If you’re a fan of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, you’re probably familiar with its famous opening sequence: “Train by day, Joe Rogan podcast by night, all day.” But have you ever wondered how this tagline came to be?
The iconic phrase was first uttered by UFC icon Nick Diaz. After his victory over B.J. Penn at UFC 137, Diaz gave an adrenaline-fueled post-bout interview with Rogan. The former WEC welterweight champion said the words that would go down as the catchphrase for the hugely successful JRE podcast.
Diaz is a highly popular figure in the MMA world, having defeated several legendary combatants like including Robbie Lawler, Frank Shamrock, and Evangelista Santos. Additionally, he was a former UFC welterweight championship contender.
Also, the phrase “Joe Rogan Podcast, check it out!” that appears in the podcast’s beginning sequence was initially spoken by MMA competitor Rory MacDonald during his post-bout interview with Rogan at UFC 145.
Diaz’s shout-out was first included in JRE’s opening sequence in episode #153. During this episode, comedian Joey Diaz appeared on the podcast. The two discussed the tagline, and Rogan said that Nick Diaz giving him the shoutout was the highlight of his month.
“That was the highlight of my month. You know, the perfect thing about it too is that it wasn’t perfect. It didn’t even make sense. It’s train by day, Joe Rogan Podcast, by night, all day. It’s perfect, Nick Diaz is awesome.”
Since its inception in 2009, JRE has become one of the most popular podcasts in the world. According to a report by Edison Research, the podcast has over 11 million listeners per episode. It has also been named the most popular podcast globally, and its most-viewed episode featuring Elon Musk has over 65 million views on YouTube.
Recently, video-sharing platform Rumble offered Joe Rogan $100 million to migrate his podcast to their platform. Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski made an unexpected announcement on Twitter that he intended to make an offer to Joe Rogan.
Rumble made a Tweet:
However, Joe Rogan ultimately decided against making the switch, citing his loyalty to Spotify.
According to Hollywood Reporter, he said: “No, Spotify has hung in with me, inexplicably. Let’s see what happens.”
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