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Joe Rogan explains his comments on 'fat referee'

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Joe Rogan got some flak for his comments about the referee’s obesity during the UFC 154 fight between Tom Lawlor and Francis Carmont. He was variously accused of being “a bully” and “rude” for the comment, which was made live on air, and so on this week’s episode of The Joe Rogan Experience he addressed the reasoning behind it.

Rogan’s reasoning is that the referee in a fight has to be physically able to intervene and separate two big, physically fit fighters and also has to be able to get involved fast to stop the fight as soon as it needs to be stopped.