Joe Rogan has been around the Octagon for so long, he’s become something akin to an Ancient Greek oracle, cursed with speaking the truths that everyone else refuses to acknowledge.
If you’ll recall, McGregor went bonkers in the days before UFC 223, and he wound up in jail. At first, Dana White was prepared to send out the death squads. Then White cooled on that notion, and has returned to loving McGregor like a brother.
Rogan points out that that special treatment is crap.
Longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan believes that mindset and the preferential treatment McGregor is receiving could create a real problem for the company.
“Switch it around; imagine if Ray Borg threw that dolly and Conor was inside,” he said on a recent episode of his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
“He’d be gone, his career would be over. That’s one of the more f—-d-up things about this, is that you know Conor is getting special treatment. He is, and that’s not good for anybody.”
“Michael Chiesa, I’m sad that he got cut, but Chiesa is a tough bastard, he will be fine,” Rogan said.
“He is probably pissed off, will sue Conor and make a s–tload of money suing him. But what if it hit Rose [Namajunas]? The f–king world would hate him. What if Rose was blinded in one eye because of that?”
Of course McGregor gets special treatment. Of course. The dude is single-handedly keeping those revenue numbers up for the UFC. He’s their golden goose. He could literally murder Michael Chiesa and bathe in Ray Borg’s blood, and the UFC would still jump at the chance to book him a fight against anyone.
This is business, folks. It’s all about the Benjamins.
Here’s the Joe Rogan Experience episode where all this stems from.