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Joe Rogan Blames Will Smith’s Slap on Chris Rock for Dave Chappelle’s Assault

Published 05/06/2022, 12:13 PM EDT

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What happened at the 2022 Oscars started a lot of dialogues. A stand-up comedian & UFC color commentator, Joe Rogan was highly critical of the fact that Will Smith, who made an erroneous choice, faced no repercussions from the event security or the management. And even went on to the stage to receive his first-ever Academy Award later in the night.

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Recently, stand-up comedian & Joe Rogan’s good friend Dave Chappelle got tackled by someone from the audience. Subsequently, the former Fear Factor host condemned the incident.


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Joe Rogan even added, “Well, we live in strange times, man. I mean, after the Chris Rock thing, that was one of the things that I was worried about–I was like, people are thinking they are gonna start smacking comedians now if they don’t like what they are saying.”

“And what I’m thinking or what I’m worried about is–you know, people think that’s justified,” concluded Rogan.

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Rogan had commented after the Will Smith-Chris Rock incident, “It’s a terrible precedent for comedy clubs. Like, people are going to decide that they are gonna go on stage and smack the comedian.”

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The host of Spotify’s biggest podcast had already envisioned what would unfold. And he was spot on with his prediction.

Did Will Smith’s actions encourage the outrageous tackle against Dave Chappelle, or was it just a random coincidence? It’s all speculative. However, as Rogan proposed, it’s a worrisome sign for standup comedians.

Joe Rogan predicts Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje

The UFC commentator will be back in the broadcast booth for UFC 274. The veteran voice of the UFC gave his analysis of the main event between Brazilian champion, Charles Oliveira and the former interim lightweight champion, Justin Gaethje.


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Rogan didn’t pick anybody, as he will call the fight, but he said., “That’s the one that I don’t know… Gaethje is a dangerous man… Right now, that guy [Charles Oliveira] is the f**king man. That’s who he is… Him against Gaethje that’s a real f**king test… “


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It would be Oliveira’s second title defense after the first one came against Dustin Poirier.


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Deepak Kumar


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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.
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