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Strongocho [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

He honestly is a huge part of the success of the UFC, his commentary is really good and when he started, there we’re very few people who even understood the sport enough to commentate on it. He is a decent comedian, for for years was a waaaay better podcaster. Not because any of his own talent, but because he was doing live long form interviews without censorship or control of any large corporations. He was always the face of counterculture and independence. He used to always preach about being your own boss and owning your own content. He turned down so many deals over the years, but 100m was too juicy to turn down and now he is a spotify employee with a dead podcast. Everyone lost. Joe lost his legacy, Spotify will not get a return on their investment, and the listeners lost a good podcast.

I stopped watching back when he stopped doing live podcasts so that he could become a media tour stop for democrat politicians. That is when I bailed. The Elon Musk episode was the peak before the fall. It was the last live one I believe and it has been all downhill from there. That was a great episode though.

PostyMcGee 2 points ago +2 / -0

Oh I see. I liked his podcast because of his range of guests, guess I could actually take or leave Joe himself but he made good choices in content. I got the impression he had a veneer of supporting free speech., but didn't really, given the leftists beliefs he would sometimes talk about. So he had his price and sold out. So was he actually a good fighter and won a lot of matches or just a great commentator?