“I Try to Be Very Fair”- Joe Rogan Responds to Criticism on His Commentary

Published 12/24/2021, 1:36 PM EST
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)


Joe Rogan is arguably the most popular spokesperson and advocates for MMA. He helped popularize the sport and UFC. He dedicated his time to the promotion in the nascent stage and even worked the shows for free. His role in building the sport from the ground has been imperative, and he continues to add more value to his popular podcast, Joe Rogan Experience (JRE).

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The 54-year-old comedian also takes time to enjoy his other passions and hosting his podcast is one of them. He uses that platform to vocalize his thoughts surrounding controversies around the sport and himself.
In his recent podcast featuring fellow comic Brian Simpson, Joe was quizzed about weird accusations that are often hinged against him for his commentary work.

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Joe Rogan claims he tries to remain neutral

About one hour and a seventeenth minute into the podcast, Joe sheds light on how he tackles commentary work in UFC. He has been a part of the sport for many years and naturally; he has befriended certain members of the roster.

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It makes things increasingly difficult for anyone to call their fights and keep their personal opinions and feeling on the side. He offered his response to the mounting criticism from the community and stated that he always tries to be fair.

” I try to be very fair, always with my commentary and I am also very respectful. Even if you think that my commentary was biased or, one way another, you will never think I am disrespectful. Cause I always try to, unless someone is doing something really dirty.”

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Noted that influx of retired MMA fighters in the booth has changed the landscape, but for the major portion of UFC’s life span, Joe’s voice bridged the gap for newer fans.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. He has been writing since 2016 across various fields, having done his BBA from T.I.

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