How much does Joe Rogan make for each JRE?
On a recent episode of his Believe You Me podcast, former UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping said that Rogan makes $75,000 per episode. The biggest podcasts in 2019 according to Podcast Insights are: 1. Man In The Window: The Golden State Killer; 2. The Shrink Next Door; 3. Crime Junkie; 4. The Joe Rogan Experience, 5. This Land; 6. The Chernobyl Podcast; 7. The Daily; 8. Chelsea Handler: Life Will Be the Death of Me; 9. To Live and Die in LA; 10. My Favorite Murder. The rest come and go, but the JRE goes on and on. Rogan has done 1,332 episodes to date. And Rogan often promotes goods and services within his vertically intergrated empire, like ONNIT, pushing the numbers up where they belong.
DC: I let my coaches down
In Round 1 on Saturday, Daniel Cormier scored a monster takedown on Stipe Miocic, and outlanded him 71-9; it was his sole takedown, and he was TKO'd in the 4th: That [wrestling] was the strategy. ... They were begging me to wrestle. That’s probably the most disappointing thing is that I didn’t do what I was trained to do. I feel like I let my coaches down. ... in the fourth round he landed some good body punches and he landed that right hand that I didn’t see and he got the finish. He did a great job. I kind of took the pressure off a little bit. I don’t know why. Maybe try to rest and recover for the fifth round because he wasn’t going anywhere. I don’t know what the reasoning behind it was but obviously it was a mistake. ... Losing is just terrible for me. I’m a competitive guy and just losing any type of fight is just terrible. Being finished to me is just insane. That’s twice I’ve been stopped, that’s not good.” h/t Sherdog • Watch ESPN interview (1:00)
Dana White responds to Nate Diaz callout of Jorge Masvidal
Diaz had the biggest win at UFC 241, and issued a callout: "There ain’t nobody who does it right but me and [Masvidal]. So I know my man’s a gangster, but he ain’t no West Coast gangster.” UFC president Dana White is game: "Who wouldn’t want to see that fight? I think everybody would want to see that fight. So I don’t know. We’ll see how that stuff plays out.” It was Diaz's first fight in nearly 3 years, and White responded to a question about how to get Diaz to be more active: “Who knows? He called out Masvidal tonight so that’s a positive thing. There’s no guarantees, who knows?” h/t Low Kick MMA
Stipe Miocic not impressed with his own post fight celebration
“Has anybody seen Old School? We watched it today and I kind of ‘Frank the Tank’d’ it. I just had no idea what I was doing. I don’t know why I did it. I feel really dumb that I did it. Then I did the ‘suck it’, I don’t know why. I feel like I didn’t know what to do with my hands or my feet. I’m an idiot, just dumb. I think adrenaline takes over. I’m the guy at the party that does dumb stuff like ‘why would he do that?’ It’s fun.” h/t MMA Fighting • Watch post-fight press conference (12;54)
Anthony Pettis reportedly broke his foot in Round 1
Nate Diaz: Who is Colby Covington?
"No, I don’t enjoy it at all. But I do enjoy getting it done, what I’ve been doing for so long. ... I don’t want to be all full of myself and cocky and $#!@ but I got way too much money to be having to fight somebody that’s not interesting. ... The realest and the best fighters, the best martial artists fighting each other. Not no phony ass $#!@ with some guy who’s been in the UFC for two years, had a couple good fights and is the champ. We’ll see if they’re still champs next year or the year after. Or even around at all." And what about Colby Covington? ”Who? Who is he?mWhat weight? I don’t know who that is so if we got somebody good to fight, that’s who I want to fight, that’s what I’m saying. You got to do something. If you’ve been here for two weeks and get a little hype show, I don’t give a $#!@.” h/t MMA Mania • Watch post-fight ESPN interview (7:03)
Dana White gets it, at last
In 2014 UFC president Dana White infamously said Nate Diaz was not a needle mover. The simple fact though is that in a league that describes itself as "As real as it gets," more than any other fighters, the Diaz brothers are as real as it gets, as White now acknowledges, 15 years into Nate's pro career: “He’s a needle-mover now.” Nate knows that too: “Everybody’s here and gone, here and gone, and I’m like, ‘What’s up?’ I’m still here. ... Now we’re fighting for the baddest-motherf@$%er-in-the-game belt, and that’s mine." In an event that crowned a new and again Baddest Man on the Planet, Nate Diaz proved again that he is the UFC's most compelling star, and maybe its biggest. h/t MMA Fighting
Kyoji Horiguchi KOed in a minute in non title fight
Jon Jones: Stipe Miocic is the heavyweight G.O.A.T.
Max Holloway loves DC even more than you do
UFC 241 main event set records
Miocic and Cormier combined for 304 significant strikes landed, to set a new single-fight record for a UFC title fight • Miocic became the 4th heavyweight in UFC history to have multiple championship reigns • Miocic’s five UFC title fight victories are 2nd most in heavyweight history behind Randy Couture (6) • Miocic’s 13 victories in UFC heavyweight competition are tied for 4th most in divisional history behind Andrei Arlovski (17), Frank Mir (16), and JDS (15) • Miocic’s 9 knockout victories in UFC heavyweight competition are tied for 4th most in divisional history, behind JDS, Cain Velasquez, and Derrick Lewis (10, tie) • Miocic’s stoppage victory despite a -58 significant strike deficit is the 2nd largest comeback in a UFC title fight behind Anderson Silva’s win over Chael Sonnen at UFC 117 (-60) • Miocic’s nine fight-night bonuses for UFC heavyweight bouts are the most in divisional history • Cormier suffered the first heavyweight loss of his career. He fell to 15-1 in the weight class • Cormier suffered the first official knockout loss of his career. His knockout to Jon Jones at UFC 214 was overturned to an NC.
DC: Only thing that will get me back in the Octagon is righting this wrong
Daniel Cormier: “I don’t have to fight. I make a lot of money outside of the Octagon, I’ve made a lot of money fighting, and I’ve done a lot of special things. It would essentially be a matter of me wanting to go back and right the wrong of this fight tonight. That would be the only thing that would make me come back to fight, I guess. I don’t know [about retirement] right now. Everything right now feels like 'no', but it’s emotional. You just lost. I think you ask yourself that question in a couple of weeks when everything slows down and you’re surrounded by the people that really love you and life becomes normal again. When life becomes normal again, I should ask myself that question, “Do I want to be a professional athlete anymore?” because there is no shortcut in it. I worked so extremely hard to try and prepare myself to win this fight, and I lost. So I’d have to figure it out.” h/t BE • Watch post-fight press conference (7:23)