Is Joe Rogan Really Planning To Visit El Paso For Free UFC Event?
We're breaking down the rumor of Joe Rogan visiting El Paso to check out the upcoming UFC Combat Jiu-Jitsu and EBI event later this month.
Remember Joe Rogan? He's a comedian who used to star in the 90s sitcom News Radio, was the host of Fear Factor, became a UFC commentator, and now is the host of the mega-popular podcast The Joe Rogan Experience talking about everything under the sun.
So how did this rumor about Joe Rogan coming to El Paso get started?
Last week, Eddie Bravo, creator of CJJ and EBI (Eddie Bravo Invitational) and one of Rogan's good friends, was a recent guest on his podcast. During the interview, Bravo invited the personality to an upcoming UFC Combat Jiu-Jitsu and EBI event in El Paso.
It turns out that a portion of the interview was shared on FitFam, showing the moment when Bravo invites Rogan to El Paso for the event, and that's what got the rumor mill started.
During the podcast interview, Joe Rogan asks where El Paso is located, "is it by Dallas?" he asks Bravo. After being told it's by the border near Juarez, Bravo shares some of the event details when Rogan interjects, asking, "How far is El Paso from here?" meaning Austin.
The clip then cuts out, and soon after, El Pasoans were left wondering if Joe Rogan was heading to the Sun City after all.
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Joe Rogan is currently in Austin, which isn't too far from El Paso, is friends with both Eddie Bravo and Spanish UFC Commentator Victor Davila, and loves UFC, so chances are we might see him in town for the event after all, but it has yet to be confirmed.
If you are a fan, this is how you might catch a glimpse of Joe Rogan and the other special guests slated to attend the two-day event in El Paso.
Check out a weekend of live combat sports starting with the first-time Combat Jiu-Jitsu World - U.S. Open Qualifier live in El Paso on Saturday, September 24, 2022.
The following day on Sunday, September 25, the (Eddie Bravo Invitational) EBI - U.S. Open Qualifier" returns with a 16-man qualifier tournament where the best grapplers from the United States will all compete for a spot on the coveted Return of EBI-20 live on UFC Fight Pass.
Also in attendance will be special guests UFC Interim Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno and MMA fighter Marcelo "Pitbull" Rojo.
Champion Brandon Moreno is a Mexican professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Flyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is a former UFC Flyweight Champion and the current Interim UFC Flyweight Champion. Brandon is the first Mexican Born Champion in UFC History.
Marcelo "Pitbull" Rojo is a 34-year-old Male fighter from Argentina with a 16-8-0 pro-MMA record.
The free event at Speaking Rock will be your chance to meet some of the best athletes in the sport of Jiu-Jitsu and MMA but also perhaps get a glimpse of Joe Rogan.
Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds - U.S. Open Qualifier & EBI – 19 The Absolutes - U.S. Open Qualifier
- September 24 & 25, 2022
- Speaking Rock
- Doors open at 6 pm, the show starts at 7 pm
- Free General Admission (both days)
- VIP tables are available at eventbrite.com - VIP Table ticket includes eight seats per table, one bottle, and bottle service. ($1000 tabletop price)
- Both events will be taped and will air exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.