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Joe Rogan Recalls How Vladimir Putin Sensationally “Stole” New England Patriots Owner’s Super Bowl Ring

Published 03/14/2022, 7:13 AM EDT

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In a candid conversation with his friend, Brain Callen, Joe Rogan told of an incident involving Russian President Vladimir Putin and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl Ring.


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In their conversation, Rogan talked about a football player getting his ring taken by Putin. Afterward, Rogan verified that it was the owner of the Patriots and not a player. He said, “He [Kraft] had this Super Bowl ring on, meets Putin. Putin says, ‘can I hold the ring’. You know, takes the ring off, puts it on.”

“He [Putin] said something like you could smash someone’s face with this ring and laughed and just walked off with the ring. And they were like, ‘Hey, where’s the ring?’ He’s like no. He just stole the ring,” the UFC commentator added.

Later, Callen even offered that Putin perhaps misunderstood Kraft and took the ring as a gift. Also, mentioning the language barrier between the two. However, Rogan dismissed Callen’s argument.

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According to reports, in 2005, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited Russia, where he met with the Russian President. Kraft showed his Super Bowl XXXIX ring to Putin; The Russian President liked the ring and put it on. When Kraft put his hand out to get the ring, Putin put the ring in his pocket and walked away.

Meanwhile, later, Kraft gave a statement suggesting he gave the ring as a present to Putin.

Though afterward, he turned back to his original idea and implied he does want the ring back. Thus, he hoped his friend Donald Trump, who was the 45th President of the U.S., could bring it back to him.

Vladimir Putin met with Khabib Nurmagomedov


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Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov met with Russian President Putin after his victory over Irish superstar Conor McGregor. Moreover, Nurmagomedov’s father was with him as well.

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Putin congratulated ‘The Eagle’ for his win over ‘The Notorious’. Further, he asked his father to not punish him for jumping the cage after the fight at UFC 229.


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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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