We’re all used to Conor McGregor constantly having something to say about his co-combat sports contenders. But ‘The Notorious’ has caught some serious attention for criticising the UFC’s most famous commentator, Joe Rogan.
Rogan is currently on top of the esteemed promotion’s list of sought-after mixed martial arts announcers. The colour commentator from New Jersey calls mostly all pay-per-view fights especially the main card bouts.
Recently, the UFC’s former two-division champion aired a mouthful of annotation on Rogan’s performance in calling two of his past bouts.
McGregor has criticised the American stand-up comedian for his cage-side commentary of his second match with Nate Diaz and his famous loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Though he is not averse to the idea of guesting on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, the Irishman says the UFC commentator has to ‘correctly’ call fights first.
“I’d like him to call a fight how he sees it correctly and not be reading off a script though,” McGregor said at a recent Q&A event in Chicago.
“The Diaz rematch it was like he was reading from the first fight and that last one [against Khabib], he was talking about my face was being smashed in.”
“I left that Octagon with a black eye, the same way his two rat cousins left. His brother and his cousin left the Octagon with a black eye, so what is he talking about?” he continued.
VIDEO: Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) says he could be a guest on Joe Rogan (@joerogan) podcast one day, but would like him to call fights the way he sees them and not like he’s reading off a script. pic.twitter.com/EGlBZL7WCK
— Mike Pendleton (@MP2310) March 19, 2019
In response to the Dubliner’s brickbats, Rogan defended himself from the accusation that he’s reading a script in announcing fights.
“That is not really true because no one ever gives me a script. That’s a fact,” Rogan stated.
“I don’t know what exactly he said, maybe he didn’t like my commentary. I bet he likes it when he wins.”
“That’s his perception, I understand what he’s saying. Sometimes people think that but it’s very difficult when someone is calling your fight,” he explained.
“If he’s talking about me calling someone’s fight that’s not his friend, that makes much more sense. It’s f—king hard. It’s hard for me. I have a really hard time calling friend’s fights. It’s f—king hard,” Rogan added.
Continuing, Rogan explained his side in mentioning McGregor’s initial loss to Diaz in commentating on their rematch.
“I get his position,” Rogan said.
“That Diaz fight was a good f***king fight. It was a hard fight. I wasn’t calling it like the last fight but I had to call it with the knowledge of the last fight.”
“I had to know what happened in the last fight. In the last fight, Diaz survived the storm, tagged him, had him rocked and then finished him on the ground.”
“It doesn’t mean that he didn’t win the second fight. It was a close f***king fight, the second fight was a very close fight but you have to acknowledge that, that other fight took place,” continued the UFC commentator.
“I don’t know him that well but I like him a lot. I respect the f***k out of him,” he lastly stated.
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