Mike Goldberg Rumored To Be Done With UFC
UPDATE: UFC President Dana White has confirmed the rumor, stating that Mike Goldberg WILL be leaving after UFC 207. Original story follows below:
UFC may be losing its voice: longtime announcer Mike Goldberg is rumored to be done with the MMA organization.
The report comes from sources for sports blog ENTimports.com, who claim that Goldberg’s final event for the company will be Friday night’s UFC 207, which features the long-awaited return of Ronda Rousey. Although neither Goldberg nor UFC has confirmed the departure as of press time, it wouldn’t be that big of a surprise to some longtime observers, as he’d been rumored to leave for as long as ten years now, back when WWE showed interest in potentially hiring him.
Still, Goldberg has been the voice of UFC since long before it became the global phenomenon it is today. Goldberg began with the company in 1997, and has had his voice etched on some of the biggest moments in the history of the sport with his signature call, “Just like that!”, “Here we go!”, and “It is all over!”
No word on who Goldberg’s replacement might be, but if this is true, UFC might not be the same again. Say what you will about Goldberg’s commentary skills, but his voice is part of the signature of UFC alongside Joe Rogan, and I’ll miss hearing him call the action.
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