‘Come Over Here Lad, Let’s Have a Podcast’- Joe Rogan Reveals Conor McGregor Insisted on a Post-Fight Interview at UFC 264

Published 07/26/2021, 10:36 PM EDT

Joe Rogan has been with the UFC since the very beginning. Rogan worked his way up from initially interviewing fighters to becoming a play-by-play commentator. One of Rogan’s duties involves interviewing fighters after their fights. In most cases, Rogan avoids interviewing fighters if they have been knocked out. However, there are instances where Rogan has interviewed fighters who have just gotten knocked out which often draws the ire of fans. 

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Most recently, Rogan faced the wrath of the MMA community when he interviewed Conor McGregor at UFC 264. ‘The Notorious’ had snapped his leg in half and was sitting on the floor in pain with a broken leg. During that time, Rogan sat next to ‘The Notorious’ and interviewed him which fans felt was not the right thing to do given he had just broken his leg. 

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In a recent episode of his podcast, Rogan defended himself and explained why exactly he interviewed McGregor with a broken leg. He said, “People are like, ‘why did you interview him?’ He actually brought me over,” Rogan said, “he goes ‘come over here lad, let’s have a podcast, come on Joe let’s have a f*cking podcast’. 

Rogan continued, “He like asked me to sit down next to him. I was like, ‘how am I going to do this. I feel like I should just get something out of him.’ Even if you recognize the fact that he is emotionally charged up, this is just him expressing himself while he was emotionally charged up”

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Rogan usually does not interview fighters if they have been knocked out. However, some fighters do not shy away and are more than willing to share their thoughts even though they might have been knocked out. 

The common consensus among fans and pundits is that in such cases an interview is warranted. However, forcing someone who has just been knocked out to give an interview is not fair as they are not fully aware of what is going on just yet. When it comes to McGregor and the interview, this is the first time Rogan has shared why he conducted an interview.

What do you make of Joe Rogan and his interview with Conor McGregor? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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