AceShowbiz - Joe Rogan is not only good at being Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) commentator. The podcast host revealed in a new episode of his show "The Joe Rogan Experience" that he used to bet on UFC fights. He even bragged about his high success rate.
"I used to be on UFCs," he said during the episode. He added, "Even when I was commentating. I bet on it early on." Joe, however, admitted that "this is probably not legal."
He elaborated, "One of my business partners would come to the fights and he would gamble. So when I stopped gambling I would just say bet. We were at like 84 percent success rate. It was so crazy."
Prior to this, Joe revealed when he will quit his commentary role. Joe noted in a September episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience" that his UFC gig would depend on how long Dana White serves as UFC president. "If Dana leaves, I'm gone," Joe shared. "That's in my contract. What he does is very different."
The 55-year-old has been a fixture of the UFC's broadcast desk for 25 years. Considered one of the best commentators and analysts in mixed martial arts, he is also one of the longest-tenured employees in the UFC.
Fans initially thought that the former Taekwondo standout would opt to leave his UFC broadcasting gig entirely following his lucrative podcasting deal with Spotify in May 2020. His popular podcast is also hugely popular as it's named the No. 1 podcast in the world, generating an average of 11 million viewers per episode.
"Hello everybody! I have an announcement. The podcast is moving to Spotify. I signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Spotify that will start on September 1. Starting on September 1, the entire JRE library will be available on Spotify as well as all the other platform, then, somewhere around the end of the year, it will become exclusive to Spotify, including the video version of the podcast," Joe announced the move to Spotify in a statement released on his YouTube channel.
He continued, "It will be the exact same show. I am not going to be an employee of Spotify. We are going to be working with the same crew doing the exact same show, the only difference will be it will now be available on the largest audio platform in the world. Nothing else will change."
Joe concluded, "It will be free. It will be free to you, you just have to go to Spotify to get it. We're very excited to begin this new chapter of the JRE and I hope you're there when we cross over. Thanks."