UFC 260 Commentators List: Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier Return to Panel

Published 03/25/2021, 7:08 AM EDT
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)


UFC 260 is almost upon us and a thunderous clash has been set up as the main event. Arguably the greatest UFC heavyweight of all time, Stipe Miocic will put his belt on the line against Francis Ngannou. Both men faced off all the way back at UFC 220 in 2018, and the rematch is happening at the right time.

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Stipe Miocic scalped up a 2-1 series victory in a trilogy affair with Daniel Cormier that kept him occupied. In that time period, Francis Ngannou regained his confidence from the first loss. He is now on a four-fight KO win streak. What’s more, all four wins came in the very first round, racking up an average fight time of 40 seconds.

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UFC 260: How is the broadcast team set to shape up?

Famed podcaster and longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan returns to the commentary bench after roughly three weeks off. Rogan only commentates on domestic pay-per-view fights and doesn’t appear as frequently as he once did. Fans are always on the look-out for the dynamic energy he brings when it’s time for a title fight.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Announcer Joe Rogan reacts during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

The standard team of pay-per-view commentators comprising Jon Anik and Daniel Cormier will join Joe Rogan. Anik is the UFC’s lead play-by-play commentator dedicated to pay-per-view-showcases. Furthermore, Cormier is a fan-favorite popping into the broadcasting booth for both ‘Fight Night’ and pay-per-view events.

UFC Commentary squad: Under fire

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The aforementioned team has been under fire recently by fans for certain takes given during big-time fights. Rogan came under fire for solely focusing on Israel Adesanya and disregarding certain moves made by Jan Blachowicz in their fight. The crew also drew fire for the manner in which they commentated on the Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling controversy.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 12: UFC commentator Joe Rogan interviews a fighter during the UFC 256 event at UFC APEX on December 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The UFC broadcast crew has come to expect getting caught in online criticism, especially after controversial match-ups. At the same time, fans are always excited to see the ace commentary team when it’s time for big-time bouts. UFC 260 certainly fits the bill as a big-time event, as the main card is well and truly stacked with marquee match-ups.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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