Joe Rogan Reacts To Dana White's Claim That He's Commentating At UFC 249
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UFC colour commentator Joe Rogan has questioned Dana White's claim that he's commentating at UFC 249.
The UFC president said that Rogan would be at UFC 249, calling the fights on April 18.
But Rogan has revealed that he has no information about the location of the event and doesn't know if it's in America.
"We don't know where it is," he said on his podcast. "I'm trying to figure out what I'm doing, if I'm going to it or not. I don't know where it is. I don't even know if it's in America. I literally, as of right now, I don't know sh*t. I have no information."
Dana White also outlined his plans of staging fights on a private island as of April 18 and Rogan shared his thoughts on the outrageous idea.
"Fight Island. They're gonna buy an island. Yes, [like the Bruce Lee movie] Enter the Dragon," he joked.
Rogan continued by expressing his concerns about going ahead with UFC 249 amid the coronavirus crisis.
"There's no social distancing in a f**king cage fight," he added.
"They're on top of each other sweating in each other's mouths. If Tony Ferguson's fighting, there's gonna be blood, for sure. Everybody that fights Tony Ferguson looks like they fell off a train, so there's gonna be blood.
"What if one of those guys test positive? What if Justin Gaethje tests positive? He's supposed to be fighting Ferguson... I have a feeling that if someone did test positive, they would kick them off the card. I shouldn't say kick them off the card, remove them from the card.
"I would imagine it has to be the right thing to do. Then you would also have to quarantine the people that worked with him in training camp and test everybody."
An interim-UFC lightweight title clash between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje will headline UFC 249 following the withdrawal of Khabib Nurmagomedov.
It's the fifth time Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson has fallen through, and Rogan is unsure if they'll ever meet inside the Octagon.
"Who knows man? Not if something happens this weekend. Justin Gaethje is a monster. He's a monster," he added.
"He's a terrifying individual. In a sport that's violent - it's an inherently violent sport - he stands out as the most violent. Do you know how crazy that is? You watch his knockout of Edson Barboza, you watch how that motherf**ker attacks people; there's a reckless abandon to his calculated wildness that is terrifying. It's terrifying. He's something special and he's better all the time."