Joe Rogan will not be interviewing any fighters tonight at UFC 271 as he will not be commentating. There were rumors that Rogan had been replaced by ESPN due to his recent controversies, particularly viral racial-related remarks from the past, but the UFC reported that it was actually due to a scheduling conflict. . It should be noted that in recent years Rogan has missed the occasional UFC pay-per-view due to such disputes.
In the following article published on this day three years ago, Rogan began interviewing UFC fighters after fights. It is brought to you in its original, unfiltered form courtesy of The MMA News Archives.
On this day three years ago…
[ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 12, 2019, 3:49 PM]
Headline: Joe Rogan discusses UFC fighters post-fight interview
Author: Fernando Quiles Jr.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) color commentator Joe Rogan revealed the goal of interviewing fighters after their fights.
Rogan has been with the UFC since 1997, so digging deeper into fighters’ backgrounds and styles is nothing new to him. During his transition as a color commentator, Rogan eventually found himself interviewing athletes inside the Octagon right after their fights. It’s a task Rogan has proven more than capable of handling for years.
Joe Rogan talks about interviewing UFC fighters
In an edition of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” the UFC color commentator spoke about his interviews (via BJPenn.com):
“One thing that I hope fighters realize is that what I’m trying to do is just 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 maybe max out their marketing, their marketing ability, and just tell the world how they feel. It’s an incredibly unusual experience to win a big fight in the cage on pay-per-view in front of millions of people… My goal is only to try and get them to communicate better and let them know that I’m here for them. to support .”
The UFC recently released a tribute video to Rogan for being part of the promotion for 22 years. While Rogan has reduced his commentating duties, he has no plans to retire any time soon.
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