Joe Rogan has one of the biggest platforms in the podcast industry for both fight fans and non-fight fans, but former UFC champion Conor McGregor doesn’t seem to be a huge fan of his fight commentary.
During a Q&A session in Chicago, which was attended and filmed by BJPenn.com’s Mike Pendleton, McGregor was asked about potentially being a guest on Rogan’s podcast and said he’d be willing to do it but then went on to add that he wishes Rogan would call a fight the right way.
“He’s a great man, he’s got a great following, he’s got crazy insight, gets great guests, maybe at some stage of the game I’ll be on his podcast, who knows,” McGregor said. “I’d like him to call a fight how he sees it correctly, instead of reading off a script though.”
“The Diaz rematch it was like he was reading a script from the first fight and that last one [against Khabib Nurmagomedov], he was talking about my face was being smashed in,” he added. “I left that Octagon with a black eye, the same way his two rat cousins left with. His brother and his cousin left the Octagon with a black eye, so what is he [Rogan] talking about? But maybe one day I’ll be a guest on his podcast.”
Following his loss to Nurmagomedov, McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh was a guest on Rogan’s podcast and talked about everything from went wrong in the fight to the lead-up to the fight. Fans have long waited for Conor McGregor to be a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience, also known as JRE MMA show when he talks to fighters.
Do you think we’ll see “The Notorious” sitting across from Rogan one day?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 3/19/2019.