MMA Community & Popular Guest of Joe Rogan’s Spotify Podcast Reacts as UFC Legend Announces Tragic News

Published 05/09/2022, 1:52 PM EDT

UFC has the best analysts squad not only in MMA but also in all the sports. The broadcast booth with veteran commentator Joe Rogan, play-by-play commentator Jon Anik and, for the analyst part, a bunch of highly educated former and current MMA fighters make the events worth tuning in.

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Also, highly professional Megan Olivi, Karyn Bryant, Laura Sanko, and active fighters like Michael Chiesa, Anthony Smith, and others present and break down the fight to engage and educate the fans on the desk. Apart from the professionalism, these share a great bond with each other as well.

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Recently, Anthony Smith shared the sad news of his mother’s demise on his social handle and received a lot of love and support in his tough time.

‘Lion Heart’ posted on his Instagram, Two days ago, our matriarch, the strongest women I’ve ever known, and the original Lionheart took her last breath…”

What makes it more unforgiving is the occasion – Mother’s Day. Since the entire world is celebrating the mothers, Smith said, “If you haven’t called your mom or told her you love her today, and you have that ability. do that for me and the many people that can’t anymore and really want to”

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The former light heavyweight title challenger also thanked his broadcast crew and management. He noted, I wanna give very special thank you to the UFC and ESPN production heads and staff. Ill never forget the support, love, and care that you guys have shown my family and I.”

“Fly high, Momma. I love you,” Smith sent the last message to his mother.

The entire MMA community mourned the loss and showed commiseration.

MMA community gives condolences to Anthony Smith

The MMA world showed support for the former middleweight and current light heavyweight fighter, Smith.

“Thinking about you, brother,” wrote Jon Anik.

I am so so sorry Anthony. You’re all in our prayers,” said Megan Olivi.

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“I’m so sorry for your loss Anthony  As a mother our greatest joy is seeing the success and happiness of our children. You gave her that and I know she is looking down and will continue to be proud of you. Will be praying for you and the family Give Mick a hug for me,” noted Laura Sanko.

“I’m sorry for your loss brother,” wrote Belal Muhammad.

“So sorry for your loss @lionheartasmith. May she Rest In Peace,” penned Karyn Bryant.

Apart from the fellow analysts, other UFC personnel like Mick Maynard, media members Kevin Iole, Caroline Pearce, Dan Hardy, Heidi Androl, and many fellow fighters showed their concern for Smith.

Even the leader of Tulsi Aloha, a political action committee, Tulsi Gabbard, said, “Surrounding you and your family with love and aloha,”

Important to note that the Former United States Representative, Gabbard, follows the sport and has appeared on a couple of live UFC events as well. In addition, she has appeared on Joe Rogan’s JRE podcast on multiple occasions.

Joe Rogan believes Tulsi Gabbard will become President

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Spotify’s biggest podcast host had a massive audience even before signing a lucrative deal with the streaming giant, Spotify. On JRE episode 1285 with Tulsi Gabbard, Rogan subtly hinted he thinks Gabbard will become the President at some point.

“If you’d become President, excuse me when you become President,” Rogan corrected himself before asking Gabbard a question about what changes she would do as a President. He even apologized for using ‘if’ instead of ‘when.’

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Thus, it shows what Rogan foresees for Tulsi Gabbard.

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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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