Following the UFC 214 main event between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones, UFC commentator Joe Rogan entered the cage to conduct the post-fight interviews.
After speaking with Jones, who was all class after defeating Cormier to reclaim the light heavyweight title, Rogan turned his attention to Cormier, who was dazed, confused and incredibly emotional after losing his belt courtesy of a vicious knockout.
Rogan had previously said he wanted to refrain from interviewing recently knocked out fighters, but the moment was big and he put the mic in Cormier’s face.
That’s when we got this brutal interview that was tough to watch.
According to UFC president Dana White, Rogan acted on his own and interviewed Cormier despite the advice of the production team.
The following day, after Rogan had time to think about the moment, he took to social media to apologize to a number of people, including a personal apology to Cormier and the fans who were watching at home.
Kudos to Rogan for owning up to his mistake. We just have to hope that it really never happens again, because that was a cringe-worthy moment for all involved.