MMA commentator Joe Rogan was standing just inches away when Stephen A. Smith provided some harsh criticism of Donald Cerrone following his loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 246.

The rant from the polarizing personality came on ESPN’s post-event coverage, and he tore down “Cowboy” for suffering a 40-second TKO defeat to McGregor.

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Rogan has had a few days to reflect on what unfolded, and during a conversation with Bellator analyst and former UFC fighter Josh Thomson on Friday’s episode of his “JRE MMA Show” podcast, the longtime UFC analyst condemned the choice to give Smith the platform he was offered.

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