Joe Rogan Removed From UFC 271 Broadcasting Panel
Joe Rogan has been removed from the upcoming UFC 271 Pay-Per-View amid his ongoing controversy surrounding his views about COVID-19. A UFC official confirmed this evening that Rogan has a scheduling conflict come up, and that is why he has been replaced. His replacement for the broadcasting booth this weekend is Michael Bisping.
While the timing of this does seem odd that the UFC just found out about a scheduling issue the day before one of the biggest Pay-Per-Views of the year (which you can read our preview here) the rumors will surely start to swirl that this has to do with his aforementioned controversial views and “misinformation” about COVID-19. Rogan has since addressed everything that is going on with a 10-minute Instagram video. Here is a quote from Joe Rogan’s Instagram via NewYorkPost.com:
“If I pissed you off, I’m sorry,” he said in a 10-minute apology video posted to his Instagram account. “I’m not trying to promote misinformation. I’m not trying to be controversial,” he insisted, saying his podcast feels like “some out-of-control juggernaut that I barely have control of.”
“I’ve never tried to do anything with this podcast other than just talk to people and have interesting conversations,” he said.
Joe Rogan has been confirmed to be on the broadcasting team for their next Pay-Per-View, UFC 272 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 5th. The panel for UFC 271 will consist of Daniel Cormier, Jon Anik, and the newly assigned Michael Bisping, a threesome that has been quite popular the more they have worked together. This will certainly be a story to keep an eye on going forward as more of this Rogan saga continues.