Joe Rogan Defends Mike Tyson Punching “Annoying” Passenger On Plane: ‘You Probably Earned It’

Joe Rogan recently shared his opinion on Mike Tyson’s incident on the plane and it matches many other popular stances.

Mike Tyson made headlines on Thursday after repeatedly punching a passenger that was sitting behind him on a flight. After watching the videos of the incident, many sided with Iron Mike as the man is seen bothering Tyson constantly. Joe Rogan recently hopped on board defending Tyson.

During the videos, released by TMZ, the man is seen leaning over Tyson’s seat saying something. Tyson verbally warned the man to stop but he did not listen. Later, Tyson’s reps claimed that the man threw a water bottle at Tyson while being intoxicated. This is the reason many have spoken in defense of Tyson and believe the man was in the wrong.

During an episode of The Joe Rogan Experiencethe podcast host spoke on how “annoying” the man was and he earned what he got.

“That dude was a douche bag. He was annoying one of the baddest motherfu**rs that’s ever walked the face of the earth. That’s so dumb. That’s not even kicking a beehive, that’s like headbutting a beehive,” Joe Rogan said.

“If you find yourself and Mike Tyson’s reaching over the back of an airline seat and he’s punching you in the face, I think you probably earned it. I think you probably earned it. The guy was super annoying man. It’s like people get crazy.”

This is becoming a trend where fans believe that athletes and celebrities will not fire back because of who they are. In today’s age of social media, there are many instances where athletes are seen going back at fans who have either said insulting things or even throwing items.

This is an issue Joe Rogan addressed. He explains how these athletes and celebrities are people as well and will take action if needed.

“They think just because he’s Mike Tyson, he’s famous, he can’t just punch you but you’re annoying him. He’s going to just f***ing hit you like a normal person would.”

Mike Tyson returned to the ring for one final fight in 2020 against Roy Jones Jr. He is a retired boxer with some of the best hands of all-time. In retirement, Tyson has started his own podcast and remains active, both in the gym and the media.

This is another instance where a fan is provoking an athlete not expecting any repercussions. It is becoming common where fans are crossing boundaries with athletes and it is not always wrong for the athletes to take action just because they are famous.

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation,, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.