There’s much more to this situation than meets the eye, and Joe Rogan’s reaction to the outrage over his controversial comments is somewhat controversial itself…
UFC color commentator Joe Rogan recently rocked the boat with his comments at UFC 194, comments that were never meant to see the light of day. After noting Jose Aldo looked ‘soft’ and ‘nervous as f*ck,’ Rogans points were put on blast when they were leaked in the days following Conor McGregor’s huge win.
Rogan: Look how smooth his body looks.
Producer 1: Yeah, he looks good, huh Joe?
Rogan: No, he looks soft.
Producer 1: Oh he does?
Rogan: Yeah, he looks soft.
Producer 2: I agree Joe, I agree.
Producer 1: Around the middle you’re saying?
Producer 2: Yep, yep, he looks soft.
Rogan: He looks deflated.
Producer 2: He looks soft, actually. You’re right.
Rogan: He looks way different. But it could be that he’s done a lot of cardio. Don’t want to jump to conclusions. (producers talking about technical shit here, losing signal etc)
Producer 1: Who do you like Joe?
Rogan: Right now? I think I like Conor.
Producer 1: Same here.
Rogan: Aldo looks nervous as fuck too.
Also stating the Brazilian looked ‘deflated,’ it was obvious at this point what Rogan was trying to say. With stricter USADA testing now in place, the UFC commentator was clearly making the link between Aldo’s physique and the United States Anti-Doping Agency now running the show.
Of course this is pure speculation, but Aldo and his Nova Uniao camp were not happy to learn of Rogan’s comments. Do you see a difference?
Feathers were ruffled, and Rogan has once again reacted to the world of MMA breathing down his neck. Only this time, his response is far more ironic than his apology for the infamous ‘Cyborg Penis’ jokes.