In wake of the announcement that Rogan won’t call Saturday’s UFC 271 event, Paul has decided to chime in. Although the reason behind Rogan’s withdrawal was revealed to be a “scheduling conflict,” Paul apparently believes that UFC broadcast partner Disney/ESPN decided to remove Rogan amid his multiple controversies.
So ESPN and Disney pull Joe Rogan from the UFC broadcast but stand behind Dana White who calls reporters douche bags, says a female fighter looks like a male fighter in dress and heels, and claims brain damage is part of the gig? You pulled the wrong guy Mr. Chapek
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) February 12, 2022
“So ESPN and Disney pull Joe Rogan from the UFC broadcast but stand behind Dana White who calls reporters douche bags, says a female fighter looks like a male fighter in dress and heels, and claims brain damage is part of the gig? You pulled the wrong guy Mr. Chapek.”
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Some prominent music artists, including Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, asked Spotify to remove their music from the streaming platform, which also has exclusive rights to “The Joe Rogan Experience,” after accusing Rogan’s podcast of spreading COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. Also, sinnger India Arie shared a recent video of Rogan using the N-word repeatedly through the years while on the air, which went viral, prompting the podcast host to issue an apology.
It’s no secret how Paul feels about White. The YouTube star-turned professional boxer is adamant that his intention is to create a fighter’s union and is only trying to help the athletes get paid more. Paul went as far as creating a diss track targeting White, and even sought out the help of former UFC champion and current Bellator champ Cris Cyborg to deliver his message.
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