Kenny Florian To Cover For Joe Rogan At UFC 134: Rio

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan recently signed up to present a reboot of the ‘Fear Factor’ show on NBC and unfortunately that’s lead to a conflict in his schedule which means that he won’t be able to join Mike Goldberg in the broadcasting booth at UFC 134: Rio on August 27th.

The promotion have quickly moved to find a replacement for him though with current UFC featherweight No.1 contender Kenny Florian now poised to provide his insight and analysis on the night from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Florian has shown himself to be as comfortable on the mike as he is in the Octagon, having previously provided color commentary in Rogan’s absence in recent years along with his regular gig as a panelist on ESPN’s MMA Live show.

Coincidentally Florian is himself currently training to fight another one of Brazil’s hottest properties, Jose Aldo at UFC 136 on October 8th.

Meanwhile Rogan is expected to return to his usual role alongside ‘Goldie’ for the UFC’s other upcoming events.

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