Rare Photo Shows Jacked Joe Rogan Next to 6-Time Mr. Olympia Winner Dorian Yates, Who Paved the Way for Ronnie Coleman With Retirement

Joe Rogan and bodybuilding legend, Dorian Yates sat together for a podcast on the ‘Joe Rogan Experience’. Rogan, who’s a fitness enthusiast himself, had a great time discussing the journey of the 6-time Mr. Olympia.


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Yates took to his social media to share a picture of him and the UFC commentator standing next to each other in Rogan’s studio. We can see the bodybuilder enjoying a smoke in the post.


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The 55-year-old Rogan, who is a fitness enthusiast himself, looked jacked even when standing next to a former 6-time Mr. Olympia winner. This shows how much Rogan takes care of his body and concentrates on his physicality. Meanwhile, Yates, who is a bodybuilding legend, also looked to be in great shape even at the age of 60.

The comedian was a big-time bodybuilding fan and looked up to bodybuilders growing up. Rogan’s intrigue with bodybuilding led to a very insightful conversation with Yates.

Dorian Yates describes his prime to Joe Rogan

In one of the more interesting sessions of conversation, the former Mr. Olympia was looking at his pictures from his bodybuilding days.

Reminiscing on those times, Yates said he looked at his old pictures and couldn’t believe how he achieved that physique.


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When Rogan pulled up a picture from Yates’ heydays, gazing at them, Yates said, “that’s insane, you couldn’t really fit more muscle onto that frame. I know I went to places and I did things, other people, you know, in the gym”

Joe Rogan, who was in awe, complimented the bodybuilder’s forearm. He said, “look at your f*cking forearms”

Clearing the air, the Brit replied, “that’s the thing, forearms. I never did any training for forearms. All that was just gripping the bar and doing the back training and some biceps training.”

Yates then went on to tell Rogan that during the time of competition his body fat was around 3%, however, it wasn’t sure since it was never the criteria to get it measured. 

Moreover, the bodybuilder clarified that more than the number, what mattered was how the athlete appeared on the stage.

How Good was Dorian Yates?

Dorian Yates is an English retired professional bodybuilder. He won the Mr. Olympia title six consecutive times from 1992 to 1997.

He has the fifth-highest number of Mr. Olympia wins in history, just behind Ronnie Coleman (8), Lee Haney (8), Arnold Schwarzenegger (7), and Phil Heath (7)


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He retired in 1997, right before Coleman began his run of victories at Mr. Olympia. Many believe that he cleared the path for the future eight-time world champion by retiring.


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Yates is a Yoga Practitioner and has described yoga and meditation as a life-altering experience. He does yoga on a daily basis.

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