Dana White: “Joe Rogan Is So Brilliant, Good, And Passionate About Sport, You Can Feel It While Watching”
Joe Rogan is a color commentator and the voice many fans love to hear. He is also a great comedian, a former “Fear Factor” host, and a YouTube star. His channel counts over 4 million subscribers and closes in towards 1 billion views.
Oh, it is so hard to imagine there were fighters who had a beef with Rogan. Matt Hughes attacked him in 2007, claiming Joe was in the UFC “because he knows how to talk, not cause he knows how to fight”.
But it looks like a former UFC Welterweight champion forgot the color commentator competed in Taekwondo. Also, Joe Rogan proved his kick was stronger than Francis Ngannou’s punch, that’s a thing to remember!
Frank Mir was frustrated when Rogan undermined the most important win of his career over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 140. Let’s remember, Frank forced the Brazilian submission specialist to surrender after amazing Kimura!
Rampage Jackson said in 2012 that Joe Rogan “played the rusty trombone for jiu-jitsu fighters”. The former Light Heavyweight title holder didn’t like Rogan because he questioned lack of kicks in his game.
Finally, in June of this year, Colby Covington threatened he’d confront Rogan in Chicago at UFC 225 but gave up later!
But Dana White praises Joe Rogan’s talents. The UFC president says the color commentator is not a pay-check man only, but a guy who really loves mixed martial arts. White even states Rogan did the first twelve events for free! (h/t MMAMania.com)
“When you talk about talent, he’s the best ever,” White told Barstool Sports. “Part of the reason we’ve grown so fast is because Rogan’s ability to walk you through what’s going on while it’s happening. He’s brilliant, he’s so good, and he’s so passionate about the sport. You feel it when you’re watching. This isn’t a guy who’s just there for the paycheck, this is a guy who loves this stuff. We didn’t pay Rogan the first 12 events he worked, he did them for free. He’s got a great voice for it too, his voice is great.”
Do you support Dana White? Do you think UFC grew so fast because of Joe Rogan and his voice skills?