Following Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson’s recent vent on Joe Rogan’s ‘biased commentary,’ Rogan addressed the comments on his popular Joe Rogan Experience Podcast with this.
“Rampage Jackson’s mad at me. I was watching and he was calling me fake ass. He was saying that all I want him to do his throw low kicks and the reason he doesn’t throw low kicks is because he was fighting a wrestler ‘you dumbass.’ Look, man, I love Rampage. I don’t mean to be rude when I assess things. I’m just trying to objectively figure out how this guy could be doing better than he’s doing. … When I’m doing commentary on a fight, all I’m trying to do is sort of objectively assess what I think someone could be doing differently to try to get themselves out of spot if they’re not winning or… I’m just trying to commentate. I’m not like critiquing the guy’s soul. I’m not like breaking down who he is as a person. I like the guy a lot. … The last thing I want to do is add more pressure or add more stress. All I’m doing is trying to just… I’m analyzing the fight, that’s all it is. I have to be objective. I can’t protect someone’s feelings at the expense of doing what I’m supposed to be doing, which is sort of analyzing what’s going on.”
The cool headed Rogan sounds to have looked pass the insults thrown at him, explaining his tough position as a commentator eloquently. Hopefully Jackson will feel the same come Friday when Rogan will need to interview Jackson at the UFC 144 weigh-ins.
Transcribed by MMAMania.com