Showtime exec slams Joe Rogan for geography flub – claimed Manilla was in Africa

Popular podcaster and UFC commentator Joe Rogan recently found himself at the center of social media mockery after a blunder during his conversation with Mike Perry on the JRE podcast.

During one of the recent episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience, Joe Rogan invited Mike Perry as a guest to discuss his remarkable rise in bare-knuckle boxing and touch upon other aspects of his career and future prospects.

However, things took an unexpected turn when Perry made a peculiar statement regarding the ‘Thrilla In Manila.’ He mistakenly referred to this legendary boxing trilogy between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier as taking place in Africa. However, the match actually occurred in Manila- the capital city of the Philippines.

But instead of correcting Perry’s incorrect statement, Joe Rogan seemed to agree with it. This unfortunate agreement did not go unnoticed by Twitter users, who swiftly caught wind of the blunder and started mocking Rogan on social media platforms.

The incident quickly gained traction and people began questioning Rogan’s credibility, given his role as a prominent figure in the podcasting and broadcasting world.

Among the countless reactions on Twitter, Espinoza took a dig at Rogan’s blunder while highlighting the potential consequences of misinformation. Espinoza tweeted, “Agrees that Manila is in Africa and people still take medical advice from him.”


This sarcastic remark shed light on Rogan’s controversial stance on the COVID-19 pandemic. He has been particularly criticized for his refusal to get vaccinated and his promotion of alternative treatments such as Ivermectin, which have been met with skepticism by medical professionals.

Joe Rogan’s decisions regarding COVID-19 vaccines and his endorsement of alternative treatments have been met with considerable controversy. Amidst the global pandemic while vaccination campaigns were in full swing, Rogan publicly stated his reluctance to receive one of the COVID-19 vaccines. This stance drew widespread criticism, as many believed that influential figures like Rogan should encourage vaccination to protect public health.

Rogan has long participated in UFC broadcasts and is one of the top podcasters in the world. His debut broadcasting UFC event was at UFC 12 in Dothan, Alabama.