Ben Askren Questions Joe Rogan’s Authority as a Journalist in USA

Published 10/14/2021, 11:58 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 04: Commentator Joe Rogan during the UFC 209 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Joe Rogan is one of the most interesting and versatile people in the UFC. The multi-talented interviewer has been a member of the UFC since 1997. He grew up with a strong interest in martial arts. While he had a brief amateur fighting career, fear of injury led him to retire.

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Rogan is an amazing UFC commentator and an excellent interviewer. He has helped develop the UFC into what it is today. Apart from the UFC, Rogan has achieved success in a variety of other fields.

He is the host of The Joe Rogan Experience, one of the most popular podcast series of all time. In this series, Rogan has discussions on current events, politics, philosophy, humor, hobbies, and a variety of other subjects. Given Rogan’s popularity, he is the source of information for many listeners around the world.

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Recently, UFC welterweight fighter Ben Askren took to Twitter to praise Joe Rogan. He asked his fans if Rogan was the most trustworthy journalist in the USA.

Most Twitter fans blasted back at ‘Funky’, saying that Joe is not a journalist. Well, technically, he is a journalist. Since Joe Rogan is a commentator and an interviewer for the UFC, he falls under the category of journalism.

Although he is far different from a traditional journalist, he still is one. ‘Funky saw the comments and put out a screenshot of the word ‘journalist’.

Joe Rogan career as a journalist

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Approximately nineteen years ago, Joe Rogan began his career as a UFC commentator. Rogan, a lifelong fight fan, debuted as a commentator at UFC 37.5, which featured a light heavyweight title bout between Chuck Liddell and Vitor Belfort. Over time, he has reduced his desk appearances and has only commentated at numbered PPVs in the USA.

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Alongside his UFC stint, he had a brief run on the American reality show Fear Factor. Also, at the time, he dabbled in acting and stand-up comedy. The latter is something he still does to this day.

Rogan is still one of the finest at what he does. He is one of the most knowledgeable about the MMA industry and is widely regarded as one of the greatest UFC commentators of all time.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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