Why is Joe Rogan Not on the UFC Card? | Easily Explained
Longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan was removed from UFC 271 days before the event.
This left many MMA fans wondering "Why is Joe Rogan not on the UFC card?".
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Why is Joe Rogan Not on the UFC card?
The initial report was that Rogan would not make it to UFC 271 due to a "Scheduling Conflict".
However, that reasoning would be called into question as during the broadcast, Jon Anik would say that Rogan has texted him and "believed that Israel Adesanya's hand was hurt or broken".
Dana White Clarifies
Later on, Dana White would be asked about Joe Rogan's absence of the event, and White would state that Rogan did not have a scheduling conflict.
“There’s no conflict of schedule. Joe Rogan didn’t work tonight. Joe Rogan could have worked tonight,” White said.
“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. It’s total bull****,” White said.
“Whenever he’s going to work again, he’ll be working.”
Free Joe Rogan Chants
During the UFC 271 event, fans would chant "Free Joe Rogan".
“Free Joe Rogan” chants bellow throughout Toyota Center. #UFC271— Nolan King (@mma_kings) February 13, 2022
Rogan Returns to Commentate
Rogan's hiatus would be short-lived, as he would return on the next Pay Per View at UFC 272 where once long-time friends, and now rivals Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal would face off.