Joe Rogan, the long-time commentator for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), was forced to step in and help a fighter during the UFC 285 event on Saturday night.
The incident occurred during the fight between Mike Perry and Daniel Rodriguez. During the fight, Perry was on top of Rodriguez and was throwing punches. As the fight continued, Rogan noticed that Rodriguez was not defending himself and was not attempting to get out of the position.
Rogan immediately stopped the fight and called for the referee to intervene. He then stepped in and helped Rodriguez get out of the position and back to his feet.
Rogan’s quick thinking and action saved Rodriguez from further damage and possibly a serious injury. After the fight, Rogan explained his decision to intervene, saying that he felt it was his responsibility to protect the fighters.
“I saw that he was in a bad spot and he wasn’t defending himself,” Rogan said. “I felt like it was my responsibility to step in and help him out. I’m glad I did because it could have been a lot worse if I hadn’t.”
Rogan’s actions were praised by many fans and fighters alike. UFC President Dana White also praised Rogan for his quick thinking and action.
“Joe Rogan is one of the best commentators in the business and he proved it tonight,” White said. “He saw something that the referee didn’t and he stepped in and saved the fighter from further damage. That’s why he’s the best in the business.”
Rogan’s actions were a reminder of the importance of safety in the sport of MMA. It is the responsibility of the referee to ensure the safety of the fighters, but it is also the responsibility of the commentators to be aware of the situation and to intervene if necessary.
Rogan’s quick thinking and action at UFC 285 was a reminder of the importance of safety in the sport of MMA and a reminder of why he is one of the best commentators in the business.