Joe Rogan Explains UFC 175 Confrontation With Dana White
Posted by Larry Csonka on 07.08.2014
Joe explains the whole situation…
- At UFC 175, most thought that Dana White was upset with Joe Rogan. Following Ronda Rousey's quick work of Alexis Davis, Rogan asked Rousey if she'd be willing to serve as the headliner for UFC 176 on Aug. 2 in Los Angeles. Rogan stated that he asked the question after being prompted by a producer in the production truck. Here is what he had to say about the situation…
"Just for the record Dana wasn't pissed at me at all. I thought it was actually Dana's idea when the producers interrupted me to get me to ask that question when I was trying to wrap up the interview. It's incredibly rare that the guys in the truck ever ask me to ask a specific question.
He was upset that someone overstepped their bounds and decided it would be a good idea to ask Ronda to fight again in a month. Decisions like that always come from Dana and Lorenzo, so when a producer thought it would be a good idea to ask Ronda that before consulting them he was really pissed off.
I actually didn't get blamed for anything. When I asked the question I specifically stated that the producers in the truck wanted me to ask. When Dana was pissed he asked me who said that and that's when I realized it wasn't his idea."