Joe Rogan Discusses UFC Retirement: “Not Yet, I Like My Job”

Legendary Color Commentator Joe Rogan Talks About His Potential Future In The UFC

Commentary veteran Joe Rogan probably won’t announce UFC fights forever, but right now he enjoys his job too much to retire.

Joe reduced his UFC activity in 2016, when the greatest MMA promotion was sold to Endeavor for over $4 billion. The veteran color commentator still announces PPV events on North-American soil but doesn’t take part outside of the USA.

Joe Rogan is the owner of one of the most watched podcasts in the world, so he could easily walk away from the UFC without hurting his incomes.

Rogan confesses he won’t retire from UFC soon because he loves his job. He also describes the main reasons that led to reducing the amount of work. (h/t MMAWeekly)

“I do enjoy it,” Rogan said on his podcast. “I cut way back. Cause, first of all, I was doing too many of them. At one point I was doing 24 a year. It was way too many. It was like half of the weekends of the year, I was flying somewhere to go to the UFC, It was too much.

“That was before the UFC really started adding a bunch of people and it took a lot of the weight off of me.”

The legendary commentary star claims he is unsure whether he’ll ever say goodbye to the UFC. After all, this job fulfills him. Joe Rogan confesses a lot of free time is not a good option for him either – he might go crazy.

“I don’t think about retiring because I like what I do,” Rogan said. “So I don’t think about ‘oh I need ‘X’ amount of money in the bank so I’m not going to do this very much longer’. I like all that stuff.

“I think it keeps me from going crazy. I think being active keeps me from losing my marbles.”

But there is one thing Joe Rogan would like to eliminate from his life – the weigh-ins. He states this aspect of UFC is “stressful”.

“I don’t like doing the weigh-ins,” Rogan said. “It’s stressful.”

What do you think, will Joe Rogan ever retire?

Published on January 22, 2019 at 7:20 am
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