Dana White ‘Replacing’ Joe Rogan After Illness

Joe Rogan is currently one of the most popular personalities in the world of MMA, largely thanks to his commentary skills and also his podcast, and he just recovered from being ill with COVID. Conor McGregor’s crazy message to Joe Rogan was also leaked previously.



The UFC’s September schedule will end with UFC 266 this week at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday. Lead UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik will host the post-fight show and it will also include former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez, as well as three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen.

Jon Anik will serve as the leading man on the mic from cageside. Daniel Cormier and retired UFC lightweight contender Paul Felder will also be present. Felder will be replacing Joe Rogan on the commentary booth for this pay-per-view event. Rogan had a schedule conflict with his annual hunting trip that prevented him from working this card, according to MMA Junkie. Rogan also won’t be at UFC 267.

Elsewhere, according to Joe Rogan, he did his first 15 UFC gigs as a commentator totally free of cost when the company was still relatively new.

“I did that gig for free. For the first 15 shows. Yeah, that’s what happened. The UFC was struggling, they just bought the company. It wasn’t financially viable, they weren’t making a lot of money. There was like Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddell. This was like pre-2005. 2005 is when it really took off because of The Ultimate Fighter. That was season one of The Ultimate Fighter. So I was on fear factor and Dana and I became friends because he offered me tickets to the fights when they had just bought the UFC.”

Harrison Carter
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Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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