Aug. 7, 2010; Oakland, CA, USA; UFC announcer Joe Rogan during the light heavyweight bout in UFC 117 at the Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
UFC announcer Joe Rogan took to his podcast to vent some frustration with the Fox TV brass who produce the UFC. Apparently the execs told Rogan to "tone it down." This didn't sit well with the enthusiastic announcer who's been working the mic for the UFC since 1997.
Here's what he had to say on his podcast:
I've been doing the UFC for how long? F-ing, who knows? 97'. It's very rare that anyone ever says anything. But, once we started going on FOX, the producer actually had to tell me in my ear, the FOX executive was like, 'Tell him to take it down a notch.'
You can't tell me to deliver the way I deliver. I've been doing it forever. They either like it or they don't. Most people like it. If you don't-tough s-. It doesn't sound like your f-ing baseball guys, your basketball guys-it's not supposed to. It's not. It's not supposed to. It's a different f-ing sport, and it's just the way I do it.
Rogan clarified a bit on Twitter that and the video from the podcast after the jump.