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Aaron Rodgers, all-star quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, is a major story at the moment. The three-time NFL MVP tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in his placement on the COVID-19 reserve list on November 3. Though it was previously thought that Rodgers was immunized, he revealed himself to be unvaccinated in the aftermath of his sickness.
Naturally, a category five media s—t storm ensued.
Rodgers went on SiriusXM’s Pat McAfee Show earlier today to defend himself from the “crosshairs of the woke mob.” He spoke extensively about the research and thought-process that went into his decision-making, before revealing that a key component of his recovery protocol was ... Joe Rogan?
“I consulted with a now good friend of mine, Joe Rogan, after he got COVID, and I’ve a lot of the stuff he recommended in his podcast and on the phone to me,” Rodgers said (via CNN). “I’m going to have the best immunity possible now based on the 2.5-million-person study from Israel that the people that get COVID and recover, have the most robust immunity. I’m thankful for people like Joe stepping up and using his voice. I’m thankful for my medical squad and I’m thankful for all the love and support I’ve gotten but I’ve been taking monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, zinc, vitamin C and DHCQ and I feel pretty incredible.”
Ivermectin and Rogan has become linked terms in recent weeks after Rogan used the controversial drug to recover from his own bout of COVID-19. This began a serious feud between Rogan and CNN, as Rogan believed CNN did not fairly portray his use of the drug, rejecting its label of “horse dewormer.”
Ultimately, it would seem that Rogan’s experience was enough to convince Rodgers.
Judging from this Tweet, Nate Diaz only has to wait a couple months if he doesn’t feel like fighting Khamzat Chimaev.
Per Dana White, the UFC are hoping to book another bout for Khamzat Chimaev before the end of 2021.— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) November 5, 2021
Michael Bisping honestly deserves props for keeping that eyeball in for this long, you just know he’s been waiting for the perfect moment.
Frankie Edgar ranks highly among the most respected fighters among his peers, no one says a bad word about “The Answer.”
Islam Makhachev is not impressed with UFC matchmaking.
Thor Bjornsson’s training clips are always entertaining.
Kamaru Usman gets absolutely hammered by fans online (and Colby Covington) for his physique, but the champ has not given us any weird test results.
Congrats to @Usman84kg on a 5️⃣0️⃣x perfect test history under the USADA program, and becoming the first UFC athlete to reach that mark fighting his/her entire UFC career under the program. pic.twitter.com/ViDYIECMPA— UFC (@ufc) November 5, 2021
Speaking of Usman, some stats ahead of his main event tomorrow night:
Slips, rips, and KO clips
“Frodo” is one of those badass dudes who’s probably a top talent but hasn’t spent enough time on US soil for anyone to care.
Magomedrasul "Frodo" Khasbulaev defends his featherweight title against Ramazan Kishev. pic.twitter.com/ulbJt1pSAS— ACA MMA (@ACA_League) November 5, 2021
A pretty ideal pro debut:
Shtyrkov had this right hand loaded and ready to go.
„THE URAL HULK”!— ACA MMA (@ACA_League) November 5, 2021
Beautiful knockout by Ivan Shtyrkov. pic.twitter.com/zoe195j9CE
A real life man vs. wild situation!
Midnight Music: Here’s another one from Mom off the latest Foo Fighters LP.
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.