Charles Oliveira was set to defend the UFC Lightweight title against Justin Gaethje at UFC 274. However, Oliveira had really horrible luck as he lost the title due to being half a pound over the 155-pound limit. Joe Rogan also commented on the entire fiasco where he passed the blame.

This ordeal shocked fans and many started questioning UFC’s overly strict regulations when it came to making weight. Unsurprisingly, Oliveira was devastated to lose his title in such a way.

In fact, Charles Oliveria was believed to have suffered losses amounting to $2-3 million. UFC President Dana White previously blamed the entire debacle on fighters trying to change the unit from pounds to kilograms on the weighing scale.

While speaking on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Joe Rogan shared his thoughts on the whole ordeal. Rogan blamed foreign fighters for messing with the calibration for the weight scales.

“Here’s a problem with these digital scales. Foreign fighters, they use kilograms and in America obviously we use pounds right. Like these scales are calibrated and then the foreign fighters would reset the scale so they could switch it back to kilograms. So f*cks up the whole calibration.

So now the UFC has a new policy because of this, where they have a guard who watches over the scale 24 hours a day. Like they have shifts, where no one can f*ck with the scale. If you wanna get on that scale to try yourself, they’re gonna watch you like a hawk and you don’t press any buttons. You know, just get on, ‘What’s your weight?’ Get off. These guys were monkeying around with the scale.”

At UFC 274, Charles Oliveira beat Justin Gaethje in the main event of the pay-per-view. He also reacted to Drake losing a ton of money by betting against him. It remains to be seen if Oliveira will get a chance to reclaim the title eventually or not.

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