‘He Kills It For Us’- Dana White Lauds Joe Rogan For His Passion And Commitment To The UFC

Published 06/29/2021, 12:36 PM EDT
CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 24: UFC President Dana White interacts with media during the UFC on FOX press conference on January 24, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC president Dana White and ace commentator Joe Rogan’s relationship has lasted the test of time. The successful duo has been together for close to two decades now. Both of them have given insights about each other many times.

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Recently, White had appeared for an interview in Jake Asman’s show. The 51-year-old maverick had words of praise for his long-serving commentator.

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: Joe Rogan is seen in the commentary booth during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

“We have a great relationship,” White said. “Obviously, the UFC has blown up and grown since we started together. And he has blown up and grown personally since we started together.”

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“But we couldn’t have a better relationship, you know. He does his things and kills it for us. And yeah, I think he’s the best ever,” he added.

Asman then talked about Rogan’s other side of life that includes podcasting and comedy work. White praises those things but says he minds what Rogan does for him.

“Obviously, if you look at the other parts of life, podcasting, and comedy, but I’m talking about what he does for us. I think he is the best,” White added.

White then praised Rogan and other commentators for doing what they do the best. According to him, he is paying them for doing what they love to do. Their passion for the sport entices him.

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It’s not just about discussing the sport with one another, but also reacting spontaneously to the exciting things happening during the fights, according to White.

Dana White hasn’t yet given up on Khabib

The fact that Khabib retired so early in his career hasn’t yet sunk in for White, let alone his fans. ‘The Eagle’ bid adieu to the MMA world after his successful lightweight title defense against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.

In a recent interview, ‘The Eagle’ talked about how White is still pursuing after him to return from retirement. “I think if he was a fighter, he’d never give up,” Khabib told. “Might’ve got knocked out or choked to sleep but no giving up.”

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“He still hasn’t given up. I don’t know if I should say this here but a couple of days ago, Ali Abdelaziz called me and told me that Dana rang him up and asked him ‘Hey, why doesn’t Khabib ask me how much money I’d offer him for a comeback?'”

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But Khabib, for the umpteenth time, clarified that nothing would bring him back. He doesn’t put pricing on the decision he has long taken. But White, the businessman that he’s, won’t be stopping his pursuit.

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What did you make of White’s statement on Rogan?

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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