The boxing world was stunned when Dmitry Bivol defeated Canelo Alvarez. This was the Mexican’s second loss in his career. Previously he lost to Floyd Mayweather back in 2013.
Many journalists and experts have speculated on why Canelo lost. However, Joe Rogan feels Alvarez diet is to blame.
The podcaster is well-known for opposing vegetarianism and advocating for a meat-based diet.
Rogan posted an Instagram story criticizing the boxer for opting for a vegan diet in the lead-up to the significant bout, which he ultimately lost.
“That worked good,” Rogan said after sharing a Canelo quip regarding his diet. While Joe Rogan is no stranger to unconventional eating habits, he is not vegan.
Canelo’s decision to go vegan comes 4 years after a doping incident. According to Alvarez a contaminated sample of beef had caused him to fail a doping test. As a result of the tainted beef, Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol just 3 months before the rematch with Gennady Golovkin. At that point, animal rights advocates advised him to go vegan but it took him 4 years to make the switch.
Speaking with ESPN Desportes, Alvarez revealed he’s content with how the adaptation is going.
“I feel very good, my body is adapting very well. My stomach feels very good. I highly recommend it,” he said. “The truth is that I’m not very complicated when it comes to food, I adapt quickly.”
“It’s not something I grabbed all at once and gave up everything I was eating. Obviously all week I try to eat what is vegan and if some other day the opportunity arises to eat meat or chicken, I have no problem but I do try to stick to eating vegan all week.”
Rogan, a lifelong meat-eater, has regularly expressed his skepticism about veganism throughout the years.
Rogan has previously criticized vegetarianism, notably Bill Gates.
“By the way, you look like s**t. Because if you’re eating those plant-based burgers or whatever the f**k you’re doing, you are obese,” Rogan said about Bill’s diet.
Vegan diet opponents come from all walks of life. Anyone who calls themselves a vegan has almost certainly gone through it. But what’s the issue with Joe Rogan? The comedian and podcast broadcaster delves further than anybody else.
Rogan has said that he is not “anti-vegan.” However, he regularly advises his vegan visitors to consume animals for their health.