Joe Rogan won’t be interviewing fighters tonight at UFC 271 because he won’t be commentating. There were rumors that ESPN replaced Rogan due to his recent controversy, especially viral race-related remarks from the past, but the UFC said it was actually due to a scheduling conflict. It should be noted that Rogan has occasionally missed UFC pay-per-views in recent years due to such conflicts.
In a follow-up article published on this day three years ago, Rogan talked about interviewing UFC fighters after fights. It is presented to you in its original, unfiltered form, courtesy of the MMA News Archive.
On this day three years ago…
[ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 12, 2019, 3:49 PM]
Headline: Joe Rogan Discusses Post-Fight UFC Fight Interviews
Author: Fernando Quiles Jr.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) commentator Joe Rogan revealed the purpose of interviewing fighters after their fights.
Rogan has been with the UFC since 1997, so it’s nothing new for him to explore the biographies and styles of fighters in detail. After moving on as a color commentator, Rogan eventually found himself interviewing athletes in the octagon immediately after their bouts. It’s a challenge that Rogan has proven himself more than capable of handling over the years.
Joe Rogan interviews UFC fighters
In The Joe Rogan Experience, a UFC commentator spoke about his interviews (via BJPenn.com):
“One thing that I hope the fighters understand is that I’m only trying to get them to express themselves. I want them to shine. I really sincerely want them – they won this big fight! I want them to express themselves. I want them to maximize their marketing, their marketing ability and just tell the world how they feel. It’s an incredibly extraordinary experience to win a big cage fight on a pay-per-view in front of millions of people… My goal is just to try to get them to communicate better and let them know that I’m here to support them. “.
The UFC recently released a video tribute to Rogan for being a part of the promotion for 22 years. Although Rogan has scaled back his commentary duties, he does not plan to retire anytime soon.
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