Joe Rogan Set To Return To Commentary Booth At UFC 272

    ByRoss Markey

    Mar 3, 2022
    Joe Rogan

    Longtime UFC color commentator, Joe Rogan is set to return to the organization’s commentary booth this weekend for the promotion’s UFC 272 card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Rogan, a staple of the promotion’s commentary booth, particularly for pay-per-view events in North America, was scheduled to feature as a part of a three-man commentary booth for UFC 271 back in February, however, reported scheduling conflicts prevented Rogan from calling the action alongside play-by-play lead, Jon Anik, and Daniel Cormier.

    As a result, former UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping replaced Rogan two days before the event, with UFC president, Dana White rubbishing claims scheduling conflicts prevented Rogan from fulfilling his obligations, claiming he did not want to work the event instead.

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    This weekend’s return for Rogan will mark his first appearance in the booth amid recent controversies surrounding the New Jersey native’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience – where Rogan was accused of spreading “dangerous misinformation” regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccinations.

    A viral video also surfaced recently, showing Rogan using the n-word on several separate occasions over the last 12 years, both on his podcast, and during stand up comic sets he had performed.

    However, speaking with Barstool Sports this week, the above mentioned, White, confirmed that Rogan would return to the commentary booth this weekend for UFC 272.

    Joe Rogan will be joined in the commentary booth alongside the aforenoted, Anik, and Hall of Fame inductee, Bisping – marking the first occasion all three have called the action as a trio.

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    Megan Olivi will handle roving reporting duties per a report from MMA Junkie, with the longtime analyst providing pre-fight and post-fight interviews with fighters, as well as providing real-time live updates during the broadcast.

    Veteran Octagon announcer, Bruce Buffer is also set to call the action this weekend from ‘Sin City’, with former light heavyweight championship challenger, Anthony Smith will join the analyst desk alongside UFC alum, Chael Sonnen, and renowned boxing coach, Teddy Atlas – while Anik and Michael Eaves will host the desk during and post-event.