Dana White dismisses claims that Joe Rogan missed UFC 271 due to scheduling conflicts, claims he chose to skip the PPV

UFC president Dana White dismissed the claims that Joe Rogan missed UFC 271 because of scheduling conflicts, claims he decided to skip it.

Dana White on Joe Rogan
Dana White on Joe Rogan

The live event of UFC 271 just went down, and it was one of the most exciting fight cards of this year. The main event was headlined by the middleweight title rematch between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker. Adesanya put up a striking clinic and came out on top after five rounds of absolute domination.

Everything was going as planned, and long time UFC commentator and analyst, Joe Rogan was supposed to join his team in the commentary team. Just few days before the fight, MMA reporter Aaron Bronsteter wrote on Twitter confirming that Rogan will be snubbed from the commentary booth. The reporter wrote that the reason behind his absence is a “scheduling conflict”. Rogan was seen at the first PPV event of 2022 at UFC 270 and his next appearance will most likely be at UFC 272 according to reports.

Many claimed that Rogan was pulled out from the card because of his recent controversies. He released an episode talking about the Coronavirus vaccine measures, and a video of him saying the “N-word” surfaced online. He’s been dealing with a lot of hate, and many came in support after all this happened.

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Dana White sheds light on Joe Rogan’s future in the UFC

Dana White Joe Rogan
Dana White on Joe Rogan

Dana addressed this matter talking to reporters after UFC 271, he said, “There was no conflict of schedule. Joe didn’t work tonight. Rogan could’ve worked tonight. … Yeah, Joe Rogan, I don’t know what Joe Rogan had to do. You guys will have to ask Joe Rogan, but there was no ‘Joe couldn’t work,’ or anything like that. I know that came out. That’s total bullsh*t.”

Rogan’s been missing a lot of UFC events, and talking about Rogan’s future in the UFC, he said, “Whenever he’s going to work again, he’ll be working, yeah.”

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