Joe Rogan has spent the last couple days in retreat mode after leaked internal audio from UFC 194 gave the impression that Rogan thought Aldo might’ve been off…something. His body looked “different” is the way Rogan put it on the audio between himself and a UFC show producer in the production truck.
Joe went on Facebook last night to put the controversy to rest, but is there more to this? See the video below.
Here’s the transcript of what was said between Rogan and the producer:
Rogan: Look how smooth his body looks.
Producer 1: Yeah, he looks good, huh Joe?
Rogan: No, he looks soft.
Producer 1: Oh he does?
Rogan: Yeah, he looks soft.
Producer 2: I agree Joe, i agree.
Producer 1: Around the middle you’re saying?
Producer 2: Yep, yep, he looks soft.
Rogan: He looks deflated.
Producer 2: He looks soft, actually. You’re right.
Rogan: He looks way different. But it could be that he’s done a lot of cardio. Don’t want to jump to conclusions.(producers talking about technical shit here, losing signal etc)
Producer 1: Who do you like Joe?
Rogan: Right now? I think I like Conor.
Producer 1: Same here.
Rogan: Aldo looks nervous as fuck too.
And this is from a podcast this week where Rogan and UFC vet Brendan Schaub discuss the situation with Aldo. Of course Joe starts with a possible conspiracy situation that occurred before UFC 189 when Aldo’s drug test never made it to the lab.
All that we know for certain is that Aldo got knocked out and lost his belt to the most interesting man in combat sports.