Joe Rogan, who has worked for the UFC since 1997, announced on his “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast he has agreed to terms to stay with the UFC for “at least one more year.”
Rogan said the decision to stay was a difficult one.
“I was on the fence, man,” Rogan said. “I just do too much (expletive). I’m too (expletive) busy. … I don’t know if I’m doing myself or all the different things I do a disservice. I was real close (to leaving). It was like, either I’m just gonna completely bail off of this or I’m gonna figure it out.”
Rogan, who stated he was convinced to stay after a conversation with UFC President Dana White after the “chaotic” UFC 196 event, will reduce his schedule to only work domestic pay-per-view events.That eliminates international travel and working events on FOX, freeing up his schedule for his stand-up comedy and other media obligations and interests.
The new deal eliminates international travel and working events on FOX, freeing up his schedule for his stand-up comedy and other media obligations and interests.
He also stressed that he could extend the time he is with the UFC but will make that decision down the road.
This is huge news for the UFC and for us mixed martial arts fans. Joe is the best fight commentator in the business and it isn’t even close. This is the biggest signing outside of Dana White because it keeps the brand in tact while the sale of the Ultimate Fighting Championship goes through. It works for me, because without Joe and Dana I would have predicted other promotions to challenge for the top spot. Now, for at least a few years their title is safe. Great signing and I am glad I will get to hear Joe call more fights.