Joe Rogan explains decision to interview McGregor after leg break

Joe Rogan has explained why he decided to interview Conor McGregor after his leg break at UFC 264.

In one of the most dramatic UFC main events in recent memory, ‘The Notorious’ squared off against Dustin Poirier in their trilogy grudge match. After a strong five minutes from both men with ‘The Diamond’ getting the better of his Irish opponent, McGregor stepped back and broke his leg in the dying seconds of the first round.

The cageside doctor then determined that Conor would be unable to continue, giving Poirier a TKO victory.

Rogan defends interview

After the fight concluded Joe Rogan interviewed Dustin Poirier and, subsequently, also spoke with McGregor.

The former two-weight world champion proceeded to hurl insults at both Poirier and his wife, prompting many to question why exactly Rogan thought interviewing him would be a good idea.

On a recent episode of his podcast, Joe spoke about the controversy and provided his perspective on the matter.

“People are like, ‘why did you interview him?’ He actually brought me over,” Rogan explained.

“He goes, ‘Come over here lad, let’s have a podcast. Come on Joe let’s have a f***ing podcast’, and he asked me to sit down next to him.

“I was like, ‘How am I going to do this? I feel like I should just get something out of him’.

“Even if you recognise the fact that he is emotionally charged up, this is just him expressing himself while he was emotionally charged up.”

McGregor has followed up these actions with even more crude remarks on social media in the last few weeks as his fans struggle to defend him.

Poirier, meanwhile, is now focusing his attention on a meeting with Charles Oliveira later this year as he attempts to finally capture the UFC lightweight title.

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