Joe Rogan receives seal of approval on future UFC Hall of Fame induction: ‘He has done so much for our sport’

Joe Rogan backed for future UFC Hall of Fame induction he has done so much for our sport

Veteran color-commentator, Joe Rogan has been backed to receive a future induction into the UFC’s Hall of Fame as per his play-by-play lead and co-caller, Jon Anik – who claims the podcast host and standup comedian should most definitely land in the hall in the near future.

Rogan, a veteran color-commentator under the banner of the UFC, made his first appearance back in 1997 for the Dana White-led promtoion, calling the action backstage at a UFC 12 event – which featured a headlining bracket between former light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort, and Scott Ferrozzo. 

Joe Rogan backed for UFC Hall of Fame invitation

A staple in the commentary booth in the time since, Rogan, who had spent extensive time side-by-side with former play-by-play lead, Mike Goldberg, has been backed by current play-by-play lead, Anik – to receive a Hall of Fame induction alongside his fellow callers, ex-champions, Michael Bisping, and Daniel Cormier.

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“I wonder if at this point in time, Joe Rogan has like respectfully declined a UFC Hall of Fame invitation,” Jon Anik told MMA Junkie Radio. “It’s an eventuality that Joe Rogan is going to go into the UFC Hall of Fame. I would love for that to happen spontaneously live, on a UFC broadcast. To sit here and talk about that man’s growth and contributions to the growth of MMA would be such a long conversation.”

“He has just done so much for our sport and for so many individuals in it,” Anik continued. “I’m coming up on the nine-year anniversary of my podcast, he’s the only reason I started the f*cking thing. So, Joe Rogan, first-ballot Hall of Famer. I do hope he gets in.”

Featuring at the final Octagon event of last year, Rogan called the action at UFC 296 alongside the above-mentioned, Anik, and Cormier, and will likely continue his vein this year of calling from the booth for flagship events held by the promotion in North America. 

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