Fans went wild after witnessing the long-tenured UFC commentator Joe Rogan at UFC Fight Night Austin. Rogan was seen sitting with the audience instead of being in the booth with the UFC’s commentary crew. There has been no reason released by the promotion as to why Rogan is not in the booth right now, especially in his hometown of Austin, where he recently shifted from Los Angeles.
Joe Rogan shows up at Austin
The color commentator is seen watching the fights from the front row with his wife, Jessica Ditzel. He is probably having a blast as of now as there have been five knockouts already at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmet. The last time Rogan wasn’t commentating for the UFC fights was when he had the ongoing controversies with Spotify. After the controversies settled down a bit, Rogan was back to rocking the crowd with his microphone skills.
Rogan was replaced on the pay-per-view commentary desk by former middleweight champion Michael Bisping for UFC 275 in Singapore. Rogan has only covered UFC pay-per-view bouts held in North America in recent years, owing to his busy schedule. UFC 275 took place in Singapore and thereby Bisping has made the trip over replacing Rogan.
Rogan is not only a UFC commentator but also a podcaster and a successful stand-up comedian. He is the host of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, which is one of the most popular podcasts in the world.
Rogan is also a hunting enthusiast and has withdrawn from his UFC commentary duties in the past to accommodate hunting trips. Rogan is expected to return to the mic for UFC 276, which is set to be hosted in Las Vegas. The comedian also had a show in Vegas on the Friday before the PPV event.
Rogan was caught looking on his phone and not the fight as well.