Is it time for the UFC to move on from Joe Rogan? 1

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One important story coming out of UFC 256 last weekend was Joe Rogan’s “awful” commentary. Fans and media criticized Rogan for “extreme bias” and inaccurate commentary. In particular, many fans were surprised by how one-sided the commentary was during the main event.

So, what’s the problem with Joe Rogan’s commentary nowadays? What went wrong for the guy who has been a longtime staple of UFC pay-per-view events?

In this video, Patrick Auger and Drake Riggs discuss those details and ultimately share their verdict on whether it’s time for the UFC to move on from Joe Rogan’s commentary.

Riggs says that it’s “1000 percent time for him to move on.” He believes Rogan is great on commentary for entertainment value because we’re either enjoying him or laughing at him. Previously, it was just Rogan and Mike Goldberg commentating on every event, which enabled Rogan to keep up with every UFC event. But now, it’s clear that Rogan doesn’t pay nearly as much attention to MMA. He rarely commentates on events (only US-based PPV events), and it’s easy to see the lack of knowledge. Riggs says we don’t need him anymore. He should provide his own commentary on his own (massive) platform. No one wants to be forced to hear him, but unfortunately, the UFC will not tell him to leave, either.

Auger agrees and says that it doesn’t matter if it’s his time to go or not because it’s not going to be the UFC’s decision anyway. The UFC won’t do to Rogan what they did to Goldberg because Rogan is too valuable considering his reputation. Auger estimates that Rogan will stick around for another couple of years and predicts that when Dana White leaves the UFC, that’s when Rogan will definitely leave, too.

It’s time for Rogan to either give up commentating or get that enthusiasm back.

Riggs believes that the combinations are at fault, too. When Rogan is paired with Daniel Cormier, it turns into a crazy, podcast-style commentary booth. But Dominick Cruz will typically correct Rogan when he hears a mistake and won’t often be dragged into the “OOOOOH” style of commentary.

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  1. Didn’t I tell you to mind your own business? Unless you can do it better stfu kid. Literally no one cares what you think. And you honestly think Rogan doesn’t know the sport? You are delusional.

  2. For real this is one of those “articles” where you just feel dumber for reading it. No actual facts. Personal opinion posing as something factual for the sake of clicks. At least try to hide the fact your yearning for attention next time

  3. Whoever wrote this article seems more like a jealous high school girl stirring up drama through gossip than a journalist digging up the truth through research

  4. Very suspect article. I don’t think anyone actually thinks the UFC should move on from Rogan. He’s the best, most knowledgeable broadcaster in mma. Seems like click-bait that of course, I clicked on.

  5. You mad bro?

    Know what the MMA world needs?

    Not a God damned thing from a beta like you. Joe will have a glass of your salty tears.

  6. Article is just trying to get clicks by mocking Rogan cus he’s popular. Hey enjoy it cus your site is going on my blocked list for dumb clickbait. Rogan follows MMA religiously and you’ve said far more inaccurate things in one article then his whole career.

  7. Who is this Jake Nichols retard? He don’t know shit about what he’s talking about. Joe Rogan is a Boss Sir! And you should be unemployed, lol.

  8. Hell to the no, he loves the sport and has passion invested in that love for the art form that martial arts is. There is no one that can fill his shoes, just like Bruce Buffer, no one can fill them shoes. Absolutely no way.

  9. Yep this is what passes for news nowadays. No facts. Just lazy, opinionated drivel. When I see “news” like this, I just adjust my Google settings to never again show articles from this source. Soon, rags like this will realize that worthless click bait crap like this actually hurts them in the long run. Business is a marathon, not a sprint. They’re sacrificing their entire future for a few quick and easy clicks right now.

  10. I enjoy hearing Joe Rogan. I was too busy watching the fights to hyperanalyze the commentary.

    To me the lack of his voice at every show adds a big fight feel to the shows where he is present. I hope he doesn’t go anywhere any time soon.

      1. lol, yeah right. Cody Garbrant outsmarted him no problem. Watch his commentary on the Khabib/Mcgregor fight and tell me about his high fight IQ. “He’s just resting.” As Khabib smashes his face, lol.

  11. If you’re not a fan of Rogan, that’s fine. I’m not a huge followers but this is the lamest video. They talk about ONE fight, Edgar vs Holloway, and the example was the terrible. Edgar did get a takedown, and Holloway wasn’t damaging him in the 3rd as the previous rounds. I’ll take Rogan over those 2 guys anyway. Rogan lives MMA and has for years, still trains. These guys have ZERO clue going off this video. You make a statement, at least back it up.