Fight fans may be losing long time UFC commentator Joe Rogan this summer.

On a recent episode of the comedian’s podcast, Rogan let slip that his contract with the world’s premiere mixed martial arts organization was up in August and was unsure if he’ll re-sign a new one.

“My contract’s up in August. I might leave in August,” Rogan said on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast. “It’s possible. I like doing sh-t that scares me. I like doing stuff – I like taking chances in that I like walking away from things. I like doing that. I like experiencing new things. You open up new doors, your mind starts firing in a different way. I’m not a big fan of doing the same sh-t over and over and over again.

Rogan began is commentating duties with the UFC more than a decade ago at UFC 12 in 1997 in a time before Zuffa LLC and Dana White were manning the ship. While he would eventually parts ways with the company, White, his childhood friend, brought him to take over the commentary desk with Mike Goldberg once again.

Citing his desire to venture out into in search of new experiences, Rogan would reiterate his love for the sport of MMA would always be there but was looking to focus his energy on other projects in his life

“Like when I do stand-up comedy, I have to go to different places. I like to go to weird spots. I’ll do a weird open mic night in the middle of f••king nowhere. I think it’s really important. I like to go to new places. I like to travel. I like to just get in my car and drive places and get out of my car and walk around and check out places.

“You’ve got to experience different things in life. I’ve been doing the UFC for a long time. I will never stop being a UFC fan. That’s not going to happen. I love the sport. But there’s probably going to come a time where I don’t do commentary anymore, and it might be sooner than later. Or it might not. I mean, August might roll around and I might say, ‘You know what man, I f••king love this, let’s just keep doing this.’ But I might not, too.

“It’s not that I don’t love it. It’s just that I like doing a lot of other s••t, too. I don’t think my love for MMA will ever die off, but it’s very possible I won’t want to do it as a career sometime in the future.”

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José began his career as a mixed martial arts journalist while still enrolled at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University. Since graduating in May 2013, he has attended dozens of high profile UFC fight cards as a credentialed member of the media, providing live cage side coverage through his articles and videos. His work has appeared on UFC.com, ArizonaSports.com and AZCentral. He is also currently one of the main contributors on Power MMA Show at Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, one of the first all MMA radio shows on a major radio station.