Believe it or not, living in fear of welterweight bully, Colby Covington, is not enough to keep Joe Rogan away from the UFC broadcast table.
In fact, the part-time funnyman plans to hang around for the foreseeable future, because the promotion was good enough to reduce his workload and keep him from becoming a network “sports guy.”
A solid reward for someone who helped UFC grow so fast.
“I do enjoy it,” Rogan said (via Forbes). “I cut way back. Because first of all, I was doing too many of them. At one point I was doing 24 a year, it was way too many. It was like half of the weekends of the year, I was flying somewhere to go to the UFC. It was too much.”
Rogan was burned out by the travel schedule and increased number of events, which had the former Fear Factor host contemplating retirement at a few points throughout his career, including here.
“That was before the UFC really started adding a bunch of people and it took a lot of the weight off of me,” he continued. “I don’t think about retiring because I like what I do. So I don’t think about ‘oh I need ‘X’ amount of money in the bank so I’m not going to do this very much longer’. I like all that stuff.”
So do we, even when it’s “cringeworthy.”