When people think UFC, one of the first people that comes to mind is UFC commentator Joe Rogan. Rogan has been with the UFC since the beginning of the Zuffa era where he worked for free.
On a recent episode of the Barstool Sports podcast, UFC president Dana White credited Rogan with being one of the major reasons the UFC has made it to where it is today.
“When you talk about talent, he’s the best ever. Part of the reason we’ve grown so fast is because Rogan’s ability to walk you through what’s going on while it’s happening. He’s brilliant, he’s so good, and he’s so passionate about the sport.
“You feel it when you’re watching. This isn’t a guy who’s just there for the paycheck, this is a guy who loves this stuff. We didn’t pay Rogan the first 12 events he worked, he did them for free. He’s got a great voice for it too, his voice is great.”