A Decade Later: Joe Rogan Confides in Mike Tyson About Lingering Apprehensions from Fear Factor’s Demise


Joe Rogan spent five seasons as the host of ‘Fear Factor’ from 2001 to 2006. The show was famous for it’s gut-wrenching theme and horrifying stunts the contestants have to go through. Rogan was a part of many memorable moments on the show. During one, he even got involved in a scuffle with one of the contestants.

What’s many celebrities over the years have been a part of the gore show. One of them was the WWE superstar Miz, who was present when Rogan was involved in the scuffle with a contestant. Despite the popularity, Rogan revealed how he feared that he might lose the job one day or another.


Joe Rogan revealed his fears about the Fear Factor to Mike Tyson

After serving for 5 years on the show as a host, Rogan knows a lot about the show inside out. Thus, it came to no one’s surprise that the UFC commentator was afraid that the show might be canceled one day and he might lose his job. During the podcast with Mike Tyson, he was speaking about how the show was actually brought over from the Netherlands and he had nothing to do with it. Later he started speaking about the state of mind he had on the show.

Rogan said, “It was just too weird. It was such a weird job because I thought when I signed up to do it, I really thought it was going to be canceled. I was like how are they going to set dogs on people? How are they going to make people eat eyeballs and sh*t? This is gonna go off the air.“


Rogan is a fan of violent stunts and combat. That’s one of the reasons why he was drawn towards MMA and UFC. However, he admits that he needed some sort of assistance while he was hosting the fear factor. The American podcaster is a big advocate of Marijuana and other psychedelics. That’s something both Tyson and Rogan share. Both share a love for violent sports. Rogan is also highly intellectual, perhaps that’s why he was able to predict that Fear Factor would go down one day.


Rogan predicted that the show would get canceled

The UFC commentator claimed that the show was ‘preposterous’. He always that the show was going to be canceled. However, it turned out to be a major hit. Although Rogan could not believe the fact that the show kept going on.

Rogan said, “I was like, ‘This is so stupid, this show is so stupid.’ And the reason why I got the gig was because I made fun of it. A jug of [semen], Donkey [semen]. So hard to imagine that was a real show.“

The show was off the air and then came back on. Although, one show had quite NSFW content related to horses. The episode was which had a ‘Horse Juice’ challenge. That’s the episode Rogan claims that killed it.


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