Joe Rogan Joins Jon Anik & Daniel Cormier On UFC 270 Commentary Team

Joe RoganThe broadcast team for the year’s first pay-per-view in Anaheim, California has been confirmed and it will feature a few familiar faces. After missing four numbered events last year, Joe Rogan will again be tasked with color commentary duties at UFC 270 for what will be his third consecutive show. The popular podcast host will […]

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The broadcast team for the year’s first pay-per-view in Anaheim, California has been confirmed and it will feature a few familiar faces.

After missing four numbered events last year, Joe Rogan will again be tasked with color commentary duties at UFC 270 for what will be his third consecutive show. The popular podcast host will be joined by Daniel Cormier while of course, long-time UFC play-by-play analyst Jon Anik will take you through the action as it unfolds.

Rogan was in the booth for both UFC 268 and UFC 269 to cap off a strong 2021 as well as UFC 260 last March in the UFC Apex. This was the event that Francis Ngannou defeated Stipe Miocic to capture his first heavyweight title, his most recent appearance in the octagon.

Ngannou is set to make the first defense of his belt this weekend in a marquee matchup with rival and former training partner, Ciryl Gane. Rogan has never called one of Gane’s fights before but he has made it known that he’s been admiring the French Prince’s skills from afar.

Joe Rogan Says Gane Is Best Moving Heavyweight Of All Time

Gane is coming off a big win over Derrick Lewis at UFC 265 where he laid claim to interim gold. Anik and Cormier were joined by Dominick Cruz for this event as Rogan had prior commitments with his North American comedy tour. 

The team will be rounded out by Megan Olivi who will fulfill reporting duties live from the Honda Centre while Michael Bisping and Anthony Smith will take care of pre and post-fight analysis shows from the desk. 

Do you think Joe Rogan, Jon Anik, and DC are the all-star commentary team for the UFC?

Dana White Defends Joe Rogan Amid Covid-19 Controversy

Dana WhiteUFC president Dana White has reacted to health care professionals’ leveling criticism at Joe Rogan over the Covid-19 treatment advice he’s shared on his podcast. Last week 270 health care professionals and scientific experts wrote an open letter to Spotify. The letter called for the streaming service to create a comprehensive policy banning misinformation on […]

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UFC president Dana White has reacted to health care professionals’ leveling criticism at Joe Rogan over the Covid-19 treatment advice he’s shared on his podcast.

Last week 270 health care professionals and scientific experts wrote an open letter to Spotify. The letter called for the streaming service to create a comprehensive policy banning misinformation on their platform.

This follows an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience where the comedian is joined by Dr. Robert Malone who discusses various claims relating to Covid-19 and treatment. The letter claims that Malone was spreading false information about Covid-19 and branded Rogan as a bad influence, one doctor even labeling him as a ‘menace to public health.’

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At the post-fight press conference for UFC Vegas 46, White was questioned about the recent controversy surrounding Rogan. White would jump to the defence of his long-time friend and colleague, who White reached out to for advice when he and his family got Covid-19; going on to credit Rogan for assisting their speedy recovery.

“Well, how about this? Ever since I came out and said what I did, it’s almost impossible now to get monoclonal antibodies,” White said. “They’re making it so you can’t get ’em. Medicine that absolutely works, they’re keeping from (us). I don’t want to get too political and start getting into all this shit, but ivermectin and monoclonal antibodies have been around for a long time. Now all of a sudden you can’t dig ’em up to save your life. Doctors won’t give ’em to ya.

“And even when I did it here in Vegas, which was, however many weeks ago that I had it…I made one phone call and was able to get it done. And that’s not like some fuckin’ rich, famous-guy shit. Like, anybody could’ve called….now, Rogan’s been talking about it, then I went crazy talking about it, you can’t get those things to save your life now, literally.”

“It’s disgusting. It’s disgusting,” White said. “Yeah, it’s one of the craziest things I’ve ever witnessed in my life. And we’re not talking about experimental drugs. This stuff’s been around.”

At this point Yahoo Sports reporter Kevin Iole questioned White, “You’re a doctor?” he asked. You’re a doctor” Iole repeated.

This would ignite a small back and forth between the pair, “No, but I took ’em, and they both worked for me, so why shouldn’t I be able to take ’em again—or other people?”

“You want to know what’s scary? Bet I can get some fuckin’ pain pills quicker than I can get monoclonal antibodies,” White said. “No, not maybe. That’s a fact. That’s a fact. They fuckin’ hand out pain pills like they’re Tic Tacs. Monoclonal antibodies and ivermectin isn’t gonna do anything to ya. Pain pills kill you. Fact. And I’m not a doctor, but that’s a fact.” (Transcribed by MMA News)

What do you think? Do you agree Dana white?

