Unstoppable: Why Rogan Won't Retire

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  1. ReadWrite

    ReadWrite Black Belt Platinum Member

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    I guess Joe Rogan changed his mind about retiring from UFC

    Believe it or not, living in fear of welterweight bully, Colby Covington, is not enough to keep Joe Rogan away from the UFC broadcast table.

    In fact, the part-time funnyman plans to hang around for the foreseeable future, because the promotion was good enough to reduce his workload and keep him from becoming a network “sports guy.”

    A solid reward for someone who helped UFC grow so fast.

    “I do enjoy it,” Rogan said (via Forbes). “I cut way back. Because first of all, I was doing too many of them. At one point I was doing 24 a year, it was way too many. It was like half of the weekends of the year, I was flying somewhere to go to the UFC. It was too much.”

    Rogan was burned out by the travel schedule and increased number of events, which had the former Fear Factor host contemplating retirement at a few points throughout his career, including here.

    “That was before the UFC really started adding a bunch of people and it took a lot of the weight off of me,” he continued. “I don’t think about retiring because I like what I do. So I don’t think about ‘oh I need ‘X’ amount of money in the bank so I’m not going to do this very much longer’. I like all that stuff.”

    https://www.mmamania.com/2019/1/23/18194688/joe-rogan-changed-his-mind-about-retiring-from-ufc
     
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    Klaavical Purple Belt

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    I like Rogan hope he stays
     
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  3. Mike K.O

    Mike K.O Mystic Mike

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    He's not that bad, but his BS is too much sometimes. Used to like him more
    I give 5, cause that's just my opinion
     
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    awymore Brown Belt

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    He gets paid to attend events that most people have to pay to see. I wouldn't want to retire either.
     
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  5. Arne Rud

    Arne Rud Brown Belt

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    Rogan is kind of a legend to
     
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    ultramanhyata Gold Belt

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    Rogan certainly has more to do with the popularity and growth of the UFC than Dana IMO. But it's still the Fertitta'$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ big bankroll that should get about 90% of the credit.
     
  7. Fight Professor

    Fight Professor Gold Belt

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    Wihout Rogan Dana would have a tough time explaining his questionable decisions and favorites to fans. I am sure Joe benefits directly from the company revenues one way or another.
     
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    Chubz Black Belt

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    I still miss Goldie.
     
  9. Kung Fu Tze

    Kung Fu Tze Intergalactic Cowboy... Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Fear is not a Factor for Rogan... just wish he would do more events.
     
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    Sinthesized Brown Belt

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    I love Rogan, overall. Sometimes he gets caught up in hyperbole and adrenaline, but he's usually great.
     
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  11. HelloJapan

    HelloJapan Talking loud and saying nothing. Platinum Member

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    Needs more links.
     
  12. Ying Li

    Ying Li Brown Belt

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    Rogan is fucking awesome. When he leaves I may just stop being a fan TBH. It'll be a new era and mean I'm too old to watch. On to Hockey or boring ass Baseball or some shit at that point.
     
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    Ares Black Asteroid Belt

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    My only major issue with Rogan is his bizarre prejudice against GSP.
     
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    Ares Black Asteroid Belt

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    I never would have believed it, but I do too. He was such an idiot, but he was OUR idiot.
     
  15. Blanqa Blanqua

    Blanqa Blanqua Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Man, to me that sounds so weird.

    I'd honestly pay extra per PPV to have the option NOT to hear him.
     
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    Rogan is a fucking tool sometimes but I have to admit, it wouldn’t be the same without him.
     
  17. ColombianFist

    ColombianFist "Es mejor ser rico que ser pobre"

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    Perhaps because he makes more than his podcast? and that is gooood money.

    i enjoy hogaine but sometimes his bias and hyper hyping kinda ruins the fights but without him it wouldn't be UFC. most people know the UFC for Rogan.
     
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    spannered Real men don't wear belts

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    Put it this way, he's an infinitely better commentator than comedian.
     
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    Blanqa Blanqua Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Or his bizarre prejudices in general. I find him incredibly irritating, an affront to reality, intelligence & integrity.
     
  20. Fergelmince

    Fergelmince Brown Belt

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    He does a better job with the UFC than he does on his own stand up
     
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