Former UFC one-by-one announcer Mike Goldberg will no longer join the Bellator MMA broadcast team.
In a recent interview with The New York Post, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker confirmed that the promotion will keep in touch with Goldberg. Since signing the contract in July 2017, the former UFC voice has been a member of the Bellator broadcast team.
Goldberg’s tenure at Bellator is nearly four years, and his departure happens to be later tonight (Friday, April 2, 2021) before the Bellator 255 debut at Showtime (the results are here).
Cork said: “Mike Goldberg will not be a part of future development.”
With the withdrawal of Goldberg, Bellator will move to Showtime with the reorganized broadcast team. Former strike commentator Mauro Ranallo (Mauro Ranallo) will continue to serve on the game-by-match role, while the other teams will include John McCarthy, Josh Thomson and Jane. Jenn Brown. The promotion will also attract more active fighters to help AJ McKee explain the Bellator 255 later tonight.
“Bellator will have a stylized Showtime style. You will see changes,” Cork said.
Goldberg, 56, is now free to sign any promotion he wants. Although the UFC is unlikely to greet the veteran, many organizations can benefit from a familiar voice like Goldberg. These include the Professional Boxers League (PFL), the Old Style Fighting League (LFA) and even a champion.
The main card of Bellator 255 will be broadcast on Showtime (and other places) at 9pm Eastern Time. MMAmania.com Full-brand results and comprehensive item-by-item broadcast results will be provided for the TV broadcast portion of Bellator 255.