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Midnight Mania! Joe Rogan returns from commentary hiatus at UFC 268

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Podcast kingpin and comedian Joe Rogan has served as one of the primary color commentators for UFC for close to two decades now. However, Rogan is a busy man, splitting his time between Spotify controversies, hunting trips, and lots of COVID-19 drama. Ever since WME purchased the UFC, his presence on the mic has been felt less and less.

Fortunately for Rogan fans, he’s set to return to his color commentary role this weekend at UFC 268 per a report from MMA Junkie. Rogan hasn’t been cage side since UFC 264 back in July, the site of his now-infamous canvas interview with Conor McGregor. This time around, Rogan will be supported by the color commentary of Daniel Cormier and play-by-play from Jon Anik.

The details on the rest of the production were revealed as well. After a battle with COVID-19 saw him sidelined from last weekend’s pay-per-view (PPV) event, Bruce Buffer will also make his return as the voice of the Octagon. In addition, Megan Olivi will be on deck for pre- and post-fight interviews as the roving reporter. Finally, former title challengers Chael Sonnen and Anthony Smith will serve as desk analysts alongside host Michael Eaves.

UFC 268 will go down this Saturday (Nov. 6, 2021) from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The event will be headlined by a Welterweight title rematch between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington, while the co-main event features a Strawweight title rematch between Rose Namajunas and Weili Zhang.

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