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Joe Rogan: Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier brawl was ridiculous and unprofessional -- but fun to watch!

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Joe Rogan gives his unique take on the wild brawl that erupted when "Bones" and "DC" got a little too close for comfort during a recent staredown.

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The aftermath of the unprecedented brawl (video) between Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier -- who will meet at UFC 178 on Sept. 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada -- has (somewhat) dwindled down.

Many, including former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes and former 205-pound kingpin Tito Ortiz, have shared their distinct views on the scrap between "Bones" and DC."

Hughes, for one, blasted the two men for giving the sport a black eye with their shenanigans, while Ortiz says the brawl was "good for the sport" because it will help the event garner a million pay-per-view (PPV) buys.

Now, longtime color commentator Joe Rogan has given his take on the melee and unlike the previous two examples, Rogan isn't leaning one way over the other, as he revealed during an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience (via MMA Weekly) that the brawl is both good and bad for UFC.

He explains:

"It was ridiculous. This can't happen. You can't do that. This is real bad for the sport. It's real bad. It's real bad for public perception. It's a weapon to be used against MMA. It's unfortunate. I think it's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. It's just so bad for the image of the sport... These guys were not professional."

According to Rogan, UFC should implement a "no contact" policy during the staredowns to avoid future incidents. If fighters cross the line, then they must pay a hefty fine.

He explains:

"What you've got to have, everybody should have, is a no contact policy. Unless they agree to hug or shake hands and hug, there should be a no contact policy. And anybody who clearly violates that no contact policy gets fined. Some guys can deal with it, the getting in the guy's face. But when you have a situation like this, you're going to have to have a no contact policy with those guys."

Though UFC described the brawl as "not a proud moment" for the company, that hasn't stopped the promotion from using it to its advantage and replaying it over and over any chance it gets.

PPV buys FTW!

And while Rogan doesn't hesitate to blast the two fighters for acting unprofessional, he also see a positive and "fun" side to all of this, saying the incident will get more people, such as himself, more amped for the upcoming title fight.

His words:

"The importance of that not happening is huge. It's huge. It's just a negative connotation attached is what that is. That's just violence. The difference between that kind of violence and the violence of a sport is the violence of a sport is everyone's agreeing to this scenario. You're agreeing to train for X amount of weeks. You're going to fight for X amount of rounds. You're going to fight this guy. He weighs what you weigh. Everybody prepares and you meet on this day and you compete. It is fighting as a competition, but it's not violence the same way (the brawl) is. That's a street fight. That's a world champion mixed martial artist fighter and an Olympic wrestler in a street fight. That's bad for everybody. That's bad for wrestling. That's bad for MMA. That's bad for sports. It's fun for people to watch. I have two ways of looking at it. Part of me is like, that's bad for the sport, but part of me is how I feel about it, though. Does it bum me out? No. It doesn't make me upset. I'm not upset. I'm looking forward to watching this fight even more now. I'm not going to pretend that it's not fun. I'm not going to pretend that it didn't make everyone way more excited about that fight because it (expletive) for sure did. It's not good to do, but it was fun to watch and more people are going to be excited about the fight. That's the catch-22. There's no real black or white about this. As a representative of the sport, I absolutely wish it didn't happen, as a person who cares a lot about the future of the sport and the public's perception, which I think is already a little skewed. I think there's a lot of people that aren't fans that like to look at the people that fight in MMA as barbarians. Part of me gets bummed out when I see (expletive) like that, but part of me is like they're going to fight anyway, so they fought a little here. You're getting a little taste. I don't know. It's going to be a wild-ass fight, though."

Interestingly enough, UFC President Dana White has yet to give a full statement on the brawl, though he didn't seem too pleased that two of his best fighters put a damper on his vacation.

Thoughts?