Emotional Joe Rogan makes a shocking confession about his time as a UFC commentator on the podcast
JOE Rogan made a shocking admission about commentating on UFC games in a recent podcast episode.
The famous comedian and television personality got emotional while speaking with rapper and songwriter Jelly Roll in a podcast episode of the Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) released Wednesday.
Rogan, 55, started argue His stint as a UFC commentator, arguably his best-known profession to fans aside from his podcast, brought up the late Evan Tanner, a former middleweight champion Essentially sports.
The former Fear Factor presenter explained that the octagon features the figure of a UFC fighter and noted that being a commentator is an incredibly vulnerable experience.
“There’s something special about commenting on fighters that you have this crazy connection with them and you want them to do something good in life,” Rogan explained.
“You saw her soul.”
He added: “When you see two guys going to war in an octagon, you expose every fiber of their being. Especially when it’s a tough fight.”
Rogan, who is himself considered a gifted martial artist, continued to express his deep connection to the sport and some of its past and present greats – like Tanner.
“The will, the courage, everything. Whoever you are, they show up and you get to know those people,” noted the popular podcast host, getting visibly emotional.
“I think that’s one of the things people love about fighters.
“You see the whole person, there is no place to hide.”
The 55-year-old mentioned coming across a photo of Tanner before his and Jelly Rolls chat, and confessed deep sadness and thoughts at the UFC champion’s passing.
Tanner died in September 2008 while adventuring in California’s Palo Verde Valley desert chron.
His body was discovered after rescuers searched for three days in 114-degree heat.
Rogan noted that heat stroke resulted in Tanner’s death while holding back tears.
Jelly Roll commented that Rogan’s emotional narrative would be remembered.
“Write songs for her”
As The US Sun previously reported, the rapper was also in tears at the beginning of the podcast episode.
Rogan previously described humans as love-spreading machines.
He explained that the problem in the world is that many people don’t spread love, leading to an emotional admission from Jelly Roll.
The rapper said his teenage daughter inspired his album while he writes music to help others.
Although it was his mother who inspired him in the beginning.
“What got me into music was my mom,” noted Jelly Roll.
“My mother was a woman struggling with extreme mental health issues and drug addiction who never left her room.”
He paused for a long time before crying and adding that she unexpectedly came down the stairs, put on a record and lit a cigarette.
“I’ve spent my whole life writing songs for her,” Jelly Roll said.