Ancasville, Connecticut – Mike Goldberg will no longer be part of Bellator’s broadcast as Promotions has begun a showtime term.
Bellator President Scott Coker said he had no harsh feelings. Following the conclusion of Bellator 255, the first promotion event since Goldberg’s departure last Friday, Coker revealed that the move was a rigorous business decision. He also praised Mauro Ranallo, who carried his luggage in the absence of Goldberg.
“Listen, Mike – one, he’s a friend,” Corker said. “He has been speaking MMA for a long time with Mauro, that is, Mauro, he was around PRIDE (from inside) with Bas Rutten. This was ’97, ’98. , Dating back to ’99.
“Once upon a time we had the two best on the planet. It was a production decision and they decided to move forward. That is our position. But what are you? Do you know? This is the kind of business you never know. Who knows what will happen in the future if there is boxing on one side and Mauro is doing it? But it unfolds It’s the way it was done. “
Goldberg called the first promotional event at Bellator 180 in Madison Square Garden on June 24, 2017. He was Bellator’s main commentator, often attended by color commentators “Big” John McCarthy and Josh Thomson. ..
Prior to working at Bellator, he worked as one of the UFC’s voices from December 1997 to December 2016, often with broadcast partner Joe Rogan.
Bellator 255 was held on Friday at the Mohigan Sun Arena in Ancasville, Connecticut. The main card was aired on Showtime. The entire event was streamed in MMA Junky.
– MMA Sports
Scott Coker details Mike Goldberg’s departure from Bellator
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