Goldberg: UFC Broadcasts Need More Excitement

Following nearly a two decade tenure as the play-by-play voice for the UFC, Mike Goldberg was shockingly released in early 2017, and he’s noticed how different the broadcasts have been since his departure.

While as a guest on The MMA Hour this week, Goldberg discussed the differences since leaving, and his passion for competing against his former company as a member of the Bellator broadcast team, rotating with fellow play-by-play announcer Mauro Ranallo.

Goldberg told Ariel Helwani, that now as a competitor he is looking to make Bellator “the best TV broadcast in MMA.”

“I will do everything in my power to make sure that Bellator has the best TV broadcast in MMA. And that’s not being disrespectful to anybody. Jon Anik is my buddy. He never did anything to me and I never did anything to him.

“Those guy are my friends, but at the end of the day it’s competition. We’re all trying to get ratings and Bellator’s ratings are going up — we know what’s happening on the other side (UFC).”

Goldberg knocked his old company for lacking excitement.

“It’s just moments,” he explained. “It’s not anybody’s fault and don’t get me wrong, people have been saying things about me for 100 years and I’ve made my mistakes. I’d like to remind people that my blooper real is maybe 15 or 20 minutes long. I was probably on the air for two million minutes though, so that’s pretty good, right? But I do watch it and I see the difference.”


Original Story: MMA Fighting

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