Joe Rogan Reveals Johnny Depp’s “Love of Hunter Thompson” Amidst Personal Phone Call

Published 04/30/2022, 10:34 AM EDT

The whole world is interested in the court case between Johnny Depp, and Amber Heard. UFC’s Joe Rogan and Brendan and Brendan Schaub too have been following the trial. In a new episode of ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’, they discussed the same.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The famous Spotify podcaster revealed that he does not know Johnny Depp well but has interacted with him before. He also spoke of Depp’s love for Hunter Thompson. He said, “I think he’s probably a really nice guy, and he had great moments with her. And he keeps going back to those great moments … Johnny, I don’t know Johnny well. I’ve talked to him before but I know of his career and I know of his love of Hunter Thompson.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

NEWARK, NJ – APRIL 18: Commentator Joe Rogan looks on during the UFC Fight Night event at Prudential Center on April 18, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

As reported by ‘The Richest‘, the actor had an unconditional friendship with Thompson. Both met at Woody Creek Tavern in Aspen, Colorado. Depp was a fan of Thompson’s work. Their friendship thus only flourished. As a result, Johnny Depp played Thompson’s character in ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’.

“I met him once personally in the comedy show, but I talked to him on the phone for an extended period of time once when he was dealing with all this sh*t and I think he is a really good guy,” Rogan added.

DIVE DEEPER

Conor McGregor vs Joe Rogan Net Worth Comparison: Is Conor McGregor Richer Than Joe Rogan?

2 months ago

While Thompson is no more, his contribution to the field of journalism has been remarkable; especially his gonzo journalism movement.

Johnny Depp: What is his connection to the UFC?

While the actor has never been to a UFC event, his high-profile case against Amber Heard has attracted even the UFC’s attention. Apart from Rogan, middleweight fighter Sean Strickland had certain things about Depp. He took a dig at the ‘Pirates of the Carribean’ actor.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Further, their court case seems to have created problems for UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Raquel Rocky Pennington. Many confused the MMA fighter with a witness from the case who happens to have the same first and last name. Hence, she clarified the mistake on Twitter.

LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 06: Raquel Pennington looks on after defeating Ashlee Evans-Smith in their fight during the UFC 181 event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

In addition to this, the Hollywood star also met Conor McGregor in Rome in 2021. Depp thus also tasted some of McGregor’s Proper Twelve.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Thus, it looks like everyone has their eyes on the Depp-Heard court trial. What do you think?

Watch this story: UFC News April 28, 2022: Francis Ngannou On UFC Contract Dispute; Alexander Gustafsson Set To Return And More

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Rohini Kottu

568 articles

Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT