— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) February 6, 2022
A number of current and former UFC fighters have taken to social media to show their respective support for Joe Rogan. The longtime UFC commentator, and immensely successful podcast host, Rogan, has been under a lot of scrutiny in recent weeks.
People on the right disagree with much or what joe Rogan says but they respect his right to say it and have open discussions
People on that left disagree with much of what he says so they want him banned
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) February 4, 2022
The criticism started with Rogan being accused of spreading “dangerous misinformation” about Covid-19 on his popular podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience”. Those accusations were quickly followed by a number of musicians, including Neil Young, offering Spotify an ultimatum – choose between their music or Rogan’s podcast show.
Personally I hope joe leaves Spotify and finds a site that won’t censor him and remove episodes
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) February 5, 2022
Rogan took to Instagram with a nine minute video addressing those accusations where he admitted he doesn’t “always get it right”, while promising to “do better”. The UFC commentator’s post garnered a lot of support with the likes of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson applauding his response.
.@joerogan is my boy
— Din Thomas (@DinThomas) February 5, 2022
“Great stuff here brother. Perfectly articulated. Look forward to coming on one day and breaking out the tequila with you.” However, after a video of Joe Rogan using the N-word on multiple occasions surfaced on the internet, the former ‘Fear Factor‘ host was once again under fire.
We not cancelling @joerogan today y’all trying way to hard
— Mike "Biggie" Rhodes (@TeamRocBiggie) February 5, 2022
Rogan was quick to address the video admitting that he had “clearly have (messed) up”, but that did not stop him from falling out of favor with the likes of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and others (see more on that here).
This world and nation are in a strange place right now and the people who bring dialogue in seek of the truth are not our enemies. @joerogan is a friend with a huge heart for everyone. 👊🏽🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/nGJSUQv21w
— Josh Thomson (@THEREALPUNK) February 6, 2022
With that being said, many current and former UFC fighters have since taken to social media to throw their support behind Joe Rogan.
What a puss https://t.co/jyY6If0YSu
— Tim Sylvia (@timsylviamma) February 5, 2022
I’ll take Joe Rogan over all these bozos!
— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) February 5, 2022
I support @joerogan
— C H🖕🏽T O🇪🇨V E R A (@chitoveraUFC) February 6, 2022
If they can cancel Joe they can cancel anyone. Time to stand up people.
— Funky (@Benaskren) February 5, 2022