UFC Commentator Joe Rogan Breaks Silence on Rejected Podcast Guest

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UFC color commentator Joe Rogan has one of the biggest platforms in the world with his “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast. However, there’s one name that won’t be on his list of guests.

And that’s former President Donald Trump.

Rogan was featured July 4 on the 300th episode of the “Lex Fridman Podcast,” and the two got into talking about the 45th president. Rogan has had political figures on his podcast in the past, including Independent Bernie Sanders and Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, as well as former Democrat-turned-Forward Party leader Andrew Yang.

But, Rogan won’t entertain having Trump on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast because, Rogan said, he’s “not interested in helping him” should Trump decide to run for president in the 2024 election. Rogan, who said the Trump era has been “weird,” told Fridman: “He’s going to run again.”

“He’s running against a dead man [President Biden]. You know what I mean? Biden shakes hands with people that aren’t even there when he gets off stage. I think he’s seeing ghosts,” Rogan said.

Then, Rogan asked Fridman if he had seen Biden on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in June.

“He was just rambling,” Rogan continued. “If he was anyone else — if he was a Republican, if that was Donald Trump doing that — every talk show would be screaming for him to be off the air.”

Rogan Made It Clear That He’s ‘Not a Trump Supporter’ & Recently Said Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ‘Would Work as a Good President’

According to Rogan, he’s received multiple requests to have Trump on his podcast. But he’s rejected the ex-president “every time.”

Rogan also made it clear that he doesn’t support Trump’s potential campaign.

“By the way, I’m not a Trump supporter in any way, shape or form,” Rogan said. “I’ve had the opportunity to have him on my show more than once. I’ve said no every time. I don’t want to help him. I’m not interested in helping him.”

Rogan said Americans will look back at the Trump era as a strange time in history. “The Trump era is also going to be one of the weirder times when people look back historically about the division in this country.”

While speaking with women’s MMA legend Gina Carano on June 28 during episode No. 1837 of “JRE,” Rogan said that Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, “would work as a good president.”

“I think Ron DeSantis would work as a good president,” Rogan said, via The New York Post. “I mean, what he’s done for Florida has been admirable.”

Rogan Recently Worked as a Commentator for UFC 276 & His Outfit Went Viral

As many fight fans know, Rogan typically works as a UFC color commentator for United States-based pay-per-view events. So, Rogan was at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 2 to commentate UFC 276.

Rogan went viral after showing up for the event wearing a suit jacket and tie, something that fans aren’t accustomed to seeing when the popular podcaster is on a UFC broadcast.

The card, which capped off the promotion’s International Fight Week, featured 12 fights which included two title tilts and a presumed middleweight top-contender battle.

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