Joe Rogan issues an apology for interviewing Daniel Cormier following his KO loss to Jon Jones

July 30, 2017 9:57 am by Chris Taylor
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Jon Jones became the UFC’s undisputed light heavyweight champion of the world last night in Anaheim, defeating bitter rival Daniel Cormier via third-round knockout.

Shortly after the conclusion of the fight, UFC commentator Joe Rogan decided to interview a very emotional former champion Daniel Cormier, who had just been knocked out minutes prior.

Check out the post-fight interview between Rogan and Cormier below.

Joe Rogan: “Daniel give us your thoughts right now.”

Daniel Cormier: “I don’t know man.. Um, I thought the fight was going well. I don’t even know what happened. I guess I got kicked in the head? Oh man, that is so disappointing.”

Joe Rogan: “I don’t think it is a good idea to interview fighters after they have been knocked out, but I really wanted to give you a chance to express yourself. I know this is an incredible moment for you. It is very emotional. What can you say at all about this and the rivalry between you and Jon (Jones)?”

Daniel Cormier: “I don’t know man. I guess if he wins both fights there is no rivalry so… I don’t know.”

Joe Rogan: “Thank you for everything Daniel.”

As expected, a lot of fighters, fans and analysts took to social media where they voiced their displeasure with Joe Rogan’s decision to interview an obviously distraught Daniel Cormier.

Today, Joe Rogan addressed his critics while issuing an apology to former UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.

“My apologies to @dc_mma and to all of you upset by my interviewing him after the fight. In all honestly I was kind of in shock.”

“I don’t think I realized what I was doing until I actually had a mic in front of him. I’ve said I don’t want to interview KO’ed fighters”

“And then I wound up doing it to someone I care a great deal about. D.C. Is a great man and the whole thing was surreal.”

“I was beating myself up about it all last night. It’ll never happen again. My apologies to D.C. And to all of you.”

“Again, no one asked me to do it. It was 100% my fuck up. Like I said, I was kind of in shock.”

Nothing but class from long time UFC commentator Joe Rogan.


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