Conor McGregor was asked earlier this week whether he would ever appear on Joe Rogan’s wildly popular podcast, but while ‘The Notorious seemed open to the idea, he appeared to have some issues with the way he calls his fights.
“He’s a great man, he’s got a great following, he’s got crazy insight, great guests, maybe at some stage of the game [I’ll go on his podcast] who knows?” McGregor told fans during a Q&A in Chicago.
“I’d like him to call a fight how he sees it correctly and not be reading off a script. The Diaz rematch it was like he was reading from the first fight and that last one, he was talking about my face was being smashed in.
“I left that Octagon with a black eye, the same way [Nurmagomedov’s] two rat cousins left. His brother and his cousin left the Octagon with a black eye, so what is he talking about?”
Rogan heard of McGregor’s criticism and responded on the latest episode of his podcast.
“That is not really true because no one ever gives me a script,” Rogan said. “That’s a fact. I don’t know what exactly he said, maybe he didn’t like my commentary. I bet he likes it when he wins,” Rogan said with a laugh.
“That’s his perception, I understand what he’s saying. Sometimes people think that but it’s very difficult when someone is calling your fight. If he’s talking about me calling someone’s fight that’s not his friend, that makes much more sense. It’s f—king hard. It’s hard for me. I have a really hard time calling friend’s fights. It’s f—king hard.”
However, Rogan didn’t appear to have any hard feelings over what McGregor had said, even if they see things differently.
“I get his position. That Diaz fight was a good f—king fight. It was a hard fight. I wasn’t calling it like the last fight but I had to call it with the knowledge of the last fight. I had to know what happened in the last fight. In the last fight, Diaz survived the storm, tagged him, had him rocked and then finished him on the ground.
“It doesn’t mean that he didn’t win the second fight. It was a close f—king fight, the second fight was a very close fight but you have to acknowledge that, that other fight took place.”
It remains to be seen whether Rogan will ever have McGregor on his podcast, but it seems that it’s definitely still a possibility.
“I don’t know him that well but I like him a lot. I respect the f—k out of him.”