“Those Bad Decisions Are F**king Criminal” – Joe Rogan Says the UFC Judges Have Been Horrible

Published 12/18/2021, 10:30 AM EST
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)


UFC is the premier MMA promotion in the world. It is the biggest and attracts the most number of eyeballs. Some of the biggest and most famous fighters in the world fight or have fought in the UFC. With that number of viewers tuning in, the promotion has a standard to live up to, which it usually does. However, one thing that has given it a bad name sometimes is the scoring done by the judges.

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Many times, when a fight goes to the judges’ scorecard, the decision has surprised not just the fans but the whole MMA community. Sometimes the viewers know which way the fight went, but somehow the judges see it differently. UFC judges have come under criticism several times for shockingly poor decisions.

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Joe Rogan and Marlon Vera on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience had a discussion over the same. Vera talked about his decision to not shake Song Yadong’s hand after their fight. He, along with most of the MMA community thought Vera won that fight, but judges gave the win to Yadong.

Joe Rogan added to it and said, “That’s a rough one man. Those bad decisions are f**king criminal. It’s a real problem. I think that’s another thing UFC should employ is more judges. It is not just the judges s**k, the judges s**k sometimes, some of the judges. Really, it’s like when you go to local places. You go to small, regional places that don’t have a lot of experience.”

Marlon Vera added to it and said, “I do the commentary in Spanish, and most of the fights I know who won the fight. And when they go 30-27, I’m like bro.”

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Joe Rogan loves the 90s Rap

UFC commentator and podcaster Joe Rogan is a huge 90s rap fan. He even had one of the legends of the rap game Snoop Dogg on the Joe Rogan’s Experience recently. In one of the latest episodes, Rogan sat down with UFC bantamweight Marlon Vera. While in discussion with the number 8 ranked bantamweight, Rogan talked about his love for 90s rap.

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Talking about the ‘wokesters’ targeting everything except rap music. Rogan said, “There’s one thing wokesters haven’t done, they have not targeted rap yet. They better. Go listen to some 90s Wu-Tang Clan. Wu-Tang Clan is what I listen to on the way to the show. Every time on the way to a show, we listen to Wu-Tang Clan. We have a playlist. Protect your neck, Gravel Pit. I’m a 90s rap fan. I love all kinds of music but there’s something about 90s rap to me. It’s also the excitement of the era because the whole art form was only 15 years old at the time. It was so new, the whole art form was so new. 

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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