Joe Rogan is more than just a colour commentator in 2021. The former Youtuber-podcaster, who transcended his content to Spotify in September of 2020 is now occupied with his recent ongoing drama associated with his diagnosis and treatment of Covid-19. Apart from this, the comedian is usually busy with his scheduled shows around the USA.
Nonetheless, we can never forget that Joe Rogan- alongside former commentator Mike Goldberg– has been the part of pioneering the growth of UFC as a fight show since the late 90s. Goldberg left the UFC at the end of 2016 but Rogan too has been on and off amongst his commentary team ever since the MMA’s first promotional giant was sold by Zuffa to WME-IMG.
More on colour commentator, comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan’s return at UFC 268
Joe Rogan was last seen at UFC 264, you may remember the infamous interview he did with Conor McGregor sitting at the cage side following McGregor’s trilogy loss to UFC Lightweight Dustin Poirier. Rogan was not only busy with his schedule doing other things aside but he also caught Covid earlier this year that sidelined him from the attention in the UFC.
However, because of the same complications, Bruce Buffer couldn’t attend the UFC 267 event as the in-ring announcer, this counted as Buffer’s first miss of a numbered pay-per-view since 1996. Other than Rogan at UFC 268, the rest of the usual staff involving Daniel Cormier, Jon Anik and Megan Olivi will be there, including the return of Buffer as well.
UFC 268 will take place on November 6, 2021, at Madison Square Garden, New York, the USA. The fight card is headlined by a welterweight championship fight between Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington. The co-main is headlined by another title fight at UFC women’s strawweight division between Rose Namajunas and Weili Zhang.