Joe Rogan may have escaped a verbal tongue-lashing from Colby Covington after he was critical of “Chaos,” but the funny-man and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) commentator has one coming from Sijara Eubanks.
“Sarj” is still not happy with Rogan’s response of claiming to not know who she was after she was briefly booked to headline UFC 230 against Valentina Shevchenko for the vacant women’s Flyweight title. So when the time comes for Joe to conduct his in-cage interview with Sijara, he is going to get an ear full.
“I tweeted him but didn’t tweet back. Joe knows who I am, he knows who I was before I said it. He didn’t have to say that on his blog. I thought it was disrespectful,” said Eubanks on The MMA Hour.
“Me and Joe, I am not happy with Joe Rogan. He can’t avoid interviewing one day. One day he is going to find himself with me in the cage with the mic and I am going to let him know exactly how I feel.”
Shortly after the pairing, which wasn’t received well by most fans, the promotion changed its mind and booked Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis as the headliner, and ultimately yanked Sijara from the title fight and gave it back to Joanna Jedrzejeczyk, which is now slated to co-headline UFC 231 on Dec. 8, 2018.
Needless to say, “Sarj” unloaded on UFC president Dana White once she eventually got him on the phone.
“I ended up speaking with Dana. I ended up more like screaming at Dana. I have a pattern at yelling at Dana, I guess in our interaction. I just let him know that not only are you taking this away from me, but you are taking it away from me in a fucked up kind of way. I told Dana, I’m going to tell you and I am going to tell everybody, ya’ll fucked up because ya’ll passed up on what was going to be the biggest upset in probably women’s MMA history,” said a pumped up Eubanks.
“I was going to put Valentina on her ass, I was going to show up and show out in Madison Square Garden, get my fucking belt and I was going to shut everybody the fuck up and I was going to have a blast. It was going to be fucking amazing. Ya’ll passed up on something fucking major, you just dropped the ball. And that’s you’re fucking fault. You have to fix it. I went back and forth with Dana, with Mick. I think they liked what I said. We tossed ideas around, made phone calls and then we settled on Roxanne,” she concluded.
At the end of it, Eubanks says Dana appreciated her fire and made it a point to have her stay on the card and ultimately booked a rematch between her and Roxanne Modafferi. Which means Joe better have his guard up or an apology ready if Sijara proves victorious in New York City.