White Says Health Care System’s Reaction To Joe Rogan Is “Disgusting”

UFC President Dana White made some strong accusations about the United States health care system’s response to Joe Rogan’s COVID-19 treatment advice.

Last week, 270 doctors, scientists, professors, and nurses among others penned an open letter to S…

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UFC President Dana White made some strong accusations about the United States health care system’s response to Joe Rogan’s COVID-19 treatment advice.

Last week, 270 doctors, scientists, professors, and nurses among others penned an open letter to Spotify calling on the streaming platform to create a misinformation policy. The letter was written as a reaction to a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience that had Dr. Robert Malone on as a guest.

In the letter, the coalition accused Malone of spreading COVID-19 conspiracy theories. They also criticized Rogan for being a consistently negative influence on the public, particularly his younger audience members.

At the UFC Vegas 46 post-fight press conference, White was asked about the letter and all the criticisms aimed at Rogan. Being that White has credited Rogan’s advice for helping him and his family’s speedy recoveries from COVID-19, he called on his own personal experience when defending the longtime UFC color man. And he also accused doctors of withholding valuable treatment options from the public.

“Well, how about this? Ever since I came out and said what I did, it’s almost impossible now to get monoclonal antibodies,” White said. “They’re making it so you can’t get ’em. Medicine that absolutely works, they’re keeping from (us). I don’t want to get too political and start getting into all this shit, but ivermectin and monoclonal antibodies have been around for a long time. Now all of a sudden you can’t dig ’em up to save your life. Doctors won’t give ’em to ya. 

“And even when I did it here in Vegas, which was, however many weeks ago that I had it…I made one phone call and was able to get it done. And that’s not like some fuckin’ rich, famous-guy shit. Like, anybody could’ve called….now, Rogan’s been talking about it, then I went crazy talking about it, you can’t get those things to save your life now, literally.”

White was then asked if he’s surprised that people are not being allowed to even openly discuss alternative treatment options to COVID-19. The UFC boss provided the following strong response.

“It’s disgusting. It’s disgusting,” White said. “Yeah, it’s one of the craziest things I’ve ever witnessed in my life. And we’re not talking about experimental drugs. This stuff’s been around.”

At this point, someone in the audience shouted out, sarcastically asking White if he is a doctor.

“No, but I took ’em, and they both worked for me, so why shouldn’t I be able to take ’em again—or other people?”

After poking fun at the audience member’s outburst as another example of people trying to silence the conversation around this topic, White went on to use the prescription rate of pain relievers as an example of the health care system’s hypocrisy.

“You want to know what’s scary? Bet I can get some fuckin’ pain pills quicker than I can get monoclonal antibodies,” White said. “No, not maybe. That’s a fact. That’s a fact. They fuckin’ hand out pain pills like they’re Tic Tacs….Monoclonal antibodies and ivermectin isn’t gonna do anything to ya. Pain pills kill ya. Fact. And I’m not a doctor, but that’s a fact,” White concluded with a light chuckle.

What are your thoughts on Dana White’s comments?

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Joe Rogan Clarifies His Position On Trans Women In MMA

Joe RoganJoe Rogan seems to have changed his stance on the subject of transgender women competing against cisgender women in the sport of mixed martial arts. The UFC commentator and popular podcaster previously caused an uproar when he spoke out against Fallon Fox, who transitioned from male to female in 2006, and began an MMA career […]

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Joe Rogan seems to have changed his stance on the subject of transgender women competing against cisgender women in the sport of mixed martial arts.

The UFC commentator and popular podcaster previously caused an uproar when he spoke out against Fallon Fox, who transitioned from male to female in 2006, and began an MMA career in 2011. Fox went on a winning streak, beating women until it was revealed she was born a man in 2013. At that point, the athletic commissions who sanctioned her fights came under intense pressure with Rogan leading the opposition against Fox.

“First of all, she’s not really a she. She’s a transgender, post-op person,” Rogan said. “The operation doesn’t shave down your bone density. It doesn’t change. You look at a man’s hands and you look at a woman’s hands and they’re built different. They’re just thicker, they’re stronger, your wrists are thicker, your elbows are thicker, your joints are thicker. Just the mechanical function of punching, a man can do it much harder than a woman can, period.”

Joe Rogan Changes His Tune On Trans Women In MMA

During a recent appearance on Tim Dillon’s podcast, Rogan reflected on the uproar he caused with his comments about trans women in MMA. The comedian also explained how he feels about the subject now after another trans female, Alana McLaughlin, recently started her career in professional MMA

“Well the trans MMA thing was big. But it wasn’t, it wasn’t valid. It was people that don’t want any criticism whatsoever about trans people,” Rogan said.

