Mixed martial arts fans waited a long time to see Jon “Bones” Jones return to the octagon and the 30-year-old did not disappoint as he defeated Daniel Cormier via a knockout in the third round of the bout to recapture the UFC Light Heavyweight championship.


#JonJones beats #DanielCormier to recapture the #UFC light heavyweight title at #UFC214 (📷: @sportscenter)

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After looking good through the opening two rounds, everything changed pretty quickly in the third round for Cormier after Jones landed a massive head-kick and followed it up with the final blows to seal the victory.

Jones re-claims light-heavyweight title against Cormier

Following the bout, UFC commentator Joe Rogan interviewed both Jones and Cormier inside the octagon. However, after bursting out into tears inside the octagon and possibly dealing with a major concussion, Cormier did not appear to be in any shape to speak to Rogan or the media in general, but Rogan still went through with it.

Rogan even said during the interview that he doesn’t like interviewing fighters after they’ve been knocked out, but he still went through with it and he faced a lot of criticism online for it.

Despite the post-fight interviews being part of his job, Rogan believes he shouldn’t have gone through with the interview regardless of how big the fight was and should have just left Cormier alone. On Sunday, Rogan took to Twitter and Instagram to offer a sincere apology to Cormier.


My apologies to D.C. And to everyone else upset at me for interviewing him after the fight. In all honestly I was kind of in shock and I don't think I realized what I was doing until I had a mic in my hand and I was talking to him. I've said that I don't want to interview fighters after they've been KO'ed and then I did it to someone that I care a great deal about. It was 100% my fuck up and no one pressured me to do it. I posted a series of tweets about it on twitter but I know some of you folks only use instagram or Facebook so I thought the right thing to do is post it here as well. I was beating myself up about it all night, and whenever something like that happens it's always my sincere intention to apologize and express my honest feelings. It'll never happen again.

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UFC president Dana White later told USA Today that the UFC did not encourage Rogan to interview Cormier on the live broadcast after he got knocked out, but he also said he understands why Rogan did it.

“They told Rogan not to do the interview with him,” White said. “Rogan did it (anyway). You have to let the guy talk. I think you have to let the guy talk.”

Rogan also mentioned in his lengthy Twitter apology that the decision was all on him and that no one told him to go interview Cormier.

Many fans and fighters have reached out to Rogan since he made the public apology, and all of them seem to be pretty supportive of the UFC commentator.

Cormier hasn’t commented on the situation just yet, but hopefully he accepts Rogan’s apology and turns his focus towards his next fight.

(H/T UPROXX, Instagram/joerogan)