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The Best Athletes On Joe Rogan

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List RulesVote up the best athlete guests of all time from the Joe Rogan Experience podcast

Joe Rogan is a mixed martial arts color commentator, so it's no surprise that he's had a number of athletes as guests on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Since nearly every episode is about three hours long, there are few other platforms that allow you to get such a personal look at some of your favorite athletes.

On this list, you'll find the best Joe Rogan podcast guest athletes, including ultrarunners, mixed martial artists and UFC fighters. Each of these athletes brought something different to their episodes of the JRE podcast, including mainstays such as Bas Rutten, Cameron Hanes, and Justin Wren, to bigger names who showed up for one-off appearances like Lance Armstrong and Ronda Rousey.

Who is the best athlete that Joe Rogan has had on his podcast? Vote up the athletes who have been the best guests on the Joe Rogan Experience.

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  • 1
    Ultramarathoner
    289
    61

    Multiple Episodes (1080, 1212)

    David Goggins (born February 17, 1975) is an American ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, motivational speaker and author. He is a retired United States Navy SEAL and former...  more
  • 2
    faster addedActor, Athlete
    153
    33
    Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the...  more
  • 3
    155
    37

    Episode 1027

  • 4
    Mixed martial artist, UFC fighter
    133
    29

    Episode 351, JRE MMA Show 28

    Georges St-Pierre (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔʁʒ sɛ̃ pjɛʁ]; born May 19, 1981) is a retired Canadian professional mixed martial artist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in mixed...  more
  • 5
    Athlete, Bowhunter
    87
    24

    Multiple Episodes (450, 567, 1013, 1074, 1112)

  • 6
    American football player
    81
    29

    TeamHouston Texans

    PositionRunning back

    Episode 928

    Arian Isa Foster (born August 24, 1986) is a former American football running back. He played college football at the University of Tennessee, and was signed by the Houston Texans of the National...  more
  • 7
    Actor, Musician
    63
    21

    Episode 1185

    Robert Kelly Slater (born February 11, 1972) is an American professional surfer, author, actor, model, environmental activist, businessman, and innovator, best known for his unprecedented 11 world...  more
  • 8
    Actor, Stunt performer
    62
    21

    Multiple Episodes (6, 991, 1098)

    Edgar "Eddie" Bravo (born Edgar A. Cano; May 15, 1970) is an American martial arts instructor and comedian. After being awarded a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2003, Bravo began teaching his...  more
  • 9
    Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer
    61
    21

    Multiple Episodes (699, 840)

    Donald Anthony Cerrone (; born March 29, 1983), known professionally by his ring name "Cowboy", is an American mixed martial artist and former professional kickboxer. He is currently signed with the...  more
  • 10
    Athlete, Professional Road Racing Cyclist
    95
    51

    Episode 737

    Lance Edward Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson; September 18, 1971) is an American former professional road racing cyclist, infamous for the biggest doping scandal in cycling history. At age 16,...  more
  • 11
    Mixed Martial Artist
    65
    30

    Episode 880

    Jonathan Dwight Jones (born July 19, 1987) is an American professional mixed martial artist who is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Widely regarded as one of the greatest...  more
  • 12
    Daniel Pecka addedClimber, First person to free solo El Capitan and the Half Dome
    32
    5
  • 13
    Wrestler, Mixed martial artist
    40
    15

    Episode 730

    Demetrious Johnson (born August 13, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist. He currently competes in ONE Championship. He is the inaugural and former UFC Flyweight Champion. Known for his quick...  more
  • 14
    Martial artist, Promoter
    40
    15

    Episode 822

    Chael Patrick Sonnen (; born April 3, 1977) is an American retired mixed martial artist and current MMA analyst for ESPN. Beginning his MMA career in 1997, Sonnen competed for the UFC, where he...  more
  • 15
    Coach, Ironman Triathlete
    44
    22

    Multiple Episodes (1120, 1069)

  • 16
    Powerlifter, Actor
    47
    27

    Episode 1044

    C.T. Fletcher is an American powerlifting vlogger, media personality, actor, personal trainer, and former powerlifter and bodybuilder. He is a three-time World Bench Press Champion and three-time...  more
  • 17
    Mixed martial artist, Humanitarian worker
    35
    15

    Multiple Episodes (4, 603, 687, 826, 937)

    Justin Christopher Wren (born April 27, 1987) is an American humanitarian worker and a professional mixed martial artist, currently competing in the heavyweight division of Bellator MMA. A...  more
  • 18
    Athlete, Race car driver
    37
    20

    Episode 1065

    Danica Sue Patrick (; born March 25, 1982) is a retired American professional racing driver. She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing—her victory in the 2008 Indy...  more
  • 19
    Actor, Mixed Martial Artist
    36
    20

    Episode 690

    Ronda Jean Rousey (; born February 1, 1987) is an American professional wrestler, actress, author, and former mixed martial artist and judoka. She is currently signed to WWE, and performs on the Raw...  more
  • 20
    Mixed martial artist, American football player
    46
    36

    Episode 1012

    Brendan Peter Schaub (born March 18, 1983) is an American stand-up comedian, podcast host and former professional mixed martial artist. After signing with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in...  more
  • 21
    Mixed Martial Artist
    32
    21

    Episode 794

    Miesha Theresa Tate ( MEE-shə; born August 18, 1986) is an American mixed martial arts pundit and former mixed martial artist who competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and is a former...  more
  • 22
    Wrestler, Mixed martial artist
    26
    14

    Multiple Episodes (34, 397, 631, 981)

    Joshua Lawrence "Josh" Barnett (born November 10, 1977) is an American mixed martial artist, professional wrestler and color commentator currently signed to Bellator MMA, competing in their...  more
  • 23
    Mixed martial artist
    33
    24

    Episode 845

    Tyler Jeffrey "T.J." Dillashaw is an American mixed martial artist and the current UFC Bantamweight Champion. Dillashaw was also a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller. As...  more
  • 24
    Jiu Jitsu
    26
    17

    JRE MMA Show 11

  • 25
    Martial artist, Actor
    38
    32

    Multiple Episodes (22, 335, 761, 898)

    Sebastian "Bas" Rutten (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɑs ˈrɵtə(n)]; born 24 February 1965) is a Dutch actor and retired mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and professional wrestler. He was a UFC Heavyweight...  more