On Monday, recently released play-by-play commentator Mike Goldberg appeared on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani to discuss his departure from the Ultimate Fighting Championship, his family’s response to his sudden exit, whether or not he has been in contact with Dana White, his relationship with Joe Rogan, what’s in store for the future and more.
As MMANewsline reported last month:
Mike Goldberg’s exit comes less than six months after WME-IMG purchased the UFC for a record $4 billion in July.
Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer indicated earlier this year that the new owners (Ari Emanuel and his WME-IMG buddies) weren’t pleased with the current style of announcing and that the company was looking to freshen things up.
There is not yet an official word on who may replace Mike Goldberg as Joe Rogan’s announcing partner in 2017.