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UFC commentator and comedian Joe Rogan has announced that he might not return to commentating after his contract ends this upcoming August.
“I don’t know. My contract’s up in August. I might leave in August. It’s possible,” Rogan announced. “I like doing s**t that scares me. I like taking chances. I like walking away from things. I like doing that, I like experiencing new things. You open up new doors, your mind starts firing in a different way. I’m not a big fan of doing the same s**t over and over and over again.
“I think you’ve got to experience different things in life and I like to plan those things out. I’ve been doing the UFC for a long time. I will never stop being a UFC fan, that’s not going to happen, I love the sport, but there’s probably going to come a time where I don’t do commentary anymore and it might be sooner than later or it might not,” Rogan said. “August might roll around and I might say ‘you know what I f**king love this, let’s keep doing this’ but I might not too. I don’t know.”
Rogan is known all over the MMA world as the man who sits along side Mike Goldberg to talk about some of the biggest fights in the world today. The colour TV and PPV employee joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship way back in 1997 as a backstage interviewer at UFC 12.
At UFC 37.5 on June 22nd, 2002, Joe made his official debut as a commentator. From here-on-out, he was known as one of the best to do so.
Many people don’t realize that Joe Rogan was a martial artist as a teenager, winning the US Open Taekwon-do championship at age 19. He began MMA practice at 13 years of age.
We have seen other commentators such as Jon Anik, Brian Stann, and Kenny Florian step to the plate for smaller event cards, but none match Mr. Rogan. I sure hope that Joe will decide to remain apart of the UFC going forward, but I guess we will have to just have to wait to find out.