When Joe Rogan Made An Internet Troll Tap Out
There's lots of ways to try and deal with internet trolls but there might not be any as effective as how Joe Rogan dealt with one in 2011, making him tap out.
Most people know Rogan either for his commentary on UFC or his podcast interviews on the 'Joe Rogan Experience' but the man with a mic is also a dab hand on the mat.
Rogan is a black belt in jiu-jitsu so when a troll called him out on MySpace in 2011 he showed up at training and forced the guy to tap out, amazing stuff.
Rogan, as confirmed by UFC, was set to commentate as usual on UFC 249, which was set to take place next Saturday night.
The event was meant to take place in California but the state put pressure on ESPN and Disney to cancel the event and it eventually was called off.
Speaking on his podcast Rogan confirmed he was ready to work the show but had some concerns, "I was 75 percent ready to go.
"The only thing that worried me is that if I contracted something and then I came in contact with other people. So, what I was going to do is do it if I could definitely get tested and then I would have to know the results before I come back ... but f-ing even then, you don't know."
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The event, originally meant to be headlined by Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson, didn't have a location until earlier in the week with many calling for it to be cancelled.
UFC president Dana White refused until he was put under pressure by the network that were due to show the event but Rogan had sympathy for White having to make the decisions, saying, "Imagine being a president of the UFC. F**k all that. Imagine having all these fights that you have to make and having all this pressure on you and you're also like a famous guy like Dana is. Imagine being that guy.
"F**kt hat job. President of the UFC is second only to President of the United States (laughing). Bro, he's under ridiculous amounts of pressure."
Whilst the April 18th event is cancelled the company could have some live MMA for us in the near future, with White claiming they would buy a private island and put on events from there.
Whether or not that happens remains to be seen but considering his insistence on UFC 249 taking place you'd be a fool to bet against it.