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Friday, 11/23/2012, 08:16 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan Explains Fat Ref And Lance Bass Comments During UFC 154 Commentary | UFC NEWS

“I’m looking at this guy. He’s not in shape at all. He has neglected his body. There’s no reason for me to judge him in the outside world. And people got upset at me for saying that because it was being blunt, or rude. Someone actually said that I was a ‘bully’ for doing that, so I felt that it should be addressed.

…You have to be knowledgeable about martial arts, and you have to be able to physically separate people. You have to be able to move, and move very quickly. It’s a matter of the safety for all our fighters, and it’s very important.

I did joke around about it, and I called the guy fat, but guess what, he’s fat. Yeah, it wasn’t nice. I would never do it on real life, or on any other situation, but I was looking at someone who perhaps could possibly put someone in jeopardy… no discredit to (the Athletic Commission), but I someone has to look at the possibility of some sort of physical requirement.

You have to be careful… It was ridiculous. It wasn’t like he was kinda fat, he’s a big guy. This is nuts. That guy can’t move.

“Right after I said that, I can see Goldbert cringe, and I was like ‘yeah, I probably shouldn’t have said that one’.”

“But to me as a comedian, I wanted first of all to give Adam Hunter props, because it was funny. And two, if I was hanging around with my friends, I would’ve said it too. That’s how I treat the commentary. I try to be as professional as possible, but on this situation I let that one slip.”

“If your kids heard that, I’m sorry, I didn’t think of that.”

“…I am not homophobic in the slightest, nor is that joke… It’s a joke about gay sex, it’s not saying there’s anything wrong about gay sex.”


11 Responses to “VIDEO | Joe Rogan Explains Fat Ref And Lance Bass Comments During UFC 154 Commentary | UFC NEWS”

  1. B-rad says:

    He actually said that joke on live TV? And didnt get fired?? Im glad he didnt cause then we would be stuck with Goldies dumbass

  2. Mis says:

    Obviously if the ref was hired he was thought to be competent enough to do well in the ring. I can’t imagine UFC hiring just anyone who applies. So f*** you joe Rogan. I lost all respect for you after those comments. Your supposed to be personable but more importantly professional. Which you clearly showed you are not.

    • alex says:

      The athletic commission of the state/provence usually employs the refs not the UFC……..

    • Xaninho says:

      Before you start insulting people….UFC doesn’t hire the referees. The State Athletic Commissions appoint them and all the UFC does is pay their fee. UFC has no saying in which referee gets appointed.
      And Joe Rogan is right a referee has to be in tip-top shape and ready for whatever happens in that cage.

      • Mis says:

        I meant the Athletic commission but typed the UFC by accident. So calm the fuck down. And if Rogan was so concerned about the fighters he wouldn’t have made a joke about it.. He would have came right out and said wow I’m worried about his ability to do his job.

        • Xaninho says:

          Calm the fuck down? Where did you see me go off on anyone? As I see it you need to calm down yourself since I only gave you the heads up without insulting you….

        • Xaninho says:

          And I forgot to add that Joe Rogan makes a habit out of making jokes about serious stuff….After all he is a stand-up comedian you know.

        • GRT 3000 says:

          Easy champ…was Santa ref yer daddy er’ what?!

    • rick says:

      the refs are not employed by the ufc buddy get your facts straight before you run your mouth and yes the ref is a fat ass

    • Michael says:

      I’d say I lost respect for you but I never had any, you fat bitch. Stop eating cheetos and take the stick out of your ass.

  3. Marty says:

    Like Joe said he was just being honest, the guy was fat and visibly out of shape. It clearly wasn’t the nicest thing to say nor was it very professional, but it was true. For the record, the UFC doesn’t hire the refs, the athletic commissions do. Do you see many fat, unathletic refs in football? Basketball? Hockey? Do you think that’s a coincidence?

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