Joe Rogan sends McGregor invitation after explaining that post-fight interview
"Take that scooter down here, Conor!"
Joe Rogan has often let beaten fighters be after brutal finishes or injuries, but he insists Conor McGregor wanted to talk after his latest defeat to Dustin Poirier.
The veteran UFC commentator was in The Octagon, earlier this month, and waiting to speak with the victorious Poirier. McGregor had fractured his leg at the end of a rough first round and the fight was awarded to 'The Diamond' on a doctor's stoppage.
It was then, Rogan has claimed on his Joe Rogan Experience podcast, that the Dubliner beckoned him over for a chat.
It did not take long to realise that Rogan should have never taken place. McGregor was sitting there with a snapped leg and his adrenaline levels would have been through the roof. He would have been in shock. Still, McGregor's crass comments on Poirier's wife, Jolie, were far beyond the line and rightfully drew criticism.
As for how 'The Notorious' had seen the first round going, up until that break, he declared:
"I was boxing the bleedin' head off him and kicking the bleedin' leg off him. Usual shite, [he] dived to close the distance. THIS IS NOT OVER! If I have to take this outside with him, it's on outside. I don't give a bollocks."
The dust has now settled on that fight, and interview, and McGregor sent out a much more sedate video on his social media channels, recorded from a mobility scooter, as he thanked his fans, team and vowed to return stronger.
On the post-fight interview itself, Rogan said:
"People are like, ‘Why did you interview him?’ He actually brought me over.
"He goes ‘Come over here lad, let’s have a podcast... Come on Joe let’s have a f***ing podcast’.
"He asked me to sit down next to him. I was like, ‘How am I going to do this? I feel like I should just get something out of him.’
"Even if you recognise the fact that he is emotionally charged up, this is just him expressing himself while he was emotionally charged up."
The images of Rogan sitting beside McGregor as his busted leg was being put in a brace will be remembered for many years to come.
While the 33-year-old is rehabbing from his broken leg, Rogan sent out an invite for him to appear on JRE.
"Take that scooter down here, Conor, come on, let’s talk! Let’s do a podcast, Conor."
"He’s a special person," he added. "It takes a special person to even want to fight the way he’s fighting with a half a billion dollars in the bank.
"He’s probably, like, the richest guy that ever really wanted to fight hard... Conor is fighting Dustin Poirier, he’s fighting Cowboy Cerrone. He’s fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov while he’s worth hundreds of millions of dollars."
Rogan already has a gigantic podcast audience. An in-depth sit down with McGregor, over two or three hours, would garner huge interest.