Joe Rogan says he’s re-signed with UFC for at least one more year on reduced schedule

Prior to the UFC sale to new owners WME-IMG, longtime commentator Joe Rogan said he would be gone if the Fertitta’s sold the organization. There was a similar sentiment from UFC President Dana White, but now that the sale has come to fruition both will be remaining for the time being.

Much like White is staying in his role, Rogan revealed on Tuesday on his “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast that he’ll be continuing on as the UFC’s main color commentator for at least the next year. However, he’s cutting out all international travel, as well as Fox events, from his schedule.

“I was on the fence, man,” Rogan said of re-signing with new ownership coming on board (transcribed by MMAFighting.com). “I just do too much s***. I’m too f***ing busy. After a while I’m like, I don’t know if I’m doing myself or all the different things I do a disservice. I was real close. It was like, either I’m just gonna completely bail off of this or I’m gonna figure it out.

“I don’t want anybody to think that I don’t appreciate it or I don’t know how lucky I am or I don’t think it’s an amazing job. I definitely do. But I’m almost too lucky. I have too many amazing jobs.

“If I go to Brazil, that’s five days out of my life that I can’t do this and I can’t do all the other stuff that I do,” he added of the travel. “And on top of that, there’s the recovery time. When I come back, I’m f***ing toast. That flying just f***s my head.”

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