UnderGround Forums WHY DOES JOE ROGAN NOT WANT TO GO TO FIGHT ISLAND?

11/22/20 1:27 AM
1/1/01
Posts: 2935
At the end of tonight's UFC broadcast, Cormier made a remark that it would be great to have Joe Rogan for Fight Island. Joe said something like "no way"..lol. Anyone have any idea why he does not want to go? One reason might be that cannabis is super illegal there and not worth the risk to bring smoke and/or oil.
11/22/20 1:37 AM
1/1/01
Posts: 1003
Long-ass flight, restrictive Muslim country, quarantine, and being away from his family.
11/22/20 1:37 AM
9/20/19
Posts: 6623

Why would he travel to a shithole to do one event when he’s making an insane amount of money at home? Makes zero sense. 

11/22/20 3:19 AM
1/11/06
Posts: 13711
I filmed a movie a year ago in ABU Dhabi. I was there for 6 weeks. Fuck that place. FaceTime and any other video communication is banned. You have to use their SIM card in your phone. It’s Ike Vegas but with Muslim rules. I wouldn’t go back if you offered 3x my pay. When the wheels of our plane actually left the tarmac we all cheered. Ask me anything.
11/22/20 3:30 AM
12/31/18
Posts: 718
hankhill - I filmed a movie a year ago in ABU Dhabi. I was there for 6 weeks. Fuck that place. FaceTime and any other video communication is banned. You have to use their SIM card in your phone. It’s Ike Vegas but with Muslim rules. I wouldn’t go back if you offered 3x my pay. When the wheels of our plane actually left the tarmac we all cheered. Ask me anything.

Is it really that bad? Fight island being there, I’m assuming it can’t be for the fighters 

11/22/20 3:41 AM
11/21/10
Posts: 2514
hankhill - I filmed a movie a year ago in ABU Dhabi. I was there for 6 weeks. Fuck that place. FaceTime and any other video communication is banned. You have to use their SIM card in your phone. It’s Ike Vegas but with Muslim rules. I wouldn’t go back if you offered 3x my pay. When the wheels of our plane actually left the tarmac we all cheered. Ask me anything.

I went to Abu Dhabi in 2013 and 2016, and thought it was awesome.  Besides being hot as balls and construction everywhere, I barely even missed all the shit we have in the US.  The malls and restaurants were very westernized and I don't recall ever having issues with video communication there.

11/22/20 5:11 AM
3/14/02
Posts: 2483

He's got a family and lots of money. Calling his own shots now, albeit with a decreased quality of services.

Rogan unlike many true entrepreneurial stars, just gets lazy as money increases. Doesn't really hustle anymore.

11/22/20 5:49 AM
11/18/14
Posts: 4868
Southern Prince -

He's got a family and lots of money. Calling his own shots now, albeit with a decreased quality of services.

Rogan unlike many true entrepreneurial stars, just gets lazy as money increases. Doesn't really hustle anymore.

wouldn't say he's lazy. geezer is still pretty busy doing stuff, and doesn't want to swap that for doing fuck-all on a plane, just so he can get somewhere and achieve the same thing he's achieved many dozens of times before.

Edited: 11/22/20 6:04 AM
3/14/02
Posts: 2485
mindless optimism - 
Southern Prince - He's got a family and lots of money. Calling his own shots now, albeit with a decreased quality of services.

Rogan unlike many true entrepreneurial stars, just gets lazy as money increases. Doesn't really hustle anymore.

wouldn't say he's lazy. geezer is still pretty busy doing stuff, and doesn't want to swap that for doing fuck-all on a plane, just so he can get somewhere and achieve the same thing he's achieved many dozens of times before.


You've made my point for me. People who are truly excited about providing services for their audience/clients WILL get on the plane (first- with bed) and go that extra mile. I fly first- around the world, and sit with many incredible entrepreneurs. They have common traits that Rogan does not.

Edited: 11/22/20 6:09 AM
3/14/02
Posts: 2486

Weird, it won't let me write '

11/22/20 8:34 AM
1/1/01
Posts: 292
I understand the prince did good things for grappling back in the day, great, he went to college in san diego and grappled...basically just a rich, spoiled bjj guy whose daddy built a huge gym...

fuck sucking that oil rich dick, they want to push their bullshit on the rest of us, kill journalists, act the ass towards gays..fuck them and their backwards religion of bullshit.

Fuck anyone who thinks drawing a picture of their pedophile "prophet" deserves death...fuck them all.
11/22/20 9:07 AM
10/3/16
Posts: 7561

Don't blame Joe. It's hot, and Cruz says it stinks in that arena. I don't care how fancy or amazing the architecture/activites are, I wouldn't feel safe.

