Why Mike Goldberg Sucks and Why the UFC Should Have Kept Him
If you are like me, I’m what would be called an intense casual fan of the UFC. I know everything about the guys on the main cards but when it’s Eric Spicely vs. Alessio “Manzo” Di Chirico, you have never heard of these guys. Today Mike Goldberg got in the news with his first interview after the UFC didn’t re-sign him after his long tenure with the company. This week on the MMA Hour he came on and said the following.
“Around December 1, I got the news that my contract would not be renewed. So I was given a month’s notice and I had a couple of shows left. I had Urijah Faber’s last show, which was awesome. I had the trip to Toronto, and of course, UFC 207 was my last show.” Mike talking about getting the news that he would not be resigned, “It was a shock, I was speechless and I didn’t know what kind of emotion to have because I was just in a state of shock and disbelief.”
He also went in hard on the new ownership, “No, not at all, not at all. Here’s the real situation. I’m no different than the guy in merchandise or 15 vice presidents who got let go or the entire team in Canada that was shut down,” he said.
“I am not the only guy that was let go by the new ownership. It was well over 100 people. I’m the one being talked about because I had the high-profile job. But I’m not going to sit here and weep because new ownership came in and I was one of the guys who got cut,” he added.
Why He Sucks
Now to my point, as announcers go and getting into the job, he sucks. A simple search on youtube will give you all of the information that you just don’t really notice. From messing up names left and right or to tell the truth not learning really anything about MMA the whole time he is with the UFC. If he didn’t have the play by play from Joe Rogan or John Anik he would be absolutely unwatchable. If you thought trump was an asshole on twitter maybe you should check out some of Mike’s stuff.
I don’t think you want a guy publicly making these comments representing your company. It doesn’t really help your brand.
Now why the UFC should have never let him go
For the common guy, he is one of the faces of UFC. I’d say he is number 3 on the list of UFC personal that aren’t fighters. His “IT’S ALL OVER” call goes hand in hand with the UFC in my mind as much as Bruce Buffer’s “It’s Time” call at the beginning of fights. The edge that he brings and the chemistry with Joe Rogan kept people watching.
It’s a bad look now UFC with the weak Main events coming up and the bad press from this. At the very least the pair of him and Rogan brought some stability to the every changing ups and downs of MMA. In my mind, he will be missed.
P.S. Please don’t go to the NFL you are terrible