The pairing of Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier will be present in the commentary booth once again for UFC 260. Joining the pair will be Jon Anik, who will provide the live play-by-play for the night.
Rogan and DC to Headline Commentary Team for UFC 260
Recently, some fans have voiced their frustrations with the pairing of Rogan and DC. Online, fans of the sport have accused the pair of being biased or having a pre-determied script of hot points to discuss, no matter the activity inside of the cage.
The only problem with DC and Rogan both being on commentary is that it becomes a hang out session and not a commentary job. I don’t need constant technique breakdowns, or play by play calls for every jab, but it’s better than unfunny jokes, and “OHHH WOOOAAAHHHH”.
— Calm Cody (@calm_cody) March 24, 2021
“The only problem with DC and Rogan both being on commentary is that it becomes a hang-out session and not a commentary job. I don’t need constant technique breakdowns or play-by-play calls for every jab, but it’s better than unfunny jokes, and “OHHH WOOOAAAHHHH.”
Love Anik but Rogan and DC don’t even bother to hide the fact that they’re briefed on which fighters to promote by the UFC brass
— Matt Sefton (@mattsefton) March 20, 2021
Fans Sound Off
“Love Anik but Rogan and DC don’t even bother to hide the fact that they’re briefed on which fighters to promote by the UFC brass,” wrote another fan.
Details of the desk work were first reported by MMA Junkie.
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) March 24, 2021
Regardless of the commentary team, UFC 260 is stacking up to be one of the better cards on paper in recent history. The event will be headlined by a heavyweight championship rematch between current champion Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou.
Take a look at the rest of the card for the night:
Heavyweight Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Francis Ngannou [a]
Welterweight Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque
Bantamweight Sean O’Malley vs. Thomas Almeida
Women’s Flyweight Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick
Lightweight Jamie Mullarkey vs. Khama Worthy
Preliminary card (ESPN / ESPN+)
Light Heavyweight Alonzo Menifield vs. Fabio Cherant
Welterweight Jared Gooden vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov
Light Heavyweight Modestas Bukauskas vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk
Featherweight Shane Young vs. Omar Morales
Early preliminary card (ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Middleweight Marc-André Barriault vs. Abu Azaitar
Are fans excited for the card? Furthermore, does the commentary team help or hurt the event?