Will Joe Rogan be providing commentary at UFC 271?

Joe Rogan, the longtime announcer of the UFC, will now not be calling the motion at UFC 271 on Saturday.

TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter confirmed that Rogan won’t be on the occasion due to a “scheduling battle.” He’s nonetheless scheduled to seem at UFC 272 in March. Rogan was set to supply commentary with Jon Anik and Daniel Cormier, however former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will change him.

Bisping posted a video on social media of him sitting on a airplane with the caption “off to [Houston],” confirming the change.

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The sudden change comes throughout a time wherein Rogan has been mired in controversy stemming from his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Expertise.” There was backlash over company on his present spreading misinformation concerning COVID-19 and vaccines. A number of high-profile musicians, together with Neil Younger and Joni Mitchell, have taken their work off Spotify in protest.

Rogan has additionally confronted criticism after outdated footage displaying him utilizing racial slurs a number of occasions lately resurfaced on-line. When Dana White was requested about Rogan’s scenario, UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya jumped in and defended the 54-year-old Rogan.

“I have been on this struggle sport since 2008, and Joe Rogan is among the nicest, coolest, humble motherf—ers I’ve had the pleasure of working with, perceive that,” Adesanya stated on the UFC 271 pre-fight press convention.

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“The Joe Rogan Expertise” has over 11 million subscribers on YouTube and a really energetic following on Spotify. Rogan has over eight million followers on Twitter.

The principle occasion of UFC 271 will characteristic Adesanya defending the middleweight title towards Robert Whittaker.


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