UFC to part ways with commentator Mike Goldberg | Inquirer Sports

UFC to part ways with commentator Mike Goldberg

/ 06:08 PM December 29, 2016

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Mike Goldberg. Screen grab from Twitter/@MFG16

UFC 207 will mark the final time Mike Goldberg will lend his voice to the octagon.

As confirmed by UFC president Dana White through MMAFighting, the famed MMA play-by-play commentator will air his final broadcast for the promotion at this weekend’s event in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Along with Joe Rogan, Goldberg is one the most recognizable analysts of the sport and has been with the premiere mixed martial arts organization since 1997.


Aside from his work cage side, Goldberg’s broadcast career also extends to the National Hockey League, (NHL) commentating for the Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild and ESPN 2 hockey.

The 52-year-old pundit has also covered a match up between the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL) in 2014.

White, meanwhile, said he is targeting a new commentator to slot alongside Rogan, who recently restructured his contract to only broadcast North American pay-per-view events.

The UFC head honcho, however, has kept mum on who his potential prospects are.

“This has been my dream, to assemble this dream team of commentating,” White told Sportsnet Canada. “I’ve wanted this guy for years and I’m working on it.”

In September, UFC matchmaker Joe Silva also announced that he’ll also be leaving the company by the year’s end. Khristian Ibarrola



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