Isn't that the guy from Fear Factor? That's exactly what would have popped up in an MMA rookie's head when they saw Joe Rogan while watching a major UFC show for the very first time.
Rogan's ticket to fame may have come from being the host of the American stunt/dare game show but he was part of the UFC payroll right from the promotion's humble beginnings. Rogan was picked up by the Dana White and co. in 1997 and has been a faithful servant ever since.
Along the way, he has assumed hosting duties, acted in many shows and movies, advanced enormously as a stand-up comedian, and has put together one of the most engaging podcasts across the interwebs. Anyone who watches the Joe Rogan Experience would tell you how amazing it is. They would also tell you about Rogan's recreational pot usage and his fixation with chimpanzees.
Beyond the aforementioned activities, Rogan is a hardcore MMA fan who himself has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Eddie Bravo's Tenth Planet iteration. He was also a talented kickboxer back in the day who had to call it quits early in his career owing to the fear of brain damage. Rogan is legit and the best MMA color commentator in the history of the sport. He, however, moonlights as a comedian and often ends up being a part of some absolutely hilarious moments.
This slider takes a look at those unforgettable bits pertaining exclusively to the UFC.
#5 Joe Rogan and the Ice Spill
Starting off with the most infamous one of the lot; Rogan vs. The Ice Spill!
The incident took place during the prelims of UFC 109 in the Lightweight fight between Melvin Guillard and Ronys Torres. A cornerman's momentary lapse of concentration led to an ice bag getting spilled onto the canvas and the subsequent tomfoolery of the ringside officials triggered Rogan to uproarious extents.
The officials began cleaning up all the mess but only made it worse as they panicked and struggled to get the fight going. In the meantime, Rogan gave a play-by-play commentary of the 'three stooges' attempts at sweeping off the ice from the mat and even expressed his concern for Arianny Celeste who could have slipped and suffered grave head injuries!
Rogan's unfiltered anger was incredibly entertaining, so much so that UFC dedicated a video to the feud between Rogan and the Ice Spill. Cut the stooges some slack Joe, they were dealing with a slippery opponent.