SJ - February 13, 2022
News came out prior to UFC 271 that Joe Rogan, who was set to broadcast the night of fights, had a scheduling conflict and wouldn't be able to join the broadcast. Rumors that he was actually asked not to show up or suspended by the UFC quickly surfaced.
Rogan's been wrapped up in a ton of controversy stemming from things he's said on his podcast. After the fights UFC President Dana White was asked about Rogan's absence.
White denied that Rogan had a scheduling conflict or was suspended for UFC 271.
"There's no conflict of schedule. Joe Rogan didn't work tonight. Joe Rogan could have worked tonight. I don't know what Joe Rogan had to do, you guys will have to ask Joe Rogan. There was no 'Joe couldn't work tonight' or anything like that. I know that came out, it's total bullshit."
Dana White usually doesn't play games. If he says Rogan could have worked UFC 271 if he wanted to then he could've worked. Something else must have come up.
Rogan also had the support of one of the biggest names in the UFC, who was headlining the event. I'm sure Joe will set the record straight at some point.
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