“Time to Put Up or Shut Up”- Combat World Including Joe Rogan & Jake Paul React to Elon Musk’s $43 Billion Twitter Buyout News

Published 04/25/2022, 5:36 PM EDT

Elon Musk buying Twitter has been the talk of the town ever since news broke that the microblogging site’s board of directors has approved Elon Musk’s buyout offer of a whopping $43 billion. The combat community was particularly thrilled with the news and professionals like Joe Rogan, Ben Askren, and YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul, registered their reactions to the news.

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Noticeably, most of the reactions that came out were from Twitter itself after Elon Musk, with a Tweet, announced his takeover of the social media giant.

Former ONE Championship and UFC fighter Ben Askren tweeted, “So @elonmusk owns @Twitter! Time to put up or shut up, should be fascinating to watch it all unfold.”

YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul, who has defeated the likes of Ben Askren and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in an exhibition boxing fight, tweeted, “with Twitter being the most toxic and corrupt platform full of lies from the left they will no longer have a platform to censor, hide, and manipulate the truth. If this tweet makes you mad then you’re guilty🤓 love it. love Elon.”

 

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UFC commentator and podcast host Joe Rogan, who has hosted Elon Musk twice on his podcast, couldn’t contain his excitement. “LET’S F**KING GOOOOO,” Rogan captioned a post after he learned about the news.

ESPN’s Marc Raimondi had his priorities clear and just in time for the Elon Musk era, “No more underscore business. @marcraimondi has been secured after 13 years on this platform. Thanks to @sorevawaslike and @TessaHursh for the help! I am Twitter reborn. Just in time for Elon … ?”

While all the above were spontaneous reactions, Joe Rogan was certainly team Musk from the start.

Joe Rogan wanted Elon Musk to buy Twitter from the start

In his conversation with boxing legend Mike Tyson on the latter’s podcast, the longtime UFC commentator stated his desire for Elon Musk to buy Twitter.

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It had to do with Rogan and Musk’s similar stance on burning issues, and he conveyed the same to Tyson on Hotboxin’.

“I hope he buys Twitter because he’s committed to the idea of free speech. We can’t have people dictating what people can and can’t talk,” Rogan told Tyson. “They did some things where they wouldn’t allow people to get links to certain news stories they thought would be unfavorable towards particular candidates. Like that sh*t’s dangerous. Like you’re controlling elections.”

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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