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Morning Report: Joe Rogan addresses why he interviewed Daniel Cormier after his loss at UFC 241

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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.

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“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.


Stipe celebrating.

Check the time stamp, Jon got petty with the quickness.

Conversely, Max is way too good for this sport.

He might not be wrong.

Pettis broke his foot kicking Nate Diaz.

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@natediaz209 you have a hard ass head homie lol

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So humble.

Don’t come down on Olivi for doing her job.

MTB standing by his guys.

That’ll work.

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Let’s go @kgastelum

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In the not too distant future, expect to see Valentina on Dancing with the Stars.

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.

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Be patient, we’re coming.

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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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