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Joe Rogan off UFC 271 due to 'scheduling conflict'

The popular UFC color commentator will not be in attendance Saturday.

Joe Rogan will not be on Saturday's UFC 271 commentary team due to what the promotion is calling a "scheduling conflict."

The booth will be made up of Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier and Michael Bisping instead.

TSN's Aaron Bronsteter reported that per UFC officials, Rogan "had a scheduling conflict" and will not be on the show. However, MMA Fighting reported that as of Wednesday, Rogan was set to join Anik and Cormier per usual.

As of now, Rogan is scheduled to be part of March's UFC 272.

Rogan, who hosts the popular Joe Rogan Experience on Spotify, has come under fire in recent weeks for past use of racial slurs in addition to his discussions regarding use of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya stuck up for Rogan at a press conference this week. He is set to defend against former champion Robert Whittaker in a rematch Saturday.

The PPV will also see heavyweight contenders Derrick Lewis vs. Tai Tuivasa and middleweight contenders Derek Brunson vs. Jared Cannonier.