JOE ROGAN is set to be replaced by Daniel Cormier on commentary for UFC 4.
The 52-year-old American has been the voice for the entire UFC Undisputed series, as well as the three previous EA video game titles.
Yet Rogan won’t be heard in next month’s UFC 4 because he famously dislikes recording his lines.
The game’s creative director Brian Hayes told Gamespot: “He hasn’t been shy about saying this on his own podcast; like, he hates doing it.
“If you’re not a person that [can] mentally get into that space, then I can see how it could be a very, you know, challenging, potentially mind-numbing experience for a certain type of individual.
“He was open with us from the very beginning that he hated his experience of doing voiceover on previous iterations of other UFC games, and things were no different for us.
“He hated doing voiceover on these games as well. That has nothing to do with us in particular, or, you know, our games versus other games.
“He just does not like sitting in a booth reading lines for hours at a time.”
He hasn’t been shy about saying this on his own podcast; like, he hates doing it
UFC 4’s creative director on Joe Rogan
Fans of UFC 3 will know that Rogan actually didn’t record any lines for that game.
EA Sports instead snipped lines from actual UFC broadcasts to use as part of the game’s commentary audio.
Rogan has steadily decreased his overall work with Dana White’s promotion in recent years.
The podcast king now only does analyst work on North American based pay-per-views but no Fight Nights.
Former two-division world champion Cormier will instead be the voice on commentary alongside Jon Anik.
Gamers will undoubtedly enjoy hearing DC call the action in his own fights, with the 41-year-old a playable character.
UFC 4 – which is set for general release on August 14th – will also feature legendary martial artist Bruce Lee and British boxing champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.