There are a ton of UFC fans who are extremely pissed off this week.
The reason? Joe Rogan is no longer on the call for UFC 271 as controversy swirls around the popular podcaster and MMA color commentator. In Rogan’s place, former UFC middleweight champion and longtime commentator Michael Bisping will take the second color commentary position.
Rogan has been entangled with controversy in recent weeks over his extremely popular podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. There was widespread public backlash over several guests who appeared on his show and gave what many health experts called “misinformation” about the COVID-19 pandemic. On top of that, a compilation video was sent out showing just how many times Rogan used the n-word on his show.
In a statement issued Friday, the UFC told MMA Fighting that Rogan had a “scheduling conflict” for UFC 271 and is scheduled to work commentary for UFC 272.
Social media knew that was a terrible excuse and fans went off on Twitter:
UFC 271 features Adesanya defending his title in a rematch against ex-champ Robert Whittaker, and it takes place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
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