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At this point in his career, Joe Rogan is more associated with the UFC than his native career, stand-up comedy. He joined the UFC in its early days, when hardly anyone was watching. Starting off as a backstage interviewer, Rogan quickly made his way up to color commentator alongside with Mike Goldberg. Rogan and Goldberg have called a number of historic UFC moments for almost two decades.

All of that might come to end this summer.

Rogan's broadcasting deal is up after UFC 201 and the 48-year-old stated that he hasn't quite made a decision on whether he's going to renew his contract. He sat down on The MMA Hour this past Monday to discuss his situation.

"I don't know. I honestly don't know," stated Rogan. "I have a contract that's up in August and I haven't made up my mind. I vacillate daily."

There is one thing that would make up his mind for him and that's the sale of the UFC.

Earlier this month, reports started flying around the internet that UFC execs Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta were in the market to sell the UFC for anywhere between $3.5 and $4 billion.

UFC President Dana White has denied that any sale of the UFC was on the table, stating that they were simply "looking to expand." Recently, in interviews, White's language has changed, commenting that the UFC was "in the middle of a deal right now, there's a lot of confidentiality involved in it."

Reports have circulated that Chinese developer The Dalian Wanda Group is in the lead to purchase the UFC and a deal could be finalized as soon as July. If that happens, Rogan said he is "100 percent" sure he'll bolt in August. Yet, even Rogan is unsure if there's any truth to anything anyone is saying.

"I don't know. There are rumors, for sure, but I'm getting very vague responses," said Rogan. "I don't know. I don't ask a lot, I'm going to be honest with you. I don't ask, because when I call them, they want me to do sh*t, and I just don't."

You can watch Rogan, along with Brendan Schaub and Brian Callen, on The MMA Hour below.


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