Joe Rogan: ‘I nearly cried when interviewing Conor McGregor at UFC 189’

The long standing UFC play-by-play commentator Joe Rogan has one of the most important jobs when it comes to a UFC broadcast. First of all he has to call the fight down the middle with no bias, regardless of whether he favours one of the fighters to the other outside of the cage. His other role is to interview the winning fighters inside the octagon where emotions are clearly running high.

Rogan appeared of the Stephie Haynes’ Three Amigo’s podcast this week to discuss a number of topics, one of those included to comedian getting emotional and on the verge of tears during certain post fight interviews.

The one interview that Rogan mentioned was Conor McGregor’s post fight interview following the Irishman claiming the UFC interim featherweight title at UFC 189.

‘I almost cried talking to Conor McGregor after he beat Chad Mendes’ said Rogan. ‘I was bringing up the Irish people, and I stated saying that one of the things that freaked me out about that fight was the amount of love that he got from the Irish people and as I stated saying it, they started cheering and I started welling up and I said to myself, you are not going to cry bitch!’

Rogan went on to say that he has always been an emotional person, but this has something he has come to accept. Conor McGregor went on to unify the UFC featherweight title by knocking out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds at UFC 194 in December. McGregor is rumoured to be facing lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 197 in March, however the UFC are yet to confirm this.

Listen to the full Joe Rogan interview below.

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