UFC 241: Joe Rogan Details Why He Interviewed Daniel Cormier After TKO Loss to Miocic

UFC commentator Joe Rogan
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For those curious as to why Joe Rogan interviewed Daniel Cormier following his loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC 241, here’s your explanation.

Following Alistair Overeem‘s loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC 203, UFC analyst and in-cage interviewer Joe Rogan declared he would never again interview a fighter following a knockout loss. Because, frankly, fighters aren’t exactly in their right mind after being put out.

On Saturday at UFC 241, however, Rogan made an exception to his own rule. After Daniel Cormier was finished by Stipe Miocic, Joe opted to go ahead and interview D.C. anyway.

For those who were surprised at the decision, Rogan posted the following explanation on his Instagram account:

Some people were confused as to why I interviewed DC after the fight because I’ve publicly stated that I don’t think it’s a good idea to interview fighters after they’ve been KO’ed. I think most of what happened to DC was those brutal body shots, and although Stipe dropped him with head shots he was never out cold, and seemed clear headed after he stood up and the results were announced to the crowd and Stipe got the belt given to him. The UFC asked for an interview, and I asked DC if he was ok with it, and he said, Yes. I think interviewing fighters after a brutal loss is kinda sketchy, but I was also thinking that it’s possible that this may be the last time we see DC in the octagon. I love DC, and I would never want to put him in a bad position, but I made a judgment call and felt this would be alright. Whatever he decides to do from here on out the man is a future hall of famer and one of the best to ever do it. It will be very interesting to see what he decides to do from here out.

Rogan actually started out by noting that Costa vs Romero lived up to the hype, and that he was glad Nate Diaz was finally “getting the love and respect he deserves.” He’d finish off by saying it was “a great fight night overall.” Can’t say we disagree.