Joe Rogan surprises fighter Miriam Nakamoto by covering medical procedure to help her make a comeback

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Joe Rogan is helping Miriam Nakamoto on the comeback trail by covering a medical treatment she could not afford. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Joe Rogan is helping Miriam Nakamoto on the comeback trail by covering a medical treatment she could not afford. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Miriam Nakamoto got the surprise of her life over the weekend. The fighter, nicknamed “The Queen of Mean,” found out that MMA commentator and podcaster Joe Rogan had made it possible for her to receive a medical procedure that she could not afford. Rogan is also covering all her expenses to get to Panama so she can have the procedure.

Nakamoto announced the news on Instagram, where she shared several texts she exchanged with Rogan.

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So ...this happened today. I’m struggling to find the words. I’ve been trying to make a comeback for almost 6 years now. I’ve come close a few times. But I kept having difficulty with my knee. There’s not much to be down with a grade 3 lesion on a meniscus besides stem cell therapy. I didn’t have $30,000 so I did the best that I could, but I still always came up short. And then this happens today. I’m still in shock. Thank you @joerogan. See you soon Dr. Riordan! 🙏🏽🙏🏽❤️#besthumanever#dreamsdocometrue #speechless#secondchance #blessed #grateful#letsgochamp

Nakamoto, 42, has been trying to make a comeback to MMA for years. She hasn’t fought since 2013 when she lost on a TKO due to a significant knee injury. She’s been struggling with that knee injury ever since, which she described as a grade 3 lesion on her meniscus. Rogan is making it possible for her to receive a stem cell treatment that will help repair some of the damage, and maybe even make the comeback she’s been trying for a reality.

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