The Joe Rogan-Spotify controversy rocked the internet in early February. The host of the most popular podcast in the world, Joe Rogan was accused of spreading misinformation relating to the global health pandemic.
Apart from that, Joe Rogan was also embroiled in a controversy when old clips of him using the N-word and racist slurs went viral. While Joe Rogan apologized publicly for his mistake, the story doesn’t end here.
Joe Rogan Absent From UFC Broadcast
In the latest UFC 271 event, Joe Rogan wasn’t seen doing the commentary and this sent an alarm bell ringing. Many fans and viewers thought that Joe Rogan has been removed from UFC following his Spotify controversy. Joe Rogan has been a regular commentator and interviewer for the UFC but his absence during one of the biggest event nights for UFC 271 was alarming.
YouTuber-turned-Pro Boxer Jake Paul also weighed in on the absence of Joe Rogan and bashed Disney, ESPN, and Dana White for pulling him from the UFC broadcast.
What Did Dana White Say?
According to the UFC statement, there was a conflict of schedule and hence, Joe Rogan couldn’t make it to the UFC 271 event. But now, UFC President Dana White has given a clear answer regarding whether or not Joe Rogan will continue with the UFC. This is what Dana White said:
“There was no conflict of schedule. Joe Rogan didn’t work tonight. Joe Rogan could’ve worked tonight. … Yeah, Joe Rogan, I don’t know what Joe Rogan had to do. You guys will have to ask Joe Rogan, but there was no ‘Joe couldn’t work,’ or anything like that. I know that came out. That’s total bullsh*t.”
“Whenever he’s going to work again, he’ll be working, yeah,” White said.
There are rumors that Joe Rogan will return in the next UFC PPV event but it only remains to be seen how much truth there is to these anticipations.
UFC 272 is scheduled for 5 March 2022 and is set to take place in Nevada.
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