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Joe Rogan explains why he “doesn’t buy” Conor McGregor’s retirement

Published: 7/Jun/2020 16:57

by Joe Craven

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Popular US podcaster and UFC commentator Joe Rogan has weighed in on Conor McGregor’s shock retirement announcement, revealing why he has his doubts that it’s genuine. 

Joe Rogan is host to the wildly successful ‘Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast, which pulls in millions of viewers and listeners per episode and has featured stars such as Robert Downey Jr, Elon Musk, and much more.

However, away from podcasting, he has a background in competitive mixed-martial-arts commentating, and is friends with UFC entrepreneur Dana White. He has now weighed in on the Conor McGregor situation, after the Irish superstar announced a shock retirement on June 6.

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McGregor is known for his confidence and fighting talents.

“Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting,” McGregor tweeted. “Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been! Here is a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post one of my World title wins!”

Speaking to ESPN, the podcast host stated: “I don’t buy it for a second! Conor McGregor’s trying to get you to talk about him, and you just did. What better way to get people to talk about him when there’s a spectacular fight – filled with people dominating.”

Skepticism has reigned since McGregor announced his retirement; the Irish fighter has, in the past, moved away from fighting only to return some months later.

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“What he did was hijack the situation!” Rogan finished, “and say he’s retiring. I’m not buying it!” The host interviewing Rogan gave a smile and joked that the fact they were discussing McGregor meant it was “mission accomplished” for the Irish MMA star.

Only McGregor knows if he actually intends to retire, or whether the whole thing has been a publicity stunt of sorts. Rogan, for his part, clearly believes it is the latter.

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CodeMiko opens up on reason behind her Twitch ban

Published: 24/Jan/2021 1:23 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 1:33

by Andrew Amos

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Twitch V-Tuber sensation CodeMiko was banned from the platform temporarily on January 19. She has since opened up on the reasons behind her suspension, and when she will be returning to streaming.

CodeMiko, who has over 350,000 followers on Twitch, was banned on January 19. It was her third ban in a year, however, it was long enough between her two previous bans in September 2020 to warrant a permanent one.

While speculation was running rampant, Miko has been upgrading her stream for her eventual return in the downtime. However, she has finally opened up on the real reason behind her ban ⁠— and it wasn’t just for saying “simp.”

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CodeMiko is returning to Twitch soon after she was banned for leaking private information.

CodeMiko banned for leaking email, not saying “simp”

While early suggestions were the streamer was banned for saying “simp” on broadcast ⁠— the term was officially banned earlier in January ⁠— Miko cleared that up quickly after her ban.

Instead, she was banned for leaking a streamer’s private information, including their full name and email. This doxxing is a breach of terms and service, even if there was no malice. Miko has accepted the ban fully.

“During an interview, a female streamer and I were talking about female harassment online and I asked her what was the worst comment she had ever received. When I saw the email, it was pretty bad and was more like a threat than a comment,” she said.

“From my experience, threats are almost never sent from a user’s actual email address, but throwing up the screenshot got me banned. I only wanted to shine the light on harassment that streamers face and did not mean to violate terms.”

CodeMiko pens Twitch return for February 5

CodeMiko will be returning to Twitch on February 5, 17 days after her suspension started. This likely indicates that she was taken off for 14 days, but is taking an extra break to hype up her return.

She stated she would be returning with some “game-changing new stuff,” including a complete game-show fit out, inviting some of the biggest streamers on Twitch to take part.