Joe Rogan Finally Reveals the Real Reason He Left California for Texas in $14.4 Million Decision

Published 07/28/2022, 11:30 AM EDT

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Joe Rogan opened up about the reason he moved from California to Texas in 2020. The JRE host moved to The Golden State in 2003 when he bought a place for 2.3 million. After living almost two decades in Los Angeles, the longtime UFC commentator moved to Austin. The decision came as a surprise and many formed opinions about it. But Rogan has cleared the air about why he made the move.

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In a conversation with Andrew Schulz, on JRE #1846, Rogan talked about him being a ‘bleeding heart liberal’ and not a ‘secret conservative‘. Besides, he discussed people accusing him of running to Texas to avoid taxes. The former Fear Factor host said, “I’m not a person who wants to keep all my money and not pay taxes.”

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The 54-year-old disclosed the only reason for him moving to Austin. He offered, “I moved to Texas because I want f***ing freedom.”

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The JRE host moved to a $14.4 million mansion with his entire family in 2020. The $200 million worth podcaster also set up a studio for his Spotify podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, inside his Austin villa.

Rogan also had to enforce additional armed security in his house after he faced constant backlash in the early phase of this year.

What did Joe Rogan initially say regarding the Texas move?

The JRE host disclosed his decision to shift to Austin on his podcast. On JRE podcast episode #1514 with guest Joe De Sena, Rogan said, “I’m out of here. I’m going to Texas.”

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Talking about the reason behind it, Rogan offered, “I just want to go somewhere in the center of the country, somewhere it’s easier to travel to both places and somewhere we have a little bit more freedom.”

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Thus, the veteran voice of the UFC shared the same sentiments before his move to Texas as he disclosed in the recent episode.

Rogan has been there for two years and is hosting the podcasts from his residence. The future UFC Hall of Fame was also spotted at a UFC Fight Night held in Austin.

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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.
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