Regretful Joe Rogan apologizes for interviewing DC after loss

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Joe Rogan is a veteran color commentator for the UFC, but even he can commit a slip up.

Daniel Cormier was devastated and in tears following his title loss to Jon Jones via TKO at UFC 214. In the moment, Rogan decided to get Cormier’s thoughts on the fight and where he’d go from there. What Rogan anticipated would be a standard post-fight interview turned into an opportunity for Internet trolls and keyboard warriors to poke fun at the distraught Cormier, who was clearly devastated by the loss.

Rogan has since received backlash for interviewing Cormier under such circumstances, fresh off a loss and recently concussed by Jones. And Rogan has publicly apologized via social media.

He posted:

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My apologies to D.C. And to everyone else upset at me for interviewing him after the fight. In all honestly I was kind of in shock and I don’t think I realized what I was doing until I had a mic in my hand and I was talking to him. I’ve said that I don’t want to interview fighters after they’ve been KO’ed and then I did it to someone that I care a great deal about. It was 100% my fuck up and no one pressured me to do it. I posted a series of tweets about it on twitter but I know some of you folks only use instagram or Facebook so I thought the right thing to do is post it here as well. I was beating myself up about it all night, and whenever something like that happens it’s always my sincere intention to apologize and express my honest feelings. It’ll never happen again.

What do you think: Was Rogan simply doing his job, or was the interview uncalled for?

Gab Pangalangan

Gab Pangalangan is a former collegiate national Judo champ and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of DojoDrifter.com. You can find his other works in the Philippines' leading magazines and websites.
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