Joe Rogan has long been a staple of UFC broadcasts. TV personality, comedian and podcast host has been with the UFC for 20 years. In the time since Rogan has dialed back his responsibilities and nowadays mostly comments only on stateside pay-per-view cards. Still, he’s one of the best in the business.
— 5 City (@5city_) August 21, 2022
Joe Rogan started trending in fall out from UFC 278 in light of devastating knock out Leon Edwards pulled off leaving Kamaru Usman out cold.
“That was one of the most spectacular head-kick knockouts in the history of the sport — considering the stakes, considering the consequences,” Rogan said afterward on the pay-per-view broadcast. “I mean, it’s flawless – flawless technique. … The way he set it up with that left, Kamaru leaned to the right – perfect head kick, out cold.” – Joe Rogan said while watching the replay
“Nothing compares. It’s the greatest head-kick knockout in the history of the sport – with the most consequences, the most at stake, the most doubt, the most people counting him out, including us.”
Rogan was once again present in a white suit and tie which was very polarizing given how used to seeing him in a black shirt no tie we are.
Fans were quick to meme Rogan despite the fact he wasn’t interviewing Kamaru Usman who was given a ride to the hospital.
Joe Rogan wasted no time to get his interview pic.twitter.com/lY5WeZgOzp
— Mircea (@MirceaMMA) August 21, 2022
Of course the bout itself had some questionable moments – for one Edwards was penalized for grabbing the fence and Usman wasn’t.
Joe Rogan called Herb Dean "the best" for disciplining Leon Edwards for getting up by grabbing the fence.
Ignoring that Usman has had multiple fence grabs this fight. #UFC278
— EK (@EdwardsKim) August 21, 2022
I'm going to disagree with Joe Rogan and say that Herb Dean is not "the best" #UFC278
— Jed Meshew II (@JedKMeshew) August 21, 2022
Joe Rogan is dressed like he's in Fall Out Boy
— Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) August 20, 2022
Joe rogan looks like he’s just finished a long shift at his depressing office job pic.twitter.com/00kISsJLQr
— ÜṈČŁÊ🇳🇿🍻🇮🇪 (@HookerStinky) August 21, 2022
Joe Rogan always looks like a guy struggling to find his way to his hotel room after a wedding
— Daniel Trainor (@dantrainor1) August 21, 2022
— 𝗧𝗥𝗢𝗬 𝗛𝗨𝗚𝗛𝗘𝗦 (@TommySledge) August 21, 2022
Joe Rogan literally gives no fucks pic.twitter.com/nZAEx7TkTt
— Zoheb MMA (@ZohebMMA) August 21, 2022
— Connoisseur of Combat (@ConOfCombat) August 20, 2022
Joe Rogan looks like he just snorted a rail in the back pic.twitter.com/o2IovrEwRe
— Sandipants💎 (@sandipantsmma) August 21, 2022
Joe Rogan got his tie pulled apart, tiddy sweat dripping down on his belt, what the hell is wrong with him #UFC278
— KGB Activity ✨ (@KGBlmfao) August 20, 2022
Got a problem? Call the law offices of Rogan and Landwehr pic.twitter.com/ByyUzJMFBt
— Jessica Knapik ✨ (@JessicaKnapik) August 21, 2022
Joe Rogan looks like Vin Diesel's unemployed younger brother at a karaoke bar on a Tuesday night. pic.twitter.com/0MU5oyi6Ms
— GrΞg Ryan (@reallyGregRyan) August 21, 2022
Needless to say Edwards was thrilled with the victory and delivered one of all time favorite speeches in the cage after the fact.
Edwards was visibly emotional and shaken. In his speech after the win he stressed how inspirational his victory was.
“It’s been a long, long four years. You know, doubting myself I couldn’t do it. ”
“I’ve been down before, look at me now.”
“I thought it’s possible we can win about from the UK. I told you not to doubt it.”
” God is on my side. I said it all week. I felt like this is my moment. Everything happened in the past two years. The pandemic all of it. We’ll come back and do it. There is no ring rust, I told you that already. Now look at me now. Champion of the world. I was born in Jamaica with nothing. I lived in a wooden shed, in truth. Look at me now. ”
Usman posted a quick message on twitter to let everyone know he was fine.
Damn I love this sport!!! Things happen but… Alhamdulillah we move!! 👊🏿🌍🤴🏿 congratulations @Leon_edwardsmma
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) August 21, 2022