Over the years Joe Rogan has gradually cut back on the number of UFC shows that he’s provided color commentary for, and has even dropped hints about potentially stepping away from the role completely, but in a recent conversation he suggested that he might never step away from the broadcast booth completely.
“I do enjoy it,” Rogan told Brendan Schaub on his MMA Show podcast. “I cut way back. Cause first of all I was doing too many of them. At one point I was doing 24 a year, it was way too many. It was like half of the weekends of the year, I was flying somewhere to go to the UFC. It was too much. “That was before the UFC really started adding a bunch of people and it took a lot of the weight off of me.”
With that in mind, Rogan now feels he’s in a place where he’s not really thinking about calling time on his UFC commentating career.
“I don’t think about retiring because I like what I do. So I don’t think about ‘oh I need ‘X’ amount of money in the bank so I’m not going to do this very much longer’. I like all that stuff. “I think it keeps me from going crazy. I think being active keeps me from losing my marbles.”
That being said, there is one aspect of being part of the furniture in the UFC that he would happily step aside from.
“I don’t like doing the weigh-ins,” Rogan revealed. “It’s stressful.”