UFC color commentator Joe Rogan has been involved in some of the greatest post-fight interviews in the history of the UFC.
However, things took a turn for the worst after the main event of UFC 214, where Jon Jones regained the UFC Light Heavyweight Title after a brutal knockout over Daniel Cormier.
When Rogan went to interview Cormier after his brutal knockout loss, the former champion was unable to properly gather his thoughts and was reeling from the effects of a brutal beating from the new champion.
Rogan would take to Instagram first and then Twitter to issue a series of tweets apologizing for his role in the post-fight interview:
My apologies to D.C. And to everyone else upset at me for interviewing him after the fight. In all honestly I was kind of in shock and I don't think I realized what I was doing until I had a mic in my hand and I was talking to him. I've said that I don't want to interview fighters after they've been KO'ed and then I did it to someone that I care a great deal about. It was 100% my fuck up and no one pressured me to do it. I posted a series of tweets about it on twitter but I know some of you folks only use instagram or Facebook so I thought the right thing to do is post it here as well. I was beating myself up about it all night, and whenever something like that happens it's always my sincere intention to apologize and express my honest feelings. It'll never happen again.
My apologies to D.C. And to everyone else upset at me for interviewing him after the fight. In… https://t.co/CpROGtVRuC— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) July 30, 2017
Again, no one asked me to do it. It was 100% my fuck up. Like I said, I was kind of in shock.— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) July 30, 2017
I was beating myself up about it all last night. It'll never happen again. My apologies to D.C. And to all of you.— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) July 30, 2017
And then I wound up doing it to someone I care a great deal about. D.C. Is a great man and the whole thing was surreal.— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) July 30, 2017
I don't think I realized what I was doing until I actually had a mic in front of him. I've said I don't want to interview KO'ed fighters— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) July 30, 2017
This isn’t the first time Rogan has been involved in a post-fight interview that shouldn’t have been conducted, as he interviewed a cleary out of it Alistair Overeem after his loss at UFC 203. Following that fight Rogan publicly stated he didn't wish to conduct interviews with knocked out fighters.