Edited: 11/22/20 9:57 AM
4/21/06
Posts: 64502
hankhill - I filmed a movie a year ago in ABU Dhabi. I was there for 6 weeks. Fuck that place. FaceTime and any other video communication is banned. You have to use their SIM card in your phone. It’s Ike Vegas but with Muslim rules. I wouldn’t go back if you offered 3x my pay. When the wheels of our plane actually left the tarmac we all cheered. Ask me anything.

 

Interesting ! I was going to suggest a remote PBP , Joe can watch the fights and ZOOM his commentary ??

 

I assume . Also hes a hundred + Millionaire now. Enough. 

11/22/20 10:45 AM
5/29/09
Posts: 1376

I'd like to see anyone that's made 100 million still go back and do their old job once in a while.

11/22/20 10:52 AM
12/6/05
Posts: 2587
hankhill - I filmed a movie a year ago in ABU Dhabi. I was there for 6 weeks. Fuck that place. FaceTime and any other video communication is banned. You have to use their SIM card in your phone. It’s Ike Vegas but with Muslim rules. I wouldn’t go back if you offered 3x my pay. When the wheels of our plane actually left the tarmac we all cheered. Ask me anything.

What movie did you do?

11/22/20 11:02 AM
9/5/12
Posts: 6344

Didn’t he say quite some time ago that he was only doing PPVs in the US? Or am I mixing him up with someone else?

11/22/20 11:49 AM
12/14/09
Posts: 723
Paramount Donkey -

Didn’t he say quite some time ago that he was only doing PPVs in the US? Or am I mixing him up with someone else?

You are correct sir. Nothing to do with fight island. He doesn't leave the USA for ppv's anymore.

11/22/20 11:51 AM
5/26/14
Posts: 5044

Did Cruz really say it smells in the arena?

 

 

And you guys keep acting like you forgot, Joe only does USA PPVs. Hes not doing foreign shit 

Edited: 11/22/20 12:25 PM
6/20/11
Posts: 32504

He’s rich as fuck, has the most successful podcast on the planet, and doesn’t want to fly 10 hours for a weekend in the Middle East during a pandemic?

I’m sure he has other reasons do but try some thinking for once op

11/22/20 12:32 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 81239
shaqitup -

He’s rich as fuck, has the most successful podcast on the planet, and doesn’t want to fly 10 hours for a weekend in the Middle East during a pandemic?

I’m sure he has other reasons do but try some thinking for once op

And It's more than a 10 hr flight. Fuck that shit.

11/22/20 1:03 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 37157
mindless optimism -
Southern Prince -

He's got a family and lots of money. Calling his own shots now, albeit with a decreased quality of services.

Rogan unlike many true entrepreneurial stars, just gets lazy as money increases. Doesn't really hustle anymore.

wouldn't say he's lazy. geezer is still pretty busy doing stuff, and doesn't want to swap that for doing fuck-all on a plane, just so he can get somewhere and achieve the same thing he's achieved many dozens of times before.

A trip over to the middle East during covid probably eats a ton of time out of his schedule.

11/22/20 1:16 PM
7/2/07
Posts: 18032
As others have said he only wanted to do US based shows for a while now right ?




Do you think maybe he has something on his record that makes travel visas a problem ?
11/22/20 2:01 PM
6/20/14
Posts: 6124
Hody - Long-ass flight, restrictive Muslim country, quarantine, and being away from his family.

This

11/22/20 3:12 PM
9/20/19
Posts: 6635
Southern Prince -
mindless optimism - 
Southern Prince - He's got a family and lots of money. Calling his own shots now, albeit with a decreased quality of services.

Rogan unlike many true entrepreneurial stars, just gets lazy as money increases. Doesn't really hustle anymore.

wouldn't say he's lazy. geezer is still pretty busy doing stuff, and doesn't want to swap that for doing fuck-all on a plane, just so he can get somewhere and achieve the same thing he's achieved many dozens of times before.


You've made my point for me. People who are truly excited about providing services for their audience/clients WILL get on the plane (first- with bed) and go that extra mile. I fly first- around the world, and sit with many incredible entrepreneurs. They have common traits that Rogan does not.

Dude, he’s a podcasting comedian first and the ufc was always a lesser side gig to his comedy and acting in the past. 

Did Elon and bezos have side jobs commentating in sports while making their fortunes? 

I hate rednecks. 

11/22/20 3:40 PM
2/19/13
Posts: 322

His latest contract with the UFC which was signed long before the pandemic, stated only shows in America. If you ask him what he does for a living he’ll tell you he’s a comedian. Commentating was always something he did on the side. As extra income before he made it big, and for love of the sport, as he does genuinely enjoy mma. Traveling out of the country has hampered things for his comedy work, but mainly it would make his podcast a lot more difficult to do. And that’s by far his bread winner these days.