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VIDEO: Joe Rogan's First-Ever UFC Appearance Happened 23 Years Ago Today and My God Did He Look Young

Joe Rogan's UFC debut was 23 years ago today and he looked unbelievably young
Joe Rogan's UFC debut was 23 years ago today and he looked unbelievably young

It's genuinely mind-rattling to ponder the sheer strides Joe Rogan has made as an employee of the UFC. The renowned podcaster made his debut as a backstage interviewer at UFC 12, otherwise known as "Judgement Day," 23 years ago to the day. Well, we've stumbled across a clip of Rogan's first appearance and we can't believe what we're seeing.

He's almost unrecognizable! What happened to that full head of hair? Perhaps the stress of the job had something to do with his methodic transition to sporting the bald look.

Who knows, but this is nostalgia to the highest extreme.

We get that Rogan's debut came over two decades ago, but it's almost impossible to identify parallel facial features to his current 52-year-old self. We need some time to process this absurdity.

Do not disturb.