“I’m Just Gonna Let You Up” – 41 Years Old Humiliation Comes Back to Haunt Joe Rogan Once Again

Published 01/23/2023, 2:30 PM EST

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There have been multiple times when the 55-year-old UFC commentator Joe Rogan has opened up his mind. It is through his show ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ people got to know a lot about Rogan’s both professional and personal life. In the show, he made some serious and silly revelations. On the #1929 episode of the show, Rogan was talking with the stand-up comedian Louis C.K. While in conversation, Rogan revealed one of the reasons that paved the way for him to break into the MMA world. In between the shows, Louis C.K. and Rogan were talking about how kids fight in school, mainly due to peer pressure. They further talked about how kids in schools are unable to resist provocation from fellow students. However, Rogan was saying about these from his own experiences.

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The humiliated Joe Rogan

It was then the color commentator talked about his fight with a fellow student in school. He said on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, “One of the humiliating fights that I ever got into was, there’s never even a punch thrown. There was this kid in the locker room and I don’t remember what words were said, but we were standing in front of each other. And this is before I even was really into martial arts. This is one of the reasons I got into it.

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 He continued, “This kid grabbed me in a headlock, threw me on the ground, and he was gonna punch me in the face but then stopped and decided not to do – ‘I’m just gonna let you up’ and I was like… It was so humiliating. I was so humiliated.

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Into the world of MMA

Rogan has frequently discussed how his passion for mixed martial arts stems from his dread of losing. In his early teens, he began his martial arts training. As stated in the episode, he made the decision to become a powerful fighter at the tender age of fourteen. He wanted to be the toughest fighter who can fight and beat anyone. To achieve this, Rogan started to learn Karate and took up Taekwondo in the following year. Martial arts offered the American color commentator self-confidence and a new outlook on himself and the outside world.

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 Like every newbie, Rogan had self-doubts, but at the age of 19, he overcame them to win the US Open Taekwondo Championship as a lightweight. For four years running, he held the title of Massachusetts’ top full-contact state champion. Rogan eventually decided to become a Taekwondo instructor. By that time, he had also excelled in kickboxing, with a 2-1 record. Nonetheless, Rogan left sports aged 21 due to several physical conditions. However, Rogan is now adored by fans all over the world as the best interviewer and UFC color commentator.

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