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UFC Confirms UFC 207 Will Be Mike Goldberg’s Final Event as Commentator

UFC president Dana White confirmed today in a media appearance to promote the UFC 207 pay per view that Mike Goldberg will be calling the Friday event as his final event for the promotion.  Reports had previously circulated that the change was coming and Goldberg would be stepping down.   UFC has not commented further, nor has Goldberg commented publicly on his upcoming departure.

There is no word as to who would be replacing Goldberg on the microphone.  White had suggested that UFC would be juggling their commentary lineup, but made no indication as to any names he would be adding to that lineup.  He did note in an interview with Sportsnet that long-time sidekick Joe Rogan would be staying with the promotion, calling him “the greatest ever to call fights.”

Goldberg, a 52-year old Ohio native, got his start in hockey but later joined UFC in 1997 to call the action for “UFC Japan: Ultimate Japan.”  His voice has become a distinct part of the UFC throughout their promo packages, highlight reels, and commercials.   He has not been without his critics, as fans have mocked his style and jumped on every mistake, such as repeatedly mispronouncing Mizuto Harota’s name at UFC on Fox 22.

 

 

Information from MMAJunkie.com was used in this piece.

About Bill Wentz (1484 Articles)
Ring-Rap.com's Senior Columnist, writing with the site since 2009 and a lifelong wrestling fan dating all the way back to the early Wrestlemania years. As a strongly opinionated fan, you can get my thoughts regularly on Ring Rap Audio and Around the Ring on Thursdays, as well as in "Wentz's Blog" in print. Look for my live show reports as well for MMA, WWE, ROH, and more. Outside of wrestling, I have a strong obsession with trucks, winning awards statewide with a truck dubbed the "Brahma Bull Edition." Interact with me on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan or by email at bwentz@ring-rap.com

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