UFC champion Israel Adesanya had a message for comedian, podcaster, and UFC commentator.
Adesanya’s words come after the controversy that Rogan had used the times—in context—during several older episodes of his podcast.
A sports journalist asked the question at a press conference leading up to UFC 271.
“First off, let me take this one,” Adesanya said. “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.”
His message continued: “f*ck the noise” and “keep doing you.”
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— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) February 11, 2022
“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.”
Later, the UFC champ would write out on Instagram more ponderings: “We are living in very strange times. When a voice speaks out against the mainstream narrative, the establishment has a systematic way of shutting said voice down. I’m not asking you to think like me, I encourage you to turn off your tv and think for yourself. Don’t let them pull the wool over your eyes.”
Last week, Rogan posted a lengthy apology over what he called “regretful and shameful” use of racial slurs.
Rogan would say that even he was appalled by the supercut video of him using the word on several occasions.
Notably, Rogan was using the word in the context of the actual word. He never called anyone the word.
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“It’s a video that’s made of clips taken out of context of me of 12 years of conversations on my podcast. It’s all smushed together and it looks f—— horrible, even to me,” said the superstar podcaster.
“I know that to most people, there’s no context where a white person is ever allowed to say that word, never mind publicly on a podcast. And I agree with that now,” Rogan continued.
“I never used it to be racist… It’s not my word to use. I’m well aware of that now, but for years I used it in that manner,” he said.