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Why are Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier being criticized for biased commentary at UFC 259?

Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan
Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan
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Bhavesh Purohit

Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier are being lambasted for their commentary at UFC 259, which many fans and fighters have claimed was biased. According to several UFC competitors, Rogan and Cormier were partial towards Israel Adesanya during his light heavyweight debut against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259.

'The Last Stylebender' suffered the first loss of his MMA career to Blachowicz in the UFC 259 headliner. The judges scored the contest unanimously in Blachowicz's favor with the scores of 49-46, 49-45, 49-45.

The MMA community, however, is not pleased with the way Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier called the main event fight.

At the end of the five-round battle, Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier appeared to disagree with two judges who scored the fight 49-45.

Which UFC fighters slammed Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier's commentary?

After Jan Blachowicz was declared the winner of the UFC 259 main event, Marvin Vettori took to Twitter to express his displeasure with Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier's commentary. 'The Italian Dream' said it was "unbelievable" how biased the commentators were during the main event.

Vettori also noted that he "can't wait" to fight Israel Adesanya fight once again. The No.5 ranked middleweight locked horns with the middleweight champion in 2018. Vettori was able to survive all three rounds against Adesanya, but found himself on the wrong side of a split decision.

Following his big win over Jack Hermansson last year, Vettori said he would like a rematch against 'The Last Stylebender' in the future. Adesanya's win against Vettori continues to remain the only split decision victory of his MMA career.

Former UFC interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje also seemed discontented with the supposed bias of the commentary team at UFC 259. 'The Highlight' stated Blachowicz clearly won the first two rounds of the fight, and that the commentary was "unbelievably biased."

Gaethje, the No.2 ranked UFC lightweight, is waiting for his next fight to come to fruition. The 32-year-old last fought Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 in October 2020, where he was choked out by 'The Eagle' in the second round of the fight.


Edited by Utathya Ghosh
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