UFC commentator Joe Rogan changed his podcast studio layout because he was afraid of ‘amplified’ Mike Tyson


UFC commentator Joe Rogan has revealed he had to change the layout of his podcast studio after his last interview with Mike Tyson.

Iron Mike made his second appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast three months before his exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr.


Mike Tyson had Joe Rogan on edge during their second podcastCredit: Youtube – Joe Rogan Podcast
Joe Rogan has widened the table at his new studio thanks to Mike Tyson


Joe Rogan has widened the table at his new studio thanks to Mike TysonCredit: Joe Rogan Experience

Tyson, 55, was a completely different man to the cool, calm and collected individual Rogan first interviewed in January 2019.

And the amped-up nature of the former undisputed heavyweight champion left Rogan wishing there was a little more space between them.

During the last episode of his podcastthe 53-year-old said: “[Mike Tyson] is the reason why this table is so wide.

“This table, I was going to make it narrower, I even had a smaller table that we worked with as a guide.

“We were still doing the shows in LA, while we were setting up this studio, I did an interview with Tyson, and he was so excited for this Roy Jones fight, that I was getting nervous to be in the room.


“I’m like, ‘I like that extra six inches of space between us, because he was so excited. “

Rogan wasn’t the only person to notice Tyson’s markedly different behavior.

He continued: “When he left, Jamie [his producer] goes ‘he’s a totally different person’.

“Because he went from ‘Mike Tyson, pot grower, not training at all’ to getting ready to go back to fighting.”


Tyson put on an impressive display during his exhibition with Jones Jr which ended in a draw.

And the boxer once dubbed the baddest man on the planet has every intention of putting his gloves back on.

When asked if he would fight again, Tyson told Patrick Mouratoglou: “Yeah, absolutely. It will be better this time.

He added: “It was interesting. I felt really good, I felt confident. I felt like I could do it again.”

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