Last month in the co-main event of UFC 240 between Cris Cyborg and Felicia Spencer at the Rogers Arena in Edmonton, Canada, the former Brazilian champ defeated Spencer via unanimous decision. It was an extremely dominant performance.
However, despite such a fantastic showing inside the Octagon, UFC commentator Joe Rogan was criticised by fans for being biased against Cyborg and completely ignoring her dominance, while at the same time praising Spencer for even the most minuscule effort she showed inside the Octagon.
However, the UFC colour commentator recently said in the latest episode of his podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience”, that he wasn’t biased.
“That was the thing with the Spencer fight. Like, people were saying, ‘Oh, it was biased commentary.’ No, it wasn’t. That girl survived. She survived the onslaught. It was her eighth pro fight or ninth pro fight,” Rogan said. “It wasn’t close. And she cut Cyborg’s face wide open, too. But still, the idea was that she was going to run through that girl and she didn’t. That girl was tough as shit.” (Transcription via MMA Mania)
“There was no one that thought Spencer won that fight after it was over, but it was amazing that she was able to endure the fucking beating that Cyborg put on her. It was incredible.”
Do you guys think Joe Rogan was biased during the commentary?