Is colour commentator Joe Rogan leaving the UFC?


Joe Rogan is leaving Los Angeles but will that play a role in his commitments with the UFC?

Colour commentator for the UFC, Joe Rogan, recently told that he was leaving Los Angeles and moving to a part of Texas.

Rogan was speaking on his popular podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience, and shared his reasons for leaving the city.

Joe Rogan made his commentary debut on UFC 37.5
Joe Rogan during the UFC 247 ceremonial weigh-in at Toyota Center on February 07, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The UFC commentator said he is moving to Texas to be in a central place where it is easy to move about across the country. Rogan also spoke about the overpopulation of the area and how that has affected LA economically.

He also touched upon how Covid-19 has spread a lot and the rise in homelessness in LA. However, Rogan didn’t reflect where he was moving to apart from naming the state..

That might play a role in his podcast work as he would normally bring people over from around the city. This isn’t to say that he couldn’t get people in Houston, Dallas or San Antonio, and it will be interesting to see what happens.

Joe Rogan interviewing Stipe Miocic
Stipe Miocic speaks to Joe Rogan after defeating Francis Ngannou in their Heavyweight Championship fight during UFC 220 at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Rogan also signed an incredible $100million deal to take his podcast to Spotify, but he isn’t keen on doing some work for the UFC.

Is Joe Rogan leaving the UFC?

Rogan had spoken about leaving the UFC in the past if WME-IMG would take over the business. While that did happen, Rogan has remained as the colour commentator for most of the big events.

The American hasn’t been part of the Fight Island cards which took place in Abu Dhabi. However, that is due to the fact that he mostly does shoes in the United States.

Further, Rogan is mostly brought on PPV events while the likes of Michael Bisping, Paul Felder and Jon Anik do the duties on other shows.

Daniel Cormier is training hard for clash against Stipe Miocic
Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic 3 will take place on 15 August (Instagram)

Anik is ever-present on UFC shows and Rogan seems to work the best with Daniel Cormier by his side too.

There is no confirmation of how long Rogan will work with the UFC but presently, he is still contracted with them and should do more events in the future.

However, the American doesn’t like doing any voice-over work and won’t feature in the UFC 4 game. EA’s Brian Hayes spoke with Game Rant and explained that Rogan doesn’t like sitting in booths reading lines for hours.

Rogan has been part of UFC games in the past. However, Hayes confirmed that Rogan wasn’t too pleased about doing this job in the past too.

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