It seems Paul (5-0 Boxing) doesn’t believe the reasoning behind the replacement, taking aim at Bob Chapek, Disney’s CEO. Of course, it’s not surprising that Paul also fired shots at UFC President-Dana White.
Paul took to Twitter to type,” So ESPN and Disney pull Joe Rogan from the UFC broadcast but stand behind Dana White who calls reporters douche bags, says a female fighter looks like a male fighter in dress and heels and claims brain damage is part of the gig? You pulled the wrong guy, Mr. Chapek.”
The change in the broadcast team happened just days after the controversy surrounding Joe Rogan and Spotify when multiple clips surfaced of Rogan using racial slurs on his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience. It should be noted that most, if not all, of the clips, were taken out of context.
Rogan has been in the media crosshair as of late for giving a platform to guests who were spreading “misinformation” about COVID-19 on his podcast. Rogan has responded to the most recent public out-roar with an apology video.
This past Thursday at the UFC 271 Pre-fight Press Conference, Israel Adesanya jumped to Rogan’s defense. Adesanya stating” There’s a lot of snakes in this game. I’ve been in this fight game since 2008, and Joe Rogan is one of the nicest, coolest, humble motherf****** I’ve had the pleasure of working with.” Following that up by saying, “F*** the noise.”
Paul vs White cont.
Paul has been no stranger to targeting White. Just two weeks ago, Paul released a diss track aimed at White. Paul has even gone as far as to accuse the UFC President of cocaine usage, with White responding by challenging Paul to random drug testing, steroid testing for Paul, and cocaine testing for White.
The UFC and ESPN have made no additional comments at this time regarding Rogan’s status with the promotion.
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