“And I was like: ‘Look, I don’t have a problem with trans people right I have a problem with someone pretending that they’re a biological woman and fighting women.

Rogan says he’s fine with trans women fighting cisgender women as long as everyone is aware of the facts before the fight and has the option to accept or reject the bout.

“Once you say you’re trans and everybody says okay I’ll fight her – Fine. I’m fine with that,” Rogan said. “And in fact MMA is one of the best places for that because you know exactly who your opponent is. Unlike like this swimmer. Was it UPenn? Is that what it is? The swimmer that’s like lapping all these biological women, that’s f—-d because they don’t have a choice they have to compete. “ (Transcribed by Calfkicker)

Do you agree with Joe Rogan? Is it ok for trans women to fight cisgender women?

As Medical Coalition Targets Rogan, Schaub Comes To His Defense

Brendan Schaub is coming to Joe Rogan’s defense after a coalition of medical professionals and educators called on Spotify to rein in Rogan’s alleged misinformation.

Recently, a letter was published by over 200 doctors, nurses, professors, and scie…

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Brendan Schaub is coming to Joe Rogan’s defense after a coalition of medical professionals and educators called on Spotify to rein in Rogan’s alleged misinformation.

Recently, a letter was published by over 200 doctors, nurses, professors, and scientists imploring Spotify to create a policy to help tackle misinformation on the streaming platform. The specific material the coalition was referencing is the content disseminated and facilitated by Joe Rogan on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

This comes after a controversial episode with Dr. Robert Malone aired last month, with the doctor being accused of “promoting baseless conspiracy theories” regarding COVID-19.

“This is not only a scientific or medical concern; it is a sociological issue of devastating proportions and Spotify is responsible for allowing this activity to thrive on its platform,” the letter wrote regarding JRE & the Dr. Robert Malone episode.

As of this writing, Spotify has not issued a response to this letter, but Rogan’s good buddy and fellow podcaster/comedian Brendan Schaub has addressed the criticisms Rogan has received. Schaub argues that, unlike other mainstream news outlets, Rogan does not have a hidden agenda.

“It’s like you want to shut this doctor down, which [Anthony] Fauci [Chief Medical Advisor to the President] has done over and over again. But I don’t agree with him. He tries to get them canceled. He’s notoriously known for that.

“But also with this it is like hold on, you want to cancel Rogan and this doctor because they don’t agree with what you’re saying? He is more qualified than you guys are… They don’t like that Rogan is this outliner who destroys all of them combined. So they’re trying to censor that… Joe doesn’t have an agenda. If you watch CNN or Fox, there’s an agenda, plan or narrative that they are pushing. Joe is not. (h/t Sportskeeda).

What do you make of all the criticisms against Joe Rogan, including the letter written by the medical coalition that targeted him?

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Medical Coalition Writes Letter To Spotify About Rogan Misinformation

A coalition of over 200 medical professionals and educators have written an open letter to Spotify to implement a “misinformation policy” in response to content disseminated on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

The impetus behind the lett…

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A coalition of over 200 medical professionals and educators have written an open letter to Spotify to implement a “misinformation policy” in response to content disseminated on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

The impetus behind the letter was the December 31, 2021 episode featuring Dr. Robert Malone. In the letter, the authors accuse Spotify of failing to “mitigate the spread of misinformation” by allowing such episodes to stream to an estimated audience of over 11 million people.

The letter accuses Malone of “promoting baseless conspiracy theories” and claims “the JRE has a concerning history of broadcasting misinformation, particularly regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The letter would also accuse Rogan of repeatedly spreading “misleading and false claims on his podcast, provoking distrust in science and medicine.” The authors argue that Rogan has “discouraged vaccination in young people and children, incorrectly claimed that mRNA vaccines are ‘gene therapy,’ promoted off-label use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 (contrary to FDA warnings), and spread a number of unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.”

The authors proceed to argue that such information is particularly harmful due to the demographic of the podcast. They state that the average age of JRE listeners is 24 years old and that this is concerning because “unvaccinated 12-34-year-olds are 12 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID than those who are fully vaccinated.”

The impassioned letter continues by stating that medical professionals are directly impacted by the content shared on the JRE podcast, as they have to work overtime to repair “the public’s damaged understanding of science and medicine.”

“This is not only a scientific or medical concern; it is a sociological issue of devastating proportions and Spotify is responsible for allowing this activity to thrive on its platform,” the letter concludes.

You can view the full letter here.

What is your reaction to this letter about The Joe Rogan Experience podcast?

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