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JackalTV : Joe Rogan on Fedor

Okay, so I’m gonna try out a new daily ‘feature’ on Fightlinker, which will work like this: every day I’ll dig through the video sharing sites and find interesting videos for you to watch. What a crazy concept, huh? But the truth of the matter is up till this point I’ve been ignoring the video sharing sites and that’s a huge fucking part of the internet to ignore.

Anyways, so here’s the first one, a little video translation of an audio interview where Joe Rogan basically makes a pretty good argument for Fedor as #1 pound for pound in the world, and explains why Dana White shits on him.

  • fightfan

    What happened to Fedor feeding his dinner? In so many words, here is Dana White’s reply to Fedor’s open letter…….

    Fuck you, you suck something fierce. You are’nt a top HW, nor worth my time. You and your entire managment team are freakin crazy.

    Although I take everything back if you sign with the UFC exclusively and will acknowlege you as a top HW…..But until so, you suck balls

  • mmaninja

    Here is a link to a link to his Championship fight in 2008 russian combat sambo championship.

    It was like as if he wasn’t fighting a guy who made it to the finals, but somebody in fighting combat sambo for the first time.

  • igorpunck

    Great clip. i haven’t heard Joe’s part of the story until now. Makes some sense, although he hangs out with Dana way too much. potty mouth, bad boy

  • fightfan

    You mean it was’nt like Barry Bonds invading a bunch of 12 year olds wiffle ball game???

  • GonzoDamon

    I can’t wait for Ryan’s post on the open letter that a certain Fedor Emelianenko sent to Dana White today.
    Of course, Dana will NEVER do a co-promotion or allow Randy to fight Fedor as long as he holds the power. The ball is in Dana’s court, however. Hopefully, this public, open letter at least stops Dana from continuing to talk nonsense about our favorite Russian Emperor.

    FOLLOWING IS THE ARTICLE, for the lazy, those that can’t spell Google, or don’t want to wait for Ryan’s post….

    “Posted by MMA Junkie on February 8, 2008 at 5:19 pm ET:

    Fedor Emelianenko Saying he will no longer permit Dana White to disparage him, former PRIDE heavyweight champion and famed Russian fighter Fedor Emelianenko has fired back and penned an open letter to the UFC’s head president and challenged him to allow a fight with UFC heavyweight champ Randy Couture or interim champ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

    The letter was today sent to ( and posted on, the website of Emelianenko’s management team.

    Ever since the UFC tried — and failed — to sign Emelianenko, White has continually blasted Emelianenko, questioning his fighting ability, world ranking and his quality of opponents. In an October 2007 press conference, White even went as far as saying that Emelianenko “sucks” and that “Fedor isn’t even a top-five heavyweight let alone (ranked) top pound-for-pound (fighter).“

    The 31-year-old Emelianenko, who held the PRIDE Fighting Championships’ heavyweight belt for more than four years before the organization’s eventual demise this past summer, is a career 27-1. Although he’s defeated some of the most notable fighters in the sport — including current UFC fighters Nogueira, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Heath Herring — he’s fought few (if any) top-tier guys in recent years.

    Emelianenko recently turned down an offer to fight exclusively for the UFC, saying the contract was too restrictive, and instead signed with the recently restructured M-1 Global organization.

    However, he still wants to challenge the UFC’s best, including Couture, who resigned from the organization in October for what he perceived to be a lack of respect from UFC executives, as well as the UFC’s inability to sign Emelianenko, whom he wants to fight before retiring.

    As Emelianenko wrote (keep in mind it’s been translated by a third party):

    Numerous times have I read mister White’s statements on Internet concerning myself. In my opinion, allowing yourself to say those things is not a sign of a gentleman or a grown man at all! If he candidly wants to prove himself right then let my fight with Randy happen or let me face the reigning UFC champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. In the future I wouldn’t want to hear those statements in my address ever again and I won’t tolerate that.

    My last fight in Japan proved that I’m ready to fight anybody with any height advantage, skillset or experience. I have fought and still wish to fight the best athletes. The Randy fight is my goal number one right now, he’s a great fighter and this is a very unfortunate situation when too strict and one-sided UFC contracts don’t let this fight happen.

    The whole world is eager to see me fight your champions, people don’t want to listen to your press-conferences. I’m signed with M-1 Global and this promotion is ready to organize such fights under our banner or in co-promoted events.”

  • operator

    I assumed that Rogan was gonna kiss ass and agree with Dana white 100% but he totally went in the other direction. At least he has the balls to speak his mind.

  • danaunclefesterwhite

    Joe Rogan does have a UFC bias but he’s pretty fair for a UFC employee in my opinion. Rogan isn’t afraid to mention fighters from other promotions. Rogan even went as far as to say that there are lots of great lightweights outside of the UFC like JZ and he also mentioned K-1 a couple times recently.

    I like how Rogan, a UFC employee, set the record straight and flat out said that Fedor is the best heavyweight out there. You gotta respect that. Joe Rogan is a lot more fair than Kevin Iole and that says something seeing that Rogan is actually an employee whereas Iole is supposedly an independent reporter (though I’m sure he’s on the Zuffa payroll or received gifts from Dana White)

  • fightlinker

    Yeah Rogan was on some forums praising Hook-N-Shoot a few days back. The guy’s an MMA fan, and while he does his job and plays by the rules on the mic, he’s not afraid to speak his mind.

  • terrence halladay

    can you post some quotes from the rogan interview? I want to read quotes in an article and not have to go to a separate page

  • Jemaleddin

    What I don’t understand is why Joe suggests that Dana is telling the truth when he signs guys and not when he can’t. Are you more likely to be honest when you’re dating a girl or afterwards when you don’t have to be nice anymore?

    Also, the reason he talks shit is so that he can get Fedor to respond. And it sounds like it’s working.

  • Fightlinker Jackal

    “That’s why he’s good at his job”

    Looks like someone is going to lose their job LOL.

  • Fightlinker Jackal

    Like Joe said its all about business and unfortunately people still do believe DW and his trash talking does undermine the the party in question.

  • ilostmydog

    Joe Rogan stating the obvious here. Now if a complete pothead like Rogan can figure it out that easily, why can’t everybody else?

  • DoDo

    wow, i respect joe a little more from now on