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Joe Rogan 'might leave' UFC after contract expires next year

Long-time UFC commentator Joe Rogan contemplates leaving the UFC when his contract expires in August, 2016.

It's almost been two decades since Joe Rogan joined the UFC. The stand-up comedian made his debut interviewing fighters at UFC 12 in 1997 and, after serving the company as a commentator for 18 years, the 48-year-old is considering another career path.

Rogan, whose UFC contract expires in August, 2016, was joined by flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson on his latest podcast. The tv host hinted at parting ways with the promotion at the 1:39:30 mark - check out the video above.

"My contract's up in August. I might leave in August. It's possible," said Rogan. "I like doing shit that scares me. I like taking chances and I like walking away from things. I'm not a big fan of doing the same shit over and over again. I love it, it's not that I don't love it. I just like doing a lot of other shit, too."

Rogan recently came under fire for joking about Cris Cyborg's genitalia but was quick to apologize to the Brazilian the following week.

The veteran commentator will be broadcasting the highly anticipated UFC 194 PPV at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on Dec. 12.