Joe Rogan does not like interviewing fighters after a knockout loss. We know this because he’s said it on multiple occasions, including right before he interviewed Daniel Cormier after he was knocked out by Jon Jones at UFC 214 to lose the light heavyweight title. After that incident, Rogan came out and apologized for the interview, saying he was in shock and that it was “100% my f*ck up”. So it might come as a surprise to know that this past weekend at UFC 241, shortly after Cormier was knocked out by Stipe Miocic to lose the heavyweight title, Rogan did it again.
As you can see in the above video, Cormier is in a much better state than when he was interviewed post-UFC 214 and at the very least appears more composed than after his loss to Jones (which was eventually overturned to a no-contest following a failed drug test from Jones) but Rogan still received some criticism for his decision and so addressed the choice to interview Cormier in a Facebook post yesterday, saying that he felt the circumstances this time were different and that he cleared it with Cormier beforehand.
What a crazy night! The @yoelromeromma vs @borrachinhamma lived up to the hype! Just an absolutely insane fight! The...Posted by Joe Rogan on Sunday, August 18, 2019
“Congrats to the GOAT heavyweight Stipe Miocic for regaining his crown and cementing his legacy as a legend!
“Some people were confused as to why I interviewed DC after the fight because I’ve publicly stated that I don’t think it’s a good idea to interview fighters after they’ve been KO’ed. I think most of what happened to DC was those brutal body shots, and although Stipe dropped him with head shots he was never out cold, and seemed clear headed after he stood up and the results were announced to the crowd and Stipe got the belt given to him. The UFC asked for an interview, and I asked DC if he was ok with it, and he said, Yes.”
Rogan went on to say that the circumstances surrounding the fight also made him feel a post-fight interview was worthwhile. In the lead up to UFC 241, talk had centered around if Cormier would retire after the bout and given the outcome, Rogan felt it important to speak with him in case that came to pass.
“I think interviewing fighters after a brutal loss is kinda sketchy, but I was also thinking that it’s possible that this may be the last time we see DC in the octagon. I love DC, and I would never want to put him in a bad position, but I made a judgment call and felt this would be alright. Whatever he decides to do from here on out the man is a future hall of famer and one of the best to ever do it. It will be very interesting to see what he decides to do from here out.”
As he said in the interview, Cormier hasn’t made up his mind about retirement yet. In the post-fight press conference, Cormier admitted that being knocked out for the second time is “not good” but maintained that he didn’t want to make a decision based on emotion so he would speak with his family and team before deciding. If he does come back for one last ride though, it’s safe to say Joe Rogan is going to interview him, win or lose.
UFC 241. Stipe Miocic regained the heavyweight title and the rest of the UFC 241 results.
Rizin 18. Kai Asakura stops Kyoji Horiguchi in 67 seconds plus the rest of the Rizin results.
BMF. Nate Diaz willing to defend ‘baddest motherf*cker in the game’ belt against Jorge Masvidal.
Praise. Dana White praises Nate Diaz following UFC 241 win: ‘He’s a needle-mover now’.
Loss. Daniel Cormier explains what went wrong against Stipe Miocic, addresses his future after UFC 241.
Bantamweight. Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie 2 set for UFC 245.
UFC 241 Post-Fight Show.
UFC 241 presser highlights.
Nate’s tremendous octagon interview.
Road to UFC 242.
RT is doing a docu-series on the North Caucasus region and fighting.
6th Round. Immediate post-fight reaction to UFC 241.
Severe MMA. Discussing UFC 241, Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor, and Henry Cejudo.
SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
MOOD!!! I am so blessed to win my 5th title for Cleveland, all first responders and my fans all over the world. Thank you for the incredible support. I wouldn’t be here without you. #SM #5X #CHAMPS pic.twitter.com/I8qtWw5i7Q— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocic) August 19, 2019
Check the time stamp, Jon got petty with the quickness.
Stipe is hands down the greatest heavyweight of all time. I have nothing else to say— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 18, 2019
Now can we stop playing games with these pound for pound rankings already— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 18, 2019
I guess losses don’t matter when you’re getting paid so much on the front end.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 18, 2019
Awesome night of fights, best card of the year so far. I think I’m going to have a glass of wine— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 18, 2019
Conversely, Max is way too good for this sport.
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I can't even remember how DC entered my life. He's like the kid who sits at your lunch table and talks to you just so he can eat some of your food. Now here we are... my big brother. Big brother to Khabib. Captain to AKA. Coach at Gilroy High. Legacy isn't about the belts you take from the sport. It's about what you leave behind. So many of us out here chasing things for ourselves and DC been out here chasing the next lunch tables, finding the next generation he can pay it forward to. I don't know what DC's family will decide to do. But I know he has nothing left to prove, and even if he did we'll all still be here proving it for him every day. And when we're done, it'll be some kids from Gilroy taking our spots, still proving what doesn't have to be proven any more. That DC is still and will always be the number one pound for pound daddest man on the planet. Bruce Buffer don't need you in there to do his job. But I need you to do mine. Rest up and get back to my lunch table big brother. I love you
He might not be wrong.
.@RyanBader is the best heavyweight fighter on the planet. pic.twitter.com/Rd5AS8d3Gh— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) August 18, 2019
Pettis broke his foot kicking Nate Diaz.
makes you think just how good is Conor McGregor ☝— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) August 18, 2019
♂️— Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) August 18, 2019
Don’t come down on Olivi for doing her job.
Some new things were attempted during the broadcast, lots of twitter opinions on it. But please stop tweeting me as if I just decided on a whim to pull up a chair in the corners (coaches agreed the day before). We’re always trying to evolve + add to the experience.— Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) August 18, 2019
MTB standing by his guys.
Always proud of this guy. An athlete who epitomizes what a role model should be. This hardworking and humble samurai still has many more mountains to climb. This is just the beginning, he will be back stronger than ever. @kyoji1012 #americantopteam #karatekid #rizin pic.twitter.com/Yycr93wt8r— Mike Brown (@mikebrownmma) August 18, 2019
In the not too distant future, expect to see Valentina on Dancing with the Stars.
One of my favorite dances that we performed with @FuerzaZumba when I was participating in reality show Combate in Peru @CombatePeru #Grease #YouAreTheOneThatIWant #Combate #Peru pic.twitter.com/4ZeIN7xiJU— Valentina Shevchenko (@BulletValentina) August 19, 2019
Bo Nickal should go ahead and make the transition now. He’s not making the Olympic team with Cox and Taylor hanging around. And MMA would love to have him.
Chas Kelly (17-4) vs. Jordan Griffin (17-6); UFC Vancouver, Sept. 14.
Amanda Nunes (18-4) vs. Germaine de Randamie (9-3); UFC 245, Dec. 14.
Daniel Cormier has been KOd twice in his career. Both times at the Honda Center at events numbered 214 and 241. Wake up sheeple, this is all a conspiracy.
Thanks for reading and see y’all tomorrow.
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