‘When I’m Going to be Ready I’ll Let Him Know’- Khabib Nurmagomedov Explains Why He Hasn’t Gone to the ‘Joe Rogan Experience’ Podcast

Published 09/30/2021, 12:55 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 17: Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts after teammate Islam Makhachev’s victory against Thiago Moises in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on July 17, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


UFC lightweight GOAT Khabib Nurmagomedov shed light on one of the most pressing questions fans had about his post-MMA career. The MMA community has long since wanted to know if Khabib Nurmagomedov would sit down with Joe Rogan on his famed podcast. ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast is the biggest platform in the digital space and reigns supreme in terms of viewership.

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Chiefly, Nurmagomedov has a lot of interesting insights about his life inside and outside the cage. Fans would love to know more about his decision to retire, intricate details about his feud with Conor McGregor, and his life back home in Dagestan. Nurmagomedov finally revealed if he would sit down with Rogan and explained his reasoning for not doing so to this day.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – NOVEMBER 08: Khabib Nurmagomedov interacts with fans during a Q&A session prior to the UFC Fight Night weigh-ins at CSKA Arena on November 08, 2019 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

“Yes, I watch Joe Rogan podcast, he ask me a couple times. I really wanna go there but before I go there, I wanna be ready, you know. I wanna improve my English little bit more to explain people like what I have in my mind. In Russian language I can say everything what I feel, what I want to say, but in English, I have little bit barrier. When I’m going to be ready, I’ll let him know.”

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Rogan has talked about Khabib Nurmagomedov and his legacy on many occasions and they would certainly have a productive conversation. Moreover, Rogan has had many notable MMA fighters on the podcast like Alexander Volkanovski, Jorge Masvidal, and Yoel Romero, to name a few. Nurmagomedov would be the biggest name from the UFC to ever make an appearance on the show.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov: A booming media presence?

The Eagle’ recently made waves when he appeared on another massive podcast platform- Hotboxin with Mike Tyson. Nurmagomedov sat down with the boxing icon and went over his career in the UFC and gave some insights on his late father and his teachings.

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Combat sports fans learned a lot about Nurmagomedov from the interview and a sitdown with Joe Rogan will only add more value. Rogan has been entrenched in the sport of MMA and he would have a unique perspective on things when talking to Nurmagomedov.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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