Amidst speculation that the UFC could be for sale, Joe Rogan has made it quite clear that should the UFC be bought out he will leave the organization. However, now it seems as though Rogan might be willing to call it a day on his commentating post, regardless if the sale goes through or not.
Rogan has become one of the most recognizable faces in the UFC after almost 20 years of service.
The comedian initially reported backstage in the earlier PPV cards as a favor to Dana White. Then Rogan moved to the commentators desk, and his relationship with Mike Goldberg has created a dynamic commentating duo for over a decade.
It appears as though the renaissance man has fallen out of love with his role at the UFC. Talking to Rolling Stone, Rogan admitted that he didn’t see himself with the UFC much longer.
“I’ll always love it, but shit, I’ve been working for the UFC on and off for almost 20 years. And that’s more than I’ve done anything in my life. I’d like to move on.”
Rogan has never shied away from criticizing the UFC and he is one of the very few people who can get away with it, completely unscathed. This is partly down to his celebrity status and partly due to his close relationship with Dana White.
The UFC is just one of many ventures Joe Rogan finds himself invovled in, which also includes his podcast and his stand-up comedy. He will certainly not find himself with nothing to do with his time should he chose to leave.
With just seven months left on his current contract, Rogan could be gone before the end of the year, or even sooner again should the UFC sell. He would be a huge loss to the company and would be sadly missed by the fans.