Mike Goldberg opens up on his UFC departure.
Goldberg releases statement on twitter following his departure.
Mike Goldberg called his last fight in the UFC when Amanda Nunes knocked Ronda Rousey out in just 48 seconds at UFC 207. Although the play by play commentator had been working for the UFC for almost 20 years there was no mention, no thank you, or any sort of goodbye from the UFC to Goldberg for his years of service.
The UFC’s lack of effort to thank Goldberg seemed to upset a large number of people, including Goldberg’s wife, Kim Goldberg, who tweeted about her disappointment towards the UFC, branding them disrespectful.
— Kim Goldberg (@kimgoldberg16) December 31, 2016
UFC president, Dana White confirmed during the UFC 207 media scrum that this would be Goldberg’s last night as the play by play commentator. It has since been reveled that former WWE commentator, Todd Grisham will replace Goldberg as the new colour commentator.
Goldberg, who started his career with the UFC back in 1997 has become, along with fellow commentator, Joe Rogan, the voice of the UFC has taken to twitter to thank the fans, shout out the UFC fighters and even made fun of himself. You can see his farewell tweet below.
What an incredible ride! I’ll forever be grateful for being on this journey with all of you for the last 19 years! pic.twitter.com/reg3APxk9X
— Mike Goldberg (@GoldieOnTV) January 7, 2017
Goldberg ended his statement with a reference towards one of his more famous blunders “And just for the record I still believe that Anderson Silva’s Precision is Precise.” it’s fair to say, Mike Goldberg will be missed.