There seems to be something missing during events that Rogan doesn't commentate. It's not that Brian Stann or Kenny Florian do a bad job. In fact they are very good at it. They bring the true fighters aspect to the table. Joe however, is a true fan. The excitement he brings to a broadcast can't be beat. Even after years of sitting octagon side he still gets as giddy as a school girl. Many MMA fans feel he has the best job on the planet, and I'm sure Joe would agree.
In 1997 Joe made his debut for UFC 12. For this event he would not be commentating, but interviewing fighters. Check out this youngster. Joe Rogan has been with the UFC for longer than most fighters careers. To me, this screams hall of fame. I can only assume he doesn't have any plans to leave the organization any time soon. Who knows how many years he'll have under his belt by the time he, or the UFC brass decide to part ways.
The only question is should anybody be inducted without ever fighting for the UFC? Of course Charles Lewis Jr. is an automatic exception. Mask is the only current member that is not a fighter. The other argument is would it be fair to induct Joe and not Goldberg? Mike Goldberg has been with the UFC for just as many years, but never really seems to care what's happening. As long as he remembers to mention the sponsors, everyone seems content. Sorry Goldy, sometimes life's not fair.