Rogan forced to scuffle with unruly Fear Factor contestant
In this clip from the show ‘Fear Factor’ host and UFC commentator Joe Rogan is forced to defend himself when one of the contests gets too aggressive.
The altercation begins when a female contest returns from a challenge and pushes a male opponent. Rogan immediately admonishes the woman for ‘assaulting the man’. The woman is angry because the man had talked trash to her, but Rogan explains that doesn’t mean she could push him.
As Rogan continues to verbally admonish her, another contest (the woman’s husband) decides to speak up on her behalf and starts arguing with Joe. The man becomes very aggressive and gets very close to Rogan. Rogan was not putting up with it and the next clip has the man bent over with a thai clinch around his head. It doesn’t last long as another contestant jumps in the middle and breaks up the scuffle.
Rogan himself is a highly trained Taekwondo practitioner and also highly trained in ground fighting. The contest is likely lucky that someone broke the scuffle up.
About Fear Factor
A group of contestants is challenged to perform a number of terrifying and/or disgusting stunts, from driving a dangerous course to eating something really nasty. If a contestant refuses a challenge, fails in a challenge, or has the worst performance in a challenge, that contestant is eliminated from the competition. The contestant (or team) that manages to complete all of the stunts, including finishing the final stunt in the fastest time, wins the $50,000 prize. The rest? Well, they get nothing (except maybe a mouthful of worms). Joe Rogan hosts.
About Joe Rogan
Rogan is host of The Joe Rogan Experience, a long form conversation with guests that is one of the most popular comedy podcasts on iTunes. Fans can watch the podcast on Ustream and the podcast can also be heard on Sirius XM’s The Virus channel on Saturdays at Noon ET and Sundays at 5:00 AM and 6:00 PM ET.
Since 2002, Rogan has provided color commentary for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) on Pay Per View, Spike Television and now on FOX. Rogan’s passion for MMA began with martial arts practice at the age of 13. Within two years, the Boston native earned a black belt and soon became the Massachusetts full contact Tae Kwon Do champion four consecutive years. By the age of 19, Rogan won the US Open Tae Kwon Do Championship and as lightweight champion went on to beat both the middle and heavyweight title-holders to obtain the Grand Championship.