A very interesting clip has surfaced following Conor McGregor's devestating KO of José Aldo after just 13 seconds of the first round of their title fight at UFC 194.
The producer's audio from UFC 194 popped up on reddit in the aftermath of the fight, and you can clearly hear Joe Rogan express his doubts over José Aldo, claiming that the Brazilian looked soft, and "nervous as fuck".
While Bruce Buffer was doing the fighter introductions, Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg at the commentary table could only be heard by the producer, who was also busy shouting at cameraman #22 to get in closer, and somehow that footage has become available to the public:
Reddit user crispycornpops also transcribed the audio if it was unclear from the clip:
Rogan: Look how smooth his body looks.
Producer 1: Yeah, he looks good, huh Joe?
Rogan: No, he looks soft.
Producer 1: Oh he does?
Rogan: Yeah, he looks soft.
Producer 2: I agree Joe, I agree.
Producer 1: Around the middle you're saying?
Producer 2: Yep, yep, he looks soft.
Rogan: He looks deflated.
Producer 2: He looks soft, actually. You're right.
Rogan: He looks way different. But it could be that he's done a lot of cardio. Don't want to jump to conclusions. (producers talking about technical shit here, losing signal etc)
Producer 1: Who do you like Joe?
Rogan: Right now? I think I like Conor.
Producer 1: Same here.
Rogan: Aldo looks nervous as fuck too.
So there you have it, Joe Rogan saw it coming.
We'd love to be able to hear more of Rogan's off-air comments during fights, but these moments usually never surface. In fact, it's actually quite strange, as this would have had to come from the production truck that was coordinating the broadcast.