Joe Rogan wears traditional Kazakh headdress while interviewing Shavkat Rakhmonov
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Joe Rogan and Daniel were left in awe of Shavkat Rakhmonov's performance as he secured a final round submission victory over Geoff Neal at UFC 285.
Speaking on the microphone throughout the fight, the co-commentators were full of praise for the undefeated welterweight contender.
But Rogan went a step further than a few kind words, showing the fighter some true love by donning a traditional Kazakh headdress while interviewing him.
Shavkat even brought a gift for @JoeRogan 😂 #UFC285 pic.twitter.com/APkcI7VMjZ— UFC (@ufc) March 5, 2023
Rogan has never shied away from wearing various garments from different cultures.
Most notably, he wore Khabib Nurmangomedov's Russian headdress during a number of weigh-ins where the Dagestani ex-champ was present.
This time, though, he has paid homage to Rakhmonov by wearing a headdress from his respective nation.
Upon seeing it, fans flocked to social media to heap praise on the legendary commentator – they were absolutely loving it.
“Always wanted one of these” - Joe Rogan— 187 Days Till NFL Football (@BostonConnr) March 5, 2023
Me too Joe, me too. pic.twitter.com/8VNMHpSQS2
.@joerogan 😭😭😭😭😭 #UFC285 pic.twitter.com/Z4uBtUnWJI— MMA Orbit (@mma_orbit) March 5, 2023
Joe Rogan goated 🤣 pic.twitter.com/ybRZpple4E— Pauli.♤ (@MMAPauli) March 5, 2023
Joe Rogan is interviewing Shavkat Rakhmonov with the traditional Kazakh hat on after a barnburner. I love this sport man😂 pic.twitter.com/ndCbEkPbUS— Stand Em Up (@Standemup) March 5, 2023
“It’s a traditional Kazakh headdress that our ancestors used to wear during the wintertimes to keep themselves warm,” Rahkmonov told the The MMA Hour last year.
“Myself, I feel like it’s a very beautiful headdress, and wearing it, I get to represent my roots, represent my culture and tradition. Traditionally this headdress is usually made up out of a wolf or fox skin.
“When I was getting ready for my UFC debut, I got it as a gift. I got the national flag and this headdress. I wanted to buy it myself, but then when people found out that I wanted to walk out with the headdress, they gave me it as a gift.”