscus besides stem cell therapy. I didn’t have $30,000 so I did the best that I could, but I still always came up short. And then this happens today. I’m still in shock. Thank you @joerogan. See you soon Dr. Riordan!”
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Nakamoto, 42, is 2-1 in her professional career. The bantamweight fighter was undefeated in kickboxing before turning her sights onto mixed martial arts.