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American commentator
Born: August 11, 1967 (age 54 years), Newark, New Jersey, United States
Height: 1.72 m
Spouse: Jessica Ditzel (m. 2009)

Parents: Joseph Rogan
FULL NAME Joseph James Rogan
BORN August 11, 1967

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Rogan married Jessica Ditzel, a former cocktail waitress, in 2009. The couple have two daughters; the first was born in 2008 and the second in 2010. Rogan is also a stepfather to Ditzel’s daughter from a previous relationship.

The family moved to Boulder, Colorado in 2008, where they lived for four months, but returned to Southern California when his wife became pregnant. They settled in Bell Canyon, California, where Rogan had lived since early 2003.

They purchased a new home in the area for almost $5 million in mid-2018. In 2020, the family moved into a $14 million home on Lake Austin, Texas.

He has vitiligo on his hands and feet.

Rogan became interested in jiu-jitsu after watching Royce Gracie fight at UFC 2: No Way Out in 1994. In 1996, Rogan began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Carlson Gracie at his school in Hollywood, California.

He is a black belt under Eddie Bravo’s 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu, a style of no-gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and a black belt in gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Jean Jacques Machado.

Rogan was raised Roman Catholic, having attended Catholic school in first grade, but has since abandoned following any organized religion and identifies as agnostic.

In October 2019, during an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Rogan confirmed that he is a cousin of My Chemical Romance lead vocalist Gerard Way, although they have never met.

In January 2020, Rogan went on a carnivore diet for the entire month, only eating grass-feed beef, elk, eggs, and vitamins and supplements such as amino acids and fish oil.

As a result of this diet, Rogan said that he lost 12 pounds (5.4 kilograms) and said he experienced an increase in energy and relief from some prior health issues. However, Rogan admitted that this diet also negatively impacted his digestive system.

In January 2022, Rogan announced that he would go on a meat and fruit diet for the entire month.

Joe Rogan was born on August 11, 1967, in Newark, New Jersey. He grew up with a keen interest in martial arts. While he had a small career as an amateur fighter, fear of injuries made him hang his gloves up at the age of 21.

He started a career as a stand-up comic in Boston, which eventually led to him having a career on TV. Rogan signed a developmental contract with Disney in 1994 and appeared on various networks such as NBC and Fox as an actor in sitcoms.

While Rogan had already appeared on UFC programming, his first foray into mainstream popularity came with Fear Factor. Rogan accepted to host the show as it would help inspire him to have content for his shows.

It isn’t coincidental that Rogan’s stand-up gigs became national after they saw him host Fear Factor.

The show ended in 2006, but is still considered a part of American TV lore. Rogan will forever be tied to that ambitious TV project.

Rogan debuted as an interviewer for the UFC at UFC 12. He continued working with the promotion for a few years until he left due to low pay. However, Rogan was brought back in 2001 when the UFC was bought by Zuffa.

He agreed to do shows for just a bunch of tickets because he was such a fan of the sport.

However, by 2003 he started getting paid regularly by Dana White. He formed the core of the UFC broadcast booth till 2016 with Mike Goldberg, and since with Daniel Cormier and Jon Anik. Rogan does 10 UFC shows a year now.

Rogan began his ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ Podcast in 2009 with comedian Brian Redban. The podcast steadily grew in popularity, becoming one of the first major podcasts to get visibility during the podcast boom.

It is now a center for various pop-culture figures from different political leanings and experiences coming to talk to Rogan.

His notable guests have been Elon Musk, Lance Armstrong, Mike Tyson, and various MMA World Champions like Kamaru Usman, Georges St. Pierre, Jon Jones, Israel Adesanya, etc.

Joe Rogan is a UFC color Commentator, comedian, and host of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Rogan currently holds a black belt in Karate, taekwondo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is a former 3 division US Open Taekwondo Champion.

Rogan’s Martial art journey began at age 13 when he started karate and became a member of his school wrestling team. At age 14, Rogan joined Taekwondo and began competing in Taekwondo tournaments.

He won the Massachusetts Full Contact Taekwando Championship 4-times in a row from age 15 to 19.

He also won the US Open Taekwondo Championship in the lightweight, middleweight, and heavyweight divisions and got 2nd place in the National Taekwondo Championship before leaving the sport for kickboxing.

Rogan amassed an amateur record of 2-1 in kickboxing before leaving the sport at age 21 due to the frequent headaches he suffered and to focus more on his comedy career.

Rogan got back into martial arts in 1994 when he started training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under Carlson Gracie and then under Jean Jaques Machado in 1997.

After 15-years of training in BJJ, Rogan got a 10th Planet black belt under Eddie Bravo in 2012 and earned a Gi BJJ Blackbelt under Jean Jacques Machado.

Joe Rogan joined the UFC in 1997 as the post-fight interviewer. He stayed with the promotion till 1999 but left to focus more on comedy as it was financially better.

He rejoined the UFC in 2001 when Dana White convinced him to be the color commentator for UFC 37.5.

He then worked for the UFC for over a year without receiving any money and instead got compensated by having the UFC get him to the venues and giving him and his friends free tickets.

After doing this for 15 events, Rogan started getting paid for the commentary. Rogan is still a color commentator for the UFC and earns an average of $50,000 per UFC main event.