UFC champion Israel Adesanya defended Joe Rogan at a UFC 271 press conference Thursday.
"First off, let me take this one. Hold up. I'm Black. I can take this one," Adesanya said, via MMA Junkie. "Look, there's a lot of c---s 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.
"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."
And on Instagram, he wrote:
"We are living in very strange times. When a voice speaks out against the mainstream narrative, the establishment have 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,"
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