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Renato Laranja doesn’t take kindly to people dissing his beloved Brazilian homeland, and why should he? The dude is a 27-time Mundials champ.
It doesn’t matter if the guy talking smack about his country is a UFC commentator and the host of Fear Factor. Renato gives Joe Rogan no pass, even if he wants to avoid a face-to-face conflict with the dangerous BJJ black belt, because he “talks a lot of stuffs.”
Laranja has issue with Rogan’s penchant for smoking “the heefer,” because he feels like kids who are fans of his work in the UFC and on TV will start smoking it to emulate Joe.
Both sides make some valid points.
Renato makes perhaps the most well thought out argument of the exchange when he points out that weed was harmless back in the 40s and 50s when “black guys would smoke the herb and listen to some jazz hecords,” but he says that times have changed and that pot is now a “super heefer” which is a “hecipe for disaster.”