JOE ROGAN paid an emotional tribute to Marvin Hagler and shared an incredible sketch he drew of the boxing legend when he was 15.
Middleweight icon Hagler sadly passed away aged 66 on the weekend.
The UFC paid tribute to the former champion on their broadcast and online, but commentator Rogan shared his own thoughts on Instagram.
He uploaded a drawing of Hagler, and captioned the post: "I drew this piece of Marvin Hagler way back in 1983 when I was 15.
"I remember watching a TV profile on him where he was running on the beach in the dead of winter shadow boxing and screaming “WAR!”
"They showed his maniacal dedication to training and fight preparation, and it had a massive influence on me.
"I would think of him when I was tired and was considering stopping. I would imagine what he would do and it would always fill me with energy.
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"When I heard he died yesterday I was stunned.
"I was such a massive fan all my life, and every now and then I’ll go to YouTube and watch some of his classic fights.
"The other day I watched his victory over Mugabi, and it was every bit as epic as I remembered.
"They don’t make many human beings as incredible as Marvin Hagler. He was truly one of the greats. RIP."
The boxing world mourned the death of one of the most iconic fighters to ever live.
Promoters Bob Arum and Eddie Hearn, Oscar De La Hoya, Gennady Golovkin and many more also paid tribute.
Sugar Ray Leonard – who famously beat Hagler in a hotly contested points decision 1987 – was among them.
Leonard, 64, wrote: "I was really in shock yesterday after hearing the news of Hagler, it hit me hard. We had just the utmost respect for each other!
"Marvin Hagler had every ingredient that it takes to be a great champion. Marvin, you are definitely gone too soon, but you will forever live on as one of the greats!
"Thoughts and prayers to the entire Hagler family."
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