Joe Rogan shoots down Brendan Schaub UFC conspiracy, says Schaub needs ‘a handler’

Joe Rogan has been vocal about his friendship with Dana White as of late – and he’s clearly picking sides in the latest controversy longtime friend Brendan Schaub is going through.

Brendan Schaub is a former UFC heavyweight turned MMA analyst, comedian and podcaster. Schaub found himself at odds with White after he parroted UFC veteran Pat Miletich. Miletich believed UFC 279 wasn’t selling well – causing UFC to prompt Chimaev to miss weight and reshuffle the card.

Schaub latched onto the theory early and doubled down on it since penning an insulting post targeting Dana White.

“(Aspen Ladd) keeps missing weight, it’s frowned upon usually, unless you’re Khamzat. It just adds to my theory… and Dana came out in the thing and said ‘anyone who thinks Khamzat had a bad week is out of their mind, he had a great week’.”

“I want you guys to go back and look and see if a fighter has missed weight and Dana has given any of them praise, ever in the history of a fighter missing weight… That’s like JFK getting shot and the CIA being like ‘I mean it happens all the time, it’s not a big deal’… Oh, you’re in on it.”

Joe Rogan has since backed Dana White and made some harsh comments targeting Schaub during the latest podcast episode featuring MMA videographer Will Harris.

“Soon as you don’t give it to (MMA fans)? That’s it – Brendan Schaub. He gave his opinion on Dana. They ate his a*s alive like piranhas.”

To which Rogan replied:

“It’s so dumb. I didn’t talk to him about that. But first of all, he’s wrong.”

“He’s wrong about the theory. Look, Brendan’s my boy, but he needs a handler. He needs someone like me around him all the time. What are you gonna do? Nope, not, not. Here’s why. And he’ll go: ‘Yeah, you’re right.’.

While Schaub is usually way out there with his ‘theories’ it’s notable that UFC’s own Sean Strickland and Tony Ferguson came out in sport of his theory.