The popular UFC commentator, stand-up comedian, and podcaster Joe Rogan has been recently involved in a controversy with Spotify. He was being accused of spreading misinformation about the virus on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, on Spotify.
The company refused to remove all of Joe Rogan’s content though a recent appeal from some musicians and podcasters was stated. However, Spotify tried to find common ground and began removing several JRE episodes. It has been noted that the total number of deleted episodes of the ‘Joe Rogan Experience’ has reportedly reached 113. Another alarming issue followed suit over the weekend when a video compilation of him saying the “N-word” on his podcast went viral.
Despite the controversial events, the crowd at UFC 271 inside Houston’s Toyota Center showed their support for Rogan.
Fans at UFC 271 supports Joe Rogan
Rogan was replaced by former middleweight champion as well as beloved UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping on the desk on Saturday due to a ‘scheduling conflict’. Recently, Jake Paul spoke about UFC removing Joe Rogan. However, fans at the stadium chanted “Free Joe Rogan” as UFC 271 progressed.
Rogan has also further backed up his actions by pointing out the reason behind his quick recovery from infection. According to the UFC commentator, instead of arguing whether his intake of Ivermectin got the job done or not, people should focus on the legitimate benefits of monoclonal antibodies in a positive person:
“I think Ivermectin is one of the things that I took that did something but I think monoclonal antibodies was the big one and that’s the stuff that got [Donald] Trump in four days, [and] he wasn’t taking Ivermectin. I think there’s something legitimately, really beneficial about monoclonal antibodies that have been proven but yet they pulled them… Why don’t they discuss that?”
Rogan also texted a UFC announcer at the show about what was going on, as seen below.
Joe Rogan had a "scheduling conflict" but still found time to text Anik on commentary and give a misleading medical observation that Adesanya injured his right hand. He found a way to stay on brand, didn't he?
— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) February 13, 2022
Joe Rogan rips into media:
"The answer isn't to silence me. The answer is for you to do better." pic.twitter.com/fYoBj6AAa9
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) February 11, 2022