Hugh Hefner aside, Joe Rogan has the best job on Earth.
Compensated handsomely, the UFC’s color commentator enjoys a “job” that many fight fans, like me, would submit themselves to slavery to enjoy.
Alas, while you and I are deep-frying french fries and scrubbing fecal matter out of toilets for meager pay, Rogan is befriending our MMA heroes and providing live insight on their fights. And he's making wonderful figures while doing this "job."
But Rogan's career provides a slew of other enticing perks that stratify it as the coolest job in the world.
Here they are: three reasons why Joe Rogan has the coolest job in the UFC (and the coolest job in the world, really).
When Joe Rogan explains the nuances of a fight, MMA noobs take his word as gospel. MMA neophytes are blank slates, and Rogan, with meticulous strokes, paints them into enlightened fans.
Rogan’s pleasure with being one of MMA’s primary salesmen is tangible. When new fans view the product, it’s his responsibility, along with Mike Goldberg, to explain it and make it seem enticing. Since Rogan loves MMA like his bride, his endorsement for the product is genuine and eager.
Rogan also excels at explaining MMA in basic terms, a task the balding dough boy carries out with whim and merriment. His uncensored excitement has created a repository of delightful soundbites like:
“He tapped! He tapped!”
“Oh my God!”
“What beautiful technique!’
And many more.
Sure, sometimes his excitement causes his voice to devolve into that of a prepubescent boy eagerly chasing an ice-cream truck, but his eagerness touches us and gets the fans pumped up.
Rogan has a responsibility to represent the UFC well. Luckily for him, the company doesn’t seem perturbed by his brazen, outspoken adoration of drugs.
The stocky psychonaut endorses the use of medicinal marijuana as well as the use of psychoactive drugs such as DMT. He’s open about his psychedelic adventures, and he urges people to explore the realm of psychedelics, too.
So he enjoys his clout as an MMA figurehead without needing to censor his polarizing beliefs. In fact, Rogan’s druggy ethos is woven into his identity, and he’s celebrated for it by many fans.
How liberating! How refreshing. How awesome is that?
You’d think that Rogan’s UFC duties would consume his life, leaving him no time to explore other career paths.
You’d be wrong.
Not only is Rogan afforded the time to generate a thoughtful, provocative podcast, but additionally, he’s found the time to etch out a career as a successful stand-up comic. In fact, many folks adore Rogan for his comedic exploits, unbeknownst to them his prominence in MMA.
His stand-up special Joe Rogan Live, a raunchy, politically-driven tirade, is featured on Netflix.
Oh yes, he also reached fame by hosting Fear Factor.
Rogan is living a dream. He’s actualizing two of the loftiest career paths in the world without missing a beat, all the while endearing himself to fight fans, comedy fans and liberal activists.
Joe Rogan is an icon and an indelible figure in America today.