Joe Rogan has never been shy about his opinions. The voice of the UFC took to social media after last weekend's UFC 203, to request a policy change in regards to post fight interviews.
After Stipe Miocic defeated Alistair Overeem in his hometown of Cleveland, OH, via knock out, Joe not only interviewed the defending champ, but also the defeated Overeem. Minutes prior, Alistair Overeem had taken numerous shots to the head and was knocked unconscious. However, he was still available to answer questions post fight.
The exchange between Rogan and Overeem was a bit awkward. Alistair claimed that he felt Stipe tap when he had him in a guillotine choke.
Joe then asked production to replay the choke (2:40).
The sequence was replayed twice and clearly showed that there was no tap. Overeem watched the big screen and had no rebuttal. It's totally understandable that a fighter could have confusion or memory loss in those post fight moments.
I asked the UFC brass if we could please refrain from interviewing fighters after they've been KO'ed. I don't think it's wise nor fair.— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) September 11, 2016
Joe took to twitter to bring up a fair point. Should fighters be interviewed moments after a KO?
If you've ever talked to a friend who has been KO'ed their perception of reality can be drastically off & their memory is severely impaired.— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) September 11, 2016
The UFC hasn't commented on the request yet.
Some fans and other fighters felt Joe embarrassed him while putting him on the spot.
Although fans are interested in hearing from both the winning and losing fighters, it may not be smart to put the fighter in a position to answer questions so soon after regaining consciousness.
What do you think?