Mike Goldberg opens up about UFC release

For 15 years, Mike Goldberg was the voice of the UFC. The longtime announcer teamed with Joe Rogan to call UFC fight cards, but that ended during the transition as the new ownership took over the MMA company.During an interview on “The MMA Hour” on Monday with Ariel Helwani, Goldberg finally talked about his release.“It was a shock. It was a shock,” Goldberg said of his reaction...
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January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: UFC in talks with Jim Rome to replace Mike Goldberg

UFC president Dana White confirmed on Wednesday that UFC 207 will be Mike Golberg’s last event as a commentator, and there are rumblings that one of the most recognizable voices in sports media could be replacing him. According to MMA reporter Jeremy Botter, the UFC has been negotiating with Jim Rome. I’ve been able to confirm the rumors re: Jim Rome to UFC as Goldberg replacement...
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December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Goldberg leaving UFC; is Jim Rome his replacement?

The latest Chris Berman hints that his ESPN role will change, but he'll stay at the network First Take to go on road, add new segments following move to ESPN Uber driver criticizes Mack Brown, realizes he's transporting him ESPN rolls out new ad format on MNF and...
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December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Best of 2014: (Not) Virtually Identical: Mike Goldberg and the Differences Between the UFC and the NFL

  (As part of our year-end review at Undercard Superstar, we’ll be going through the twenty best columns of the year chronologically through the end of the year. Enjoy reading through 2014 in Undercard Superstar!) Original Publish Date: October 22 Nolan Howell, Vikings fan, had the unfortunate task of watching Mike Goldberg call a football game featuring his team.  How Goldberg...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

(Not) Virtually Identical: Mike Goldberg and the Differences Between the UFC and NFL.

  Contributor: Nolan Howell   I am a Minnesota Vikings fan. This is not often something I can proudly declare. Falling short and accepting mediocrity both on and off the field is something you come to live with. There have been Super Bowl losses; four of them, to be exact. There have been countless NFC Championship losses. Sex boats, child abuse, running vehicles into parking authority...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video evidence of Mike Goldberg’s awful NFL on Fox debut

One of the biggest stories in the media this week is Mike Goldberg’s implosion as an NFL on Fox announcer.  The UFC voice struggled on Sunday in his debut calling football on national television, then blew up at fans on Twitter, then was taken off his assignment for this weekend. Now we have video evidence of that debut and it’s not very pretty for Goldberg and broadcast partner...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC’s Mike Goldberg Apologizes After Getting Pulled by FOX for NFL Game

Wanna know a perfect example of why the UFC is still light years away from becoming a mainstream sport? Longtime UFC commentator Mike Goldberg (pictured) blasted a few fans on Twitter for their harsh criticism of his sub-par play-by-play work after a recent job. If he would have returned fire after a UFC show using the same vulgar language, nobody in the MMA would have given it...
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Goldberg pulled off Fox NFL broadcast after one game

Mike Goldberg called his first NFL game for Fox on Sunday, and he may never get an opportunity to do it again. Goldberg, who has done mostly UFC broadcast work, was scheduled to work Sunday’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills this weekend. According to Pro Football Talk, he has been replaced by...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Goldberg issues vulgar response to NFL fans on social media

Longtime UFC play-by-play announcer Mike Goldberg made his NFL debut up in the booth this past Sunday alongside former Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo to call some NFC North action between the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings. Goldberg, who had a tough time with was met with harsh criticism on social media by anyone who actually paid attention to the game due to more...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Goldberg did not handle criticism well after his NFL on Fox debut

When Fox’s NFL broadcasters were revealed before the season, the shock inclusion was lead UFC announcer Mike Goldberg.  The MMA veteran had some experience calling preseason games for the Arizona Cardinals, but had never called an NFL game on national television before. Goldberg made his debut for the NFL on Fox yesterday calling the Lions-Vikings game in the first of two scheduled appearance...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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