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Old 10-05-2008, 11:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rogan Biased for Forest Griffin

Hi,
I'm new to this forum, so I apologize if this has been mentioned before.
I just watched the Jackson/Griffin fight and really noticed how biased Joe Rogan was for Forest Griffin. I personally like Forest a lot, but watching the fight, I wasn't convinced that he won.
Rogan commented on everything decent that Forest did, and said very little when Jackson landed punches.

WHen Rampage had Forest down in round 4, it was for a short time, but Rogan kept saying that Rampage isn't doing any ground and pound (even though he bloodied him).
And yet, when Forest had Rampage down in Round 2 (admitedly for several minutes) he REALLY didn't do any damage to Rampage. And yet, Rogan kept saying how he was dominating Rampage.

My point is NOT whether Forest deserved to win. I just don't appreciate the biased calling of the fight by Rogan - a man who I have always respected as an MMA commentator.

Just my thoughts.

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Old 10-05-2008, 11:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i actually agree with you...it happens more often then you think.....the forrest vs. jardine fight comes to mind as well....forrest was NOT dominanting the standup AT ALL before jardine KO'd him, yet if you listen only to the commentary, you'd swear Jardine was getting mauled...

rogan doesn't have a striking background so i don't think he really knows wtf he's talking about sometimes...
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi,
I'm new to this forum, so I apologize if this has been mentioned before.
I just watched the Jackson/Griffin fight and really noticed how biased Joe Rogan was for Forest Griffin. I personally like Forest a lot, but watching the fight, I wasn't convinced that he won.
Rogan commented on everything decent that Forest did, and said very little when Jackson landed punches.

WHen Rampage had Forest down in round 4, it was for a short time, but Rogan kept saying that Rampage isn't doing any ground and pound (even though he bloodied him).
And yet, when Forest had Rampage down in Round 2 (admitedly for several minutes) he REALLY didn't do any damage to Rampage. And yet, Rogan kept saying how he was dominating Rampage.

My point is NOT whether Forest deserved to win. I just don't appreciate the biased calling of the fight by Rogan - a man who I have always respected as an MMA commentator.

Just my thoughts.

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First of all, welcome to the forum.

I agree with you that sometimes Joe Rogan allows his own personal fandom to overtake his commentator status. Another prime example, in my opinion at least, is Tim Sylvia/Nogueira. It seemed as though whenever Sylvia landed anything Rogan made a huge deal out of it, but a lot of Nog's strikes were completely ignored.
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree too.. another example would be the Forrest Ortiz fight. I thought Ortiz was really dominating him until he gassed, and Forrest had like no power behind whatever punches he landed after that, but Rogan wouldn't get off his nuts.
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hmm, thats funny. I thought it was pretty common knowledge that Rogan and Rampage are friends. Commentators are people too, they are fans, they have favorites. I mean its no secret that Randy is Rogan's HERO!

FYI in case you watched a different fight Forrest beat Rampage with relative ease.
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rogan doesn't have a striking background so i don't think he really knows wtf he's talking about sometimes...
False. Rogan does indeed have a striking background.

I suppose people hear what they want to hear though.
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First of all, welcome to the forum.

I agree with you that sometimes Joe Rogan allows his own personal fandom to overtake his commentator status. Another prime example, in my opinion at least, is Tim Sylvia/Nogueira. It seemed as though whenever Sylvia landed anything Rogan made a huge deal out of it, but a lot of Nog's strikes were completely ignored.
Rogan went INSANE when Nog subbed Sylvia, if anything I'd have thought he was bias towards Nogueira.
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Rogan went INSANE when Nog subbed Sylvia, if anything I'd have thought he was bias towards Nogueira.
That was the only point in the fight where he did though, with every single jab Sylvia landed, Rogan and Goldie went bonkers. But whenever Nog landed a jab, they would rarely even mention it. Nogueira started to find his range in round 3 too, and they were still making it seem as though Sylvia was decisively killing him on the feet.
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False. Rogan does indeed have a striking background.

I suppose people hear what they want to hear though.
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"He is an avid practitioner of Yoga and holds a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Eddie Bravo and Jean Jacques Machado."

what kind of background in striking does he have?
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"He is an avid practitioner of Yoga and holds a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Eddie Bravo and Jean Jacques Machado."

what kind of background in striking does he have?
Allow me to give you a bit of information about wiki. It is not "fact" because anyone can enter information into it. Wiki is a Encyclopedia written by the general public.

To answer your question. By the age of 15, Joe Rogan was a black belt and the Massachusetts full-contact Tae Kwon Do champion—a title he was awarded for four consecutive years.

By 19, he had won the U.S. Open Championship in the lightweight division, and then went on to defeat both the middleweight and heavyweight champions to earn the Grand Championship.

He also trained in Muay Thai for several years.

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