“He was a comic book superhero,” Joe Rogan enlightens fellow comedian on ‘perfect physique’ of fighter Alistair Overeem’s prime days
In a podcast episode, Joe Rogan compares Alistair Overeem’s physique to a comic book superhero. He also talked about drug testing in the UFC.
Alistair Overeem wins UFC 141 against Brock Lesnar (Image source: L/R- Getty Images)
UFC commentator Joe Rogan is one of the most prominent faces in the sport. He brought up the weigh-ins between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem on a podcast with Andrew Schulz. Andrew Schulz is a comedian and a fight fan. He has interviewed many fighters on his Flagrant Podcast. Joe Rogan came on his podcast to talk about the evolution of the UFC in June 2022. The duo discussed the physique of UFC fighters, and Rogan brought up the weigh-in incident at UFC 141.
Joe Rogan recalled how the UFC did a simple sniff test to test for steroids. “They were doing a smell test back then for steroids, that’s all they did… everybody passed, it’s so ridiculous,” he said. Lesnar and Overeem had ginormous physiques, and Joe Rogan complimented Alistair Overeem, saying, ” He was like a comic book superhero. His physique was perfect.”
Brock Lesnar is one of the biggest names in combat sports. He is a professional wrestler signed to the WWE and a former mixed martial artist. He competed in the UFC from 2008 to 2011. On the other hand, Alistair Overeem is a Dutch professional heavyweight mixed martial artist and kickboxer who competes in Glory Kickboxing Promotion. The two faced each other in the main event of UFC 141 back in 2011.
Alistair Overeem won the bout via TKO in the first round. He overpowered Brock Lesnar with multiple body kicks and released a volley of punches. Following the fight, Lesnar announced his retirement from MMA. He came back briefly in 2016 to fight Mark Hunt, but the fight ended in a no contest.
How did Joe Rogan start commentating in the UFC?
Joe Rogan began commentating on UFC fights in 2002. Ever since, he has led the commentary team for over twenty years, along with Daniel Cormier and Jon Anik. They have made memorable commentaries in some of the most unbelievable fights. Clips and memes of the UFC commentator flood the internet when they commentate.
Joe Rogan started back in 1997 as an interviewer. He made his commentary debut five years later at UFC 37.5. Initially, he did it as a favor to UFC President Dana White. Rogan commented in exchange for tickets to distribute among his friends. Eventually, Dana White got him a contract, and Rogan became the leading voice in the UFC.
Joe Rogan is known to be a polarizing figure. Fight fans got really upset when he commented on the fight between Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya. Fans blasted him for showcasing bias toward Adesanya, while Jan dominated the fight. However, he still continues to cover the UFC PPVs as their leading voice on commentary.
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