"The thing that was most insulting was by the last minute of the last round, Joe Rogan was talking about how bad my cardio was and how exhausted I was, as I was taking down my opponent. I was taking down my opponent who was doing nothing, and (Rogan) was talking about how tired I was. That annoyed me a little bit, and I definitely think it had a subconscious effect on people that were watching. Particularly when there's someone talking about every bad thing I do and every good thing my opponent does, it's going change people's perception. To make it even worse, Rogan came on and said (the decision) was a complete robbery."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Cathal Pendred returns to the Octagon this Saturday night (Jun 13, 2015) when he battles Augusto Montano at the UFC 188 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Mexico (more on that here). Hopefully, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 grad can get a fair shake from UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, who took a big, steaming crap on the Irishman's win over Sean Spencer last January in Boston (details). While Pendred does not dispute the close decision, he tells MMA Junkie that Rogan may have gone above and beyond the call of duty to influence viewers at home, a criticism not uncommon among the mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters of past and present. Two sides to this story, fight fans, whose are you taking?
Pendred was on MMA Hour this week: