Former ESPN Host Sage Steele May Or May Not Have Interviewed Dana White Thinking He Was Joe Rogan

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The Sage Steele Show

A mistake that trumps all other mistakes.

Sage Steele, a former ESPN employee who at one point even hosted UFC programming, sat down with UFC CEO Dana White on her own show, and it appears that she thought she was interviewing Joe Rogan.

She at least slipped up for a moment during The Sage Steele Show, which saw Steele and Dana White have an hour and a half long conversation. For the most part, she navigated the interview well, talking to White about some of the UFC’s big moments in the past couple of years.

But then Steele really tripped up, and while she made herself more comfortable on the couch she was sitting across from White on, she threw out this question:

“What’s Joe Rogan’s dream?”

Dana White was immediately confused, and likely a little offended, so he fired back quickly and sternly with:

“What’s Joe Rogan’s dream?”

Sage Steele quickly realized her mistake and did her best to smile and work her way through it. It was a valiant effort, but you can’t just mix up two bald white guys and get away with it scot free:

“Joe Rogan … Dana White. What’s Dana White’s dream?”

Dana tried to take a moment to gather himself by taking a sip of water, though he couldn’t even do that before he erupted with this comeback:

“Did you just think I was Joe Rogan? She just called me f**king Joe Rogan. You thought I was f**king Joe Rogan. I was bald before Joe was ever bald…

I just did a two hour f**king podcast, I flew here from Vegas and she thought she was interviewing Joe Rogan.”

Probably just an honest mistake from Sage Steele, but that’s still a very embarrassing slip up. I’d say that White had a good sense of humor about it all judging by the fact that the UFC CEO posted the clip on his own social media profile.

If you’ve got an hour and a half, you can listen to the entire episode of The Sage Steele Show below:

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