Joe Rogan has been the longtime voice of the UFC and his voice will always be synonymous with major moments in the promotion’s history.
Although Joe has gained popularity with his podcast and moving to Texas, Joe isn’t going anywhere.
The UFC play-by-play commentator recently signed a $100 million deal with Spotify for exclusive streaming of the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast.
Joe spoke to the Unlocking the Cage show, he explained his passion for the sport still burns bright.
“Until I stop getting the juice,” he said. “I get the juice, 100%. It hasn’t waned that much. If there’s a big fight – it doesn’t even have to be a big fight.
It can be a semi-big fight. I get the juice, man. I’m never going to not get the juice. I mean I get it for Junior dos Santos vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik. I get it for everybody!”
“When I’m there, I get excited,” he added.
🎥"To me, it's still magic. It's still amazing. I love it." – @joerogan explains to @jimmysmithmma why you won't see him giving up his place Octagonside at the broadcast desk anytime soon 🛑👊🎙️🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/7yV629Cj5K
— MMA on SiriusXM (@MMAonSiriusXM) September 1, 2020
Joe feels fortunate to be among the few in attendance for the UFC fights.
“And one of the things about COVID is that I’ve been calling these fights with no audience. The one we’ve done in Florida and the cards that I’ve done at the UFC Apex Center, I feel so fortunate because I’m one of the very few people that’s there live.
There’s something really special about live fights. I love watching fights at home. I love it, but there’s an extra juice about seeing it live,” he said.
“And when you know you’re one of, you know, 20 people or so that’s inside the Apex Center – all the officials, the referees, corner people, and the commentators and camera folks – there’s a small handful of people and every time I’m there, I think, “Man, I’m so fortunate.”
“When I saw DC vs Stipe and I’m there live and I’m like, “God I’m so fortunate to be here.” Tyron Woodley vs Gilbert Burns I’m like, “What a fight, and how fortunate am I to be here and watch this go down live?” You know, it’s still – to me, it’s still magic. It’s still amazing. I love it,” he added.