Joe Rogan Recalls How He Became a Color-Commentator for the UFC

Mike HodgesCorrespondent IFebruary 1, 2012

Comedian and reality television host Joe Rogan has become synonymous with the UFC, however, little is known about how he became employed with the company.

Rogan made a recent appearance on The Rosie Show to discuss how he became a part of the broadcast team as a color-commentator.

"I started out in 1997 with them. I was the post-fight interviewer," Rogan said. "This is what they did: they brought me there, they gave me a microphone, they put an ear-piece in me and they go, 'OK, ready, Joe? We're going to come to you in three seconds.'"

"Nobody explained to me what I was going to do, how to interview people; it was a weird organization back then," he added.

Since 2002, Rogan has stood alongside UFC play-by-play commentator Mike Goldberg and called numerous events. The pair are often considered the best commentating team in the sport.

In addition to being a color-commentator, Rogan is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which helps credit his knowledge and in-depth analysis of fighters and other martial arts backgrounds.

Rogan will be featured, along with Goldberg, this weekend at UFC 143, live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

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