UFC commentator and MMA analyst Joe Rogan received a lot of flak for his in-ring interview with Conor McGregor at UFC 264. Joe explains why he had to interview the Notorious One.
Joe Rogan has never shied away from getting the reaction of fighters inside the octagon after the fight is over. A lot of times, Joe has been criticized for those interviews after a fighter is beaten up and devastated. This time it was the Irish superstar’s turn in the octagon. Rogan interviewed Conor McGregor after his devastating injury against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. The interview will go down as one of the best in history for the amount of drama and tension it caused.
In that octagon interview, Conor crossed all boundaries known to a fighter as he went on to abuse his opponent, Dustin, and also his wife. A lot of frustration was boiling over for the Irishman.
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In an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, the commentator explained why he had to do that. He was talking about this with his guest Shane Gillis. Joe said, “And people are like, ‘Why did you interview him?’ He actually brought me over. He said like ‘Come on Joe, let’s have a f***ing podcast.’”
After the event, Conor asked Rogan to get their iconic photo framed, and hung in his office. Rogan actually liked the idea, and he invited Conor on his podcast. He said, “Conor, I’m framing this in the studio. We’re framing that. It’s gonna be in the studio. So there you go, Conor. As soon as he said it, I’m like, of course, I’m gonna frame that. Take that scooter down here, Conor. Come on, man. Let’s talk. Let’s have some fun. Let’s do a podcast, Conor.” (H/T Essentially Sports)
A fan recently asked Conor if he’s open to joining Rogan on his show, replying to the Tweet, he wrote, “I’d love to! I feel at some stage we should! I’ve a lot of respect for Joe. He shouted me out before anyone else in the UFC also. Before I had signed with the company.” (H/T Essentially Sports)