Reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya spoke up about the situation that UFC color commentator Joe Rogan is going through. Rogan is facing controversy over a mega compilation of him uttering a racial slur.
During the UFC 271 press conference, an interviewer asked the UFC President Dana White about his opinion on Joe Rogan and his controversy.
Suddenly, Israel Adesanya took up the mic and intercepted Dana White who was going to answer. Adesanya then talked on the mic and defended Joe Rogan. The 32-year-old Nigerian even said that Joe Rogan is one of the nicest people that he ever met during 14 years of his career as a fighter.
“First off, let me take this one. Hold up. I’m Black. I can take this one. Look, there’s a lot of c*nts in this game. There are a lot of snakes in this game. I’ve been in this fight game since 2008. Joe Rogan is one of the nicest, coolest, humble motherf*ckers I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Understand that.” said Adesanya
“F*ck the noise. You know what they’re trying to do. You can’t control the man. He’s got the biggest platform in the world right now. That’s my n*gga Joe Rogan. F*ck the noise. … Just keep doing you, Joe. Have some mushrooms. Keep doing you.” Adesanya added.
And apparently Rogan was really touched by Adesanya’s comments.
“Thought what you did with Rogen was so brave.” Andrew Schulz shared with Adesanya.
“Yeah, that was so brave. Like the alley up,” Adesanya replied adding “Cancel me!”
“I don’t know if you and Rogan spoke, but I was talking to him about it and he said it made him tear up, man,” Schulz revealed.
” I love that dude, man.” Adesanya replied adding “And um, you know Rogan’s a guy that for me? Look, alright, we know what’s going on. You know, like, that’s why I said f**k the noise cuz it’s like, if don’t focus on what they want you to focus on focus on why they’re doing what they’re doing now.”
“Do you know how much manpower it takes for someone to go through every single episode of the JRE? They probably had a whole team on that show. Just like find where he was saying the word find way was using the N word. And just like they would have had like 10 people on that s/it. Yeah, and hours of f**ing footage. And it’s like why now?”