Liberal commentator Cenk Uygur seems to be challenging podcaster Joe Rogan to a fight.
The host of a left-leaning show “The Young Turk”s claimed he would ‘end’ Joe Rogan, a mixed martial arts fighter, if the two were to ever fight.
Cenk Uygur engaged in the twitter rant against Joe Rogan and his fans on Thursday, after a Twitter user challenged Uygur to call Joe Rogan a loser to his face, writing, “I thought he was a big boy who could handle himself. If he doesn’t like my free speech, he can grow a pair & defend himself.”
I'll make a 1000 dollar donation to your trash network or your charity of choice to see you call Rogan who is not only the most successful podcast in history but also a black belt in mixed martial arts, a loser to his face.
— MisterM (@I_MisterM_I) September 30, 2021
Cenk accepted the challenge, boasting that he would “end” Joe Rogan in a fight, as he is much larger than him.
Deal. Easiest $1,000 I ever made. You think he’s going to assault me? Sure, whatever. That’s incredibly dumb. But also wouldn’t work. I’m much larger than Joe and I’ve fought my whole life. I’d end him. But grownups don’t do that. I’ll send you the PO Box to send check to later. https://t.co/vB2FeGgiKr
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) September 30, 2021
It’s unclear what Uygur meant by saying he was fighting his “whole life.” Few videos of him engaged in the actual physical activity exist. He did, however, beat TYT co-host Anna Casparian in a race and lost an arm-wrestling match to TYT sports commentator Jayar Jackson.
Uygur went on to attack Joe Rogan’s fans, attempting to insult their masculinity.
To all the right-wing fans of @joerogan (that's pretty much all of them by now), you look … triggered! It's ok, me being tougher than Joe doesn't have anything to do with your masculinity. Or does it? Why all the gratuitous insecurity? I thought you guys were all alphas. lol 😂
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) October 1, 2021
Social media users and Joe Rogan fans alike quickly took to mocking Uygur for his claims.
the whole thing is idiotic, but just for extra context about how insane the statement is – here's Rogan training a fighting legend how to kick like him: https://t.co/qEr2FDFylm
— Sean O'Brien (@seanodiggity) October 1, 2021
Some seemed excited by the idea.
And in this corner! with a black belt in Brazilian Ju Jitsu and a Tai Kwon Doe world champion fighting out of Austin Texas @joerogan and in this corner…. @cenkuygur. whos on the undercard? @jimmy_dore pic.twitter.com/PQ0lFEHmwA
— Reef Breland (@ReefBreland) October 1, 2021
A few users pointed out that Cenk is likely “only larger than Joe Rogan in circumference.”
“I’m much larger than Joe” pic.twitter.com/dJ4Ug5qAyc
— Wall Street Ry (@WallStreetRy) October 1, 2021
Others weighed in with humor, suggesting Uygur had an inflated sense of self.
Cenk right now: pic.twitter.com/SSpgFVj6UV
— Todor Kolev (@flioink) October 1, 2021