Joe Rogan, Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Brian Ortega

Lengthy-time UFC commentator Joe Rogan shouldn’t be a fan of win bonuses in fight sports activities.

In fight sports activities, significantly in combined martial arts, it’s typical for fighters to be paid a flat fee for competing, after which an extra determine (oftentimes the identical quantity) in the event that they win.

Throughout a dialog with former UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett on the Joe Rogan Expertise podcast, Rogan defined why win bonuses are problematic.

The primary problem, he stated, is that MMA judges are sometimes flatly incompetent, which suggests they sometimes award choices to the fallacious fighter, thereby depriving a deserving fighter of their win bonus.


“That win bonus, I don’t like,” Rogan stated emphatically. “I’ve stated this from the start, I simply don’t suppose it’s truthful. Initially, in case you’re going to do a win bonus, it’s essential do one thing in regards to the judging. You must have a greater scoring system, and it’s essential eliminate incompetence.

“In different states, it’s dire,” Rogan continued, increasing on the problems with win bonuses and MMA judging. “I don’t wish to title states, however there’s been states the place we do fights the place I’m simply going ‘who watched that battle?’ How is that this even attainable? Individuals simply get f**king robbed. So, in case you have win bonuses, and a man is available in and he’s getting $50,000, after which if he wins he will get one other $50,000, you stole $50,000 from that man by giving him incompetent judging.”

Rogan added that fighters are sometimes so determined to earn their win bonuses that they train conservative methods as a precaution, which may result in boring fights.

“In case you’re a fighter, you’ve received to do your finest to win,” Rogan stated. “If meaning take a man down and hump him, and throw sufficient punches to maintain the referee from standing you up, that’s $50,000 for you.”

Joe Rogan has been working for the UFC since 1997. Initially, he served as a backstage interviewer for the promotion, however shortly moved right into a colour commentary position. He has labored for the promotion ever since, and has turn into as a lot part of huge UFC playing cards because the Octagon itself. Over the previous couple of years, quite a lot of fighters, comparable to Paul Felder, Michael Bisping and Daniel Cormier, have joined him on the commentary desk.

What do you consider these remarks from the UFC commentator? Is it time to vary the way in which pay is structured in MMA?