The long-tenured UFC commentator Joe Rogan is set to be 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 is set for Singapore and thereby Bisping has made the trip over replacing Rogan.
Joe Rogan to be replaced by Michael Bisping
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Rogan is also a hunting enthusiast and has withdrawn from his UFC commentary duties in the past to accommodate hunting trips.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 has a show in Vegas on the Friday before the PPV event.
On episode 1237 of JRE, featuring comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, Joe Rogan explained to his guest how he came to work for the UFC.
“I started in 1997, I was the post-fight interviewer. it was just a position that was available and the UFC was very small back then, very few people knew what it was… I had always been a martial artist since I was a kid so I just was interested in watching the UFC and then I started training in jiu-jitsu and when I was training in jiu-jitsu, I was just a white belt, I was just starting out. That’s when I got hired by the UFC to be a post-fight interviewer. But I only just did that for two years and then I quit… I was losing money, I would make more money doing a weekend at a comedy club than I would doing the UFC.”