Opinion: It Is the Best Time for Conor McGregor to Go on the Joe Rogan Experience

Published 10/08/2023, 11:10 AM EDT

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Today, few platforms hold as much clout as ‘The Joe Rogan Experience.’ With its uncanny ability to unveil the inner workings of celebrities, athletes, and intellectuals, Joe Rogan‘s show has become a digital colosseum. Moreover, many of his friends and known associates have graced the podcast. However, there’s one glaring absence that continues to bewilder fans- Conor McGregor.

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As the podcasting juggernaut continues to thrive, it’s a shock that McGregor, whose larger-than-life persona fits right into the JRE mold, has yet to make an appearance. Further, he has been at the center of controversy and speculation because of many reasons. Amidst the news of his return and everything that has been happening with ‘The Notorious’, it’s high time that he comes on the famous podcast.

‘JRE MMA Show,’ a perfect platform for Conor McGregor

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Within ‘The Joe Rogan Experience,’ the JRE MMA Show stands as an intriguing subsection for MMA fighters. Here, regardless of their status as rising stars or seasoned veterans, big MMA names unveil their true selves. Further, this platform offers a unique lens into the lives of these combat sports gladiators.

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Recent episodes have showcased the likes of Sean O’Malley and Sean Strickland. These rising stars have garnered attention far beyond the MMA community. Further, their appearances on the JRE MMA Show have been windows into the highs and lows of their journeys. On the flip side, the JRE MMA Show has also welcomed battle-hardened veterans like Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman. These episodes provide a rich tapestry of experiences, tales of triumph and adversity that resonate with fans.

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With nearly 147 episodes and counting, the JRE MMA Show has solidified its place in the hearts of MMA enthusiasts. For Conor McGregor, a man whose life has been an open book to fans worldwide, this platform presents the ideal opportunity to dive deep into the narratives that have defined him. Also, with everything that has been going on in his life, fans are craving to hear from ‘The Notorious’.

Conor McGregor’s return rumors and controversies

Although the Irishman has been away from the UFC Octagon, he is still in the headlines for numerous reasons. For a long time, the MMA world has been waiting for his UFC return. Earlier this year, UFC President Dana White talked about McGregor returning to face Michael Chandler in the latter part of 2023. However, it is almost impossible for the former UFC champ to come back this year.

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For the last few months, many have raised questions about the Irishman’s return. Some feel that UFC’s highest earner might never return. Others feel that he is delaying his fight against Chandler. With so many statements and questions going around the air, fans haven’t heard much from the ‘Champ Champ’ himself.

McGregor occasionally tweets about his return, or gives crisp statements about it, but the fans are yet to hear the detailed perspective from the Irishman. Furthermore, there have been many controversies that the Dublin-born has been involved in. Therefore, this makes it the right time for him to appear on the JRE podcast and talk about what’s been up in his life.

Does UFC’s most famous trash-talker, Conor McGregor, have a softer side?

In the rough-and-tumble world of the UFC, many have mastered the art of trash-talking. However, few have come close to Conor McGregor. His silver tongue and brash proclamations have transcended the sport itself, making him a global phenomenon. Yet, beneath the bluster and bravado lies an intriguing question: Does the UFC’s most famous trash talker have a softer side?

McGregor’s outsized personality and outspoken nature are undeniably integral to his allure. Whether he’s proclaiming his supremacy over opponents or verbally jousting with fellow fighters, the Irishman’s ability to attract an audience is second to none. However, fans rarely get to see the other side of UFC’s first double champ.

Also, the Irishman has never really appeared in a podcast. Enter Joe Rogan, the maestro of the podcasting world. Famous for his exceptional communication skills and his ability to draw out the deepest facets of his guests, Rogan seems like the best podcaster to host Conor McGregor.

The relationship between Conor McGregor and Joe Rogan

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McGregor and Rogan have shared an intriguing relationship over the years. The JRE host has seen the Irishman transform into a global phenomenon. Also, the 55-year-old has witnessed some of McGregor’s most remarkable achievements. Further, Rogan has repeatedly showcased respect for the former UFC champion in his podcasts.

The two shared a special moment at UFC 264, just after McGregor’s leg break. When the Irishman was on the ground, shocked at his leg break, Rogan decided to sit with him and ask a few questions at ‘The Notorious’ one’s request. To this day, that is one of the most famous post-fight interviews.

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Also, the two have had some back and forth. However, that does not change the presence of respect and admiration between the two personalities. Considering all this, it seems like Conor McGregor’s appearance at ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast is a must for the MMA world! What are your opinions on this? Comment down below.

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Sushant Sharma

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Sushant Sharma is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports who has a keen understanding of the complex commercial nature of the sport. With a degree in Commerce from a prestigious institute, Sushant has a unique perspective on the multi-million-dollar industry that surrounds the UFC. He is an avid fan of the sport and has been following it closely since 2016.
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Yeswanth Praveen

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