Joe Rogan made his UFC commentary debut at UFC 37.5 and has become a regular since

Joe Rogan made his UFC commentary debut nearly 18 years ago at UFC 37.5 and has become one of the most recognisable faces in the promotion.

Rogan is an MMA buff and he had featured on earlier shows doing backstage interviews. But his commentary debut came at UFC 37.5, which was a last-minute event to push another Fox Sports show.

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Joe Rogan enters the octagon during the UFC 225: Whittaker v Romero 2 event at the United Center on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

That card featured Chuck Liddell and Vitor Belfort as the main event. It included just six fights, which is way short of what a normal UFC event contains.

A clipping of Rogan going crazy at the event was shared recently, and he even took a shot at Fear Factor claiming that the UFC was better than his show.

Rogan was known to host Fear Factor at the time, and he was partly popular because of that. The colour commentator was extremely hyped at his role for UFC 37.5 and the clipping is proof of how much he actually loves the sport.

Couldn’t care for the Lakers

Rogan hilariously went on to say that he didn’t care about the LA Lakers winning a third NBA title. He also wouldn’t be affected by basketball being made illegal.

The colour commentator and podcast host also said that watching the live event felt like Christmas, his birthday and New Year’s.

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Joe Rogan is one of the most-known faces in the UFC (Image credit: Getty)

Rogan also took a shot at Fear Factor and claimed the UFC was better than the NBC show and it even “sucks” compared to the sport.

Rogan has become a regular on the UFC and fights without his voice don’t always feel the same. It is interesting to see how much he has evolved in the 18 years since his debut.

He seems bigger and more nuanced on the microphone and his podcast is certainly worth listening too.

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