Michael Bisping wants opportunity to work alongside ‘OG of UFC commentators’ Joe Rogan

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ANAHEIM, Calif. – Michael Bisping has commentated alongside some of the best, but there’s one person he’s yet to work with.

Bisping’s transition from fighter to commentator has been one with a goal of adding value, insight and personality to the broadcast booth. The former UFC middleweight champion has worked on many shows since he hung up his gloves in November 2017.

Having already joined the likes of Jon Anik, Paul Felder and Brendan Fitzgerald on the commentary table, there’s one notable name he’d like the chance to work with.

“Joe Rogan,” Bisping told MMA Junkie. “I haven’t worked with Joe Rogan yet. I would love to. Of course, Joe – he’s the OG or the Godfather, if you will, of UFC commentators. I remember the first time I commentated – it was Fortaleza, Brazil, January 2019, and Joe actually sent me a really nice text message afterwards.

“He said, ‘Mike, I really love what you’re doing, some really interesting perspective tonight. Looking forward to working with you one day.’ And to hear that from Joe – yeah, it meant a lot to me. So thank you, Joe. But I haven’t gotten to work with him yet. Of course, Joe only does the pay-per-views and there’s a pecking order. It’s Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, next line is ‘DC’ (Daniel Cormier), and that’s just the way it works. There’s a hierarchy, and fair enough.”

In his most recent broadcast appearance, Bisping served as desk host on the UFC 260 post-fight show on ESPN alongside Michael Eaves and three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen. He also recently joined BT Sport as an analyst and continues to host his popular podcast, “Believe You Me.”

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