Joe Rogan’s Absence From EA Sports UFC 4 Explained

To anyone who has been following Joe Rogan’s take on doing voiceovers for video games, his absence from EA Sports UFC 4 doesn’t come as a surprise. Rogan is the top color commentator in the UFC. When it comes to UFC video games, Rogan has a…

To anyone who has been following Joe Rogan’s take on doing voiceovers for video games, his absence from EA Sports UFC 4 doesn’t come as a surprise. Rogan is the top color commentator in the UFC. When it comes to UFC video games, Rogan has appeared in all three UFC Undisputed games and the first […]

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UFC Color Commentator Joe Rogan Strongly Opposes Win Bonuses

Joe Rogan is not a fan of win bonuses in the UFC or any other MMA promotion. Rogan hasn’t been shy in expressing his views on a number of topics. Of course, one of those topics is MMA. From the 12-6 elbow rule to eye pokes, Rogan has weighed in o…

Joe Rogan is not a fan of win bonuses in the UFC or any other MMA promotion. Rogan hasn’t been shy in expressing his views on a number of topics. Of course, one of those topics is MMA. From the 12-6 elbow rule to eye pokes, Rogan has weighed in on many issues in combat […]

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Eugene Bareman Reacts To Joe Rogan’s Claim That Adesanya & Costa Will Coach The Ultimate Fighter

Israel Adesanya’s coach Eugene Bareman has responded to Joe Rogan’s claim that his athlete and Paulo Costa will coach The Ultimate Fighter. It’s clear to see that Adesanya and Costa aren’t chummy. The UFC middleweight champion h…

Israel Adesanya’s coach Eugene Bareman has responded to Joe Rogan’s claim that his athlete and Paulo Costa will coach The Ultimate Fighter. It’s clear to see that Adesanya and Costa aren’t chummy. The UFC middleweight champion has called Costa an “overly inflated balloon animal.” Costa has said that he feels Adesanya is cocky and believes […]

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Joe Rogan Claims Israel Adesanya & Paulo Costa Set To Coach The Ultimate Fighter

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan may have spilled the beans on plans for Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa. UFC president Dana White recently revealed to reporters as well as fans during a Reddit AMA that The Ultimate Fighter is making a comeback. With Da…

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan may have spilled the beans on plans for Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa. UFC president Dana White recently revealed to reporters as well as fans during a Reddit AMA that The Ultimate Fighter is making a comeback. With Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series a success, many assumed TUF was […]

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Joe Rogan Discusses Being A UFC Color Commentator For 18 Years

Joe Rogan has been a UFC color commentator for nearly two decades. While Rogan made his first UFC appearance as a backstage interviewer in early 1997, he didn’t enter the booth until 2002. It’s a position he still holds today. Rogan has see…

Joe Rogan has been a UFC color commentator for nearly two decades. While Rogan made his first UFC appearance as a backstage interviewer in early 1997, he didn’t enter the booth until 2002. It’s a position he still holds today. Rogan has seen many come and go as far as their time with the UFC […]

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Joe Rogan Says Fighters Should Be Paid More But Understands UFC’s Position

RoganRogan Sees Both Sides Of Issue UFC commentator Joe Rogan believes mixed martial arts fighters should get paid more. Fighter pay has been a major topic in recent weeks with fighters such as Jon Jones and Jorge Masvidal expressing frustration that the UFC is not willing to pay them what they’re worth. They’ve both also […]

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Rogan Sees Both Sides Of Issue

UFC commentator Joe Rogan believes mixed martial arts fighters should get paid more.

Fighter pay has been a major topic in recent weeks with fighters such as Jon Jones and Jorge Masvidal expressing frustration that the UFC is not willing to pay them what they’re worth. They’ve both also asked for their release from the promotion since.

In addition, the UFC’s overall pay system has been a topic as well as the promotion only pays 16% of its revenues (as of 2019 figures) to the fighters compared to other sports where there is a more even split between players and association.

UFC president Dana White has since retorted that the world is in a pandemic and that he is the only one organizing live sports. He added that he hasn’t laid off any UFC employee nor has he paid the fighters currently competing less than what they’re owed on their contracts compared to other sports. However, he has routinely dodged the question as to whether his fighters should have been paid more in the first place to begin with.

As far as Rogan is concerned, fighters should get paid more given the nature of the sport. At the same time, he can see the UFC’s side of things given the current situation worldwide.

“I think they should get paid more,” Rogan said on his podcast (via MMA Junkie). “I think everybody should get paid more. I think it’s a crazy way to make a living. I think you should get the most amount of money you can possibly get.

“But it’s also a business, and I think if they are struggling as much as I think they are – I don’t talk finances with them, but I know the (Endeavor) people who own (the UFC) are hurting, bad. They’re laying people off. Most businesses are hurting. All the entertainment business is (expletive). So what do they do? … Right now, in particular, there’s probably less money because there’s no live gate. And that’s an extreme amount of money. But there’s also fighters that agreed to certain deals. They agreed to, like, an eight-fight deal and ‘X’ amount per fight. And then they become more popular and they want to renegotiate their deal. And the UFC is like, ‘We’re just trying to stay open (during the pandemic). We’re not going to renegotiate anything. You can take it or leave it, but this is what it is.’ I think it’s a matter of that.”

That appears to be the case with Jones and the UFC.

“Bones” was looking for an improved contract to move up to heavyweight but claimed the UFC rejected him before he could name a figure. White, however, claimed Jones was asking for Deontay Wilder money which the latter vehemently denied.

Rogan isn’t sure which side is right or wrong.

“It gets to a situation where a guy like Jon Jones says, ‘Hey, I’ve got a contract for light heavyweight fights, but what do you want to give me to fight Francis Ngannou, because I want a lot of (expletive) money because that guy’s terrifying?’ And they say, ‘You get what you’re paid in your contract.’ And he goes, ‘Well, I’m not fighting, then.’ OK. I don’t know who’s right or who’s wrong,” he added.

Rogan ultimately believes the more successful promotions outside the UFC are, the better it will be financially for all fighters. At the end of the day, fighters should be compensated generously regardless.

“When it comes to me as a human who likes fighting, I know how (expletive) dangerous that (expletive) is,” Rogan said. “You should get paid an incredibly generous amount of money to step into a cage fight for millions of people to see.”

What do you think of Rogan’s comments?