UFC Commentator Joe Rogan To Host ‘Fear Factor’ Revival

To MMA fans Joe Rogan is best known as the long-time color-commentator of the UFC, but it’s not the only thing the multi-talented 43 year-old is famous for.

To a mainstream audience Rogan is perhaps most recognised as the host’Fear Factor’, a reality game show with was broadcast worldwide between 2001-2006 and featured contestants competing against each other in a series of stunts.

After a five year hiatus the show is now set to return for eight new episodes on NBC, and Rogan has confirmed that he will also resume his role as the host.

“It doesn’t seem real,” Rogan told TV Guide Magazine regarding the series revival. “It seems like some sort of bizarro dream world. But I’m looking forward to it. The idea of sitting at home and watching someone else host it would have driven me crazy.”

It’s not clear at this stage whether Rogan’s role on the show will affect his broadcasting duties for the UFC, but one way or another he’ll certainly have his hands full.

In addition to his UFC and Fear Factor commitments Rogan also does regular comedy gigs around the country and hosts a weekly podcast called ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ which is also broadcast on Sirius XM.

Rogan also recently returned to acting (in his younger days he was a prominent cast-member of the long-running comedy TV show ‘Newsradio’) to play a character in the upcoming Kevin James movie ‘Zookeeper’.

Several times in the past few years Rogan has indicated that he’s considered stepping back from his role as a commentator for the UFC, stating that though he still loves the job, the constant travelling around the globe to cover the UFC’s hectic schedule doesn’t suit him.

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