Rogan may cause reporter's dismissal; apologizes for use of slur

by Jonathan Snowden | source:

The situation started ugly and only got worse. As the day went on slurs flew along with hard words. It ended with the UFC's iconic announcer Joe Rogan claiming credit for getting Fighter's Only writer Tomas Rios fired from one of the industry's leading magazines and using a homophobic slur to describe the reporter.

It all began, believe it or not, with an obscure kick popularized by Brazilian K-1 star Francisco Fihlo. The so-called "Brazilian kick" was employed in the Tyson Griffin-Nik Lentz fight at UFC 123. Rogan, a former taekwondo standout, called the kick a "question mark kick" and Rios, an acerbic and aggressive journalist took him to task on twitter:

    "Joe Rogan calling a Brazilian kick the "question mark kick" during Griffin/Lentz is pantheon level cluelessness."

That is par for the course for Rios, who has rarely been called to the carpet for his attacking style. But following the lead of fighter Sean McCorkle, who claims his own flame war with Rios caused the reporter to be fired from Sherdog earlier this month, Rogan fired back on the Underground:

    He's a dumb c**t. That's exactly what it's called. Before it was ever the Brazilian    kick it was also called a "fake front kick roundhouse kick."

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firstrodeo site profile image  

11/13/14 1:39 PM by firstrodeo

I never have understood why people get knocked out in sparring. seems they are quite the intense sessions if so.

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11/13/14 6:56 AM by SonOfThePeepHole

Kiruk u gave me a headache trying to read this

Jored1990 site profile image  

11/13/14 6:45 AM by Jored1990

Never saw this thread or heard of that journalist, but it was weird seeing rogan get into it with people, he's normally pretty laid back or ignores people

firstrodeo site profile image  

11/13/14 5:55 AM by firstrodeo

haha, i can't quote Joe directly but I'm sure he's talked about a key to being a better person or successful is to have no ego. if this writer is so low level and ridiculous why take offense or notice to his comments. and if Joe has the fighters interests in mind then why wait until a personal attack to go after him. being able to walk away from conflict does not make someone a pussy. I'm not siding with either of them but I thought his first sentences of the above quote were kind of a contradiction to past, more thoughtful statements by Joe.

firstrodeo site profile image  

11/12/14 4:14 PM by firstrodeo

but don't you also talk about detaching your ego from situations?

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11/12/14 1:36 PM by MMAacademic

That guy should allow Joe to land a spinning back kick on him.

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11/12/14 1:02 PM by Purple Veiny Doom

From the sauce.

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11/12/14 9:26 AM by Chest Rockwell

Sub for later.

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11/12/14 9:15 AM by john joe

rogan didnt get him fired, despite his claims in this thread. I was working for Fighters Only when this all went down. The magazine's owners binned Rios after all the drama was flagged up, then let Rogan know, not the other way round. They are very on-side with the ufc and its figures. Also he wasnt staff, he was a freelancer who had not actually been published by FO at that point.