‘The Best Ever’: Dana White Lauds Joe Rogan’s Contribution to UFC

Published 05/18/2021, 7:44 AM EDT
PASADENA, CA – AUGUST 01: Comedian Joe Rogan performs during his appearance at The Ice House Comedy Club on August 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images)


Joe Rogan has been one of the most popular faces involved with the UFC for a long time. Many often consider the veteran UFC commentator and podcast host to be the best ever. Rogan joined the UFC back in 1997 and has been with the company throughout its journey.

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Recently in an interview, Dana White was asked about what he thinks about Rogan. The UFC President was all praises for the veteran commentator and said.

“Yeah, we have a great relationship. Obviously, the UFC has blown up and grown you know since we started together and he has blown up and grown personally since we started together. But we couldn’t have a better relationship, you know, he does his thing, and he kills it for us. Yeah, I think he’s the best ever.”  

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Apart from being a commentator for the UFC, Rogan is a very well-renowned podcast host. Rogan has also been an actor and has been a part of various Disney movies and television shows. While Rogan is also a great standup comedian and has hosted plenty of TV shows.

White talked about this as well. He said, “Yeah, obviously at the other parts of his life podcasting and comedy. But I’m talking about what he does for us. I think he’s the best ever and you could argue he’s the best ever on those too.”

Joe Rogan started his UFC journey as a backstage interviewer

Joe Rogan is now one of the top sports broadcasters in the world. However, when he started his journey with the UFC, he was a backstage and post-fight interviewer. The first show that Rogan was ever part of was UFC 12: Judgement Day on February 7, 1997.

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However, his early UFC experience was not ideal as he had to quit after a couple of years. Although after the UFC was taken over by Zuffa and Dana White came into the picture, everything changed. Since then there has been no looking back for Joe Rogan and the UFC as they have grown leaps and bounds from where they began.

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Today, Rogan and Dana White share a great relationship, and White respects everything Rogan has done for the UFC.

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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