Final Preventing Championship (UFC) coloration commentator Joe Rogan is not going to be part of EA Sports activities upcoming “UFC 4” online game. As an alternative, these duties will fall to fellow cage callers Jon Anik and Daniel Cormier, who’re fixtures at a lot of the promotion’s ESPN+ combat playing cards.

In all probability as a result of Rogan is filthy wealthy and may afford to skip out on jobs he doesn’t really feel like doing. And based on Inventive Director Brian Hayes, this began with UFC 3, when EA was pressured to splice collectively present clips after Rogan balked at his request to document new dialogue.

“He hasn’t been shy about saying this on his personal podcast; like, he hates doing it,” Hayes informed GameSpot. “If you happen to’re not an individual that [can] mentally get into that house, then I can see the way it could possibly be a really, you realize, difficult, doubtlessly mind-numbing expertise for a sure sort of particular person.”

Rogan began scaling again his commentating duties after the FOX producers tried to flip him right into a “sports activities man.” Lately, the longtime funnyman (and enemy of the Westboro Baptist Church) has elevated the worth of his model outdoors UFC, to the tune of $100 million.

“He was open with us from from the very starting that he hated his expertise of doing voiceover on earlier iterations of different UFC video games, and issues had been no totally different for us,” Hayes stated. “He hated doing voiceover on these video games as properly. That has nothing to do with with us specifically, or, you realize, our video games versus different video games. He simply doesn’t like sitting in a sales space studying traces for hours at a time.”

He does, nevertheless, like sitting in a sales space speaking to weirdos for hours at a time.