- Joe Rogan made a shocking revelation about his current UFC contract
- Dana White once pointed out that the UFC commentator has been vital in the sport
For those who didn’t know, Joe Rogan has been with the UFC for 25 years. He made his debut at UFC 12 in 1997 as a beat reporter and broke into commentating at UFC 37.5. And while Rogan is no longer calling fights as regularly as he used to, he’s still in contract with the UFC and it includes an interesting clause.
A Dana clause
Speaking on his podcast, the 55-year-old revealed that in his current deal with the UFC, a clause states that should the promotion’s president Dana White leaves, he has the right to immediately terminate his contract as well and depart.
“If Dana leaves, I’m gone,” Rogan said. “That’s in my contract. What he does is very different.”
Rogan is relevant
Evidently, Rogan has played a huge role in the formative years of the UFC and White acknowledges it. For White, Rogan should also be credited for the UFC’s massive success all these years as he has helped build the company through his unique talent.
White put it into words during an interview with Jake Asman last year.
“We have a great relationship. Obviously, the UFC has grown up and blown since we started together and he has blown up and grown personally…but we couldn’t have a better relationship,” White said. “He does his thing and he kills it for us and I think he’s the best ever.”
Having heard the statements above, it speaks a lot of how beautiful White and Rogan’s friendship has been throughout the years. And it’s good to know that as long as the boss is there, Joe will continue to delight us with some epic commentary. There is no doubt that Joe Rogan is an integral part of the UFC. Rogan and Dana White have undoubtedly played a pivotal role in changing the landscape of MMA. It will be a big challenge for the UFC to fill Rogan’s shoes after he decides to retire.