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Joe Rogan: ‘It was 100% my f—k up’ to interview concussed Daniel Cormier

UFC analyst Joe Rogan apologized for his decision to interview Daniel Cormier after Cormier’s KO loss to Jon Jones at UFC 214.

UFC 214: Weigh-ins Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

After suffering a devastating third-round KO loss to Jon Jones in the UFC 214 main event, former light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier still did an interview with Joe Rogan. The whole segment didn’t last even a minute, as a concussed and emotional Cormier admitted that he “didn’t know what happened.”

“I don’t think it’s a good idea to interview fighters after they’ve been knocked out, but I really wanted to give you a chance to express yourself,” Rogan said before asking his final question to Cormier.

This decision caused considerable backlash, with UFC president Dana White addressing the issue in the post-fight press conference. He noted that it was Rogan’s decision alone to interview Cormier, and Rogan himself admitted that he violated his own rule of not interviewing KO’d fighters. In a series of tweets made on Sunday, Rogan has since apologized for his decision.

Both of Cormier’s MMA losses have been to Jon Jones, and Saturday night was the first time he’d ever been stopped.