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. Conor McGregor’s crazy message to Joe Rogan was also leaked recently.
On the June 6th, 2016 episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, the popular commentator talked about UFC’s troubled relationship with Ariel Helwani. This happened after the UFC imposed a lifetime ban on Helwani for covering UFC events. The UFC reversed their decision after public outcry.
The UFC perspective was that there was a mole,” Rogan said. “They believe that someone was giving Ariel information and that information he was using to scoop the UFC’s official promotions.
“So, the UFC, which is a private company, they don’t have to have… they don’t have to let people into [their] business, [their] private company. And they felt that he was somehow getting a hold of this inside information and releasing it and making them look bad.
“From what I understand, the conversation with [Helwani] was, ‘Don’t do this because if you do this, there’s only a handful of people who know this information. So, we’re gonna fire everybody. We’re gonna fire a bunch of people and you’re gonna ruin people’s lives.”
Joe Rogan then revealed that Helwani decided to report that Brock Lesnar was returning to the octagon at UFC 200.
“This is the side that you’re not hearing. So, all you’re hearing is that the UFC banned him for life and everybody is upset.”