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UFC 266 commentary team set: Joe Rogan to miss second straight pay-per-view

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Joe Rogan won’t be at UFC 266 on Saturday night.
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Paul Felder is in, Joe Rogan is out for Saturday’s show.

MMA Fighting confirmed with officials that “The Irish Dragon” will join UFC pay-per-view commentary desk regulars Jon Anik and Daniel Cormier to call UFC 266 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The broadcast assignments were first reported by MMA Junkie.

Noticeably absent is Rogan, the UFC’s longtime color commentator. Rogan was also unavailable for UFC 265 in August due to the event conflicting with the schedule of his comedy tour. He reportedly will miss this week’s event because of a hunting trip.

Taking Rogan’s spot will be Felder, a veteran of the UFC’s lightweight division who retired in 2020 and has been a regular on Fight Night event broadcasts since 2017.

Rounding out Saturday’s broadcast team will be a couple of UFC regulars, ring announcer Bruce Buffer and roving reporter Megan Olivi.

Anik will also be handling hosting duties on the analyst desk for the UFC 266 post-fight show. He will be joined by fighters Gilbert Melendez and Chael Sonnen.