Joe Rogan Says Regular People Would Never Understand the Amount of Sacrifice Fighters Make

Published 04/02/2021, 3:13 PM EDT
PASADENA, CA – NOVEMBER 01: Comedian Joe Rogan performs during his appearance at The Ice House Comedy Club on November 1, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Schwartz/WireImage)


Joe Rogan, the comedian, and the UFC commentator, is one of the most popular figures in the MMA community. Rogan runs a very successful podcast named the Joe Rogan Experience. It is one of the most popular podcasts in America.

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The UFC Welterweight Leon Edwards joined Joe Rogan after his no-contest at UFC Fight Night. Rogan talked about how comedians and fighters are a little similar to each other as too many people don’t understand them very well. The only people who understand them are the ones who stay and train together.

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)

Rogan opened up about the amount of work that a fighter puts in and the sacrifice they make. Joe Rogan said “There is a similarity in the way fighters and comedians hang out with is that not too many people understand you guys like you.

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“You know, like fighters and your coaches and your training partners and the people you work with, they know you. Regular people would never understand the amount of sacrifice and commitment and what it’s like to go through hard sparring sessions.

“What it’s like to go to hard strength and conditioning. So like that you’re always pushing yourself, constantly pushing yourself. They get it like so it’s hard to relate to other people”.

The life of a fighter is hard

People only see the result but they are not aware of the hard work. The hard work remains a mystery to the fans. The life of a fighter is really hard as they put their life on the line every time they step inside the Octagon.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 20: (L-R) Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor of Ireland embrace after finishing five rounds in their welterweight bout during the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Leon Edwards tells Joe Rogan his friends like to train too

Leon Edwards tells his friends also trains so they know very well what it’s like to be a fighter. He says to be fair, “All my friends they train as well you know so.

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“Most of them train since I got in it they all kind of like went in as well they don’t compete they all have businesses and all the shit but they train martial arts boxing or strength and conditioning they do something so they kind of understand it.”

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – APRIL 25: Leon Edwards speaks during the UFC Fight Night Singapore: On-sale press conference at the Mandarin Oriental on April 25, 2018 in Singapore. UFC Fight Night Singapore will take place on June 23. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Zuffa LLC)

It is a lucky man who finds people who share his interests and understand what it takes to be successful.

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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